My girlfriend has a test she applies to new movies: will watching this be something she’ll enjoy more than watching The Shining again? Oft..
When I was in grade school, the nuns brought my class to Duluth’s NorShor Theater to see a revival of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Our little mi..
“Revenge” throwback in the title. It’s a tidy inversion of George Lucas’s decision to revise the Episode VI title from Revenge of th..
Baddest Bitch: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
You almost have to respect the pure evil that this chick brings to the table. First of all,..
Take a small sip when…
…someone gratuitously compliments another cast member (if you took a full drink every time this happened, yo..
It’s the characters, stupid. A common complaint I have about movies—special-effects extravaganzas are particularly susceptible, but an..
Several weeks ago, my roommate moved out of our tiny but charming apartment, and I was suddenly overcome by what I can only describe as a ..
In my young life I have seen and felt both the power of the Internet and that of hormonal teenagers. I have been those hormones. I hav..
First off, I’d like to start by wishing you a happy 59th birthday and congratulate you on your new movie. I think it’s p..
Titanic isn’t my favorite movie, and I don’t think there’s much of a case for it being more profound than Citizen Kane or more thrilling t..
The mysterious beer. “If you pause the Vine my cousin posted at our family’s Labor Day picnic at precisely the 1.7 second mark, you ca..
Given that Gandalf seems to be the better, wiser wizard, how did Saruman get to be the boss of the wizards? Was it, like, a political ..