Creed (2015)

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As stated previously (and enthusiastically), if Sylvester Stallone is in a movie, I’m going to watch it. So it shouldn’t be any great surprise that Creed is on my list of must-watch movies. Well, must-watch in the way that free movies are a must-watch. And, no, I don’t mean ‘free’ as in illegally downloaded versions of movies. Read More…

Intermission: I Heart Kurt Russell

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A youthful Kurt Russell plays likeable Drew Stephens to Meryl Streep’s nuclear whistleblower Karen Silkwood.

I watched The Hateful Eight at the theatre a few months ago. There are a lot of things to say about that movie but I really only want to talk about how much I love Kurt Russell. I love Kurt Russell. Not in a romantic way, no, in a purely ‘he’s so cool’ kindof way. Because, he is. So very cool. Read More…

Spectre (2015)

I’m not going to sugarcoat this review. Spectre was both underwhelming and disappointing, and as a major Bond fan (who until recently had the whole collection on VHS) I was totally saddened by this. Totally. I put the blame on director Sam Mendes. A big chunk of it anyway. Read More…

It Follows (2014)

Like a lot of teen slasher horror movie story lines, It Follows is a cautionary tale about the dangers that befall sexually active young women. Basically a keep-it-in-your-pants-or-bad-things-will-follow-you-around-until-you-die kind of movie. In a lot of horror movies, sexually active women are marked for death but we could expand that to society’s grossly differing expectations and prescribed gender roles for young women versus young men. Anyhoo… Read More…

Blow Up (1966) vs. Blow Out (1981)

I look forward to August in Vancouver not only for the welcome heat and sunshine but mostly because August means Film Noir at the Pacific Cinémathèque Pacifique, a local non-profit film institute known as The Cinematheque. There’s nothing quite like spending hot summer nights inside the cool and shady world of corruption, cynicism, and murder. Read More…

Intermission: Nashville (2012–)

There have been far too many Intermissions happening on this site lately. I know this, and promise more regularly scheduled movie review postings in the future. Not to get too detailed, but last month was a trifle busy—exiting my last job, VACATION taking, and beginning my new job. In the midst of all that change and planning, I found that I couldn’t make myself concentrate enough to watch movie-length features. Okay, so I maybe watched the first forty minutes of Step Up, but I didn’t finish it! Read More…

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