Midnight in Paris

  First off, hope everyone had a nice New Year.  Now let’s get back to business… As I watched Midnight in Paris, I appreciated the irony of this particular story.  A writer who spends quite a bit of time daydreaming about his idols finds a time warp that allows him to hang out with Hemingway, […]

Love And Other Drugs

  I’ve respected but never really been ‘all-in’ on Anne Hathaway.  Not as highbrow as Natalie Portman, not as ‘that girl’ as Rachel McAdams.  But after watching Love and Other Drugs, I get Hathaway’s appeal now.  She has some of the qualities of those two and the other actresses of her generation.  We use the […]

Sherlock Holmes

  Sherlock Holmes is the latest character to get a ‘reboot’ for today’s generation in an attempt to start a new Hollywood franchise.  And in this case…I think they got it right (as a film, the box office will decide if it becomes a franchise of course).  Robert Downey Jr. continues to make all of […]

State of Play

  Thrillers are one of my favorite genres, bar none. The ‘newsroom thriller’ has provided some great films over the years (most notably All The President’s Men).  I read Roger Ebert’s review of this film; he thinks newspaper thrillers will continue, even if the newspaper itself dies off in the next couple of years.  I […]