Sunday, January 23, 2011

Atonement: iffy title, silly story, awful posters. Also, Great Film.

I recently saw Atonement after several years of avoidance. Why the hesitation, you ask, for a story about Brits and WWII, which received glowing reviews? There were three main reasons:

- The title. Unique, aye, but ponderous-sounding. This reason, however, takes a back seat to...
- The story. Girl falsely accuses young man, who is then thrust into WWII, but remains fixated on getting back to his beloved? Not too promising. But the biggest factor in my avoiding it was...
- The Poster. Being in London at the time, I only saw the UK poster, which I now present to you:

Friday, January 14, 2011

For Pete's sake, people, Iron Man 2 is a Good Movie

(Just a little rant inspired by all sorts of disses I've read online, notably including io9's placement of IM2 on their "worst of the year" sci-fi list, while Predators, of all things, made the "best".)

Why is IM2 a good movie? Glad you asked...

Why Dead Man's Chest is the best and, so far, only *good* Pirates of the Caribbean

This scene alone is more fun than all those of AWE.

Oh, yeah, I just went there. Pourquoi? Read on...

Thursday, January 13, 2011