Loop, there she is

Happy Friday, you delicate blog flowers. Programming note: We’re going to do that traditional Friday four-step: 2 regular posts, some box office haikus, and a late review (in this case, we’re gonna poke The Social Network ). I tell you this because it’s always good to plan. It’s also good to look at Emily Blunt. […]

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Going Green

The recession, as explained by Oliver Stone What better time than the tail-end of a recession for Oliver Stone to bring his inimitable money-grubber Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) back to the screen? In 1987’s original Wall Street, the trading wizard was our cartoonish symbol for the dark side of that era’s excess. Now, Gekko returns […]

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Don’t Edit Me Argentina

Brain wrinkle time. When is a review not a review? Answer: When dealing with “the complete” Metropolis. Director Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopian epic, which birthed modern sci-fi cinema from its loins as assuredly as if we had ultrasonographic images of Blade Runner in its womb, was truncated to around 90 minutes after its original screening […]

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MurderBirds

Do you hate your child and never want it to sleep or enjoy nature? Then run out and show him or her The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole , a photorealistic, 3D, animated film with a kiddie-flick plot and truckloads of bird murder. If your offspring is able to endure the initial […]

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Cutting Room

We can all relax now. Kate Beckinsale decided to return to her role of “girl who wears tight pants” in Underworld 4 , which is sure to be the most wolftastic vampsplosion in the history of mediocre distractions. I’ll admit, I haven’t been keeping up with the series, because I don’t like things that aren’t […]

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Ryan’s Junk Drawer

With great junk, comes great responsibility – “Better Off Ted” Once more I must quote from the terribly racist Asian sidekick Short Round: “No time for love, Doctor Jones.” My next 24 hours consists of seeing the midnight show of The Social Network because I missed the screening because I was at speech practice because […]

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