Posts Tagged ‘movies’

2011 in Film

Note 1: 2011 was totally sequelholic. Not cool. Seriously, Hollywood, there are tons of fresh ideas out there. Use some of them. Note 2: Despite that, there were some really good flicks last year. Note 3: Despite that, some unbelievably poopy movies came out too. The Way Back Implausible: A movie conveys just how awful […]

Why Dragon Tattoo Flopped

Looks like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo flopped. Not a shocker. Taking a perfectly good Swedish movie that has done fantastically well in the international market and remaking it in the English language shows that movie executives believe that Americans are too dumb to want to watch a movie with subtitles. Well, okay, some […]

Hitchhiker’s Guide starring Monty Python

I wish that Monty Python had made a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie. Just think about it: Graham Chapman as Arthur DentEric Idle as Ford PrefectTerry Jones as Mr. L. ProsserTerry Jones as the Barman of the Horse and GroomJohn Cleese as Prostetnic Vogon JeltzTerry Jones as Marvin the Paranoid AndroidMichael Palin as Zaphod […]

Friday the 13th stung me

Bad horror movies. Black cats. Walking under ladders. Broken mirrors. I’d always thought Friday the 13th was a load of superstitious hogwash, especially since in professional know-it-all fashion I know the true origins of this sort-of holiday. The Knights Templar began as a religious order dedicated to guarding pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem after […]

Childhood Nightmares

Anyone who knows me well will eventually learn that my greatest childhood fear was (and still is, to some extent) E.T. Yes, that’s right. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial. The glowy-fingered, raspy voiced, prune-skinned, blood-sucking demon of the night. I was tiny when that movie came out. Way too little to go to the movie theater. My […]

Get Lost, Boys

Growing up I wasn’t allowed to watch a lot of movies. Like, if it included any of the following, chances are I wouldn’t be allowed to rent it on Friday night: an R rating references to the devil anything to do with actual evil as opposed to metaphorical evil (i.e. if the villain has an […]

THOR

Having Scandinavian pride is a tricky thing. Because worthless asshats in the white supremacist movement have appropriated so much of its iconography, expressing pride in my heritage is something I have to think about to make sure that it doesn’t come off the wrong way. However, over time the awesomeness that is being a viking […]