Rooney Mara's Giants have won the super bowl, but championship rings pail in comparison to the Lizbeth Cup. That is, the coveted award given by me to the better Dragon Tattoo film. Having recently streamed the Swedish version I thought I would do a Sports Illustrated style comparison with the…More
I was hoping I would be able to convince my friends to go see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but being as it was not their standard fare I wanted to warn them in advance.
“It will be dark and violent,” I told them – knowing full well there would…More
In 690 AD Wu Zetian was preparing to become the sole Empress Regnant in Chinese history. There was a considerable amount of intrigue in the air as Wu was feared and hated for her ruthlessness in dealing with potential adversaries and dissenters. When a man overseeing the erection of a…More
The Rawlings clan is an odd section of humanity. Amos Rawlings (Onur Tukel) appears to be a repressed homosexual who likes to draw pictures of mutilated phalluses when he's not contemplating mutilating himself with a buzz saw. Ezra (Robert Longstreet) is the effeminate, compulsive "mother" surrogate who loves to nag,…More
Super 8 from producer Steven Spielberg and director J J Abrams is a mildly entertaining, too familiar retro summer sci fi entry that has some nice special effects and good work from a mostly young talented cast including Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning as 2 youngsters who play at amateur…More
In Canada a young man and woman anxiously await the reading of their mother's will. The executor places 2 envelopes in front of them: one addressed to their father and the other addressed to their brother, neither of whom they have ever had any contact with. It is their mother's…More
Eddie Morra is running out of time. His book contract is rapidly approaching the eleventh hour and he has nothing to submit to the publisher. His girlfriend is leaving him and his landlord is threatening to evict him for nonpayment of rent.
So when Eddie's sleazy ex-brother-in-law suddenly pops up with…More