All posts tagged Commentary

"Mein Führer, I can walk!"

Stephen Colbert is the man. On his show The Colbert Report (-ert and -ort both spoken softly) last week, he proposed a kind of Mutually Assured Destruction as a possible solution to the Ground Zero Mosque quagmire while paying homage to Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove. I was simply blown away. If you haven’t seen [...]

The Comedy Grindhouse

A while back I had to come up with a cute, short tagline for my site. I didn’t know what to write so in an attempt at humour I mentioned the fact that I’d sit through any movie, except Druids, which was awful. It turns out I lied – I stopped watching Epic Movie halfway [...]

Prime Real Estate: Treasure Island

I was thinking of titling this post “A Tale of Two Movies” but I’ll probably need to save that reference as 19th century literature gets ransacked by Hollywood in the coming years. In actuality it’s a tale of six movies, but whatever. The point is that the film industry is a cutthroat business (cue throaty [...]

A. J. Pennypacker or: How I Learned to Appreciate Peter Sellers

So it’s been a week since my last post, which is a Cardinal sin as a blogger, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been active in the world of film. For one, I wrote a review of Valhalla Rising for The Critical Critics. The more observant will notice that I used a different last name [...]

Who is Edward Norton?

Lately there has been a lot of news about casting decisions for Marvel’s super-superhero movie The Avengers. For the most part, actors who have already featured as characters in the sprawling Marvel Universe will reprise their roles, with the exception of Edward Norton, who replaced Eric Bana after only one film. It was announced that [...]

The Cinescape: The Good, the Bad and the Irresistible

Granted, the title sounds like the name of a bad porn movie, but you’ll see it’s very appropriate. As a movie blogger, one spends a lot of time looking at the rest of the film blogosphere, the cinematical landscape, the cinescape if you will, in an effort to stay abreast of the news, catch the [...]

A Nightmare Remake, The Horror

With the new A Nightmare on Elm Street being universally panned by critics, I thought it was time for me to brush up on the horror genre and finally see the classic Wes Craven creation. The original film was released before my time but there are plenty of fans who grew up with it and, [...]

Space Nazis and Human Centipedes

You can find just about anything on the internet. Well you already knew that, but the barriers to entry on the internet are much lower than, let’s say, for a motion picture or a book, which means any schmuck with an e-mail address can start a blog and throw in their two cents (i.e. me). [...]