Another bad influence, courtesy of MST3K.
“The Master” is most certainly not an entertainment. It’s by turns harrowing and disturbing. But we spent the rest of the weekend talking about it.
A movie you can watch with the sound off.
Well we weren’t going to the pool. Clouds and rain all of Sunday and Monday Labor Day weekend. As cabin fever slowly crept over us, we decided to head down to SOPAC and catch a movie.
The Green Hornet. Seth Rogen? Seriously?
Is this trip really necessary? The “Terminator” franchise is a great example of a sci-fi mythology, and mining its veins of self-reference and historical paradoxes has been a rewarding enterprise for most (though not all) of the movies, as well as the “Chronicles” TV series. But generally, you want to move the ball ahead a […]
I spent most of my time over the break with LF out there in real life, and I offer a thousand apologies for not posting anything. Well, trying to get back on track, here are a few capsule reviews of some of the various entertainments we availed ourselves of.
3.5 stars for gratuitous but cathartic violence.
This deeply moving, deeply felt and beautifully rendered film is something everyone should see. If for no other reason, the climactic scene of a freezing and starving Polish pianist playing Chopin for his life.
Babette’s Feast and Julie and Julia.
Sam Butera, Louis Prima’s arranger and tenor sax man, dead at 81. Here’s a cut from the 1956 album “The Wildest,” Oh Marie. It’s a nice example of the goofball stage antics and raw energy of the Prima band in its prime. Oh Marie