Ben Affleck does the ’70s a solid with his thriller “Argo,” the true-life story of the rescue of six American Embassy employees stranded in post-revolutionary Iran.
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.
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?
3.5 stars for gratuitous but cathartic violence.
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
There may be better movies out there than this, but not very many and they’re not better by very much.
We’d been hearing it everywhere, and you may have as well: “Go see this movie.” “This is a movie you have to see.” So you might well ask, is it really all that?