Category Archives: Movies

From the Blu-Ray Shelf: IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD

You gotta give to Criterion. When they decide give a film the full Criterion treatment, they do not fuck around. If you are a fan of Stanley Kramer’s “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, then this new edition it … Continue reading

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“Captain America: The Winter Solder.” The first ten minutes.

Balls! Marvel has them in spades! Hell, I bet they keep them in a warehouse just outside of Pasadena. And on special occasions, slap them on a flatbed truck and drive them to the DC offices in Los Angeles. Just … Continue reading

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Catching up: Filibusters, Iran and Thor.

I’m currently deep into editing “Glengarry Glen Styx”. (First assemblage is done.  I still have fine cutting, sound mixing and color correction ahead of me.) So, I’m going to make this quick. THE NUCLEAR OPTION: Yes, it could wind up … Continue reading

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“PACIFIC RIM”

-When a kid sees his or her’s first Japanese Monster movie, be it “Godzilla vs Monster Zero” or “War of the Gargantuas”, the first response is usually, “Wow! Giant monsters are AWESOME!” But then you grow up and become more … Continue reading

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MAN OF STEEL or the dangers of too much cake.

On the whole, I liked it Yes, it was a little on the somber side.  And I would have liked to see some more stuff establishing The Daily Planet. But mostly, it was an interesting rejiggering of the Superman Mythos. … Continue reading

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“STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS.”

For most of it’s running time, “Star Trek: Into Darkness” is a perfectly enjoyable space opera that continues the adventures of the Abrams rebooted Trek Universe. AND THEN…(Spoilers follow.) It turns into a condensed remake of “Wrath of Khan’ and … Continue reading

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“IRON MAN 3″

The Cinema of Shane Black in a nutshell. (Paraphrasing from memory.) Extremis Enhanced Female Busey: Is that all you got? A smirk and a clever quip? Tony Stark: Lady, that’s the title of my autobiography. Trim, efficient and with just the right amount … Continue reading

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