Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) — So this review is in regards to the Director’s Cut, which I understand to be about 45 minutes longer (and I hear a lot better) than the theatrical version. As it is I quite enjoy this movie. I was expecting more of a bloody Braveheart/Gladiator-style action film (appropriate being from … Continue reading

Religulous (2008)

Religulous (2008) — This movie is funny and thought-provoking if you don’t take issue with its content (which many are sure to).  While I’m not in total agreement with Mr. Maher’s thesis he makes compelling arguments but really what’s important is that he made me laugh.  When Bill Maher gets into rant-mode he annoys me … Continue reading

Legion (2010)

Legion (2010) — Every bit as stupid and awful as the trailer makes it seem.  But that’s ok.  I kind of dug it.  I have no rational reason for digging it.  It really is a horrible brain dead movie, even by vaguely-religious-action-horror standards.  The acting is beyond atrocious.  People like Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid … Continue reading

The Book of Eli (2010)

The Book of Eli (2010) — So I thought the previews looked stupid. And they did. They did look oh-so-stupid. What got me to see it was my old credo of “I will see any movie with Tom Waits in it, no matter how small his part is.” [pretty small part, too]. All in all, … Continue reading

The Mist (2007)

The Mist (2007) — The second in my Halloween Stephen King Double Feature, The Mist is a movie that’s scary not for the reasons the trailers might lead you to believe.  Yeah there’s freaky giants insects, pterodactyl-like things, giant tentacles attached to who-knows-what, and giant crab-scorpion-whatever things.  And they are freaky.  Especially the skull-faced spiders … Continue reading

Life of Brian (1979)

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) — From the Shirley Bassey-esque opening credits song to the crucifixion sing-along at the end, there really is a whole lot to love about this movie.  I know it encountered a lot of protests when it first came out but watching it, there really isn’t anything offensive about Christianity, … Continue reading

The Invention of Lying (2009)

The Invention of Lying (2009) — Solidly entertaining.  Also surprisingly more sentimental than I would have expected.  The Office was one of the bleakest sitcoms I ever watched (though I suppose it did have a happy ending) and Ricky Gervais’s standup routine has a bit about AIDS (hilarious, by the way).  He’s not someone I … Continue reading