Flying in the face of prevailing opinion

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I saw Wanted the other night. The reviews were good, the trailer looked decent, the movie looked decent, I’m a fan of James McAvoy, I’m a fan of action movies — how could I go wrong? I hated it. It’s not that it wasn’t stylish and it’s not that the actors weren’t good (it always […]

Misleading headline from BBC

Friday, May 9th, 2008

“Great tits cope well with warming” (not what you might think it’s about)

Not great but not too bad either

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

It’s always a good feeling when a movie you expected to be excruciatingly bad actually turns out to be pretty decent. I watched Ghost Rider last night and aside from some pretty hokey lines, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it might be (I am not the world’s greatest Nicolas Cage fan). I […]

Memorable lines

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

“Two Mai and two human teenagers sat in a booth at the Washington Diner, silently drinking coffee or hot chocolate, picking at a large order of cold, greasy fries topped with thick bright ketchup that reminded everyone there too much of blood. The fluorescent lights made everything harsh and lifeless.” from The Stolen: The Nine […]