Category: Movies

  • I think I’m a resident of the Capitol

    I think I’m a resident of the Capitol

    The first time I saw an ad in the subway for the movie Mockingjay, my first thought was, “oooh… should I put that date in my calendar?” It’s an unusual thought for me about a movie opening. I don’t make it to the movie theater that often, but I LOVED the Hunger Games books. The movies based…

  • Yes, this is like Minority Report, but not like you think

    How awful to use the phrase, “cannibal cop” but if you’re in NYC, odds are you know what I’m talking about: Gilberto Valle, convicted this week for conspiracy to commit kidnapping. I can’t comment on any of the specifics of the case, although it is true that the phrase “ugly thoughts” doesn’t begin to describe…

  • What was really missing from the movie “Lincoln”

    Like many people, I found the movie Lincoln absorbing. And, overall, there were two glaring omissions that pained me. First off, yes, I was transported by the great performances by the lead actors, and a bunch of the supporting cast as well (I especially liked Tommy Lee Jones as the white abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens). I…

  • A Sad Day for this Trekkie

    I finally went and saw the new Star Trek movie, and enjoyed it…  and that’s the problem. Great visuals, cool gadgets, beautiful faces, a driving plot that kept my eyes riveted to the screen… but Gene Roddenberry’s gift for holding out a hopeful vision of the future? Gone, baby. And two of the most important…

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