I just saw a preview for what appears to be a straight-to-DVD Jessica Simpson movie, Private Valentine: Blonde and Dangerous. I’m not surprised that Hollywood didn’t put this in the cinema, since it seems to involve a largely sympathetic portrayal of the U. S. military. The closest thing that I have to a complaint is […]
“Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”–Samuel Clemens I’ve started with that quote because I’ve had some time to consider its meaning, given all of the times it has been thrown at me for being a “brainwashed killer.” The truth is, Clemens didn’t mean that patriots are scoundrels–but that scoundrels would use the veneer […]
An interesting showdown shaping up in the cinema this week–“An American Carol,” the conservatively-oriented spoof produced by the Friends of Abe, opened today, as did Bill Maher’s religion-bashing movie, “Religulous.” It’s the resurgence of American Conservatism vs. more spiteful Hollywood liberalism… I don’t know how good Carol is going to be, but I’ll be going […]
This is an argument that I’ve made several times, and I was surprised, as I went through my blog history, that I haven’t posted it before. Essentially, there are two ways to make fiction believable: realism and plausibility. Many people confuse these, but they are quite different: realism means that the story generally conforms to […]
I don’t know much about this movie, but it’s a David Zucker production skewering the American Left. That’s David Zucker of Airplane! The Movie and Top Secret, so this should be pretty good.Production is complete, but I haven’t seen a release date yet.
I saw The Dark Knight yesterday. I’m not going to write any spoilers–I try only to do that for movies I don’t like (which still leaves me with a LOT of movie spoilers to write…).I will say that movie was wrong on one point. The Joker was not a terrorist. Terrorists create terror among the […]
Or, as I think of it, The Day I Lost Interest in Benicio del Toro. Now, the special effects in this one are great, and the fact that I was incredibly disappointed with this movie does not necessarily mean that others will be–so if you intend to watch it in the cinema, be aware that […]
I waited to see this movie, because I’m getting more pessimistic about Hollywood products as time goes on. I finally broke down and watched it Wednesday night on a friend’s recommendation. I must admit, despite a few plot holes (if they turn into regular people when they’re together, and they’ve been getting together since forever, […]
The new Indiana Jones movie has gotten some pretty bad reviews from sources I usually trust, and I was just going to avoid it at the cinema. However, it turns out that now I have a reason to go. I bet nobody from Team Obama will, though!
I watched the movie Red Belt on Saturday. I pretty much had to, since it was George Mamet’s first movie since announcing that he was, and I quote, “No longer a brain-dead liberal.”It was a decent movie. Not the greatest flick ever, but definitely watchable. The main reason that I’m writing about it is that […]