Movie Review: Skyfall

Skyfall was good.  I won’t spoil anything, but I will describe the theatre experience because I find these reviews more interesting (I am the only one who reviews movies this way as far as I know). The movie was packed with older people and a few confused tweens, far less than I had predicted.  It was as if the matinee had been moved to 6:45 PM.  I used the washroom but felt compelled to go again once crammed into the packed theatre with its lack … Continue reading

Skyfall? More like … Skyfall.

I am very slowly getting back into the swing of things. It’s funny pathetic annoying rude funny how being sick a couple weeks guts a whole bunch of your plans and drags your remains right on back to square one.  I’m on antibiotics but I feel they could work a little faster. Tonight we go watch Skyfall.  I will be honest.  This is not a movie I want to see.  Cheap night allows for a night out, however, and aside from the need to bite … Continue reading

Logan’s Run

Watch this: The green face and the guy shouting “Run Logan!” (perhaps the same face/guy shouting? I didn’t look closely) is what nightmares are made of.  I’m making a $5 bet with anybody that Miklos will dream of that green face perhaps in combination with soldiers and a cat within the next week.  There is no one whose dreams I shudder at the thought of more than those of my very own Miklos. It’s Sunday! It’s gloomy! The perfect kind of day to find Logan’s … Continue reading

Who’s Playing Finnick Odair in Catching Fire?

If anyone knows, please leave a comment. Until then, let us speculate. IMDb has a list of potentials. These include the glorious Ryan Gosling who once purchased many things from me with his credit card at Bloor Street Kinkos (now FedEx Office or something) until I begged him to stop (or asked him if anyone ever recognized him; shameless story insert!), and a bunch of what I consider to be nobodies. Unfortunately, I surmise that the nobodies stand a better chance as he’s too big … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

I’m not usually the reviewing type, as I can’t get a feel for most movies that come out these days. That said, the books were recommended to me a month ago, I read them all in a matter of a couple weeks (which is good for me in for recent years), and for the first time in a while there was anticipation about an upcoming movie tingling deep inside, although even deeper down I was pretty sure of inevitable disappointment.  We managed to score some … Continue reading

The Sun Also Sucks

If there’s one thing that gets me every time, it’s having a wet shirt sleeve.  Man oh man, do I hate that! I decided a couple weeks ago to try another Hemingway novel to test its “any better”-ness than A Farewell to Arms. Well, 100 pages in, I again felt I was wasting my life, so I quit The Sun Also Rises.  Now on to Deadeye Dick, one of the Vonnegut books I surprisingly have not read, because a friend once told me it wasn’t … Continue reading

‘LEAP’ of Faith… You get it.

I did it!  I posted on the Leap Day! Let me take this useless opportunity of a blog post to say, oh great, Woody Harrelson is in the Hunger Games movie?  Eh, I guess it makes sense. Also, using intelligence of the many I know who have had their cars broken into lately, I think we may finally have cracked a nut in this burglar case.  Which, you know, would normally be the job of the police but let’s be realistic, I don’t live in … Continue reading