Across 110th Street

It's one of the best opening credits I've ever seen, even though you're just watching a flight attendant walk through an airport. A lot of the reason it's cool is Pam Grier; my friend Josh and I would even imitate her "oh shit, I've gotta get a move on!" moment when she hikes up her purse and starts to speed walk. But the song has something undeniably great about it. Read more [...]

You Just Don’t Get It, Do You? “Frances Ha” Edition

I titled this review "You Just Don't Get It, Do You?" based on a Dr. Evil quote from Austin Powers. Header-You-Just- I just don't get this movie. I saw it was on Netflix and it had high ratings, and it seemed like something I'd like. But I didn't. It's about a girl named Frances who moves apartments a few times in New York, and then she doesn't really get a dancing job that she was trying out for. That's about it. Read more [...]

A Look Back At 2013 On Oscar Night

Tonight are the Academy Awards. At least I think so. I'm enough of a movie fan to have started a movie website, so of course I'm interested in them, but I probably won't be able to watch them (last year a TV channel here in Costa Rica was playing a dubbed version, but it was pretty bad; that's irrelevant, though, since we moved our TV in the meantime and the antenna isn't connected, so we went from two channels to zero). It's also debatable how much the Oscars matter. Nevertheless, I sometimes Read more [...]

Travolta Double Feature

It's been months and months since anyone's posted to this blog, so I've come here to dust the cobwebs off. Yes, that's right, John Travolta's "disco duo" of movies has pulled me out of seclusion and forced me to comment. But before we go on, have a look at this to get you in the mood for this post: Allow me to be frank: This video is awesome. Or, as the girl at 2:20 says, "All right!" I got Saturday Night Fever and Staying Alive as part of a Christmas gift exchange (the letter this year was Read more [...]