The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Was Episode 2 of GOTHAM an epic fail or glorious win?

The pilot episode of GOTHAM tried to pack three hours of characters, action and material into one hour, which is more like 42 minutes with all the commercial breaks. Did … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Big, Beautiful Movies with Sad, Stupid Endings

The First Law of Bad Literary Novels is simple: there are no happy endings. It’s the same story with Big, Beautiful Movies with Sad, Stupid Endings. Now, that’s not to … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The trouble with LUCY by director Luc Besson

I’m a huge fan of Scarlett Johanssson and Luc Besson, director of THE TRANSPORTER, THE FIFTH ELEMENT and THE TRANSPORTER PUTS THE FIFTH ELEMENT IN THE TRUNK AND DRIVES IT … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

BE KIND REWIND: A History of Sweded Film

Be Kind Rewind (2008) was written and directed by French filmmaker Michel Gondry. It’s a movie about the dawn of the DVD and a VHS video rental employee’s attempt to thwart off the digital … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 5 Comments

The worst movie poster OF ALL TIME

So I’m minding my own business, wandering around the Series of Tubes after finishing all kinds of physical labors, and what strikes my eyeballs? Only the worst movie poster known … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 22 Comments

Movie trailer madness: WILD WILD PLANET

Before the invention of YouTube, you’d only find gems like this at estate sales in Hollywood. And the only way to play such treasures would be if you owned a … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

JUAN OF THE DEAD, the epic Cuban zombie movie

Zombie movies are inherently good. Movies with subtitles are typically depressing and bad, and only watchable when you’re in college and think that French existentialism is amazing, that you should … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 6 Comments