Netflix: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

It’s hard to come into the Transformers movies without an opinion anymore.  It’s a film series that has much publically emphasized constant action over any discernible story.  This is never more apparent in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  Robots duel. Soldiers run around shooting at things.  Shia LaBeof is made to look like a fool […]

Netflix: Pineapple Express (2008)

I can’t honestly call this a review, since I did not finish watching the movie, so we’re putting this under quick blogs.  It’s just as well as I don’t have a whole lot to say. I had this film recommended to me emphatically by a co-worker who bugged me for weeks on end to watch […]

Blu-ray: Ponyo

Hayao Miyazaki is an excellent filmmaker and I’ve been a fan of much of his work, from his early directorial work on Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, to his Magnum Opus Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (my personal favorite Miyazaki film), to his later, more internationally successful works such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited […]

Netflix: The American President (and a diatribe about politics)

This is an oldie, written by Aaron Sorkin before he did Sports Night or The West Wing, and, as legend goes, it was the unused material from this film that got recycled into the early scripts for The West Wing.  As a huge fan of the Sorkin-written seasons of The West Wing (Seasons 1-4, for […]