My Thoughts on Shine a Light

Today I spent my birthday going to the IMAX theatre to see the latest in the long line of Rolling Stone concert films directed by none other by Martin Scorsese. For a concert film, I think the Rolling Stones have had better ones (and I’ll talk about one in next week’s Classic Thoughts). However, I […]

Classic Thoughts: His Girl Friday

George Clooney’s Leatherheads was inspired of the screwball comedies of old, and that film I believe it really picks up on is Howard Hawks’ 1940 film His Girl Friday. It features Cary Grant as a newspaper editor, who is trying to prevent his ex-wife (and former star reporter) from remarrying. The film was the second […]

My Thoughts on Leatherheads

Leatherheads is film that is both a sports movies and a homage to the screwball comedies from the 1940s, complete with fast-talking dialogue and sexual innuendo. It’s also one of the funnier films I’ve seen this year. The only thing missing from this film is that is should have been shown in black and white, […]

Classic Thoughts: Anchorman – The Ledgend of Ron Burgandy

With this month’s release of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I thought I would take a look back at the film that started Judd Apatow’s “reign of terror.” Anchorman is arguably the best of Will Ferrell’s staring roles, especially when you consider that the character of traits of the character of Ron Burgandy were repeated in subsequent […]

My Thoughts on Run Fatboy Run

Simon Pegg has really started to make a name for himself, since the release of Shaun of the Dead back in 2004. This film is his first staring role without his usual collaborators, writer/director, Edgar Wright and, co-star, Nick Frost. For the first 20 minutes or so, I was not sure if this David Schwimmer-directed […]

Classic Thoughts: Ghost in the Shell

My first film in my look back at classic films is the anime cult classic Ghost in the Shell. I just saw this film for the first time yesterday and one thing that stuck out for me is that I never really noticed that it was animated. This may have been because of the adult-oriented […]

Indie Thoughts: Funny Games

Funny Games is not an entertaining film. I thought that I will make that clear. However, I will also say that I thought it was a very good film. It’s a horror film and it’s a shot-for-shot remake of an Austrian film of the same name by the same director. It’s a highly disturbing film. […]

My Thoughts on Doomsday

I’ve probably said this a million times by now, but Doomsday is what you get when you take films such as 28 Days Later, The Road Warrior, The Warriors, and Escape from New York and combine them with a dash of Excalibur. So yeah, the film is not that original and that is probably its […]

DVD Thoughts: No Country for Old Men

It’s been over three months since my last DVD review and this one is for the film that just won the Oscar for Best Picture. It could probably be assumed that this DVD package was created before the win, since there isn’t even a label advertising the fact. It is a very straight forward DVD […]

My Thoughts on Semi-Pro

Over the years we’ve seen Will Ferrell play a soccer coach (Kicking and Screaming), Nascar Driver (Talladega Nights), and a figure-skater (Blades of Glory). Now, we get to see him as a basketball player. I will be first to say that this brand of Will Ferrell humour is starting to get old. While I did […]