Unobtanium? Hallelujah Mountains? Tsayhalu?

Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen Avatar, see it before you read this. Expect to hate it so you can see it with low expectations. I did. Thank goodness. We watched Avatar last night, at home on our 36″ TV, sans 3D, HD or the IMAX┬« experience. I expected to...

Dazlious

During my four years in college, one of my majors was sociology. My secret goal was to be a good girl: a do-gooder working for change. To prove it, I spent a winter (a very, very cold winter, I might add) working with retarded adults in St. Louis. My job was to teach...

Quentin’s Masterpiece

Forget Kill Bill: Inglorious Basterds is the one. Feel good movie of the year. And, hey, if I had a million dollars, I would bet it all that Brad Pitt is Robert Redford's biological son. Gotta be. This is the second excellent movie this week, by the way. We rented...

Ocean’s One

When there are no new war or history movies at our video store, Hal gets oldies. He walks back in the house all, “Hey, look what cool movies they had at the video store!” The boys and I look, then groan, rolling our eyes. He scored this time with The...

Hollywood Heaven

13 march 2008 This is very cool: I just watched The Other Boleyn Girl on my computer! All the way here in Costa Rica from Hollywood. Or maybe India. Who knows? Gotta love technology. I believe my life is complete. How can they do this? Here's their disclaimer:...

“Samantha! That pillow cost $300!!”

Samantha as in Sex and the City‘s Samantha. Carrie says that to Samantha as Samantha’s dog is – SPOILER – humping the costly item. Stupid. Yeah, I watched it. The whole thing. I rolled my eyes through the first half of it, meaning to turn it...

A Short by Alonso Alvarez Barreda

Historia de un Letrero (The Story of a Sign) Winner of the NFB Online Competition Cannes 2008 Alonso Alvarez Barreda was born in Mexico City in 1984. His second short film, Historia de un Letrero, was named best short film in the Festival Internacional de Cine en...

A Movie Worth Owning

Because once is not enough. Rent it first; I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! The History Boys starts out like a propaganda film for traditional schooling: kids all happy in school, studying like mad and loving every minute of it… groan. But nothing could be...