The Circle- Movie Review

Imagine a monolithic technology company.  A Google/Facebook/Apple hybrid.  And imagine that company decides to globally eliminate all secrets and privacy.  Everyone’s every waking moment is broadcast in real time for the whole world to see.  No matter how intimate.  No matter how sensitive.  Like Big Brother on steroids, only using contemporary or very-near-future technologies that Orwell’s worst nightmares couldn’t have even fathomed.  Sounds horrific, right?  Continue reading

Before Midnight- Movie Notes

before midnight(The other two I’ve done in stream-of-consciousness/movie note form; I guess there’s no reason to deviate now).

We all lie to our children.  A lot.  At some point, remembering all those lies is going to become a challenge.  We are going to slip up.  And our then adult children will remember those lies as the only truth they know/knew.  That will undoubtedly prove awkward. Continue reading

He’s Just Not That Into You- Again

Another weekend, another chick flick.  Even if you saw it when it was in theaters.  Which wasn’t that long ago…

Based on a self-help book of the same name, and apparently further inspired by a line from Sex and the City (which I am mercifully not forced to watch), He’s Just Not That Into You is a typical chick flick/rom-com, masquerading as a tell-all exposé on the inner-workings of what guys are really thinking, which in reality plays out a lot more like just another chick flick/rom-com written by a woman that thinks she knows what guys are really thinking Continue reading

Before Sunset- Movie Notes

On one of those rare occasions where I found myself with both the afternoon and the television to myself, I came across Before Sunset (starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy), just starting, and I sat down to watch.  I had never heard anything about the film, but the opening shots of the streets of Paris captivated my interest.  Continue reading

The Vow: Movie Review (Sort of)

How do you write a movie review without spoiling it for anyone else that wants to see it?  The way they do trailers these days, you pretty much see the entire movie in the preview, and there is nothing left to the imagination: no twists, no surprises, no excitement.  They hit all the high points, you get the gist, and the movie is just a longer version of the trailer.  If you have any interest in this movie, I’m assuming you’ve seen the trailer, and I don’t want to give away any more than that.  I’ll try to toe the line. Continue reading

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Movie Review

I just finished The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.  It was a beautiful, if unusual love story, and I found it very touching and thought provoking.  I love Brad Pitt, and his acting is exceptional.  But I also liked the idea of aging in reverse, as I think it calls attention to the journey that we are all taking. Continue reading