Archive for the 'Watching' Category

Signifying nothing

Monday, September 19th, 2005

In this review of the 4-Disc Ben-Hur DVD Set, Jason of Libertas encapsulates my reaction to most movies released today, and goes far to explain why I rarely watch tv and almost never go to the movies:
Today’s Hollywood films are always replete with answers to life’s questions - easy, trite explanations to every problem. Characters […]

Movie interlude

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Wooh! There’s an old movie on TCM — At Sword’s Point — starring Cornel Wilde as the son of one of the Four Musketeers. His mother’s just given him his father’s sword so he can go rescue some distressed damsels or something. The scene was notable for no wailing and gnashing of teeth at a […]

Hamlets

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

I wonder if I would like the Richard Burton version. I dunno, Richard Burton kind of gives me the pip, but then maybe I’m judging him by the later, appeared-in-crap-movies Richard Burton. He’s supposed to be one of the world’s greatest actors yadda yadda. Anyone out there seen this version?
And there is this Russian version […]

Take it easy

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Finally, the damn day is over, at least as regards the work part of it. As for me, things are looking up a teensy bit in the financial area — for now. I still didn’t get my refund back from the unnamed company so a session of begging/pleading/yelling with their accounting department waits in my […]

Killing Moon

Friday, April 1st, 2005

This sure has been a season of deaths. As of me typing this the pope has still not passed on, but I can’t stay up anymore watching old newsreels of past pope activities. I’ve always liked this pope, even though I’m not Catholic. Even in the throes of the semi-goth neo-beatnik alternative-music-listening life style I’d […]

Recipes from the Movies

Monday, March 28th, 2005

These days what little television I watch has me looking for things that I used to take for granted or not noticed at all: I’ll notice the hulking “portable” manual typewriter on a desk in an old rerun of The Saint, the incongruous flowered electric tea kettle Steed uses in a scene on The Avengers, […]

Eff See See

Monday, March 7th, 2005

Speaking of hysteria over the latest wrist-slap the FCC gave someone or other… Well, actually, I don’t care about the FCC. Before they were around (I think), the Catholic League gave Hollywood its marching orders. Do we want to go back to that?
Actually, I think I do.
Let’s sidetrack a bit: I’ve been doing a bit […]

Bravo Independent Film Awards Pre-Show Observations

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

That gay guy who’s interviewing everyone and right now is fondling some thong panties from a display of some lingerie company that’s sponsoring the show: am I alone in wanting to slap him until my arm falls off?
I did get to see David Duchovny, though. He looks pretty good for a man his age.