On first glance, it might be surprising that David Fincher would tackle something as loving and simple as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. After all, this is the same person who put Gwenyth Paltrow's head in a box; who shot Edward Norton in the face; and who watched the masked Zodiac Killer brutally stab to young lovers in broad daylight. But while Benjamin Button isn't violent, it might wrack up a bigger body count than any of Mr. Fincher's other works combined.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
It's fitting that Slumdog Millionaire is the prohibitive favorite to win Best Picture honors at the Academy Awards on February 22nd. The movie is perfectly indicative of the kind of year 2008 was at cinemas: wildly mediocre, incredibly forgettable and wrought with issues.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I posted my thoughts on Lost over at the Observer. Here's a sampling:
Let's get this out of the way first: we enjoyed watching Sayid and Hurley participate in Weekend at Bernie's 3; we got a kick out of the visual references to No Country for Old Men and Magnolia (and less so The Da Vinci Code stuff at the end); and, of course, we laughed our heads off when a startled Hurley tossed a Hot Pocket at Ben. But as much as we'd like to say the highly anticipated season five premiere of Lost was all that we hoped for and more... we simply cannot. It wasn't "Jack gets his tattoos" terrible, but the combination of "Because You Left" and "The Lie" has to rank as the worst season premiere the show has done to date. Here are our three biggest complaints.Now that's a radio tease! Read the rest right here.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I never write about music because it is really the one art-form I find to be entirely individual. I can sit here and explain, with certainty, why a television show or movie is good or bad, comfortable in my position. I can't do that with music. However, I know what I like and that's all that really matters. Without further adieu, here are the ten songs I loved most from 2008.