The Adventures of Robin Hood

Having read Howard Pyle’s perfectly delightful book on Robin Hood, become a little bit obsessed with the Robin Hood legends, and watched as much as I could of the Kevin Costner debacle, I became curious to see the big famous Errol Flynn film. It’s one of those movies I’ve seen clips of forever, but never…

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

I had sworn to never see a Guy Ritchie movie again after the insult and injury of Sherlock Holmes, which I hated to the core of my being. Plus, I had read and loved Sherlock Holmes novels and stories, and hated seeing them destroyed in such an idiotic way. I’m also in the process of…

The Circle

The weak novel is now an even weaker movie! I tend not to read contemporary fiction because, honestly, they’re usually mediocre, but I read Dave Egger’s novel The Circle because I am fascinated by the huge tech companies and the social effects all this technology is having [and: it was mediocre]. The novel presents a…

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

When I walked out of this, the word that came to me was “joyless.” I didn’t love the first one, but I liked, like everyone else, it’s looseness, humor and general wackiness. All the wackiness here is forced, the humor is canned, the chemistry is unconvincing, and all the pop music now just seems like…

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

I had the rare occasion of having to run to see a Canadian movie while in Canada, since it won’t be released in the States. Having just re-watched, and re-loved Goon, I took a chance on its sequel, which was by then only playing at 3pm and 10pm. Sadly, everything that was good about Goon,…

Goon

I saw this when it was released, when it was given a tiny release [i.e. ONE small theater in one NYC multiplex] even though it was an absolutely delightful movie that deserved a much better rollout. I just made my Canadian boyfriend watch it, since it’s so sweet, for one, but also because it’s a Canadian movie…

The Mist

I watched this over a month ago and just didn’t feel like writing about it. I thought it was good, as I had when I first saw it in theaters, but I also though “Eh, I don’t have anything to say about it.” But it has stayed with me a little bit and percolated, and…