Disney invited a select group of “Mommy Bloggers” to the world premiere of Tomorrowland and had them participate in the junket interview process. As a result, the film got some comparatively in-depth coverage in outlets that reach audiences beyond the film nerds and general talk show/magazine crowd….
I can’t even begin to explain the magnitude of a movie like Gravity. It may be a small story – a couple of astronauts on a space walk are thrown into jeopardy by speeding satellite debris and have to make their way back to safety – but it’s an absolutely […]
I feel like I’ve had a treat of a movie weekend, and if anything, we saved the best til last, wrapping up with Alexander Payne’s quite, quite brilliant The Descendants. George Clooney – just on top form – is Matt King, an overworked lawyer and descendant of one of the […]
I’ve tried writing this review for Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air a number of times, but it keeps coming back to this one singular fact: it’s really excellent. George Clooney is Ryan Bingham, a cool, charming corporate axeman who flies from city to city firing people for a living. […]
Steven Soderberg goes all Casablanca on us, with a black and white, forties-style film noir, The Good German. George Clooney plays Jake Geismar, a war correspondent in Potsdam, Germany, for the Post Armistice conference held by the victorious Allies. It starts as a murder mystery, when his venal, vicious snotrag […]
I’ve been meaning to write about Michael Clayton for a while, but I kind of lost track of it in the melee of all my travels this year (I’m in Tbilisi, Georgia as I write this.) But it is worth writing about, and having just seen the trailer again, it […]
With Burn After Reading, the Coen Brothers channel Evelyn Waugh. Gym bunny Chad and grasping Linda discover a cd rom on the floor of the changing rooms at the Hard Bodies Gym in Washington DC. When they realise it may contain highly sensitive CIA information, they proceed to try to […]