Browsing All posts tagged under »film«

No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition. Or Satan.

May 15, 2012 by


My laptop just kernel panicked itself to death. Which is a really great way to start your day, let me tell you. This is a lesson to us all. Never become complacent. To reinforce this lesson for the rest of you I am going to leave this here:    

I Only Have THIS Much Attention to Offer You. Delight Me.

May 11, 2012 by


So there’s this thing I do when I watch TV where I find myself picking up my laptop, without even thinking about it, and doing research. It’s a habit I developed during my thesis, I think. I didn’t have time to do anything, so when I did take a break I’d find myself compulsively using […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer

May 2, 2012 by


A truly shocking number of people have indicated to me that they haven’t heard of, let alone seen, these one-shot accompaniments to the Avengers series. Being the magnanimous individual that I am, I thought I’d do something to rectify that. The first one, as the title suggests, is set during Thor. And it’s awesome (which the title does […]

Maybe I’ll Just Sit Here And Bleed At You

January 30, 2012 by


On Friday I watched this movie Brick. I really liked it. But I’m still trying to figure out what it was exactly. I accidentally made Rick watch it that evening just by talking confusedly at him about it. He made all the same, Whut? faces I did.* It was cool. But didn’t get me noticeably […]

The Alphabet of the Ill-fated Lemmings

January 5, 2012 by


Brought to you by the letter ‘B’ because ‘B’ is for ‘BEAR’. The bear was not amused. The bear was AWESOME. Did you see the size of those claws? Okay, yes, I’m biased. Is it so wrong that I’m on the side of the guy who’s being rudely assaulted with a stick? That I watch this […]

New Magic Or A Betrayal Of All You Hold Dear?

August 10, 2011 by


So I became aware recently that the people who wrote the screenplay for Stardust (Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn) also wrote the screenplays for Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class.* Which I thought was interesting. Because they’re three movies that I enjoyed a lot for various reasons but whose resemblance to the original texts is not […]