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Ted Talks

Posted July 8, 2012 by D. K. Holm


Ted, TV’s Seth MacFarland’s first foray onto the big screen is both funnier than you expect but also strangely more conventional and in fact sentimental. Perhaps that’s a cynical calculation on the part of the filmmakers. With the raunch and politically incorrect humor, Macfarland lures the boys, and with the sentimental love story, beauty tames […]

Greed is Good

Posted by D. K. Holm


Savages starts out exciting for a crime film but loses steam about an hour in and it’s hard to figure out why. It’s also burdened with a double ending. The first ending comes from the lively book by Don Winslow. The second one is made up by director Oliver Stone and two other credited screenwriters, Winslow, […]

Webcast #17 – 2012

Posted June 28, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We review: Magic Mike, People Like Us, The Amazing Spider-Man and Ted.

Webcast #16 – 2012

Posted June 20, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Brave, Your Sister’s Sister and That’s My Boy.

Webcast #15 – 2012

Posted June 14, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We review: Rock of Ages, Prometheus, Moonrise Kingdom, Safety Not Guaranteed, Peace, Love & Understanding, Hysteria, Ultrasonic.

LOST in Space

Posted June 8, 2012 by D. K. Holm


Like Snow White and the Huntsman before it, Prometheus was the recipient of an effective trailer that instilled a sense of awed anticipation. ThePrometheus trailers were even anounced and postitioned like movies themselves, and coming out of commericals in the first place, director Ridley Scott may have had a hand in overseeing their creations. But unfortunately, also like Snow White, this […]

Fairy Tales Can Come True, It Can Happen to You

Posted by D. K. Holm


2012 may be turning out to be one of the best years for film. Not only have we had a new Whit Stillman and two new Soderberghs and two Joss Whedon-related works, but the recent Cannes film festival highlighted new films by Michael Haneke, Dario Argento, Leos Carax, Audiard, Cronenberg, Miiki, and Andrew Dominik. Over the […]

Webcast #14 – 2012

Posted by Ed Goldberg

A special episode in which Kimberly Gadette, just returned from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, is interviewed by D.K. (Doug) Holm about the nuts, bolts and even some of the movies in competition at the most celebrated film festival in the world.

Webcast #13 – 2012

Posted June 2, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We review: Snow White and the Huntsman, Men in Black III, The Dictator, The Color Wheel and Hide Away.

Game of Theron

Posted June 1, 2012 by D. K. Holm


One of the most anticipated films of the year, Snow White and the Huntsman benefited from a superior trailer and the failure artistically and commercially ofMirror Mirror, another film derived from the same Grimm fairy tale.1 Unfortunately, SnowWhite … is only about 65% percent successful, if that. The bad parts of the film include a screenplay2 that dissolves into too many […]

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