Movie: Kick-A**

Movie: Kick-A**. A lot of controversy surrounded this film, not so much for its (mostly) comic-book style violence, but that one of the films “superheroes” is a foul-mouthed 11 year old named “Hit Girl”. Indeed, this movie is ground breaking in putting particular words into the mouth of a child. Nicholas Cage channels Adam West’s […]

Movie: The Road

Movie: The Road What would you do if there was some kind of natural disaster that mean that plants no longer grew, and animals no longer lived? How long would society endure, and what would come after that for those who were trying to hold onto what became of thier lives? The Road is a […]

Movie: Collision

Movie: Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs Douglas Wilson A bit of an unusual movie screening, this one: a church in Newtown arranged for a screening of this documentary at the Dendy in Newtown. Matt had mentioned this film to me recently as one that took an unusual approach. Instead of showing simply the debates between renowned […]

Movie: The Box

Movie: The Box I’ve been a fan of Richard Kelly since I first heard about the website that accompanied Donnie Darko – at the time, it was really groundbreaking to have a site that complimented a movie and even added extra depth to the film. After the hard-to-follow Southland Tales, The Box represents some more […]

movie: Whip It

movie: Whip It Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut is, at first glance, a by-the-numbers teen coming-of-age story. There’s the protagonist, who is slightly quirky and a bit of a loner, who has issues with how strict her family is, the blatantly visual activity that the protagonist gets involved in (in this case roller-derby) leading to a […]

Movie: Up

Movie: Up (3D) Let’s start with the 3D. I don’t think it added much to the experience of the film: the sense of depth is already present in this Pixar work, and ultimately the glasses were a distraction. It did mean, though, that when I looked across to see if Kel was enjoying the film, […]