The trashin' of the Mel
I don't care about Mel Gibson. I don't care whether he's anti-Semitic. I find grave pronouncements that he'll never work again baffling and stupid. Is he running for something? Is he in a responsible position where his judgment affects the welfare of his community, state or country? The normally sensible...
August 3, 2006 Author: Matt Barr
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Now I've seen Lady in the Water and read quite a few reviews (in that order). Here is what you'll learn from those reviews: There is a new book out about how Disney balked at making the film and M. Night Shyamalan took it to Warner Bros. instead. This book...
July 22, 2006 Author: Matt Barr
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In defense of M. Night Shyamalan
Is the subtitle of a good Slate piece by Ross Douthat: I See Good Movies. It's worth comparing Shyamalan's career choices, for instance, with those of Bryan Singer, another wunderkind director whose big break was a dark-horse hit with a twist ending. Since establishing himself with The Usual Suspects in...
July 21, 2006 Author: Matt Barr
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Almost saw a dead person in the mirror
It's M. Night week, or an M. Night couple days, here, as we get increadibly excited about the 9pm Lady in the Water show tomorrow night. Last night we watched Unbreakable, and tonight will be The Village, which I wouldn't allow Junior to see at first because he nearly lost...
July 20, 2006 Author: Matt Barr
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Man of Steel in line for next Supreme Court vacancy
He's no International Jurist of Mystery, but "he's an alien," Superman Returns screenplayperson Dan Harris said. Legal, we hope! "He was sent from another planet. He has landed on the planet Earth, and he is here for everybody. He's an international superhero." Ever since artist Joe Shuster and writer Jerry...
June 30, 2006 Author: Matt Barr
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Not to mention Princess Buttercup
This list of the Top 75 Heroines of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror is, as far as I can tell, missing River Tam. I don't know what to say. It's like a list of the top 75 Beatles songs was missing Drive My Car. Maybe she could have taken the place...
May 15, 2006 Author: Matt Barr
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Sky taken from me
Last night I watched the last episode of Firefly I hadn't seen. It was actually the first one I'd ever seen, on TV sometime, but the first three minutes so thoroughly confused me (why is that person who looks like Fiona Apple wandering around hallucinating about what all those attractive...
March 18, 2006 Author: Matt Barr
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