Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Blessed Event

How would Juno? You’ll take an infant liking to this comedy of unplanned parenthood.
Kristian Lin
It’s easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been.


Baby, It’s Fate

A double dose of Javier Bardem, in English-language films of varying quality
KRISTIAN LIN
Javier Bardem made his American debut and snagged an Oscar nomination all in one bang when he portrayed the gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in the 2001 biopic Before Night Falls.



Wes Bengal

An indie auteur falls short again, but The Darjeeling Limited still has some laughs.
Kristian Lin
A decade ago, I watched Eddie Murphy end years of crappy comedies by starring in The Nutty Professor.


Black Screens

Big Ticket
The term “film noir” was invented by French critics in the late 1950s as a label for a set of movies that Hollywood started making in the ’40s.



Alan Jackson

Listen Up
Alan Jackson may be one of a few current country music stars whose careers will last longer than a frozen margarita or one of those fruity drinks with umbrellas.


Evan Almighty

A late-night booze run fuels the inspiration for the superb Superbad.
Kristian Lin
I see it clearly now: 2007 will go down as the year that Seth Rogen arrived.



Three Up, Three Down

Small essays on the men behind the Rush Hour series and the passage of time.
Kristian Lin
Surely no one will be surprised to learn that there’s nothing in Rush Hour 3 that can’t be found in either of the first two movies.


Chasin’ Jason

The kinetic The Bourne Ultimatum leads a super-spy to some unpleasant answers.
Kristian Lin
When people talk about Hollywood franchises, they never seem to mention the Bourne films.



Go Toward the Light

Good day, Sunshine! Danny Boyle’s space opera is intensely beautiful.
Kristian Lin
Sunshine has nothing to do with the similarly titled 2000 film that starred Ralph Fiennes as three generations of Hungarian Jews living through the 20th century, though oddly enough, they share an actor in common: Mark Strong.


The Brad Seed

Harry Potter, he ain’t. Joshua is a dreary entry in the evil-kid movie genre.
Kristian Lin
To begin with, the current film Joshua has nothing to do with the sleepy 2002 movie by the same name that starred Tony Goldwyn as a present-day carpenter who’s supposed to be Jesus.