It’s not likely that Mellowcat would have been first in line to see The Interview, but now it appears that Sony has authorized screenings. Without any first-hand knowledge or interest in the movie, all I can say is it better be good. Did you know that Mellowcat used to work in bookstores? Indeed. And at one […]Read more "Let it be said"
You might think that the life lessons of Kevin Costner would be mostly cautionary tales, but I am about to totally change your mind about that. Years ago he made a movie called The Guardian, now largely forgotten (and not available on Netflix streaming so I cannot verify that what I am about to recall […]Read more "The Teachings of Costner"
I might have said previously that the search on Netflix is no good. Let me update that by saying that it is still ‘no good’. I searched for “Macbeth”, thinking that maybe they had the Welles (excellent) or Polanski (weird) versions available, but no. They helpfully suggested “Sherlock” (saw that, not interested.), ‘Arrested Development’ (eh. […]Read more "Netflix, you disappoint me."
While Clint was talking to a chair at the RNC last summer, David Axelrod tweeted, “What is this?”. I had the same question as I started watching Every Which Way But Loose, which has Clint driving around the San Fernando Valley randomly picking fights with people. He also visits Denver. It goes without saying that […]Read more "Every which way"
There’s an exceptionally good scene in the very good The Descendants, where Matt King and Sid have a late night chat. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve seen the movie. Sid hasn’t been making a great impression on Matt up to this point; he’s likely to say and do inappropriate things, which is […]Read more "What we mean to say"
I have a TV, but I don’t watch a whole lot of TV – State of the Union, Super Bowl, that’s about it. I sometimes watch the Oscars, but not this year. I actually saw two of the films nominated for the Best Picture; they were both fine, but not exactly Casablanca. Years from now, […]Read more "the best picture"
Let it be Troll Hunter. You will not be disappointed. And you will forever after look at any mysterious disturbance in the landscape such as felled trees or damaged roads and bridges and your first thought will be, “troll mischief”.Read more "if you see only one norwegian found-footage movie this year"
It was t-shirt weather today in RWC, so I figured a scoot down the Skyline Trail might be in order, once I got my Saturday chores out of the way. So I hopped into the econobox and headed on up. It was really cold up there! 45 degrees! And windy! Which made it seem colder! […]Read more "out and about"
I still have the streaming Netflix going (hence all the Airport movie watching), and I feel that I must level a criticism at this otherwise worthwhile service. They ask you to provide ratings for things you’ve watched, and from this input they’ll be able to come up with Suggestions For You. I’ve been using the […]Read more "just a suggestion"
I have now completed the Airport cycle; Airport, Airport ’75 and Airport ’77 so you won’t have to. Here are the take aways: Airport: This frames the argument for airport expansion, due to the coming age of jumbo jets, and showcases the durability and technical power of the Boeing 707. We also see that leading […]Read more "airport: a comparative study"