Wherein Jim Responds To the Movie Love Questionnaire

Maybe I ought to speak to my therapist about my inability to pass up answering one of these interview-like questionnaires. This one comes from Roger Ebert’s website. You can read critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s answers here. Here are mine. (Write yours in comments or on Facebook or in Tweets or on your own damned blog.)… Continue reading Wherein Jim Responds To the Movie Love Questionnaire

Warning: Here Be Nerdiness

Yesterday, a conversation with a student somehow turned to the Michael Bay movie Armageddon–a film that shares the same real estate in my cortex as the Tuck Rule Game, the George W. Bush presidency, and Star Wars Episode II. We both agreed that the idea of a single nuclear weapon splitting a mass as gargantuanly hippopotamic as… Continue reading Warning: Here Be Nerdiness

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

Okay, the premise of the Red Dawn remake is that North Korea invaded us? North Korea, the country that can’t feed itself because it blows all its dough on missiles that don’t work and luxury cars for the Dear Leader? Unless this movie takes place in a parallel universe where Gustav Graves‘s orbiting laser killed James… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?