50 Shades of Wrong

Did you know that they’re making a movie from the pornographic best-seller “50 Shades of Grey”? Neither did I, but angry posts on Facebook put me wise. One pro-life site is circulating a petition to boycott the movie. In my perfect world, that would just go without saying. What about the words ‘pornographic’ and ‘best-seller’ sound like a must-see opportunity? Who would watch such trash? Well, that’s the interesting question. In his…

“Source Code” – Playing with time again, and again

With Holy Week upon us, this isn’t likely to be a meaningful recommendation, but all the same, I thought I’d include a trailer and a plug for “Source Code.” Best way to sum up the plot is just to watch the trailer, which does a good job. As I said back HERE, I’m a sucker for movies that play with chronology, and Hollywood seems to offer more and more of them —…

Zeitgeist and Inception

Have you been watching motion pictures recently and said, “Why can’t we have MORE special effects, MORE dark, apocalyptic imagery, MORE violence and non-stop motion?” Well then! “Inception” is the movie for you. More to the point, if you watched the Matrix series and thought, “Well, it’s an interesting alternate reality, but for goodness sake, can’t they make it MORE complicated and give me LESS information about how it works?” then “Inception”…