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Movie Meetup: The Trouble With Bliss
March 10, 2012 – 2:05 PM | 19 Comments
Movie Meetup: <I>The Trouble With Bliss</I>

Edited 3/7 to add: tickets on sale now, clickety click oo-ahhhh!
I'm juuuuust about ready to start watching movies again; why not start with The Trouble With Bliss! Produced by the Couch Baron and starring Michael …

31/31: Pariah
December 31, 2011 – 11:08 AM | One Comment
31/31: <I>Pariah</I>

Get me a beer, please.
It's Sunday morning!
It goes with the spaghetti!
Pariah is in many ways a standard sexual-identity coming-of-age story. Teenager Alike (Adepero Oduye) (and it's pronounced "ah-LEE-kay"…geddit?) is gay, and outside the …

20/31: The Artist
December 21, 2011 – 12:33 AM | 6 Comments
20/31: <I>The Artist</I>

My esteemed colleague Couch Baron, blowing off The Artist with the combined force and economy of that air-puff glaucoma test you get at the eye doctor, described the film as, among other things, "so up …

13/31: The Help
December 13, 2011 – 9:12 PM | 10 Comments
13/31: <I>The Help</I>

I give The Help sooo much credit; it won me over despite my utter determination to hate it. You can ask Couch Baron, to whom I spent a good ten minutes bitching on IM about …

8/31: Beginners
December 8, 2011 – 3:24 PM | 5 Comments
8/31: <I>Beginners</I>

Watching a lot of movies in a row can scramble the brain, but it can also let those movies reflect on and inform one another. For example, the Oscars Death Race is a time of …

7/31: Meek's Cutoff
December 7, 2011 – 5:46 PM | 7 Comments
7/31: <I>Meek's Cutoff</I>

A one-star reviewer of Meek's Cutoff on the IMDb complained that there's no dialogue for the first 15 minutes. This is one of the many things I liked about the movie. These people have gotten …

1/31: What The Descendants Gets Wrong
December 1, 2011 – 11:55 AM | 26 Comments
1/31: What <I>The Descendants</I> Gets Wrong

Everything. K, great: on to Film #2!
…Fine, it doesn't get everything wrong. It's not necessarily objectively terrible. The writing does a handful of things I can't stand, though, and starts doing them immediately, so I …

31 Days, 31 Films
November 29, 2011 – 12:13 PM | 9 Comments
31 Days, 31 Films

…Because we're stupid, that's why.
Okay, seriously: Couch Baron and I decided each to write up one film for every day in December. For him, it's a way to get a jump on Oscar season; for …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 16: San Francisco, CA to Elko, NV
August 13, 2011 – 2:02 AM | 5 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 16: San Francisco, CA to Elko, NV

Couch Baron and I parted ways at around 10:30 AM, he to the airport, I to find a post office that, if it exists, is in a Macy's and I never found it. Back to …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 15: San Francisco, CA
August 11, 2011 – 10:19 AM | 5 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 15: San Francisco, CA

I hadn't let myself dwell on it, because what good would it have done except to paralyze me, but a part of me believed I wouldn't get to California, that I would end up towed …