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Arbitrage: No money down
December 23, 2012 – 5:22 PM | 5 Comments
<I>Arbitrage</I>: No money down

Apparently, Arbitrage is getting some Oscars notice. True, said "notice" may consist primarily of its own PR team, but Couch Baron and I decided to check it out, mostly to see if yet another "high-finance …

X-Files Rewatch: Season 5
December 8, 2012 – 7:19 AM | 11 Comments
<I>X-Files</I> Rewatch: Season 5

So, I started rewatching The X-Files from the beginning — or, really, "watching it," because during the series' run, I came in late and only watched casually. It holds up pretty well almost 20 years later, despite …

A Tale of Two Menendezes
November 12, 2012 – 10:45 PM | 12 Comments
A Tale of Two Menendezes

Two TV movies about the Menendez case came out within five weeks of each other in 1994: Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders, and Menendez: A Killing in Beverly …

Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: Word Processaurus
July 17, 2012 – 12:22 PM | 28 Comments
Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: Word Processaurus

I laughed for five minutes at the word processor, which is dated even by the contemporary standards — well, "standards" — of the scene. Dylan's aggro-floof of hair? Nineties. Pajama top worn as unisex/"who cares …

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 …

Whither The Funky Bunch?
November 16, 2011 – 1:15 PM | 34 Comments
Whither The Funky Bunch?

You know what song you don't hear much anymore? "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. You do hear it sometimes, like at the nail salon, but you don't hear it much, because …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Virtuosity
December 20, 2010 – 10:04 PM | 6 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Virtuosity</I>

The Movie: Virtuosity
The Crush Object: William Fichtner, initially
The Story: LAPD is working with LETAC, a Halliburton-type software company, on developing a virtual-reality program that uses a composite virtual killer named SID 6.7 (Russell Crowe) to …