Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Michael Collins–After You See It

                                                                                                                                          3:13 a.m.   6/25/26/05 Step into my brain as I watch Michael Collins. Hm. There are no opening credits. That’s kind of cool. Boy, they really jump right into the action, don’t they? There’s Liam Neeson looking so formidable in his uniform. There’s Aidan Quinn! Wait a minute, there’s Aidan Quinn dying. Wow. They killed him… Continue Reading

The End of the Affair–After You See It

                                                                                                                                          3:02 a.m.   9/15/16/05 My mom is gone, which means I get to watch whatever movie I want again.  I have duly reconfigured my queue to reflect my tastes, but I still have three movies at home that I have yet to see.  These are movies that I do want to view, but not necessarily right… Continue Reading

Breakfast on Pluto–After You See It

                                                                                                                                           4:45 p.m.   5/19/06 Ok.  Next up—Breakfast on Pluto.  I had mix feelings about seeing this movie because it got pretty trashed at the time it was released.  I don’t normally pay attention to reviews when I am actually going to see a movie, but I did with this movie for some reason.  Why did… Continue Reading

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix–After You See It

                                                                                                                                          9:46 p.m.   7/21/07 So.  On the day the final Harry Potter book is released, I am dodging any mention of it because I want to not know any spoilers before reading it.  Too late as one article in the Strib online puts a spoiler in the teaser.  People, please.  Do me (and others like… Continue Reading

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire–After You See It

                                                                                                                                          9:44 p.m.   4/22/06   Harry Potter fans, we have a burgeoning dilemma on our hands.  It started, well, really, right from the start, but more so with the latest movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  What’s the dilemma?  It is this.  J.K. Rowling seems determined to write the next War and Peace, increasing… Continue Reading

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets–After You See It

                                                                                                                                          3:29 a.m.   12/7/8/04   I watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets tonight, and I realized one thing.  It is better to watch the Potter movies long after you’ve read the books so you don’t remember what the hell is going on.  Come on, Harry Potter fans!  Admit it.  You know it’s true.  Once… Continue Reading

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban–After You See It

                                                                                                                                          4:55 a.m.   7/11/12/04 I just finished reading the third Harry Potter book about a week ago.  To my surprise, I enjoyed it immensely.  Why do I say to my surprise?  Because I didn’t care for the first two books.  In fact, it took me awhile to summon my courage to read book three.  The only… Continue Reading

January Man–After You See It

3:56 a.m.   12/31/04—1/1/05 Happy New Year, y’all.  How apropos that I saw the movie, January Man, last night.  I bought it sight unseen because it has, yes, you guessed it, Alan Rickman.  It also has Susan Sarandon, which is an added bonus.  Kevin Kline doesn’t do a thing for me, but Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio isn’t… Continue Reading

An Awfully Big Adventure–After You See It

                                                                                                                                           3:13 a.m.   6/23/24/05 I just saw a movie which has no redeeming characters, where it would be kind to call the plot transparent, and that doesn’t seem to think there’s a single shred of human decency anywhere.  Like a reviewer on, I labored under the misperception that this movie was a comedy—most likely because… Continue Reading

Dogma–After You See It

4:31 p.m.     12/28/04 Oh, God.  I just got done watching Dogma—which wasn’t the movie I was going to watch, but that DVD wouldn’t play.  So, instead of the fairyland of Peter Pan and that dastardly Captain Hook—yeah, of Wendy, too—I settled in to listen to The Voice of the One True God, er, watch a… Continue Reading