At the risk of hyperbole, the very end of last night’s 30 ROCK might be the greatest thing in the history of ever.
Archive for February 12th, 2010
Portlanders: Come see a movie about film critics, followed by a panel discussion with me and some real film critics! http://bit.ly/cWBPok
Hey, Portlanders! And people near Portland! Do you want to see a documentary about the history of film criticism, followed by a panel discussion featuring several prominent local film critics and also me? And do you also have nothing else to do on Valentine’s Day? Then I have just the thing!
On Sunday, the Portland International Film Festival will screen the film “For the Love of Movies” at 4:45 p.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum downtown. Immediately afterward, the filmmaker, Gerald Peary, will join me, Shawn Levy, Aaron Mesh, Erik Henriksen, and D.K. Holm for a panel discussion and Q&A about, I dunno, movie reviewing or something. Individual tickets to the screening/panel are $10, and you can buy them at the door. If you come, be sure to say hi afterward. I’ll be the one with the beard. No, three of us have beards. I’ll be the kind of round-shaped one. No, that’s most of us, too. I’ll be the one named Eric D. Snider.
I like this cartoon. I can relate to it. http://bit.ly/9geCv3 (Fixed link.)
The movies I saw Wednesday: A TOWN CALLED PANIC, NIGHT OF THE LEPUS, CITY LIGHTS. What a great/weird/crazy day.
I know it’s “cool” and “hip” to say you never watch the Olympics. And I’m glad, because it’s the only chance I ever get to be cool and hip.
Not to indulge in own-horn tootage, but I am pleased with my review of VALENTINE’S DAY. http://bit.ly/d9L1QY
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes “Valentine’s Day,” a movie about Valentine’s Day! It stars 143 famous actors and actresses and isn’t funny, but at least it’s too long.
Then there’s “The Wolfman” (review at Film.com), starring Benicio Del Toro as a fellow with a bit of werewolf problem. Despite the old-fashioned setting and story, the film is alarmingly gruesome and bloody.
“Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” which looks very Harry Potter-y and was directed by the guy who made the first couple Harry Potter movies, wasn’t screened until Thursday night. And by the time it was announced — it was originally supposed to be Tuesday afternoon — I’d made other commitments. So no review.
Finally, I caught up with “Legion” a while back and reviewed it. It’s fairly harmless, if not exactly “good.”
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haha climate change must not be real because it is snowing right now, in the wintertime lol derp