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Drive is an amazing movie, and I don’t think I could stand to watch it again. This isn’t because of a third act or epilogue that throws everything else into doubt, or recontextualizes everything into a sloppy mess. The ending is perfect for what happened. But this is a movie that gives us a life […]

Yesterday night, I saw the new Conan movie. And it was….not horrible? There are two things I should admit before I go any further. The first is that I didn’t go out to see this movie on my own. I got to see it for free, thanks to my boss paying for the trip. Which […]

I’ll be honest, I hadn’t expected to see Captain America on its opening weekend; not that I didn’t want to see it, but I wanted to wait until I had a day off for one of the matinee showings. I won’t go into details, but the reason can be boiled down to the fact that […]

I haven’t seen Captain America yet, nor will I for the next few days, though I hope to when I have some time off. But after reading some of the reviews, something struck me about all of the Marvel Studio movies so far. Specifically, none of main characters have secret identities. Now, in the case […]



So I watched Thor today, and I have to say, it was quite good. It even approached the quality of the first Iron Man movie. And as fair warning, this whole post will be chockful of spoilers. Going into Thor, I was hopeful about it, but also a little wary. Iron Man was a great […]