Archive for the 'Movies' Category


by Michael on Sunday, May 29th, 2005

On Thursday, Jenn and I were lucky enough to get to see one of the second round of advance screenings for Serenity, the movie based on the short-lived Firefly television series by Joss Whedon. In short, it was great. Joss has captured the essence of what made Firefly so cool, and he’s made a movie […]

“I do believe in faeries!”

by Michael on Monday, January 12th, 2004

Peter Pan [4/5] When I first saw the trailer for this movie a few months ago, I was dubious, as Hollywood has a long tradition of turning great stories into bad movies, and I have always liked J.M. Barrie’s tale. However, Jennifer was intending to see the movie, and I read good comments about it […]

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

by Michael on Sunday, December 21st, 2003

Now that I’ve had the chance to see LotR: Return of the King twice, I’ll take the time to offer my thoughts. My overall opinion is that it was a very good movie with an ending that drags it down. The details, with spoilers, below. I’m going to skip the part where I complain about […]

Two very different movies

by Michael on Sunday, November 30th, 2003

I saw these two movies a month apart, the first back in October and the other a couple of weeks ago, but since they’re the last two movies I’ve seen in the theater, I thought I’d talk about both of them in one entry. I’d wanted to go see Lost in Translation as soon as […]

Peace Hotel

by Jennifer on Thursday, July 31st, 2003

A couple weeks ago, we finally sat down and watched this on DVD, which we had on loan from Jack. Peace Hotel [2/5] Written by Chow Yun-Fat & Wai Ka-Fai Directed by Wai Ka-Fai Cast The Killer (Chow Yun-Fat) Shau Siu Man (Cecilia Yip) Touted as a spaghetti western of the Hong Kong movie variety, […]