Next

[rating:0] Director: Lee Tamahori Starring: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel I have seen worse movies than “Next.” I am certain of this. Give me time and I’ll be able to remember one. As a note, I sat in the screening jotting occasional observations in my...

Grindhouse

[rating:3] Director: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino Starring: Rose McGowan, Kurt Russell, Freddy Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson As a gleeful homage to the “grindhouse” cinema days in which theaters ran a non-stop mixed bag of exploitation films, “Grindhouse“ is a...

Meet the Robinsons

[rating:4] Director: Stephen J. Anderson Starring: Angela Bassett, Daniel Hansen, Jordan Fry “Meet the Robinsons“ is a light adventure story about the power of hope. In design and by design, it harks back to the ’50s-style shiny flying-car future that has mostly been...

"Tricks of the ...

The Sacramento Bee ran an article on the fine art of playing pranks for their April Fools’ Day edition, and both operation groucho and groove is in the heart received nice mentions. Yours truly was even interviewed for the piece. Such as in last July, when John Marcotte noticed a giant...