Tag Archive: movies

Ebert Gone

Roger Ebert has died. As you can probably guess, I didn’t see eye to eye with Ebert on politics. In fact, the first post I ever did for the old Moorewatch site was a rebuttal of many of the things Ebert said in his Sicko! review.

But as a film critic, I thought he was great. From my “Ebert is wrong post” (which has some language I’m not proud of, but won’t flush down … Read more

Friday Five: Holiday Films

It’s been a while, so let’s go with your five favorite holiday films. They can either be so sentimental that you need an insulin shot before watching or so cynical they make Machiavelli seem like a pollyanna. You can also be very loose in your definition (I ran across a list that had “Die Hard” as a holiday movie. Yes.)

My five?

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: I saw this in the theater long ago … Read more

Friday Five: Guilty Pleasures

I’m a bit late with this today but figured we can use the mental health break as we close in on the election. Today’s five is movies that are guilty pleasures.

By “guilty pleasure” I mean a movie you know is not a classic or enriching or a “feeelm”. You might even go so far as to say you would be mildly embarrassed to be caught watching it. But it will be warming your DVD … Read more

Friday Five: Scary Movies

Halloween is next week, so why don’t we have a Friday Five on the five movies that scared you the most. Note that I’m not saying “best horror movies”. Coppolla’s Dracula is a fine movie but it didn’t scare me. I mean five movies that really frightened you, at least for a while.

My five?

The Exorcist: I still have trouble sleeping if I think about it too much.

The Others: Wonderfully suspenseful … Read more

Friday Five: Uplift

A rough week. Protests in the Middle East over a stupid “film”. Four good Americans dead in Libya. The anniversary of 9/11. Time for a mental health break. And we’ll make it a good one.

How about the five most uplifting movies you’ve ever seen? This could be five films that made you feel good about America, about yourself, about God, or whatever. Documentaries or feature films. They could have made you cry or laugh. … Read more

Friday Five: Films

I think, at some point, we had a regular Friday fun feature to keep things loose and friendly. Maybe we can bring it back as the Friday Five. Every Friday, I’ll come up with some subject about which we can all list our top five. And then we can argue in the comments. It may get a little esoteric as time goes on (“OK, people what are your top five shirt buttons?”). But we’ll see … Read more

Movie Time

Some fun cinema stuff is topical of late. Hollywood is doing it’s part to get in line and make sure Obama gets his message out, what good little soldiers they are. Here is the trailer for The Obama Effect:

Gee, a black liberal enamored by another black liberal, alert the media.

On the flip side, we have The Conservatives:

This is a message I have been championing since I started blogging, the veritable explosion of … Read more

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