Oh my gosh, I have lost track how many months I have been waiting for this movie! I am a huge--dare I say, rabid--fan of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. Both separately and together, these two have produced so many movies which I have loved...well, I'm not a huge fan of the Pee Wee movie, but that was early Burton. But I digress.... Having been home from the theater barely half an hour after seeing this, I will confess that my mind is racing a bit and I am fighting to stay relatively organized. … [Read more...] about Alice in Wonderland!
No, I did not have the great fortune to see two Robert Downey, Jr. movies in the same day. However, I did see Sherlock Holmes and The Soloist within a few days of each other, and I was highly entertained and very impressed with both. Reviews below! Sherlock Holmes Exciting, engaging, witty, and charming - I loved this vision of Sherlock Holmes! I'll admit, I wasn't ready to have my perceptions challenged. But I at least had the opportunity prior to the film to look into how Arthur Conan Doyle … [Read more...] about Robert Downey, Jr. – Times Two!
I first became interested in Shutter Island through some Facebook buzz, mostly about how the movie played so differently from the trailer. I will admit, I normally pass on most movies with Leo DiCaprio--probably because the last thing I saw him in was Titanic, so I've dismissed him as a rather pretty-boy one trick pony. I have been happily corrected in his fantastic and unnerving performance in Shutter Island. I found out that yet again this is a film based on a book, though perhaps a not … [Read more...] about Shutter Island
[Republished from an ancient blog, long abandoned and forgotten, originally posted on June 23, 2007.] I have just had the scariest, most gut-wrenching movie experience I've had since, oh, I can't remember when. Maybe never. 1408 opened today, and I happened to stumble across a trailer for it online just this evening. Apparently the movie is based on a Stephen King short story of the same name, published in the collection "Everything's Eventual." The crazy thing is, I have this book. I … [Read more...] about John Cusack in a Hotel with Stephen King