Zack and Miri Make a Porno

As soon as I heard the opening riff of “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver,” I was in love… Kevin Smith has always had a way with picking the music for his films. I’d argue that the soundtrack for Clerks is one of the top soundtracks ever, alongside The Crow, Singles and Pulp Fiction. I may be […]

Enchanted

If I was 5 or 6 years old, Enchanted would have been one of my favorite movies, right up there with The Wizard of Oz and Annie. It shocks you, doesn’t it? It shocks me, for fuck’s sake. I conscientiously try to avoid letting my kids watch the Disney Channel…more for my sanity, than for […]

Employee of the Month

About midway through my recent maternity leave, I had watched so many films that required my full attention that I just started DVRing things that didn’t require a full set of brain cells (or a full night of sleep) to digest. Employee of the Month was one of them. I bet you’re asking yourself why […]

Date Movie

This movie was not made for me. It’s not that I don’t like spoofs or parodies – normally I do. It’s just that it’s hard to enjoy a parody of films you know nothing about. I know jackshit about chick flicks and rom coms. I intentionally avoid films starring Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock or Renee […]

Say Anything…

How did I make it out of the 80s without seeing Say Anything…? You’d think I grew up in a box or something. There are a lot of important movies I just haven’t seen. As you can probably tell, I’m making a valiant attempt to catch up. Say Anything… occupies a revered place in pop […]

Splendor

No director can make me feel like Gregg Araki. I was prepared to be disappointed by this film. All I knew about it was that it was about a girl trying to juggle her relationships with several different guys. That sounds like most romantic comedies these days. It didn’t sound that exciting, but I was […]

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You…The Taming of the Shrew – how hard was it to come up with a title that not only rhymes with the original Shakespearean one, but conveys the theme of the film as well? I had to go see this film by myself, because I didn’t know anyone who would […]