Published October 1, 2009
Tags: Abigail Breslin, Adventureland, Annie Potts, Atlanta, Dawn of the Dead, Decatur, Edgar Wright, Emma Stone, Georgia, Ghostbusters, Jesse Eisenberg, Ruben Fleischer, Shaun of the Dead, Superbad, The Squid and the Whale, Woody Harrelson, Zombieland
I can say I had fun watching “Zombieland.” At the end of the day, I can say that. Most people will. That much is assured for a movie that is equal parts “Superbad” and “Dawn of the Dead” and manages to competently merge both subgenres, tropes and all. Continue reading ‘REVIEW: ‘Zombieland’’
"'A real man makes his own luck.' Billy Zane. 'Titanic.'" -- Dwight Schrute, "The Office"
There’s another movie shooting in Decatur. Leave it to Atlanta’s coziest suburb to attract so much film action it becomes kind of annoying, particularly if you feel obligated to write about it. This feels increasingly like tallying waves on a beach. Continue reading ‘Another freakin’ movie films in Decatur’
Published July 8, 2009
Tags: CNN, Decatur, Kyoto Joe's International Cuisine, Los Angeles, memorial service, Michael Jackson, North Carolina, Off the Wall, Pouya Dianat, Staples Center, Sunset Beach, Twitter
Jermain Jackson tosses a rose on his brother's casket.
So, Michael Jackson died a week and a half ago. I didn’t write anything about it because I didn’t know about until about four hours after the news went public. I had been watching “Wendy and Lucy,” which is very good. Regardless, when Michael Jackson dies, in this news cycle, it’s old news an hour later. And I’m not one for those big, hefty retrospective essays either. The only thing I know about him really is that I like “Off the Wall.” Continue reading ‘Michael Jackson service reveals collective insanity, typing issues’
Published July 4, 2009
Tags: Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Brad Pitt, Che, Decatur, Georgia, Michael Lewis, Moneyball, Ocean's Eleven, Sandra Bullock, Sony Pictures, Steven Soderbergh, The Blind Side, The New York Times, The Taking of Pelham 123, Year One
The New York Times has a pretty decent, insidery story from two days ago that details how “Moneyball,” a movie to be directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Brad Pitt, was unceremoniously killed weeks before it was headed into production. Continue reading ‘Report: Stars don’t matter anymore, awesome movie killed’