Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

There’s a by now ubiquitous story about the origins of Bee Movie: Steven Spielberg and Jerry Seinfeld were having lunch one day (well, of course they were!) when Seinfeld mused that it would be amusing to make a cartoon about bees, and title it Bee Movie, because you see it sounds kind of like “B-movie,” […]

I would like to share a bit of received wisdom with you all: you can’t tell somebody that what they’re laughing at isn’t funny. Thankfully, nobody in the theater where I saw Shrek the Third was laughing very much at all, so I don’t have to pretend that it was anything other than a complete […]

I don’t recall the last time I encountered a movie with so many sold-out screenings as Borat: et cetera, and I wasn’t part of any of them, because “Fandango isn’t necessary.” I lucked out with my back-up, thankfully, and a film that I hadn’t really been looking forward to turned out to be one of […]

Oh my god, it’s finally not an agony to post. And look at me, being all “hugely busy at work,” so I just now find out. The June Plan has its first casualty – that is, the first film I would probably not have seen without the extra bump of motivation (that I saw The […]