Monthly Archives: September 2010


The Other Guys – 6

2010-09-14T09:00:31+00:00September 14th, 2010|Reviews|

     More than a harmless piffle, this Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy was replete with cute moments and laugh-out-loud jokes. I know, because I was the only one in the theater. (Several days later I watched Caddyshack via Netflix. By comparison, that movie was stupid - the Rodney Dangerfield character embarrassing. I didn't cringe once at [...]

Restrepo – 4

2010-09-14T08:58:11+00:00September 14th, 2010|Reviews|

     A very disappointing documentary about a Marine outpost called 'Restrepo' in remote Afghanistan. It had none of the characters, none of the action, none of the suspense, none of the message of Matterhorn, the book about a Marine company in Vietnam that Siri and I had both just finished reading. The use of talking [...]

Cairo Time – 5

2010-09-14T08:48:32+00:00September 14th, 2010|Reviews|

     A showcase, if not vanity project, for Patricia Clarkson, the movie stands or falls on how you view her character's actions. We're handicapped by not knowing much about where she comes from and what her husband is like, until it is too late. But existing in a kind of vacuum doesn't excuse her blithe [...]