Date Archives May 2009

Double Feature

Up Everything involving Carl and Ellie is excellent, particularly the opening montage, but the boy, the bird and the dogs all feel contrived. I facepalmed when the boy Aesops (and I paraphrase): "We remember life's boring moments the most." For all its faults, Gran Torino…

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Jon 3:16

Previously on Adam Riff™: Forget LeBron and Kobe. J.J. Redick and Adam Morrison are four wins away from meeting in the NBA Finals. One of these two will soon join Darko, Gagne and Scalabrine in the dubious ring hall of fame. Both my picks look…

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The Prestige

A television in my boarding area at Sea-Tac was tuned to Headline News. During a commercial break, I saw two consecutive ads for Sea-Tac in which "real" Washingtonians discuss how they love spending time in the airport, shopping and wining and dining and receiving massages….

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Dogtooth

Dogtooth focuses on the daily lives of three never-named 20-something siblings who not only never left home, but have actually never literally left the house. Their parents have created a complex mythology to keep them happy prisoners and keep the family together. The parents plan…

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