Today’s Happies.

Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, and Björk are all making me happy today.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

The movie seems happy enough to let its Christian subtext remain subtextual.

Rush Hour.

The problem with Jackie Chan is that when he’s not interacting with a chair or a motorcycle or whatever, and instead has to act against a human being, he’s not really all that funny.

Supercop and Supercop 2.

“This is terrible! We have two of the most talented martial arts actors in the world doing a movie together, and there’s absolutely zero chemistry between them!”

Shaun of the Dead.

What can zombies do to brush up their image, to make themselves relevant to a modern audience?

The Animation Show.

Some brief thoughts on each of the shorts (and not-so-shorts) of the films I saw at Judge & Hertzfeldt’s touring festival of animation.

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

When the only convincing performance in a film comes from a backwards-talking, computer-animated muppet, you know you’re in trouble.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

The whole affair is a wonderful play (pun intended) on identity, reality, and langugage.

Kung Fu Hustle.

Kung Fu Hustle doesn’t inspire deep analysis so much as a feeling of sheer elation.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The film makes the transition to a more visual medium by replacing some of the novels’ logorrheic verbal digressions with arch visual gags.