Random thoughts on Scott Pilgrim after seeing it for the umpteenth time...
"Whatever happened to the Teenage Dream?"
Scott Pilgrim is a dick throughout most of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. His arc is paved with bad choices and lies, and maybe the worst thing he does for the pursuit of his dream girl Ramona is breaking the heart of Knives Chau.
Edgar Wright’s comic book world is bright and colorful during the film’s fight sequences and musical numbers, but…
"Hunt is uniquely trained and highly motivated. A specialist without equal, immune to any countermeasures. There is no secret he cannot extract, no security he cannot breach, no person cannot become. He has most likely anticipated this very conversation and is waiting to strike in whatever direction we move. Sir, Hunt is the living manifestation of destiny and he has made you his mission." - CIA Chief Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin).
[This is from my original Top 10 of 2010 post. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD placed number 1 on my list. Save for a few grammatical errors, I wouldn't change a thing about what I said back then.]
From the incredible opening credits to the final touching moments, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is the most innovative, energetic, fun, and best movie of the year and recent memory.
The movie is perfect.
Edgar Wright has been honing his style for…
Kenneth Branagh directs a Kenneth Branagh film, co-starring Kenneth Branagh.
Kenneth Branagh is not going to let you forget this in a movie called JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT.
First, let's re-meet Jack Ryan.
The first act of the film does a good job of re-re-re-introducing us to Jack Ryan. Chris Pine's Jack Ryan joined the military after dropping out of The London School of Economics after watching 9/11 unfold before him. He ends up injured (Ryan has a terrible back…