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  • House of the Dead

    House of the Dead

    This was the Director's Cut I watched today. I wish it had its own listing here on Letterboxd because I'd have given it half a star instead of the (still terrible) single star the theatrical cut has...

  • Fun with Dick and Jane

    Fun with Dick and Jane

    ★★

    Carrey's rubber face is starting to show some wrinkles, but his toned-down shtick cannot save this movie.

    You know the plot; it was in the ads: Dick and Jane lose their jobs, need money, and turn to doing stick-ups and bank robberies.

    Unfortunately that portion of the movie is only about 15 minutes long--after an hour of build-up to that point.

    The film WAS topical. The "great recession" was still happening in '05 (though it was before the mortgage bubble…

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  • Bride Wars

    Bride Wars

    This movie makes me hate humanity. Two competent women, best friends, torn apart by the stereotypical female motivation of needing a husband.This film degrades everyone who watches it. Such a shame that two actresses with such capable talents are just reduced to this drivel. Stay away.

  • Everest

    Everest

    ★★★★

    This was a suspenseful and heartbreaking dramatization of true events.

    The performances by Clarke, Brolin, and Gyllenhaal made me invested, but the star of the film is the cinematography. I regret not treking to an IMAX 3D showing for all the scenery shown here.

    But even in 2D on my home theater, the colors are vibrant and the vistas amazing (Though a few times it looked like the wandered off the EVEREST set and onto a leftover asteroid from ARMAGEDDON).…