Movie Musical Time: “Control” and “Across the Universe”

Over the last week, I’ve seen two “movie musicals” of sorts–Julie Taymor‘s artful stab at a Beatles opera called Across the Universe, and Anton Corbijn’s Ian Curtis biopic, Control. Both movies had their strong points, but both had their weaknesses. The most succinct way of describing Across the Universe is to call it “a magical […]

The Movie I Can’t Get Out of My Mind: Ethan Hawke’s “The Hottest State”

On Monday I went to a screening of Ethan Hawke‘s new old movie, The Hottest State, which is based on his novel of the same name. William (Mark Webber) is a fledgling young actor who falls for a quiet, reserved girl named Sarah (played by Catalina Sandino Moreno) and the movie chronicles the rapid growth […]

Your First Look: “Walk Hard” and the Battle of the Pompadours

Hey guys–sorry my updating has been very lacking of late. I’m steadily and rapidly falling into old lady-hood, as you can probably tell by my choice of delicious links. Oh yeah, and I started doing yoga again. I’m trying out a bunch of studios in downtown Manhattan, so if you have any recommendations, let me […]

The New Transformers Movie Hearts The Strokes

Something about the still below is “more than meets the eye”, no? Yesterday the Backseat Blogger and I were watching the new Transformers movie trailer when half way through I started bursting out laughing–someone in the costume department sure does love the scruffy lads from NYC, because they decked Shia LaBeouf‘s character in a classic […]

The Dog Whisperer and Sky High Are Amazing…Debbie Does Dallas Again, Not So Much

Two tv/movie related things I discovered this weekend: 1. The movie Sky High. Holy crap. No, it’s not a movie about smoking the pot. It’s a totally cheese-filled and predictable, but an all sorts of awesome tween movie starring Michael Angarano, aka the cute kid who played Jack’s son of Will and Grace. You will […]