The Order of Glitter Picks ‘n’ Pans of the Week

IN THEATERS: Minority Report: Wherein Steve manages to *not* leave us pained and feeling vaguely gummy by the ending. A very decently wrought flick. Lesson definitely learned from AI. Either that, or his staff is doing a better job of spritzing his nose whenever he decides he’s come up with a “better” re-write. Of course, we’re pretty sure we know where the original ending was and where he decided a new one was needed. All the same, it worked out decently. Steve: Hey guys! *waves around newly revised script* So I rethought the ending, and wouldn’t it be great if …

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4th viewing ponderings.

So… raise your hand if you, too, think that the House of Elrond sounds like a swanky Middle-earth BDSM leather bar. “Serving the Way of Pain since the Second Age!” And that Saruman frequented it before secluding himself in his very own Tower of Power. “You shall taste of manflesh… 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!” Now, try to imagine either of them in a studded vest and chaps. Then join me in a moment of deep and abiding horror. Thank you.

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Well. So we just got back from seeing _Black Hawk Down_. It’s been a long time since Sheila and I have gone to see a movie that wasn’t prefaced in reviews afterwards with “We know it’s crap, but it’s entertaining crap…” It was a pleasant surprise. So much as one can call such things pleasant, I suppose. We went in not expecting much, all in all. Josh Hartnett and Jerry Bruckheimer tend to be tolls of doom in our book, and war films in general just tend to be either really schlocky or really boring. It’s a hard thing to …

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Martha Stewart Meets MacGyver

Went over to Sheila’s today, for a little change of scenery. After watching the food network for a couple of hours, we were inspired to bake something new and exciting. “That gorgeous lemon raspberry tart the little French chef with the atrocious grammar just made looks good. Let’s do it!” we proclaimed. So we got our ingredients. Well, except for the raspberries. We got blackberries instead because the raspberries looked a little wrinkly and out of season. Triumphantly returned to the kitchen only to find that, um, so we’re missing a few things. Like… a mixer. And a rolling pin. …

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