Aria at Four

“Daddy?” “What, peach?” “Are you thinking the same thing I’m thinking?” “What’s that?” “I love you!!!” And that, my friends, is how Daddy’s Little Girls are made. My beautiful little girl, Aria Leigh, hit me with that probing line of inquiry a week ago and I wilted under the pressure. Forget waterboarding. You want a…

The Top 10 Movies I’ve Just Got to See on the Big Screen in 2009

At what point did the Summer Movie Season begin in Spring and end by Memorial Day? The studios blitzkrieg the multiplex with so much product in May that I half expect to waltz out of this weekend’s showing of Terminator Salvation to find leaves falling from the trees and a Thanksgiving dinner spread across the…

Netflix Notes – “Oscar Bait” Edition

With this latest batch, I’m all caught up again. Although, as I write this, I’ve got Valkyrie staring me down meaning the circle continues. Here’s a helpful hint for any of you employing Netflix to feed your film habit. I’ve found that if you mail a movie out on Monday, you’ll almost aways receive that…

Netflix Notes – “When In Bruges…” Edition

Now that all of that nagging TV is done, I’m back to provide some frequent updates from the world of cinema. It seems my Netflix queue stays at a constant 100 – despite my best efforts to watch 2 – 3 flicks per week. Dammit – If only Hollywood would go on strike or something…

Lost – ‘The Incident Parts 1 & 2’ – 5.16 & 5.17

Screw Lost. I want to talk about Fringe. Here’s a show I derided all season. Kept starting and restarting more times than the Lohan/Ronson debacle. Was on again/off again more times than Ross and Rachel. (Who? What?) And then I settled down and started watching it again a few weeks back – largely buoyed by…

Lost – ‘Follow the Leader’ – 5.15

After five seasons, I’ve cracked the formula to a Lost season-ender. We always get the finale in 3 acts. The penultimate episode always serves as Act 1 – using the hour to set the board and push all of the pieces in motion. Then, we get served a 2 hour opus that leaves us staggered…

Colin at Six

Colin can see Star Wars!!! Yup, we’ve hit one of those pivotal milestone birthdays. Sure, he has some biggies ahead – those precious days where someone will toss him his first set of car keys, slide him a ballot or pour his first icy cold cerveza – but those are tales for a different day,…