Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tristan Reviews "Despicable Me"


What is the title of the movie?

Despicable Me

Who were the characters in this movie?

Gru, Vector, three girls

What was the story the movie told?

Gru wanted to steal the moon, but the girls did things and treated him like a dad.

Did you like this movie?


Why did you like this movie or not?

Because there’s a sequel and it was hilarious.

What was the best part?

When he tried to steal the moon by everything was going wrong

Was there a part you did not like? What was it?

I liked every part of this movie.

Was the movie funny, or serious, or scary?

It was funny.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A damn fine cup of coffee

When Hurricane Irene passed through, I knew I would be stuck at home for a while, so I took up a project I've been wanting to do since 1991: a repeat viewing of Twin Peaks. It is, of course, well worth the time, even for the second season where studio heads were forcing David Lynch to make creative changes left and right. Most of it has stood the test of time extraordinarily well, especially the mystical/supernatural elements that were so influential in top-shelf TV since then. Lynch's use of musical and visual themes are as engaging as they were twenty years ago. Some subplots and elements and subplots ("Invitation to Love," "Andy and Dick compete to be the father of Lucy's child" and "Nadine goes back to high school" all spring to mind. But Agent Cooper remains one of the most charismatic screen heroes of all time, in my book. Maybe someday he will find his way out of the Black Lodge...

If Kyle MacLachlan is not available, I understand another actor is ready to take his place...