Movies I reviewed for the Herald this week:
Rango. “A lizard’s gotta do what a lizard’s gotta do.”
The Adjustment Bureau. ‘Surprising blandness.”
Take Me Home Tonight. “Not quite hitting it.”
Beastly. “It’s not incompentent.”
Even the Rain. “Nobody gets off the hook easily.”
Bhutto. “The middle of a global tinderbox.”
Carbon Nation. “The negative stuff tends to be accompanied by cute cartoons and zippy graphics.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I recap the Oscars with Steve Scher, and conclude that what is wrong with the broadcast is what is wrong with Hollywood. Archived here; the movie bit kicks in at 14:20.
At What a Feeling!, my other website, we pause for an original reflection on Nate and Hayes, a very odd 1983 pirate movie with Tommy Lee Jones.
Next Thursday night, March 10, come out to Monroe, WA, for a little talk on “Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s,” sponsored by the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. More info here and here.