Links to movies I reviewed for the Herald this week:
Source Code. “Not merely a mechanical process.”
Insidious. “Astral projection will never be the same.”
Hop. “Mostly charmless.”
I Saw the Devil. “Always a mistake to leave the bad guy alive.”
The Music Never Stopped. “Cynics may find their iceberg hearts melted by the power of the music and the commitment of the two lead actors.”
Win Win. “Sometimes you want a film to hurry up a little.”
The Time That Remains. “Somehow less intriguing.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about the recent use of famous classical pieces in movies such as The King’s Speech, Black Swan, and Of Gods and Men. Which I’m a sucker for, frankly. Listen here; the movie bit kicks in at the 16-minute mark.
At my other website, What a Feeling!, we conclude a week of really BIG 1980s movies with a vintage review of The Big Easy, that jambalaya sleeper.
Don’t forget, Rotten issue #9 is out now. Get thee to a comic-book store, or order online from the publisher. You might think about pre-ordering the Rotten novella, The Lost Diary of John J. Flynn, U.S. Agent, too.