Reviews I wrote for the Herald this week:
Sucker Punch. ”Epic flame-out.”
Of Gods and Men. “An amazing array of faces, battered by life and age and experience.”
The Human Resources Manager. “It might be easier to predict the outcome of this movie than Riklis’s other films, but the manager’s journey is full of peculiar, nicely detailed incidents.”
The Round Up. “Bad stuff needs to be remembered, even if it would be so much nicer to forget.”
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. “Shares the same likable quality as the first.”
Carancho. “People in Argentina are terrible drivers.”
On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Steve Scher about movies that meant a great deal to you in childhood but, when seen from an adult vantage, turn out to be not so great. You know, like In the Year 2889. It’s archived here; the movie bit kicks in at the 13:55 mark.
Rotten fans! Issue #9 is finally out this week. Go to your local comic-book store or order online from a place like Moonstone Books or Heavy Ink. Issues 7-8-9 form an episode the authors consider their best yet, so you might want to purchase all three at once.
At What a Feeling!, my repository of 1980s reviews groans anew with The Aviator – not that Scorsese thing, either.