Fanboys Push Panther Into You (Weekly Links)


he's just not that into you, yet

Back up to speed: my reviews for the Herald this week:

Coraline. “A picture that taps that funny-creepy-special vibe….”

Push. “The only telekinetic who ever survived an injection of super-brain-juice.”

The Pink Panther 2. “When Sellers and Blake Edwards were doing them, at least they bothered to come up with titles.”

Fanboys. “Just to seek out a few Trekkies and mess them up.”

He’s Just Not That Into You. “Better-than-average laugh-per-minute ratio.”

Pray the Devil Back to Hell. “The values of organizing and persisting.”

Back to Normandy. “Gentle tribute to a landscape and a people.”

Movie Diary 1/21/2009

Taken (Pierre Morel, 2008). One from the Luc Besson meat-grinder. For some reason I am susceptible to Besson’s high-concept approach, although it usually works better in French (Banlieue 13) than English (Transporter 3). Premise here has the daughter of Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen being kidnapped — a plausibility problem, because genetically speaking, any offspring of Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen could probably kick Godzilla’s ass. (full review 1/30)

Fanboys (Kyle Newman, 2008). Mainly shot in 2006, which would explain why Dan Fogler, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogen all look slimmer. (full review 2/6)