Jennifer’s Bright Meatballs (Weekly Links)

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Bright Star: soothe thy lips.

Reviews I wrote for the Herald this week:

Bright Star. “Measured, murmuring.”

Jennifer’s Body. “Nothing gets in the way of the one-liners.”

Love Happens. “One watches this movie wishing for a bit of incompetence or sloppiness.”

The Burning Plain. “Just dependent clauses.”

The Informant! “His brain spinning like a gerbil on a wheel.”

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. “Nonstop monsoon of cheeseburgers and flapjacks.”

Somers Town. “Creates a glow around itself.”

Big Fan. “Some truly unexpected twists.”

Movie Diary 8/3/2009

A Perfect Getaway (David Twohy, 2009). Twohy renews one’s faith in the art of B-moviemaking, even if nobody actually makes B-movies anymore – here comes an ingenious/absurd idea worked out to within an inch of its life. He should be cranking out a project every six months. And he would if I had my way. (full review 8/7)

The Burning Plain (Guillermo Arriaga, 2008). Fairly linear for Arriaga, even if the story does roll out in three or so different timeframes. It’s extremely serious. (full review 9/25)