The first two times I saw this movie, I had a high level of disdain for it (chronicled here and here). But the last dozen times I’ve seen it in toto or in pieces, I’ve come to realize that I was kind of dead wrong on all accounts except for the first half of my […]Read More 9x9x9: The Dark Knight–If you’re good at something, never do it for free.
I was in 3rd grade when this film came out and my mom took me to see it in theaters. It was PG-13, it was Adam Sandler, it seemed acceptable. A few others in my classroom saw it, too, and we were the lucky ones. The upper echelon of cool to third graders. Since then, […]Read More 9x9x9: Billy Madison–you gotta get your ass out there and find that fucking dog.
Turns out I’m going on a sort of vacation tomorrow so instead of just holding off on the last of the 9x9x9, I’m gonna hold off on the last two, then maybe just post them together. Oversaturate and shit. After that, I’ve got a film shoot to attend to. So expect output to drop from […]Read More Poorly Planned Timing.
I had no previous affiliations with Star Trek before this movie. To be honest, my mental image of the show and the movies was that it was stodgy and overly thoughtful vis a vis trying to be a cultural voice of reason over a sci-fi show. And that’s fine. M*A*S*H* worked great like that, too. […]Read More 9x9x9: Star Trek 2009–wictor wictor 9,2 (access denied)
I don’t remember what sparked my desire to see this movie–it might’ve been that it was Richard Pryor’s final appear in a film though he’s only in it for about 30 seconds. I do remember that it was really hard to find because of Robert Blake and his murder trial. At least that’s […]Read More 9x9x9: Lost Highway–Dick Laurent is Dead
Original Review Some of these spots played during the NBA playoffs of 2008. Just from them, I knew I had to see the movie. So I was there the Sunday evening of opening weekend. And then again the next night. And then again a month later. Because I had to. From the opening […]Read More 9x9x9: Wall-E–WALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL-E
I don’t remember when I saw the trailer for the first time. I know what theater I was at: Edwards 22 Ontario (California, not Canada). I remember blown away and excited. I then remember when the second trailer came and it had been downgraded to a PG-13 to an R. I immediately though, “Oh no, […]Read More 9x9x9 day 4: The Fountain–what if you could live forever?
For some reason, it’s really hard to piece together when and why I saw this movie for the first time. I think the biggest hint to when I saw it is that I wrote my first screenplay towards the end of my Junior year, or during the summer thereafter. It was basically aping Quentin Tarantino, […]Read More 9x9x9: Reservoir Dogs–Mr. Pink. Mr. Blonde. Mr. White. Mr. Orange. Mr. Brown. Mr. Blue. Toby Toby Wong.
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” -Oscar Wilde My memory is fuzzy, but between the ages of 10-13, my parents decided I was old enough to see Blazing Saddles. I had already seen a few R-rated movies at the time (Red Corner, the Matrix, Deep Blue […]Read More 9x9x9: Blazing Saddles–what we laugh about when we laugh about racism
9x9x9 is simple. A nine day series in which I review 9 movies I’ve seen at least 9 times. I don’t know if 9 is the magic number for viewings, but it sounds cool, so we’re gonna run with it. I figure this’ll allow me to re-review some movies I did awhile ago, too. Kind […]Read More 9x9x9, day 1: Transformers–both genius and bullshit