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.
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
It started with There Will be Blood. I had no idea, at that time (2007) who Paul Thomas Anderson was. I simply remembered that the trailer for this film came up a whole hell of a lot when I went to the movies that year. It was usually shown with No Country and the Assassination […]Read More Love to Give: The Films of PT Anderson