Dec 12, 2012
For me, Christmas has always been entirely secular. And yes, I get that it has “Christ” right in the name. Most of the Christmas traditions I practice (tree decorating, gift giving) actually predate Christianity, but I’m not Pagan either. And although I have some pretty significant bones to pick with religion in general, I will tell you this: I love me some frickin’ Christmas. I...
Apr 4, 2012
Twenty years after the car accident that severely injured his wife and killed their young son, Joe (Billy Bob Thornton) returns home. He spent those twenty years in prison because he was drunk and running from the law when he wrecked the car. He was also growing some dank weed, and that’s why the cops were after him in the first place.
Ray McKinnon wrote, directed, and has a supporting role in 2004’s...
Mar 14, 2012
What time is it? It’s Adventure Time! Come on, grab your friends! And a handy view screen with a solid cable connection.
I can’t actually recommend that you buy the DVDs currently available, because for some weird reason, they don’t sell entire seasons? Who knows why. Happily, you can see episodes on Cartoon Network.
The cartoon has huge, strong colors and a fluid style. The show focuses on Finn...
Mar 12, 2012
Taxi Driver was released in 1976. I saw it for the first time in about 1996. My second viewing was last Friday night. The film was on a cable channel, with all the swears and no commercials.
I know I’m not telling anyone about a movie they’ve never heard of. Taxi Driver launched the careers of legends and is referenced in countless films and TV shows. If you haven’t seen it in a while, so long that...
Mar 5, 2012
The other day, after I’d said a few words to a friend of mine about how much I liked a movie I’d just seen, she said I see things in movies that nobody else sees, find emotional depth in them that’s imperceptible to most people.
I think this was a nice way of saying, “Melodie, you are weird, intense and delusional about your gross devil movies,” but of course I can never prove...
Feb 13, 2012
Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi) and Pip (Adam Sandler) make up the LA rock band The Lone Rangers. These guys are desperate to make it big, and they know their only ticket to...
Feb 8, 2012
And now, an imaginary conversation between me and my moms.
"Dude, you totally have to see Sucker Punch
"You totally have to see Sucker Punch.
Feb 6, 2012
Here's the thing: I usually try to focus my FTE posts on stuff that's at least a little bit under the radar. Of course there are exceptions (um, hello, Elf
), but for the most part I figure the optimum use...