14 January 2011
Hey, Lady, I’d like to trace your lines…
Ah, Tron. Here’s the thing you have to realize about the first Tron movie: It isn’t very good. It worked as a state-of-the-art experience: visuals and sounds (it won an Oscar for Best Sound) and things you’ve never seen before. The same is true of this sequel: it sure is something to behold, even if it isn’t a terribly great movie, though I must say I enjoyed the story more than the first movie. [Read my full review]
Categories: Movie Reviews.
5 January 2011
Link of the Month:
A very funny blog from a professional woman who suddenly found herself career-less and decided to make a go of this whole “housewife” thing. It manages to be personal and universal at the same time. And, bonus: I TOTALLY KNOW HER IN REAL LIFE!
DVD & Album of the Month:
Daft Punk: Tron Legacy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
An incredibly effective soundtrack that is intense and strong, and moves surprisingly between the expected electronic music and traditional orchestral-style soundtrack music. It would be a bad idea to play this soundtrack while you’re driving because it really just makes you want to go. It’s very driven, and one of the best movie soundtracks since Trent Reznor’s The Social Network and Michael Giacchino’s Up.
DVD of the Month:
Batman: Under the Red Hood
This is a surprisingly good Batman movie, near the very top of the list. It’s an intensely personal story about Batman’s greatest failure and some unexpected consequences. Great vocal performances by Bruce Greenwood as Batman, Jensen Ackles as the titular Red Hood, and the ubiquitous John DiMaggio (best known as Bender on Futurama) as the Joker. It’s heart-wrenching and action-packed.
Categories: Links, Movies, Music, Of the Month.