I think I figured out my problem with the plot of the otherwise lovely movie “Her”
Because I could never take the central relationship seriously, I wanted the movie to act more split on the question of whether Samantha was a real romantic partner. So I was disappointed when the movie seemed to fully expect me to agree that she was.
Oh my fucking god it’s a serious movie about a man falling in love with his computer and it’s going to be my favorite
ENGAGEMENT - Official Trailer (by Jon Lefkovitz)
Oh my GOD is this not the best thriller premise? Girl is going to marry boy. Girl tells boy she’s going on a trip, and can her previously unmentioned twin sister come stay with him while she’s gone? Boy suspects girl is just playing a bizarre trick on him, but is falling for twin sister. Then probably someone gets murderous? Anyway if you have Hulu Plus you can watch it for free, so I’m gonna do that soon.
ZERO CHARISMA Trailer (by Nerdist)
This indie comedy about a stereotypical D&D DM looks fun and I plan to buy it!
But the top YouTube comments are complaints about the choice to focus, yet again, on the nerdiest possible gamer rather than the many socially well-adjusted people who play RPGs.
It looks like the supporting characters are just such people—the crazy DM is just the most interesting type among them. And from what we can see in the trailer, this looks like a really exciting and funny movie about an interesting character. It’s not like good movies have to be documentaries.
While this film is clearly made with love by actual gamers, I see the desire for a story that focuses on gamers that normal people can relate to. Are there more non-sociopath-focused (but still well-made) movies and shows about tabletop gamers out there?
"The Wolf of Wall Street" looks fun.
Magic Magic (2013) Trailer
Michael Cera as a villain. Yes. Very yes. This is what the world is for.
The Way, Way Back: Trailer
God I hope this is as good as it looks. Steve Carrell as a dickhole, Sam Rockwell as a wise slacker, Alison Janney as anything…
Training montage montage!
Happy new year! Use this to get motivated about your resolutions. Especially if your resolution is to watch a very small portion of many movies.
I’m thrilled with this supercut for a lot of technical reasons you probably don’t care about.
While unemployed and midway through writing the first novel with the character as yet unnamed, Lee Child visited his local supermarket with his wife. An elderly lady approached him and asked him to reach an item off a high shelf for her. His wife commented: ‘Hey if this writing thing doesn’t work out, you can be a reacher in a supermarket.’
This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever read. Jack Reacher is called Jack Reacher because the guy who wrote the Jack Reacher books reached for a thing once. No, really.
Can’t wait to read more stories about Jack Reacher and his friends John Mopper and Fred Milkdoublebagger.
'Black is in,' Foxx had riffed. In his new movie, he said, 'I play a slave. How black is that?'