HNtWYN: The American (A Review)

Jack (played by a shockingly slim George Clooney) is a hare fallen in among wolves. As The American opens, Jack, an assassin by trade, is comfortably spending some very naked time in a snow-bound cabin in the back woods of Sweden with a beautiful woman after a, presumably, successful job. It ends badly (as it […] […]

HNtWYN: Drunk History (NSFW)

Finally. FINALLY! Someone has found the sweet spot at the intersection of booze, film and American history. Don’t worry, I know what you’re thinking: “But Brett – I didn’t realize there WAS a sweet spot at that intersection. I thought it was just some homeless dude in a raincoat farting and asking for spare corks?” […] […]

How Not to Write Your Novel: Human Target

Comic book characters have been having a very good run lately, and Human Target rides the wave handily. Mark Valley (and his jaw) play Christopher Chance, a man with a nefarious past seeking redemption. I have to say, it seems to be a fruitful collaboration – Valley (and his jaw) look like they could have […] […]

Avatar - a review or 'Giant Robot Blue Monkey Knife Fight Says What?'

You remember TRON, right? Jeff Bridges is a computer programmer reduced to scamming on teenagers from his loft above the video arcade (remember when you had to GO SOMEWHERE DANK AND SMELLY if you wanted to play video games??) because he got fired from his cush job designing games like STAR INVADERS and BLASTEROIDS. But […] […]

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy? Seriously… PERCY?! First – What mother loves her son and names the poor schnook ‘Percy’? Second – Perseus (with whom dear Percy’s name is overtly linked by characters in the movie) was a son of ZEUS! And if we accept the premise of eternal fraternal near-war that is the basis for the whole story, […] […]