Phil Dean


I never heard the word “mumblecore” until a week ago. Apparently this is a thing. Good to know. Anywhoooo. . . To make a long story short, I liked this film. I had only seen one Duplass Bros (After watching Book Of Eli and Daybreakers this past week, I’m beginning to think that only siblings … Continue reading

The Lovely Bones

When did Peter Jackson go from the director who made movies with rats singing about sodomy, to the director who models his films after The Notebook? He started getting cheesy about midway through The Two Towers, and he’s reached his Spielberg-ian peak with this film. I don’t think it’s a bad film, mind you. It’s … Continue reading

Goodbye, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man!

It’s funny; I have had almost zero emotional reaction to Spider-Man 4 movie news, but when I heard that Raimi was off it, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Why, I wonder? I generally enjoy the series. Loved the first one, liked the second two. But, I don’t think I’ve seen Spider-Man 2 … Continue reading

The Shield

It would be easy to dismiss The Shield as “The Wire for meatheads”. And, to be fair, there’s some validity to that assessment. But there’s something about this show that compelled me to finish all seven seasons. Was it the quality of the show, or the ridiculous goofyness? Yes and yes. On a surface level, … Continue reading