"When you point a finger at somebody else, you're pointing three at yourself and a thumb at the sky."

In an attempt to clear off the PVR (which is still holding some movies recorded well over a year ago) before the fall TV season starts and we go away for two weeks, we got through three movies in between all the beautiful weather this weekend:

Seraphim Falls (imdb | rotten tomatoes) started off with a bang (literally), but got slow, and then got positively glacial. I’m sure the descent from high snowy mountain to hot, dead valley was a metaphor for man’s fall from grace, but holy ass, guys. Oh, and you’d think someone could’ve hired a dialog coach so that Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan didn’t make a western sound like an afternoon in Cork.

Lonesome Jim (imdb | rotten tomatoes) was mildly amusing in parts, a bit annoying in others, and mostly just intriguing: why would Liv Tyler appear in back-to-back films starring the Affleck brothers, which carry nearly the same plot? I don’t want to run the movie for anyone, but if you’ve seen Jersey Girl you’ve seen a flashier version of Lonesome Jim.

Traitor (imdb | rotten tomatoes) was…well, kind of surprising. I thought it would be dumber than it was. I thought it would be a straight good-guy-on-the-run shooter, but there was more to it than that. It was fairly predictable, but still…not half bad. Good for a lazy Saturday morning on the couch.

"I can't think of one reason big enough for him to lie about that's small enough to matter."

We went to see Gone, Baby, Gone (imdb | rotten tomatoes) last night. It was really good. I would’ve been surprised by how good it was if I hadn’t heard all the great reviews first. I’d add my voice to the choir of people saying Ben Affleck makes a better director than actor, and his brother’s turning some heads as well. I’m always been a fan of Casey Affleck, but with lead roles in this movie and The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, and indie cred from films like Gerry and Lonesome Jim, I think he’s one good role away from becoming very big.


Drowning people will often flail their arms wildly in a desperate attempt to stay afloat. Just ask SOCAN.


Not that I’m complaining, but the Toronto weather’s been crazy warm for late October. We went for a walk today and it felt like a spring stroll. Sunny and 17 degrees…it’s supposed to be 22, 23 and 18 for the next three days. Guess I’d better enjoy it while I can…apres (ce) mois, le deluge.

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