42 Years of Butch and Sundance

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was released 42 years. (That’s going to make some of you feel old.) It may not be a great movie, but it’s a fun and playful western that’s well-directed, well-acted and looks great. Robert Redford and Paul Newman are a couple of wise-cracking train & bank robbers who end up spending half the movie running from a posse, trying not to get killed or

Song #15: “Duppy Conqueror”

Bob Marley’s Legend introduced me to reggae music. The next stop on that train was The Wailers. They released only two albums, Catch a Fire and Burnin’. Everything after that is “Bob Marley and The Waiers,” which is a good vibe but a different vibe. The original Wailers with the core members of Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley made reggae music that’s unmatched. It’s impossible to choose a

Review of “Source Code”

  I had high hopes for Source Code because it was directed by Duncan Jones whose first movie, Moon, holds up as the most intelligent and engaging science fiction movie I’ve seen so far this century. “Source Code” has a science fiction premise: a guy is repeatedly transported into the last eight minutes of another guy’s life who was on a train that blew up, and the guy getting transported

Tolstoy’s Birthday and “The Last Station”

In honour of Tolstoy’s birthday today, I’m going to recomend The Last Station.The movie stars Christopher Plummer playing an eccentric Leo Tolstoy during the last months of his life. It’s not a flawless movie, but strong performances and a potent final scene make it worth the ride. Makes you want to read some Tolstoy too. (This is a recycled post.)