A Review Of The Movie Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda is an animated film about a Panda who loves Kung Fu, where he finds himself having to learn it and save his community from his Master’s nemesis. I recommend it for kids and adults. The story is simple but engaging, with laugh-out-loud moments. The action scenes are incredible: intense, fast, and fun – it could make you dizzy. The animation is well done. I took my saven

“The Incredible Hulk” Ain’t Too Bad

The Incredible Hulk — Another Marvel comic book movie. The Hulk smashes the crap out of everything. Ed Norton and the rest of the cast play their roles well. The story isn’t as involving as Iron Man, but it’s done well and it’s never boring. What else do you want from a comic book movie? It’s fun for what it is. (June 14/08) The Stone Angel — Based on the

“Small Time Crooks,” etc.

Deep Water — I’m slowly losing my taste for films about people who do adventurous but stupid things (e.g., Grizzly Man, Into The Wild). Deep Water is a documentary about a guy who enters a competition to sail across the world non-stop by himself, and fails. It’s mostly a sad story and not nearly as gripping as something like Touching the Void, but it’s interesting, especially for viewers who know

Wacky “Triplets of Belleville”

Some movies I watched over the past two weeks. Sketches of Frank Gehry — A documentary directed by Sydney Pollack about Frank Gehry, an architect famous for designing buildings that look like things you’d see in an art gallery and wonder, “What the hell is this supposed to be?” It’s a straightforward telling of how and why he became an architect. A portrait of an artist / architect. Interesting to

Movies I’ve Watched – 2008 (#1)

Waitress — A feel-good “dramedy” about a waitress with a talent for making pies who gets pregnant and falls for someone who isn’t her husband. It has a cute quirky quality that seems popular with shows like Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me, if you like that kind of thing. (Jan. 2/08) Primer — Some computer geeks create what turns out to be — I’m only guessing here — a