Fifteen: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Oceans of Time, and Sexiness

Oh boy. This is a big one in the Oldman catalog. I might have unintentionally avoided writing about it thus far because it is such a big deal in terms of: Gary's career, Coppola's post-Godfather work, the 90's, romantic horror (or is it horrific romance?), cinematic beauty, literary adaptations, and SEXINESS. He's a real thirsty … Continue reading Fifteen: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Oceans of Time, and Sexiness

Twelve: The Space Between Us, Daddy Issues, and Appreciating the Wonders in Our Own Backyard

Oh boy. I plead very guilty to initially hoping that The Space Between Us might be a decent enough YA-targeted film. It has a number of vaguely interesting elements that might have been strung together to make a vaguely interesting movie, or, say, one that was better than the last Nicolas Sparks movie I had the … Continue reading Twelve: The Space Between Us, Daddy Issues, and Appreciating the Wonders in Our Own Backyard

Eleven: Darkest Hour, Personal Insignificance, Turning 30, and the Glory of “Littleness”

I have been looking forward to Darkest Hour since it was first announced. If you follow Gary Oldman's career as I do, you gather that the man seems to enjoy working more than he feels energized to gun for awards (see his recent films, Criminal and Hitman's Bodyguard), so I was jazzed by the fact that this … Continue reading Eleven: Darkest Hour, Personal Insignificance, Turning 30, and the Glory of “Littleness”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Gary Oldman spent his V-day afternoon at my alma mater, Loyola Marymount University, in the same theatre in which I received the bulk of my education. I wasn't there to see him because I now live in a different time zone, and that makes this an exceptionally annoying Valentine's Day. But anyway, here's a Valentine's … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

Nine: Air Force One, The American Dream President, and Nostalgic Patriotism

Welcome to 1997! Bill Clinton is the real-life president, Hillary is dutifully performing her First Lady tasks, we have yet to experience the era of Marvel's 500 Avengers flicks, The Matrix will not be released for another two years, Julia Roberts and Harrison Ford are our highest-paid movie stars, and the world is rocking its pre-9/11 … Continue reading Nine: Air Force One, The American Dream President, and Nostalgic Patriotism

Eight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Grief, and Goodbyes

Confession: I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II a few months ago, and have been putting off blogging about the film. There's plenty of material to feast on in Deathly Hallows, Harry's final chapter, where it All Goes Down: the near destruction of Harry, his pals, and the institution of Hogwarts at … Continue reading Eight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Grief, and Goodbyes