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

That's right: Bram Stoker's Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola IS sexiness. Sometimes even surprisingly so, even though we are talking about the 1990's aesthetic colliding with one of the most sex-obsessed works of literature ever.

Thirteen: Batman Begins, Friends with Babies, and Helping the Helpers

Begins is most likely the best of the trilogy and the best Batman film thus far. NO, I can hear you saying, Dark Knight is the best everrrrr. Well, I'm sorry, but you're wrong.

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

That Awkward Moment when the Star Man comes to meet you and totally blows your mind. Cause he's your son. And also the worst.

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, and the world is rocking its pre-9/11 vibe. Enter modern action-classic Air Force One. Air Force One’s ranking on the Oldometer: 6/10 Gary Oldman character quality: Well, Ivan Kurshonov … Continue reading Nine: Air Force One, The American Dream President, and Nostalgic Patriotism