Tower Heist

You really can’t have too many movies that take place in towers. Hollywood has always enjoyed shooting in tall places; nothing like being trapped somewhere really high to ramp up the tension. So we get The Two Towers, The Dark Tower (in production) and the most famous of all disaster movies, The Towering Inferno. This last movie was even paid homage to in the original Fame, as one fearless student reenacted the OJ Simpson elevator scene as an audition piece to get into the High School of Performing Arts. (“I’m waiting for the elevator. I’m still waiting for the elevator.”) That was meta before meta was even invented! Continue reading

Footloose

You can get from John Lithgow to Debra Winger to Richard Gere to Jennifer Lopez to Ryan Seacrest to Julianne Hough.
or
from Michael Penn to Sean Penn to James Franco to Tobey McGuire to Dennis Quaid
or even
Kenny Loggins to Jim Messina to Anne Murray to um….?

Okay, I can’t do that one, because there is no way to get from Kenny Loggins to anyone relevant. But the six degrees of separation game always leads back to the same person and I think we all know who that is. And he is not in this movie. Welcome to Footloose, the New Millenium! Continue reading

Paranormal Activity 3

I took this one for the team. No, no, you don’t have to thank me; I was pretty sure it would turn out this way, but sometimes a selfless act is required. You know the whole “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” thing? Spock was right … it’s true. It’s how I live; it’s just the way I roll. And in the words of Super Chicken, I knew the job was dangerous when I took it. Continue reading