Monthly Archives: April 2011

Lent: Part 27

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009) – Oof. While something like, say, Dune needs a cut-happy editor, Red Riding never felt like it was wasting my time. It was a long, long movie night, but worth it. My only beef with these movies is the small handful of characters who didn’t seem to age in the nine years between ’74 and ’83, but whatever, I forgive them.

Lent: Part 24

Dune (1984) – Why do I do this to myself? David Lynch only hurts me, but I keep coming back, year after year.

I think I may have figured this one out, though. Paul was supposed to be born a girl, but he showed everyone that he was far more feminine than anyone could have imagined. I didn’t grow up watching this movie, so it just doesn’t have the same impact on me as it apparently did on many of you. Sorry.

It must be said, however, that Paul is a terrible sci-fi name, but I still prefer it over the name he picks for himself later in the movie.

Lent: Part 21

Source Code (2011) – Well, let’s see… When a “Quantum Leap” and a Groundhog Day love each other very much, and also there’s a pointless military/daddy-issues subplot… Um. So, Jake Gyllenhaal is in this, but the only time he appears shirtless, you don’t actually want to see him shirtless. Let’s just say there were a lot of things I’d have done differently.