Archive for the 'Reviews' Category

The Return of the King

Thursday, December 18th, 2003 | 15:05

I’ll wait until the extended versions come out late next year before passing final judgement on Peter Jackson’s rendition of the Lord of the Rings. I found the extended … Continue reading »


Tuesday, November 11th, 2003 | 12:14

I’m not a crossword puzzle maven: I’m unable to rip through a Friday NYT puzzle during my morning commute, and I’ve finished the Sunday puzzle only a couple of times; … Continue reading »

Matrix Revolutions

Thursday, November 6th, 2003 | 07:41

How much better it would have been if Neo, in a last desperate attempt to defeat Agent Smith during the climatic fight, declared to his adversary, “This statement is false,” … Continue reading »

Kill Bill

Monday, October 13th, 2003 | 17:37

Is a movie shaped to look just like a 1970s martial arts exploitation film itself a 1970s-style martial arts exploitation film? If so, Kill Bill may be the best … Continue reading »

Order of the Phoenix

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003 | 22:48

I finished the new Harry Potter just before the 4th of July weekend. I was one of those people who pre-ordered from Amazon shortly after the book was announced … Continue reading »

Terminator 3

Sunday, July 6th, 2003 | 12:04

On Tuesday night, we watched the Terminator 2 DVD, some sort of extended edition. After watching it, I was reluctant to see T3: I was afraid a poor sequel … Continue reading »


Sunday, May 11th, 2003 | 22:38

We saw Cirque Du Soleil’s Varekai on Saturday. Beyond some snippets on Bravo, we hadn’t seen Cirque Du Soleil before. It’s actually pretty amazing seeing it live: our … Continue reading »


Sunday, April 13th, 2003 | 21:49

We saw Thwak Friday night at the New Victory Theater in Times Square. It’s a show by the Umbilical Brothers, a mime/ventriloquist/human soundbox group from Australia. Mime for the 21st … Continue reading »

Re-Reading again

Monday, December 16th, 2002 | 00:43

Over the past few months, I’ve actually read honest-to-god novels. This flourishing of fiction is a departure from what I’ve tended to read over the past few years: a … Continue reading »

Ego Search

Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 | 12:09

For some reason, I got it into my head this morning to run an ego search, i.e., search for your name on Google (or, in the past, Altavista, say). … Continue reading »