Spielberg and Crichton’s swashbuckler

Posted by · 12:43 pm · August 27th, 2009

I’ve been of the mind for quite some time now that a good (operative word) pirate film is way overdue.  The “Pirates of the Caribbean” films are fine and all, the first one especially.  Blending the mythos of a pirate story with that of, essentially, a ghost yarn was a brilliant way to make the […]

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10 things I hate about ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’

Posted by · 9:47 am · May 24th, 2008

1) Mac McHale In a long line of wonderful secondary characters — Sallah, Marcus Brody, Henry Jones Sr., Short Round — screenwriter David Koepp, and whoever might have made their mark on the screenplay prior, manages to crank out a pointless, unbelievably benign individual who sits in the stomach of the film like a glass […]

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