Movies

Enjoy the rantings as Mr. Hipster proves he slept through his film criticism courses in college.

Zodiac

Zodiac

Rating:  This one has been on my list for quite a while now, but for some reason it has eluded me while other complete…

You Can Count On Me

You Can Count On Me

Rating:  I can’t say I was overly excited to watch this film the night I snatched it off of the video store shelf–despite it…

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Rating:  And your mother too! I guess that’s some sort of fancy Mexican insult. I was always a fan of ‘¡la tuya!,’ but more…

Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys

Rating:  After I finished reading Wonder Boys I signed onto IMDB to see when the movie would be coming out. No, I didn’t know…

Winter's Bone

Winter’s Bone

Rating:  Hillbillies are funny. They’re all “kin this” and “kin that” and they all have skinny dogs chained to their sheds and cook meth…

Whip It

Whip It

Rating:  Full disclosure: Ms. Hipster loves The Wedding Singer. That shit is on 27 times a year and she will watch it every time….

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Rating:  I hated it better when it was called Independence Day. Wow, this thing was an utter and complete mess. Maybe my standards have…

Wanted

Wanted

Rating:  Yeah, I liked it better when it was called The Matrix. Seriously, it’s as if they’re playing the whole movie with a wink…

WALL-E

WALL-E

Rating:  Since when is Disney headed by Al Gore? I haven’t seen An Inconvenient Truth (cuz, uh, I haven’t gotten enough exposure to the…

The Wackness

The Wackness

Rating:  I had every intention of having this on in the background as I surfed and/or paid bills online. It was yet another film…

Waitress

Waitress

Rating:  This thing had all the earmarks of a successful indie movie. It had some marginally recognizable actors, a simple premise about simple people…

The Village

The Village

Rating:  I must say that I was excited to see this one when the first trailers came out. It looked scary and suspenseful and…

View From the Top

View From the Top

Rating:  How does this crap get made? Better yet, why do people agree to star in them? Paltrow won a damn Oscar. Ruffalo has…

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky

Rating:  Where to start. Let’s start at the beginning–or is it the ending? Am I dreaming or am I awake? Am I maimed or…

Upstream Color

Upstream Color

Rating:  Forgive me but I’m going to have a seriously hard time describing this one. I mean at least Shane Carruth’s last (and first)…

Unbreakable

Unbreakable

Rating:  Try as I might, I can’t pronounce M.’s last name. Maybe I’m a stooge. Maybe I’m a ‘tard. Maybe all the people who…

Transformers

Transformers

Rating:  Oddly enough, this was a rental request from Ms. Hipster. “Balderdash,” said I, “this summer blockbuster Michael Bay pabulum will be nothing but…

Training Day

Training Day

Rating:  King Kong ain’t got nothing on me! Whatever. Never have I heard such drivel from Academy Award nominated performance. Shit, any idiot can…

The Town

The Town

Rating:  There’s this certain genre of blue collar caper movie that’s out there that makes perfect sense in the pantheon of both tough guy…

Tooth Fairy

Tooth Fairy

Rating:  I feel for Dwayne Johnson, I really do. Poor guy is locked into some sort of crazy Disney contract that forces him into…

Three Kings

Three Kings

Rating:  They should have called this one “Doug Ross Takes the Desert.” This is a not so subtle way of saying that George Clooney…