Post-Avatar ratings

There’s an amazing synchronicity in the timing of the release of Avatar and the election of Scott Brown to the vacant Massachusetts’­­ Senate seat. Senator-elect Brown’s win may portend the death of health care legislation, which means that we are left with the status quo — a system where private insurance companies are essentially free to call their own shots regarding coverage without the meddling of government rules, regulations and requirements.

And Eli said, 'that’s not a knife!'

The Book of Eli

Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Tom Waits, Michael Gambon, Malcolm McDowell
Directed by The Hughes Brothers

Critic in Revolt

Youth in Revolt

Starring Michael Cera,
Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart,
Steve Buscemi, Fred Willard, Justin Long
Directed by Miguel Arteta

Strike the 10

I refuse. I will not do it. I will not provide my “10 best films of 2009” — or even of the “oh-oh” decade we just commemorated.

A case of (mistaken) identity

Sherlock Holmes

Starring Robert Downey, Jr.,
Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
Directed by Guy Ritchie

You haven’t seen this before


Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi.
Directed by James Cameron.

Unfriendly economic skies

Up in the Air
Starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman.
Directed by Jason Reitman.

Kung fu fighting

Ninja Assassin
Starring Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles
Directed James McTiegue

"New Moon" fever

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Directed by Chris Weitz

The end of...film


Starring John Cusak, Amanda Peet,
Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover
Directed by Roland Emmerich