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  • "Awake" an amazing TV show, cancelled after tonight

    I'm not a fan of hyperbole...but Awake is, without a doubt, the best show I've seen on TV in a long time. However, the bean counters at NBC have already cancelled the show. Tonight's season finale will also be the series finale. Detective Michael Britten survives a horrific car crash with...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 05-24-2012
  • Oscar triumph "Slumdog Millionaire" based on novel

    "Slumdog Millionaire" is based on "Q & A," a 2005 first novel by Vikas Swarup just re-released in a trade paperback edition bearing the movie's title. Swarup, an Indian diplomat who has served in Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia, and Great Britain, is currently India's...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 02-23-2009
  • "John Adams": HBO miniseries

    If you didn't watch this absolutely wonderful series when it was on HBO, do so now! I just spent 8 glorious hours in the bosom of the Adams family -- from the early 1770s until John's death on July 4, 1826. (In case you didn't remember, John Adams and his good friend/enemy and co-founding...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 09-29-2008
  • The Counterfeiters not an easy film to watch

    I don't think that The Counterfeiters made it to the Evansville theatres, but you can now watch it in DVD. Made in Austria, it won the 2008 Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. Late in WWII, the Germans conscripted a number of concentration camp prisoners with printing experience to produce counterfeit...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 08-05-2008
  • The Dark Knight is way too dark

    SPOILER ALERT! This movie is about a half-hour to one hour too long -- it could have used some judicious editing. Once the relationship between Batman and Rachel is resolved (I won't tell you how), the dramatic tension is gone. They should have just said "And then..." and ended the dang...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 07-31-2008
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