Movie Review: Leatherheads

Went to see the new George Clooney flick Leatherheads this weekend. I enjoyed it. I’ll give it a solid 3.5/5 stars. It was entertaining (the first requirement of any film), it had surprising depth, and it had Clooney.

Seriously, that man might be the only one that would get me to turn gay. Not really, but I thought I’d say something mildly titilating just to catch you sleeping.

But, Clooney does have appeal (he also co-write and directed this one). There are a number of famous men whose appeal covers women and men. Usually, men like them for different reasons. Just off the top of my head, I’ll list Clooney, Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds (the old Smokey and the Bandit era Burt, not whatever he’s become), and maybe Ahnold. Oh, and James Garner. Can’t forget Rockford/Maverick!

It also includes the always-entertaining Stephen Root (from News Radio and as the voice of Bill Dauterive on King of the Hill). Coulda used a bit more Root, actually. Also has some RenĂ©e Zellweger. I like her also, though she’s too skinny these days.

Anyway. Go read the real reviews and/or watch the trailers at Apple. It’s a thumbs-up from me, though, for whatever that’s worth.


Five Little Fishies: a cautionary tale a short film by Steven Jarvis

5littlefishies title picNot so hot on the heels of our last bit of cinema history comes Five Little Fishies: a cautionary tale. It is a tale of the sea. It is a tale of woe. It’s funny. It’s sad (if you’re a fishie). It’s mostly meant for the grandparents; it’s not as universally appealing as the last opus. (Just over two minutes long; 3.3MB in size; QuickTime necessary for viewing)

Winter Wonderland 2006: a short film by Steven Jarvis

WinterwonderlandMOV stillWe got a new DV camera (a Canon ZR300) Friday, and I shot a bunch of footage in the snow this weekend. I edited that down to a 3.3 minute move in iMovie HD which I’ve uploaded as a 5.6MB Quicktime movie called Winter Wonderland 2006. It’s mostly just shots of The Boy running around in the snow. Music by Jack Johnson