May 04, 2010

Roger Ebert on 3-D

One of cinema's foremost critics weighs in on Hollywood's current headlong rush toward all things 3-D in a Newsweek article entitled Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too):

"3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets. Its image is noticeably darker than standard 2-D. It is unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness. It limits the freedom of directors to make films as they choose. For moviegoers in the PG-13 and R ranges, it only rarely provides an experience worth paying a premium for."

May 01, 2010

Random Big Lebowski Quote

I'm a big fan of The Big Lebowski. Like most episodes of Seinfeld, I've seen The Big Lebowski so many times that quotes pop into my mind at random.

Here's today's:

"...some burgers... some beers... a few laughs. Our f*#&in' troubles are over, Dude."