Note: A Blog of Silence


Instead of a movie review today, let’s observe a blog of silence in honor of a great film critic…you may have disagreed with what he thought about movies but you can’t say he wasn’t always as fair as he could be.  He respected movies and gave them all a fair shot whether it was a gross out comedy or a Merchant Ivory epic. 

A great talent — don’t believe me, read his autobiography, Life Itself.

RIP Roger Ebert

June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013


The Silver Bullet ~ The Bling Ring


Synopsis: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Release Date:  June 14, 2013

Thoughts: Sofia Coppola had a nice hat trick of films in the last decade with The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation (with a screenplay that won her an Oscar) and Marie Antoinette.  Then she stumbled a bit with the jumbled Somewhere so it’s anyone’s guess where The Bling Ring will wind up.  I must admit the inspired by a true story angle piques my curiosity, especially because Coppola seems so observant when examining relationships between the notable and not quite noticed.  Emma Watson made a great post Harry Potter choice with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, let’s see if she continues knowing how to pick good projects.