Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (3 of 5)
Birthday: April 4
In My Own Words:
I'm fascinated by pop culture and its meanings and ramifications.
I love biographies, historical non-fiction, true crime, chick lit, and not-stupid romance novels. I enjoy painting (acrylics, mostly, but I'm trying to make watercolors work) and lots of movies. They include, but are not limited to, romantic comedies that don't suck, dramas that don't make me cry, and comedies that are actually … Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 464,429 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 5
2.0 out of 5 stars No emotional connection, April 13 2004
This is a movie that I really thought and felt like I would like. And certain elements of it are very good: cinematography (although northern California doesn't really represent a challenge to film well--it's gorgeous), acting (Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley both perform well, as does the actress who plays his wife).
But it's hard for me to watch a movie without happiness, and this is one of those. You can only be hit so many times before you stop coming back for more and "House of Sand and Fog" keeps hitting you with problems until you just end up asking, exasperated, whether the characters have gone through enough yet.
There are other problems:
-The movie is… Read more
Along Came a Spider (Widescreen) (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ Morgan Freeman
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money, April 9 2004
Well, it's hard to completely blame the filmmakers for this stinker when the book that it came from isn't well-written either. However, there's so much of this movie that doesn't make sense and, when you're making a suspense/thriller, it helps if the situations are plausible, and audience members don't shake their heads in disgust upon the denoument. I won't tell you who did the crimes, but I'm only saving you about five minutes of time: once you're that far into the movie, you'll have it all figured out. The movie borrows heavily from "Seven," "Silence of the Lambs," and another, much better Morgan Freeman movie, "Kiss the Girls." That was also written by… Read more
Chappelle's Show: Season 1 <b>DVD</b> ~ Dave Chappelle
Chappelle's Show: Season 1 DVD ~ Dave Chappelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Best show on TV, April 9 2004
I wasn't prepared for how funny and edgy this show is. And I think it shows what a unique comedian Dave Chappelle is that he can make me laugh so hard I cry, while also making me a bit horrified that I'm laughing at all. The racial jokes that he has in here are hilarious (the blind black white supremicist might be the funniest skit I have ever seen, Mad Real World, the crack addict, Real Movies, they're all way too funny), and make me think that Dave Chappelle is ushering a whole new era of race relations.
Not for the easily offended.