Monthly Archives: May 2011

Movie Review: Bridesmaids

by Dan Fields
First published May 14, 2011 by the California Literary Review

It’s Open Season on Wedding Season

The advertising campaign for Bridesmaids seems to have the sole aim of selling it as The Hangover for girls. One might expect a feature length Las Vegas bachelorette party fiasco. Bear in mind that only about twenty percent of the takes in the trailer actually made it into the film. In addition, the promotional poster is neato but totally misleading. It suggests a group of bad-attitude misfits (“bridesmaids for life”) whose antics ruin a classy wedding. In actual fact, Bridesmaids is none of these.
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Movie Review: Thor

by Dan Fields
First published May 07, 2011 by the California Literary Review

What? No showdown with John Henry?

Once upon a time in the New Mexico desert, there lived a brilliant young astrophysicist with fabulous hair, whose obsessive devotion to the study of aberrant gravitational fields masked a lonely, vulnerable side which made her all the more adorable. Lucky for her, the perfect specimen of Nordic manhood was just about to tumble from the heavens.

Could it be…. Thor, God Of Thunder?
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