Subtitle Blitz #04: Speed

People often criticize the plausibility of action movies, shaking their heads in disbelief as, for example, Geena Davis and Sam Jackson sprint down a hallway to outrun a grenade blast. Poor people. They just don’t know. It’s all real, folks. Take the bus jump sequence from Speed. A bus, rigged with a bomb, has to […]

Subtitle Blitz #02: Sons and Lovers

A young Dean Stockwell and an old Trevor Howard. I plowed through this one pretty quickly. The dialogue is structured and proper, so it made for smooth subtitling. The whole time I worked on it,  I couldn’t help but think about how different Stockwell’s role in this was compared to, uh, Beverly Hills Cop 2. Then Jinx […]

Jinx at the new dog park

  As Jinx gets more white fur on her face, her behavior seems to get more conservative too. She’s only five, but in the four months since we moved, she’s lost some of her zest for exploration and her social skills. So every day we head out for a walk. Pasadena folk tell me that […]

Before I Wake

Mike Flanagan is one of the most interesting directors in this excellent new wave of horror we’re going through. The premise of this one is an ingenious twist on the Nightmare on Elm Street hook–the dreamer alone is not only threatened, so are people in the waking world around him.