Archive for June, 2004

Eddie Presley

Eddie Presley

| June 10, 2004

Eddie Presley (Duane Whitaker) is a down on his luck Elvis impersonator, with his heyday of glory and big club stardom behind him. He’s now stuck in a dead end job as a security guard, working for a real hard-nose ballbuster (Lawrence Tierney), and living out of the back of a beat up van. Eddie […]

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Anthropophagous

Anthropophagous

| June 10, 2004

Oh man! Give me a hamburger, someone!! Seeing this guy eat up all those young, nubile Italians is just making me hungry. If you are at all familiar with the Italian gore flix of the 70s and 80s, then you might have heard of director Joe D’Amato. Otherwise, you wouldn’t care to know him, ‘cuz […]

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After the Apocalypse

After the Apocalypse

| June 10, 2004

After the Apocalypse is a silent black and white film which tells the story of five survivors after a nuclear war. Unfortunately their situation is made even worse due to the existence of poisonous gas that inconveniently enough renders them speechless. The five strangers, after finding themselves in their strange and new environment, struggle to […]

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Something to Scream About

Something to Scream About

| June 8, 2004

Something To Scream About is a fairly lackluster, but enamored look at the girls we have come to know as the “scream queens.” It focuses on 9 rather popular actresses from the B-movie scene, as they talk about the ups and downs of being a queen of the Bs. Some of the women have been […]

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Outback Jack

Outback Jack

| June 8, 2004

TBS is concerned with bringing love to the world and their new experiment in reality TV, Outback Jack, proves just that. Premiering at 9pm (ET/PT) on June 22, Outback Jack explores how love is bound to blossom when you drop 12 beautiful and pampered American women from a plane in the middle of the Australian […]

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Carandiru

Carandiru

| June 6, 2004

After seeing every episode of HBO’s great series Oz, prison films just haven’t quite lived up to the standards that Oahas created for me. However, if anyone could make a film to equal what Oawas or even surpass it, it would be the director who made the beautifully brutal Pixote. Over a year ago I […]

A Day Without a Mexican

A Day Without a Mexican

| June 6, 2004

So many times we get to say that a movie had a great premise but was poorly executed. And with A Day Without A Mexican, I can add one more movie to that list. For those few of you outside of Southern California who might actually think of seeing this movie because Harry Potter was […]

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Coffee and Cigarettes

Coffee and Cigarettes

| June 4, 2004

Jim Jarmusch’s dry wit is well showcased in the eleven short films that comprise Coffee and Cigarettes. He pares his already spare style down even further for the short film form, relying on sidelong glances and stilted dialogue to depict an array of awkward encounters. The films were developed independently of each other over seventeen […]

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Demon Summer

Demon Summer

| June 4, 2004

I’ll admit that I absolutely enjoy watching amateur films. I’m talking the low-no-budget stuff made in someone’s backyard with a borrowed super8 or video cam, starring themselves and their friends. It’s not that I have a masochistic need to watch those poorly lit, badly acted, sound from the mic on the camera flicks. Rather, for […]

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The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow

| June 4, 2004

The Day After Tomorrow looks brilliant when you see its trailer before the movie you paid to see. Oooh, wow! The end of the world! New ice age! Statue of Liberty encased in ice! And I wanted to like it. I really did. I liked Independence Day, which surprised me…but I guess my problem is […]

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