Archive for November, 2004

Sideways

Sideways

| November 28, 2004

Why the wine metaphor? Because by the time you are done with this movie, you will have witnessed enough drinking to make Foster Brooks come back to life and give you a breathalyzer test. Miles Faymond, a failed writer who teaches junior high school English takes his best friend, former “hot,” currently “voiceover” actor Jack […]

National Treasure

National Treasure

| November 28, 2004

Having just read The DiVinci Code, watching National Treasure seemed oddly familiar. In both, there is a vast treasure being hidden by an ancient secret society that has come down to the last person who knows the secret only to be double crossed by a trusted ally. I think I will save this review for […]

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Kinsey

Kinsey

| November 28, 2004

“Let’s talk about sex… How often do you masturbate? How many sexual partners have you had since you were married? Are you greatly turned on by members of the same sex? What color goats do you prefer?” OK… So maybe that last one is a little off the mark, but in Kinsey’s warnings (the trailer) […]

After the Sunset

After the Sunset

| November 28, 2004

After the Sunset is a movie filled with beautiful scenery that makes you want to order a Pina Colada, grab a book, and go relax on the beach. Part of that beautiful scenery are Max Burdett and Lola Cirillo, two jewel thieves (Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek) who are trying to do just that–take an […]

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The ‘Angel Guts’ Series

The ‘Angel Guts’ Series

| November 27, 2004

From ArtsMagicDVD comes a series of Japanese films unlike anything possible in America. The Angel Guts banner houses brutal yet stirring films about the rape of a high school student, Nami, and examines the underlying causes and conflicts of men who perpetrate violence upon women. In High School Co-ed, a gang of young bikers revels […]

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All the Colors of the Dark

All the Colors of the Dark

| November 22, 2004

Sometimes films undeservedly have a reputation for being interesting or noteworthy when they are in fact just plain bad. In All the Colors of the Dark, this is most definitely the case. A mish mash of precognition, elliptical logic, and plain bad storytelling, the film follows a tormented young woman named Jane unraveling at the […]

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Ghoul School

Ghoul School

| November 21, 2004

Two thugs break into the local high school in search of hidden treasure, but end up unleashing a gooey zombie chemical into the school’s water supply. Next thing you know the entire swim team is turned into flesh-eating ghouls. A couple horror movie nerds can’t quite believe their horror fantasies have come true, and now […]

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Brushfires

Brushfires

| November 21, 2004

Split Pillow returns with their unique style of improv filmmaking with Brushfires, the follow up to their feature film debut The Cliffhanger that came out last year. The style of Split Pillow is similar to that of playing Chinese telephone. The idea is improv filmmaking where a story is broken into chapters and a different […]

Callas Forever

Callas Forever

| November 19, 2004

The word “diva” gets thrown around a lot these days. Everyone from skinny pop singers to demanding hairdressers have been assigned that epithet, and the meaning has been somewhat cheapened. There was a time, and not so long ago, when a diva was what it was. A distinguished female opera singer. It is an old […]

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Overnight

Overnight

| November 15, 2004

In 1997, 25 year old Troy Duffy had his screenplay, The Boondock Saints (1999) “green lighted” by Academy acclaimed producer Harvey Weinstein (The Aviator, Cold Mountain). The move script was about two Boston brothers who take it upon themselves to rid the evil elements in their neighborhood (in true Quinten Tarantino/Guy Ritche style). This born-and-raised […]