Archive for February, 2005

Cursed

Cursed

| February 28, 2005

Are there werewolves in LA? Anyone who works in Hollywood would probably smirk at that question and reply that they know of a few monsters in town. I’m not sure if Kevin Williamson (of Scream fame) meant his script to be a commentary on particular individuals in Tinsel Town, but regardless he and director Wes […]

The Rifleman – Volume 3

The Rifleman – Volume 3

| February 28, 2005

Grab your boots and saddle and get ready to ride! Gravel-throated tough guy Chuck Conners plays Lucas McCain, a rugged cowboy widower who guides his young son Mark (Johnny Crawford) through the hardships of maintaining a ranch in North Fork, New Mexico in the late 1880s. Unfortunately for McCain, the Marshall of North Fork (Paul […]

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Bob Dylan World Tour 1966-1974: Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein

Bob Dylan World Tour 1966-1974: Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein

| February 28, 2005

Barry Feinstein was the exclusive tour photographer on Bob Dylan and The Band’s legendary 1966 and 1974 World Tours. In this documentary feature film, Feinstein and Director Joel Gilbert chronicle these epic Bob Dylan tours, featuring over 150 selections of Feinstein’s finest portraits–most revealed for the first time. Gilbert visits Woodstock and Greenwich Village, New […]

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The 77th Annual Academy Awards

The 77th Annual Academy Awards

| February 28, 2005

(ABC’s Oscar Countdown pre-show) Oh, man…if Jamie Foxx wins, he is so leading a singalong. Not to jump on the old bandwagon…but Renée, honey, the hair looks great, but you look haggard! Eat something, babe. Or drink. You need more than 800 calories a day. Seriously. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Laura Linney wear […]

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Constantine

Constantine

| February 20, 2005

In director Francis Lawrence’s interpretation of the long-running comic book Hellblazer, Keanu Reeves plays John Constantine, only in this case he’s a late-30’s, chain-smoking loner who fights against the Devil’s horde in the dark back alleys of Los Angeles. A far cry from the comic’s “master of the occult” living in a foggy London, this […]

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Children of the Revolution

Children of the Revolution

| February 20, 2005

Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea’s humungous 1975 The Illuminatus! Trilogy, a dark satire that takes every conspiracy theory of its time to the extreme, has never been made into a movie, and probably never will be. It was adapted into an over ten hour stage play at about the same time Jim Jones was […]

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The Woodsman

The Woodsman

| February 12, 2005

“What’s the worse thing you’ve ever done?” Everyone has an answer to this that is bound to cause sadness or embarrassment, maybe something that even changed his or her life. The worse thing that Walter, played by Kevin Bacon in The Woodsman, did hurt him, hurt his family, hurt his victims, and isn’t necessarily over. […]

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White-Collar Worker Kintaro

White-Collar Worker Kintaro

| February 12, 2005

Delving into the unseen world of government construction contracts and Japanese municipal politics, White-Collar Worker follows all-around nice guy Kintaro–mid-level employee to a large construction company–as he navigates corruption and violence and relationships, while carrying around a shameful past. Here’s a company man who stings. Sent to work in a distant suburb, Kintaro dutifully begins […]

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Bullet Ballet

Bullet Ballet

| February 9, 2005

Rebel filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto, Japan’s cyberpunk dimestore philosopher, here returns to fetishist territory exploring, like the films of David Cronenburg, the effects new technologies have on the human form. At times confusing, Bullet Ballet opts for image over narrative in a frenetic mesmerizing cannonball of technique. Shot in sumptuous black and white, Bullet Ballet follows […]

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Rory O’Shea Was Here

Rory O’Shea Was Here

| February 8, 2005

In 1989 I was too young to appreciate the grit and determination shown in My Left Foot. I did not see it until several years later and loved the movie. In 2003 I saw The Event, a small, marketing-forgotten flick that I felt was the most significant film of the year. It that dealt with […]

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