Archive for April, 2005

Devon’s Ghost

Devon’s Ghost

| April 27, 2005

Iconic movie killers sporting unique head gear has become all too common in horror cinema these days. You’ve got Jason and his goalie mask, Freddy with his Fedora, the Gorton’s Fisherman and his yellow spray hat in I Know What You Did Last Summer – and now you have Devon and his baseball cap. Sort […]

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Strings

Strings

| April 25, 2005

Set in a mythological land populated by marionette puppets a city is locked in Marshal Law and a Prince is on a quest to avenge his father’s death. From this simple premise a story of intrigue, exploration and self-discovery unfolds and while it may not be the most original fantasy story ever told, its realisation […]

Crackhead University

Crackhead University

| April 25, 2005

Newburgh, New York lost its life a long time ago to crack cocaine, which overpowered an already-dying city to the point where some of the citizens weren’t citizens anymore, just empty souls wandering around, looking for another fix and then another and then another. Writer/director/producer Natural Drye takes this into major account with “Crackhead University”, […]

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Your Votes Are In! Here They Are–The Top Three Comic Book Adapted Superhero Films

Your Votes Are In! Here They Are–The Top Three Comic Book Adapted Superhero Films

| April 21, 2005

I’m going to cut right to the chase. Here are the results according to all those that voted. The greatest American superhero comic book adapted films are as follows: Spiderman 2–40% of the vote The Crow–23% of the vote Batman (1989)–21% of the vote All others combine for the remaining 16% of the vote. Honorable […]

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Smile

Smile

| April 20, 2005

I hesitate to call this movie a “chick flick,” but let’s just put it this way… Any girl from the age of about ten to seventeen is going to love this film. I just hope that’s what writer/director Jeff Kramer had in mind as his audience when he came up with the idea for Smile. […]

Palindromes

Palindromes

| April 20, 2005

When you hear the name Todd (“Happiness,” “Storytelling”) Solondz, you think of a director who has created films that promote an unsettling atmosphere due to his bold approach toward the subject manner of his films( rape, pedophilia, abortion etc…al). With the release of “Palindromes,” Solondz has created a film that delves deeper than any of […]

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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles – April 20-24, 2005

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles – April 20-24, 2005

| April 19, 2005

From Wednesday April 20 to Sunday April 28 Los Angeles and the Arclight Cinema is host to the Indian Film Festival. Much like India’s ancient, fascinating and opulent culture, this festival offers us a sumptuous feast of over thirty films with everything from documentaries like Litigating Disaster which revisits the haunting tragedy of the disastrous […]

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Sahara

Sahara

| April 15, 2005

“The best parts of my life happened in the water. All of them.” So says Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) to Dr. Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz) as they float serenely down the Niger River in a borrowed yacht. Well Dirk, unfortunately for the both of us, you’re in a movie called Sahara, so I’ll have to […]

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

| April 15, 2005

Winter Solstice is the kind of movie that’s nearly a non-movie. It creeps and crawls its way through an overly familiar story featuring painfully familiar characters mumbling half-heartedly familiar dialog. At times I felt like I was watching deleted footage from some reality show–all the non-drama captured by the cameras deemed too boring for audience […]

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subHuman

subHuman

| April 14, 2005

SubHuman is the new release from MTI Home Video hitting your local video store shelf this month. The plot goes something like this according to the back of the box. A young couple is exposed to Martin, a potential madman, who believes that people are being harvested by humanoid parasites that crave human blood. Unless […]