Archive for September, 2005

Swamper

Swamper

| September 30, 2005

An amazing story of love, loss, and spooge cleaning comes through magnificently in “Swamper.” So what we have here is, basically, the story of a man with a lousy job, an occasionally fantastic sex life and a few unnerving troubles for variety. Eventually, he becomes the Speed King of Seattle…for a while. “Swamper” starts off […]

Serenity

Serenity

| September 30, 2005

It’s a good thing FOX cancelled Firefly, a short-lived (and now cult) sci-fi western, or Serenity (the bigger, longer and uncut movie that continues right where the series ended) might not exist. Not that the series weren’t good or nothing (pardon the slang, but the film’s dialect is catchy), but in having to translate from […]

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

| September 30, 2005

The plot of Kinky Boots is based on a true story. The fact that this movie feels contrived and lacking in any notion of the real world is testament to how the filmmaking process, while attempting to convey a story, can distort and simplify the world at large. Now don’t get me wrong Kinky Boots […]

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The Beast of Bray Road

The Beast of Bray Road

| September 26, 2005

Leigh Scott launches yet another remodeled classic horror pic for The Asylum with “The Beast of Bray Road,” another in The Asylum’s growing series of classically-inspired pictures. So what we have here is the partially true story of werewolves in Wisconsin. And the new sheriff of Walworth County is the one who’s got to face […]

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Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride

| September 24, 2005

A wedding is such wonderful thing. A couple comes together and whatever their differences and backgrounds, hopefully love will conquer all. Including the fact that one of them is not breathing. Such is the premise of Tim Burton’s latest animated adventure, Corpse Bride. Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp) leaves his disastrous wedding rehearsal to take […]

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Flightplan

Flightplan

| September 24, 2005

If I could discuss all of the ins and outs of Flightplan here I might end up having a different review than this may read. But to go through all of the points, I would have to give up the plot twists and if you go see the movie, that would not be fair to […]

A History of Violence

A History of Violence

| September 22, 2005

It is telling of the times we live in that, for the second year in a row, the most honest cinematic exploration of American society has been delivered by a non-American filmmaker. Last year, the culprit was Danish provocateur Lars Von Trier. His criminally underrated Dogville connected U.S. self-righteousness with the country’s penchant for exploitation, […]

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The Next Reel International Film Festival 2005

The Next Reel International Film Festival 2005

| September 22, 2005

The Next Reel International Film Festival at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts is the only international student film festival in the United States. During the weeklong festival, nearly 100 of the best student films from around the world are screened. These young filmmakers compete for almost $15,000 in cash prizes and awards. […]

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Capote

Capote

| September 21, 2005

I’ve sworn off biopics after I saw Martin Scorcese’s blockbuster, The Aviator, last year. Don’t get me wrong–it wasn’t that bad a film, and Leonardo DiCaprio does an impressive Howard Hughes. But even with a maestro directing, and actors of the caliber of DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett, the central problem that ails all biopics was […]

Conjure

Conjure

| September 19, 2005

There is nothing I can say that will express the depth of disappointment I feel while watching “Conjure.” Read on to see why. So what we have here is, well, I’m not sure just what it is we have here. We’ve got a lot of Matt Busch hawking his own artwork, and shamelessly promoting his […]