Archive for January, 2006

The Fallen

The Fallen

| January 2, 2006

Beginning with an old school introduction–narration over a drawn map–The Fallen follows the lives of four different paramilitary groups, Italian partisans, American GIs, German shock troops, and Italian fascists, through the desolate outpost of World War II known as the Gothic Zone, a mountainous region in Italy. The story begins with an Italian-American GI making […]

Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter

| January 2, 2006

So what we have here is the positively inexplicable story of a bloodthirsty monster that can look like a human being for a while. Said monster then gets locked up in a maximum security prison. Which means, of course, there’s gonna be a bloodbath in lockup. Here’s the interesting part–this is the second of two […]

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Reviews – 2006

Reviews – 2006

| January 1, 2006

AKEELAH AND THE BEE Rated: 9 O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G and highly recommended. Twelve year old Keke Palmer who stars as Akeelah deserves serious consideration for year end acting honors including a possible Oscar nomination as best actress. Her work here reminded me of another major preteen talent named Dakota Fanning (MAN ON FIRE–’04 & WAR OF THE […]

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Movie Musicals – 2006

Movie Musicals – 2006

| January 1, 2006

The AFI just selected their list of the 25 best movie musicals. This is my version. Wayne (1) WEST SIDE STORY (1962) (2) SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (’52) (3) A STAR IS BORN (’54) (4) CABARET (’72) (5) THE WIZARD OF OZ (’39) (6) ON A CLEAR DAY…(’70) / YENTL (’82) (7) NEW YORK, NEW […]

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