Archive for May, 2006

RV

RV

| May 12, 2006

Barry Sonnenfeld’s R.V. isn’t completely awful, though the reviews will make you think otherwise. The main characters (excluding the children) are reasonably likeable and the film creates plenty of obstacles to our hero’s journey. Despite this, though, the movie is simply boring. Too long and too predictable, the genuine laughs are few and far between. […]

Hoot

Hoot

| May 12, 2006

Starring Luke Wilson and Logan Lerman (from television’s short-lived Jack & Bobby) as Roy Eberhardt, Hoot follows Roy’s struggle to fit in after moving to Florida. Attacked by a bully and threatened by a tough girl, Roy distracts himself by trying to discover the mystery behind a barefoot young man that runs by Roy’s bus […]

Goal! The Dream Begins

Goal! The Dream Begins

| May 12, 2006

Goal! is the first film in a planned trilogy about young Santiago Munez, an illegal immigrant who dares to dream of becoming a professional soccer player. The film features the typical cast of characters, including a disapproving father, a loving grandmother, and a supportive coach, and offers enough complications to make any ordinary young man […]

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Just My Luck

Just My Luck

| May 12, 2006

Just my luck, I go to the movies to see MI3 and there is one of those clipboard hawkers out front, offering a free pass to see JUST MY LUCK before it opens. “It stars Lindsay Lohan!” he chirps gleefully. Not much of a selling point, I think to myself, considering Freaky Friday and Herbie […]

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Angel Blade

Angel Blade

| May 12, 2006

Within the first few moments of “Angel Blade,” I knew that I was in for an hour and a half of predictable, overacted drama with poor film quality and little coherence. Little did I know that this so-called “thriller” would also be closer to porn than it is to anything else. The film opens with […]

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An American Haunting

An American Haunting

| May 12, 2006

In An American Haunting, director Courtney Solomon (Dungeons and Dragons) explores the true account of the events of 1818 when the Bell family of Red River, Tennessee had a run in with a rather nasty poltergeist. Mr. John Bell a gentleman farmer (played by the always fabulous Donald Sutherland) and landowner is shamed in a […]

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Tribeca Film Festival – 2006

Tribeca Film Festival – 2006

| May 12, 2006

Has it really only been five years since the Tribeca Film Festival first began in response to the post-9/11 decrease in downtown arts-related activity? Whether it’s the street cred of founding fathers like Robert DeNiro or the high quality of premiers screened at the festival or just the paucity of other high-profile venues for an […]

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Comic Creators on X-Men

Comic Creators on X-Men

| May 10, 2006

Just in time for the third X-Men movie, out this summer, Titan Books brings you a history of the X-Men comics through the creators that wrote and drew them. Comics Creators on X-Men is a book of interviews written by one of Marvel Comics’ most infamous Editors In-Chief, Tom DeFalco. This book focuses mostly on […]

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Ava Gardner: Love is Nothing

Ava Gardner: Love is Nothing

| May 10, 2006

Ava Gardner possessed such luminescent beauty that both sexes experienced a sharp intake of breath and weak knees when seeing her for the first time. As the ultimate movie love goddess, no film, movie, photograph or publicist’s adjectives could ever do Ava justice. Her life of volcanic excess proved to be similarly elusive until Lee […]

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The Drop

The Drop

| May 9, 2006

Join me for Tarantino Ripoff Theatre! This week’s featured title, the upcoming soon to be languishing on video store shelves because no one in their right mind would rent it twice masterwork, “The Drop”! So what we have here is the positively baffling story of Carter Wilson, a twenty six year old graduate student studying […]