Archive for April, 2007

The Condemned

The Condemned

| April 29, 2007

With the emergence of The Rock as a bona fide action star, the WWF, or WWE or whatever they are calling it these days are desperately trying to create the next wrestler to movie star transition. But with the absolute failures of films like The Marine and See No Evil, how would The Condemned be […]

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Wind Chill

Wind Chill

| April 29, 2007

When you really take a close look at the nature of recent horror films, they tend to fall into one of two camps. There are the ones that belong in the over-the-top, gore-soaked, loud, choppily edited remake of a far superior film category. Then there are the ones you can pinpoint as taking themselves too […]

Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper

| April 24, 2007

Every so often, I find a movie that really tests me. Maybe sometimes it tests my patience, or my cognitive reasoning center, or maybe even my sheer tolerance for insanity. This week was no different, but this time, I faced down the sheer power of a new idea. Executed really, really poorly. “Grim Reaper” brought […]

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Rocky II

Rocky II

| April 22, 2007

Following his ascent to stardom but a few years ago, Sylvester Stallone returns to the City of Brotherly Love as Rocky Balboa in the sequel to the Oscar-winning film of 1976. Given that his post-Rocky efforts–Norman Jewison’s F.I.S.T. and Stallone’s own Paradise Alley (both 1978 releases)–went belly-up at the box office, Stallone had no choice […]

Fungus the Bogeyman

Fungus the Bogeyman

| April 22, 2007

In this four-hour animated British Television mini-series, Fungus (Mak Wilson) is among us. Fungus is a father, a husband, and a bona-fide bogeyman, as he says, but he risks getting caught by the “drycleaners” (humans) who live in bright lights and cleanliness, dumping toxic chemicals down drains, making a lot of waste, and waging war. […]

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Illegal Aliens

Illegal Aliens

| April 22, 2007

This is Anna Nicole Smith’s last film (and I use that term loosely). If she hadn’t died, I doubt anyone would’ve ever taken notice of this wretched abomination to the movie world. Much like illegal aliens in reality, this flick should be banned from the United States. I mean no serious disrespect to the memory […]

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Vacancy

Vacancy

| April 22, 2007

I’m sure you have seen the numerous advertisements for Vacancy all over the place. The trailer was intriguing, and it looked like a decent thriller. You have Luke Wilson shedding his squinty-eyed romantic comedy skin and the gorgeous and talented Kate Beckinsale playing his wife. They get caught in a motel run by Frank Whaley […]

An Interview with the ‘Hot Fuzz’ Crew

An Interview with the ‘Hot Fuzz’ Crew

| April 22, 2007

I previously interviewed the Hot Fuzz crew while they were promoting their previous film, Shaun of the Dead. You can read that interview right here on Film Monthly. Out of all the interviews I have ever done, these guys have honestly been my favorite during both interviews. They are down-to-earth guys, the kind of guys […]

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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

| April 18, 2007

I’m trying to be creative in my approach to writing this review. I’m trying to find the right words that explain my point of view of the new film from Edgar Wright, Hot Fuzz. It’s difficult because I don’t want to sound like I am giving too much, but the truth is, Edgar Wright, Simon […]

In the Land of Women

In the Land of Women

| April 18, 2007

Jon Kasdan’s directorial debut, In the Land of Women, starring Adam Brody (The O.C.), Kristen Stewart (Panic Room), and Meg Ryan (You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle) has its heart in the right place and features some decent, understated performances, but it never really finds its feet and collapses under the weight of a story […]

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