Archive for August, 2007

War

War

| August 28, 2007

This film is a disgrace to the action genre in particular and movies in general. Why did I not see this coming? My mind was clouded by the fact that Jet Li and Jason Statham were going to fight. I would watch a 24-hour silent film festival with my nuts in a jar of acid […]

Dead Clowns

Dead Clowns

| August 28, 2007

You know…when I first got a copy of “Dead Clowns,” I looked at it, and all I could think was, this is too good to be true. Zombie clowns. Seriously. Zombie. CLOWNS. That’s what “Dead Clowns” is about. A circus car carrying a load of clowns fell into the bay, and fifty years later, in […]

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Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral

| August 26, 2007

It’s been a great week for comedies. While Superbad was the big hit (justifiably so) of last weekend, Death at a Funeral, a low-budget British farce, was snuck into theaters in limited release. While it’s hardly an original film, it’s reliably funny and distracts nicely for 90 minutes, sending you on your way with a […]

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Familia

Familia

| August 26, 2007

Familia is one of the numerous international films offered by Filmmovement.com, a company that is tailor made for those of us who love film festivals but can never seem to get to one. Though you can buy titles individually, the service is really set up as a subscription, where each month they send you a […]

Borderline Cult

Borderline Cult

| August 21, 2007

Why? Why do I open my mailbox and find a Lions Gate package only to find that Ulli Lommel is still allowed to make films? Every time I crack open a box with that man’s name on it, I die a little inside. I can almost feel it shrivel up and wither away to a […]

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Superbad

Superbad

| August 20, 2007

I am just going to start by saying that Superbad is one of the funniest films of the last ten years. Yes I said it. Some will disagree with me but I think the film will stand on its own as the Fast Times at Ridgemont High of the 21st Century. The last three decades […]

As You Like It

As You Like It

| August 20, 2007

Kenneth Branagh has proven time and again that he is one of the all-time greats when it comes to adapting Shakespeare’s plays into films. His versions of Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing were popular hits, and his Hamlet may well be the definitive version of the play that many consider to be the […]

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Superbad

Superbad

| August 19, 2007

Even though Judd Apatow didn’t write or direct Superbad, it’s his name as producer that’s being used to sell this latest “teens go looking for booze so they can be popular at the party and score with chicks” movie. And why not? He’s on a seriously great run that has made him Hollywood’s current go-to […]

Stardust

Stardust

| August 19, 2007

Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust may not open to crowds as large as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but it offers a refreshingly sweet bit of magic this summer. Thanks in large part to the charisma and charm of lead actor Charlie Cox as Tristan, Stardust is a delight, if not a masterpiece. Most […]

Shockwave

Shockwave

| August 15, 2007

Another Sci-Fi Channel Original Picture comes at our video store shelves via “Shockwave,” the story of automated defensive droids gone horribly wrong on a deserted island. A pack of Navy SEALS is dispatched to shut off the robots, and you almost certainly saw it coming long before you put the DVD in the case that […]