Archive for September, 2007

Tilda Swinton Takes on Michael Clayton

Tilda Swinton Takes on Michael Clayton

| September 30, 2007

Tall, elegant and ferociously intellectual Scottish actress Tilda Swinton returns to the screen in fine form as an almost carnivorous lawyer up against George Clooney’s Michael Clayton in the new thriller. Swinton doesn’t have the largest part but it’s compelling and fascibnating to watch the actress at work. In a Toronto hotel room on the […]

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Creatures from the Pink Lagoon

Creatures from the Pink Lagoon

| September 29, 2007

Creatures from the Pink Lagoon is a spoof of not one but two classics of cinematic counterculture, Night of the Living Dead and The Boys in the Band. It’s somewhat surprising that nobody thought to combine these two concepts before. Think about it—both works are products of late-1960s counterculture and that era’s protests (against conflict […]

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Resident Evil: Extinction

Resident Evil: Extinction

| September 29, 2007

Resident Evil: Extinction begins with the world in a state of total collapse. The T-virus, that nasty little bioweapon unleashed in the original Resident Evil and spread throughout the improbably named Raccoon City in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, has now covered the world, turning the living into refugees and the dead into shambling, flesh-hungry ghouls. Some […]

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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

| September 29, 2007

Disappointed with this summer’s crop of blockbusters? Didn’t get the excitement you expected from Spider-Man 3 or Transformers? Frustrated with derivative characters that look like they stepped out of the pages of a fashion magazine? Boy, do I have the movie for you. What’s the catch? It’s a documentary about a bunch of juvenile men […]

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Welcome to the NHK: 1st Conspiracy

Welcome to the NHK: 1st Conspiracy

| September 25, 2007

…ohhhh boy. The Japanese have completely freaking lost it this time. I know I’ve said that literally dozens of times previously, but this time, I think they’ve finally gone off the bridge. There’s a big sign hanging from Tokyo Tower, and it reads “The whole country is out to lunch. Today’s special: Crackers, Nuts, and […]

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Sydney White

Sydney White

| September 24, 2007

Hey! YOU! Yeah, you… The one reading this. I took one for you, ya know. I saw Syney White so YOU do not have to. Let me make this short and sweet: If you like romantic movies, rent the original Snow White animated Disney flick. If you like “College Fraternity Comedies” rent Revenge of the […]

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Resident Evil: Extinction

Resident Evil: Extinction

| September 24, 2007

The subtitle says it all. The extinction of decent sequels that began this year has reached its peak with this shitty threequel. The failure of this movie saddens me to my very core, as the Resident Evil series (in my eyes, at least) was the only decent video game-turned-movie franchise out there. What the fuck […]

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Good Luck Chuck

Good Luck Chuck

| September 24, 2007

Anyone who is a fan of the lovely Jessica Alba should see this movie. She is an actress with chops and a knack for slap stick humor. Oh, yes, and she’s hot. This romantic comedy has an immature charm, crossing the lines of political correctness while attempting to earn a laugh. It doesn’t work. Its […]

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Exiled

Exiled

| September 24, 2007

Chinese director To Kei-fung, better known to Westerners as Johnnie To, has outdone himself; literally. Exiled picks up the characters Hong Kong action lovers recall from his epic The Mission (1999) and take them to their inevitable conclusion in the most stylized and cinematically perfect way possible. The Mission was successful largely because the story […]

Michael Douglas Goes Mad

Michael Douglas Goes Mad

| September 22, 2007

Michael Douglas has been an entrenched facet of Hollywood going on for three decades. At 63, the venerable Oscar winning producer and actor has a different set of priorities. While 20 years ago, he was seen in A-list blockbusters from Romancing the Stone and Wall Street, to Basic Instinct, these days, he is content to […]

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