Archive for May, 2008

An Interview with the Fellows at Drac Studios

An Interview with the Fellows at Drac Studios

| May 12, 2008

Having the opportunity to interview two of the guys behind the Academy Award-winning makeup and special effects team at Drac Studios, I jumped at the chance. It sounded like one of those dream jobs, one of those things you grow up wanting to do and can’t believe your lucky stars when you actually get to […]

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Famke Janssen Turns a Corner

Famke Janssen Turns a Corner

| May 12, 2008

Beautiful Famke Janssen goes from an X-man to a pool hustler in her latest film, Turn the River. As she revealed to Paul Fischer in this exclusive interview, her goal at this stage of her career is to find lead, meaty roles and she’s excited about what the future has in store for her. PF: […]

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Neo Ned

Neo Ned

| May 12, 2008

So you’re a socially engineered neo-Nazi who is placed in a mental institution. You relate to no one; you’re condescending; you treat the medical staff like peons and your fellow patients as objects of derision. How do you connect with another human being to share and explore that pain you obviously feel…? You hook up […]

The Violin

The Violin

| May 12, 2008

Director and Writer Francisco Vargas’ The Violin is best described as an unconventional film set to the beat of semi-conventional parameters. Set against the backdrop of injustice and revolution in the Sierra Hills, The Violin depicts the juxtaposition of brute force, family responsibility, and musical escape. The film tracks the revolt of a 1970s Mexican […]

D.N.A.

D.N.A.

| May 12, 2008

I don’t know what’s more interesting to watch in the D.N.A. DVD series starring Tom Conti as the retired forensic detective Joe Donovan. The British TV mini-mystery series has Donovan returning to work after a mental breakdown. He’s a workaholic, an esteemed investigator in his field, but his home life is a shambles. I admit, […]

Speed Racer

Speed Racer

| May 12, 2008

To me, The Wachowski Brothers are as synonymous to the word ‘genius’ as they are to the phrase ‘epic failure.’ After the colossal disappointment that everyone shared after watching The Matrix Revolutions, they turned around and created the masterpiece that is V for Vendetta, one of the greatest comic-book films of all time. So my […]

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Made of Honor

Made of Honor

| May 12, 2008

Made of Honor doesn’t offer up much new from a theme that’s been done many times before, yet nevertheless, watching Patrick Dempsey realize he’s falling for his best friend still makes for a good chick flick. In a clever use of Bill Clinton masks and Monica Lewinsky berets, playboy Tom (Dempsey), wearing a Bill mask, […]

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Iron Man

Iron Man

| May 7, 2008

Amidst such hype as Iron Man has received, movies very rarely meet audiences’ expectations. Whether it is a result of poor writing, weak performances, or mediocre direction, when a movie has this amount of hype, it is all but predetermined to fail. For this viewer, however, Iron Man far surpassed those expectations. Iron Man is […]

The Cottage

The Cottage

| May 7, 2008

Sometimes it’s hard to be a horror film fan. Every year, there are countless horror movies released that beg for your time, and there is never enough time to watch them all. Marketers know an easy way to get someone’s attention is by pitching a film as being “for fans of” a popular film. Most […]

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Kutcher Battles It Out In Vegas

Kutcher Battles It Out In Vegas

| May 6, 2008

Ashton Kutcher is a busy man these days. Now husband, stepfather, TV producer and occasional movie star, in his latest movie, What Happens in Vegas, Kutcher plays an irresponsible slob whose accidental marriage to a drunk Cameron Diaz leads to complications when he wins big in a Vegas slot machine. Another look at love and […]

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