Archive for February, 2009

Is Coraline Too Scary? A Five-Year-Old’s Opinion

Is Coraline Too Scary? A Five-Year-Old’s Opinion

| February 27, 2009

There’s been a bit of controversy going on about whether Coraline might be too dark or scary for younger audiences. As I’m no longer part of said demographic I’m in no position to comment on that, to do so would simply be me imposing my own preconceptions about the maturity and intelligence of children onto […]

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Fashion Victims (2009)

Fashion Victims (2009)

| February 25, 2009

A delightful German queer film with romance, marital feud, and fierce competition. A fashion forward mogul, Steven (Roman Knizka), goes head to head with Wolfgang (Edgar Selge), a prudent man of the old school of women’s fashion. While Wolfgang’s marriage gets rocky and he squanders his son’s college savings to make payments on a brand […]

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Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors

Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors

| February 25, 2009

“Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors” Brings Three Monstrous days to Chicago, IL March 6-8, 2009 Exciting guests and programs for Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors include top terror directors: George A. Romero, director of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, CREEPSHOW, MARTIN, KNIGHTRIDERS and THE DARK HALF, will have the first news and footage […]

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Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares: Complete U.K. Series One

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares: Complete U.K. Series One

| February 24, 2009

Before celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, graced American television with his tirades of bleeped-out expletives and hilarious aphorisms on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen or Kitchen Nightmares, Ramsay got his start in television on the U.K. original, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. The original series is much the same as its latter, American counterpart but with a decidedly different tone […]

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

| February 23, 2009

You don’t have to be a shopaholic to identify with her heroine in Confessions of a Shopaholic as she tightens the reigns of her spending to get ahold of her finances. Everyone right now, whether you have no job, a minimum wage job, or a multi million dollar earning job, is having to make some […]

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The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon

| February 20, 2009

After watching The Black Balloon, I described the plot to my wife. “It’s a coming-of-age movie about a boy who has an autistic brother, and he moves to a new town with his family,” I said. Then I joked, “It’s a foreign-language film — Australian.” She laughed as much as she could — let’s face […]

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MORGAN NO LAUGHING MATTER IN ‘WATCHMEN’

MORGAN NO LAUGHING MATTER IN ‘WATCHMEN’

| February 20, 2009

It might have been in the role of heart transplant patient Denny who fell for his doctor, Izzie, in Grey’s Anatomy that first established Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a household name, but as sensitive as he was on that hit TV show, his performance in Watchmen as the intense, ill-fated Comedian, is bound to take […]

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Auf der Strecke

Auf der Strecke

| February 19, 2009

Auf der Strecke (On the Line) is an Academy Award Nominee in the “live action short film” category that details the life of a store security guard who has an inside track on everyone at a Swiss department store. Rolf, the security guard played by Roeland Wiesnekker, is really in love with the book department […]

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Capricorn One

Capricorn One

| February 17, 2009

So Lions Gate, for reasons that baffle me to this very second, apparently decided they were running out of direct to video horror titles to release into the marketplace and instead started digging around in their vaults. They then found Capricorn One, a development that I’m actually glad for. The plot is actually fairly complex–a […]

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80Years of the Oscar – Much More Than a Coffee Table Book

80Years of the Oscar – Much More Than a Coffee Table Book

| February 16, 2009

80 Years of the Oscar My Take: Much more than a coffee table book Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1983? What is the record number of wins for any actor or actress for an Oscar? What day of the week was the Oscars on in 1952? These are the kinds of questions answered […]

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