Archive for May, 2009

Mum & Dad

Mum & Dad

| May 20, 2009

I’ll say this right up front: Steven Sheil’s Mum & Dad is a difficult film to watch. I honestly can’t remember the last time a movie made me cringe when a character was about to open a door, just out of sheer animal horror at what might happen next. It says a lot about Sheil’s […]

Martyrs

Martyrs

| May 20, 2009

The phrase “torture porn” has been worn out for a long while now. Lazy critics have been tagging any standard horror or thriller with even a hint of inflicted suffering as part of this basically nonexistent subgenre for so long that it’s become even more meaningless than it was when it was first slapped onto […]

Pontypool

Pontypool

| May 20, 2009

It’s far too easy to put films into categories and dismiss them. While it’s true that many films have a lot in common with major, recognized genres, sometimes the little things truly set them apart. So when a film like Pontypool comes along, for example, some people will dismiss it outright as just another in […]

ANGELS & DEMONS

ANGELS & DEMONS

| May 20, 2009

Ghosts, Roswell, Bigfoot, angels, and demons – do you believe? Are you crazy? Probably. Why do we buy into all of these mysteries and unexplainable events? Whatever those reasons are be assured that it is not enough to satisfy our curiosity. We are meddling creatures always looking for answers. Every day new conspiracies develop, secrets […]

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Interview: Nichole Hiltz and Joshua Malina of In Plain Sight

Interview: Nichole Hiltz and Joshua Malina of In Plain Sight

| May 20, 2009

Lately it seems the offerings we find on cable TV are better than what the networks are offering. With the offerings on the USA Channel, this seems to be centered around their commitment to create interesting characters. One show that continues to draw me in is In Plain Sight. Along with the characters, it also […]

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Adoration

Adoration

| May 20, 2009

“Adoration,” written, produced and directed by Atom Egoyan follows the journey of several characters struggling to understand their place in the world and their connections to each other. Their stories, which turn out to be more intertwined than anyone could predict, are nestled within the backdrop of lightning rod issues of terrorism, martyrdom and the […]

Pie in the Sky: Series 1

Pie in the Sky: Series 1

| May 18, 2009

Pie in the Sky is a British mystery series starring Richard Griffiths, who is probably best known to American audiences as Uncle Vernon from the Harry Potter movies. Griffiths stars as Henry Crabbe, a Detective Inspector mere weeks from retirement. In preparation for his retirement from the force, Crabbe, an avid chef in his spare […]

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Star Trek

Star Trek

| May 18, 2009

Let’s face it, most everyone who wanted to see Star Trek has already seen it. But there are those few die-hard fans of the original series like myself, who were put off by the promise of a “Star Trek for everyone.” Well, if that’s the case, I’m telling you to put your fears aside and […]

Little Ashes (2009)

Little Ashes (2009)

| May 17, 2009

Little Ashes opens on a blurred meadow and a whispering spanish voice, that of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca (Javier Beltran) who inspires the work of young Salvador Dali (Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame). The two become intellectual companions in 1922 at Residencia de Estudiantes of Madrid, Spain, yet are never quite the gay lovers […]

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Wolverine and the X-Men

Wolverine and the X-Men

| May 17, 2009

Wolverine and the X-Men: Season 1 is available on DVD for all those Wolverine fans that just can’t get enough of the movie currently out in theatres. The Marvel Entertainment release of the animated television series is chock-full of adventure for the group of mutants led by Wolverine. The episodes begin with an explosive event […]

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