Archive for August, 2009

Second Skin

Second Skin

| August 19, 2009

In the documentary Second Skin, filmmaker Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza takes audiences on a guided tour of the unexpectedly complicated work of online gaming. Surprisingly unbiased in his depiction of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft and Everquest, Pineiro-Escoriaza details the myriad of ways society has been affected by online […]

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Full Grown Men

Full Grown Men

| August 19, 2009

With its undeniable charm, Full Grown Men is a film that begs to be liked, but it’s unfortunate that the same thing can’t be said for its main character, Alby (Matt McGrath). Alby is a 35-year-old husband and father of one, who has apparently never been able to grow up, an remains the same childish […]

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Life Is Hot In Cracktown (2009)

Life Is Hot In Cracktown (2009)

| August 19, 2009

Buddy Giovinazzo brings us Life Is Hot In Cracktown, a violent drama based on a collection of his own short stories from 1993. All the stories are interwoven throughout the movie with some sets of characters crossing paths. The one thing linking all these groups of people is the crack use by someone in their […]

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The Wedding Bros (2009)

The Wedding Bros (2009)

| August 19, 2009

Screen Media Films presents us with a direct-to-dvd comedy called The Wedding Bros, in which brothers, Carmine(Dan Fogler) and Anthony(Brenden Sexton III) Marconi are working for the family carpet business. Both are expected to take over company matters, but they different plans altogether. After getting caught snooping around a client’s media room that contained hundreds […]

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Mike Nelson and the Art of Riffing

Mike Nelson and the Art of Riffing

| August 17, 2009

Rifftrax Live will be bringing their show to a movie theater near you this Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 8 p.m. EST. Mystery Science Theater 3000 veterans turned Rifftrax.com riffers, Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy will be streaming into some 430 theaters around the country with a jampack show featuring music, prizes, and […]

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The Diary of Nobody

The Diary of Nobody

| August 17, 2009

Talented English actor Hugh Bonneville (Five Days, Miss Austen Regrets, Lost in Austen, Daniel Deronda, and many others) stars as Charles Pooter in this wonderfully tongue-in-cheek filmed version of George and Weedon Grossmith’s book, The Diary of Nobody. Charles Pooter is the typical middle-aged and lower middle-class city clerk in London, circa the 1890’s. The […]

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Visions of Britain & Ireland on Blu-Ray

Visions of Britain & Ireland on Blu-Ray

| August 17, 2009

This DVD lives up to the press release’s promise of being a breathtaking aerial tour of Britain and Ireland. And in Blu-Ray the images are spectacular. Included in this set are the entire UK collection: Visions of England, Visions of Scotland, Visions of Ireland, and Visions of Wales. The bird’s eye view cinematography is awe-inspiring. […]

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GOLDTHWAIT TAKES NEW RISKS IN ‘DAD’ DRAMA

GOLDTHWAIT TAKES NEW RISKS IN ‘DAD’ DRAMA

| August 17, 2009

Bobcat Goldthwait is one of Hollywood’s most idiosyncratic filmmakers, who is both irreverent with a savage sense of himour. The abrasive stand-up comedian has starred in several cable TV comedy specials. Goldthwait made his screen debut as Cadet Zed in “Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment” (1985) and appeared in the subsequent “Police Academy” sequels […]

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WILLIAMS’ NEW LEASE ON LIFE

WILLIAMS’ NEW LEASE ON LIFE

| August 17, 2009

Robin Williams was a bit more subdued when we met late in the afternoon. Quietly introspective, partly because his latest film, World’s Greatest Dad, is a dark and uncompromising drama, and the other is that much has changed since Williams underwent heart surgery back in March, as he quotes the lyrics ‘Every day above ground’, […]

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OSWALT A BIG FAN

OSWALT A BIG FAN

| August 17, 2009

One would not assume, given his powerful performance in Big Fan, that actor Patton Oswalt is a stand up comic. His ferocious, profoundly emotive portrayal of a sports-obsessed loner who lives with his mother, has received rave reviews since the film’s premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The 40-year old writer/actor grew up in […]

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