Archive for September, 2009

Jennifer’s Body

Jennifer’s Body

| September 20, 2009

Spoiler Alert! As the knife pierces Jennifer’s skin, she screams out in pain, “My tit!” “No, your heart,” corrects Needy. Sure, the above quote (from Jennifer’s Body) sounds contrived, but not if you’ve sat through the rest of this movie and watched the plot dance and dodge around all sorts of horror cliches while at […]

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Jennifer’s Body

Jennifer’s Body

| September 19, 2009

Don’t let her charms or come-ons fool you, Jennifer (Megan Fox) is the hottest girl in high school accidentally transformed into a boy-eating vampire seductress by a spell meant for a virginal sacrifice. This mixed bag of popular genres is inspired by the Japanese-American woman director Karyn Kusama’s favorite pop-horror films Heathers and Nightmare on […]

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Chill

Chill

| September 19, 2009

I had to admit, I was pretty scared when I cracked this one from Lions Gate open–frankly, just hearing the words “H.P. Lovecraft movie” are enough to make my blood run cold any more. There have only been a precious few of these that can actually be considered good, and each new one that comes […]

Jennifer’s Body

Jennifer’s Body

| September 19, 2009

Just as Quentin Tarantino embodied the voice of the video store generation, Diablo Cody represents the current era of Internet-fueled narcissistic indulgence. They are both incapable of writing a line of dialogue that isn’t colored by their pop culture savviness and distinctive verbal style. No matter what actor is hired to recite their dialogue, these […]

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REITMAN WEARS PRODUCER’S HAT ON ‘BODY’

REITMAN WEARS PRODUCER’S HAT ON ‘BODY’

| September 16, 2009

Jason Reitman has carved up a successful career as a director in a relatively short period of time. He won instant acclaim for his feature debut, Thank you for Smoking and to prove he was no fluke, his second feature, Juno, won over critics and audiences alike. Reitman has also used that clout to turn […]

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BAKULA LEAPS BACK INTO THE FRAY

BAKULA LEAPS BACK INTO THE FRAY

| September 16, 2009

Scott Bakula may be known as the star of two TV icons: Quantum Leap and Enterprsise, but he is also a singer and dancer and accomplished showman. Bakula caught the acting bug as a small child, split his time between plays and athletics in high school, and left the University of Kansas to pursue community […]

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Force Of Four Blu-Ray Box Set: Iron Monkey, Hero, The Legend of Drunken Master, Zatoichi

Force Of Four Blu-Ray Box Set: Iron Monkey, Hero, The Legend of Drunken Master, Zatoichi

| September 15, 2009

On September 15th, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Miramax Films release four Kung Fu action classics: The Legend of Drunken Master, Hero, Zatoichi, and Iron Monkey. The Legend of Drunken Master was originally released in 1994 and was known in every other part of the world as Drunken Master II. It is widely considered […]

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The Principal Story

The Principal Story

| September 15, 2009

Here’s a film every educator in America would benefit from seeing. “The Principal Story” debuts tonight at 9:30 CST on PBS, and it is the latest worthy installment of the network’s long-running POV series. Unlike the sensationalized scripted drama that often passes for “reality” on TV, the POV series has consistently showcased work from masterful […]

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A Shot In the Dark  – Dark Blue Season Finale, September 16

A Shot In the Dark – Dark Blue Season Finale, September 16

| September 15, 2009

You know what they say about getting a “taste for blood,” I think similar must apply to those that do criminal acts. Even if they clean up their ways and become better citizens, they’ll always know they “could” commit that crime. It’s not like the rest of the population that wonders if they could or […]

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White Collar Series Premiere On USA

White Collar Series Premiere On USA

| September 14, 2009

Apparently you can take the man out of the con, but not the con out of the man. It’s been done before in movies such as Midnight Run and 48 Hours where an authority teams up with a criminal to catch even bigger criminals, with the criminal playing the funny guy and the authority the […]

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