Archive for June, 2010

Eyeborgs

Eyeborgs

| June 30, 2010

The mind conjures up numerous images when it processes the title, Eyeborgs, not the least of which is an image of its star, Adrian Paul, in full-on Highlander mode battling cycloptic, killer cambots with a katana. Eyeborgs could have, and should have, been a lot of fun to watch– if for nothing else than the […]

Memphis Beat – “Baby Let’s Play House,” June 29 on TNT

Memphis Beat – “Baby Let’s Play House,” June 29 on TNT

| June 28, 2010

After seeing the series premiere of Memphis Beat last week, I though the series had promise, but I was missing that identifying characteristic that said it was a George Clooney-produced series. Having now seen the second episode, “Baby Let’s Play House,” I’m still not seeing George on it, but I am seeing something I like […]

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Don McKay

Don McKay

| June 27, 2010

Ok, so Don McKay is a weird movie starring a weird Thomas Haden Church, who gets wrapped up in some weird circumstances with what turns out to be a weird chick named Sonny, but that’s really not her real name. Don McKay will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as digital download Tuesday, […]

Brooklyn’s Finest

Brooklyn’s Finest

| June 26, 2010

I was a bit disappointed in Brooklyn’s Finest, in that it seemed to be just a remake of Training Day, with Ethan Hawke (Sal) who was Oscar and Tony award-winning actor Denzel Washington’s green partner in that tough cop gets the drug kingpins movie. Not surprising, since director Antoine Fuqua is behind both. Now to […]

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Air Bud: World Pup

Air Bud: World Pup

| June 26, 2010

I have to think the timing of the release of Air Bud: World Pup wasn’t accidental. The sports-loving dog is moving on from basketball and football to soccer, and it just happens to be when everyone is talking about the World Cup. Of course, this movie was originally released ten years ago, but there’s nothing […]

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Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume 4

Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume 4

| June 25, 2010

My 17-year-old son has a way of telling me he likes TV series that he becomes addicted to, and that’s by telling me repeatedly “I hate this.” He did that watching Make It Or Break It, which I was surprised he liked, being that it was about a group of young female gymnasts (then again, […]

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The Film Noir Encylopedia

The Film Noir Encylopedia

| June 25, 2010

Film noir is one of those genres which scholars, critics, and film lovers just love. They enjoy writing and debating about it almost as much as they enjoy watching it. There have been endless debates as to what the term means, which film fits into the genre, and when the true era of film noir […]

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Metropolis

Metropolis

| June 23, 2010

Nothing feels as complete as when it’s been restored, even for the first time seeing Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) co-written with his then wife, Thea von Harbou. Now restored to its original two and half-hour running time, the story goes that the missing 25 minutes was cut by Paramount Studios when the German UFA production […]

Memphis Beat, June 22 On TNT

Memphis Beat, June 22 On TNT

| June 21, 2010

When you think of Memphis you think of country music rooted in the blues and Elvis Presley. TNT is premiering a new detective series on June 22 that firmly plants its foot in that same music scene. From the storyline of the pilot all the way to the detective’s hobby. Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee) plays […]

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The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right

| June 21, 2010

Don’t go expecting a lesbian movie or The Who Rock Concert, The Kids Are All Right is a rare lesbian family drama that might get the Mormon’s railing to overturn gay adoption rights in California. That is, if it plays out of LA and NYC. Known for daring yet substantive projects including this one, Focus […]

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