Archive for June, 2011

Latino: America’s Secret War in Nicaragua

Latino: America’s Secret War in Nicaragua

| June 30, 2011

Haskell Wexler’s Latino is a film with good intentions on which it fails to capitalize. The 1985 film, now released on DVD by Cinema Libre Studios, deals with the U.S. Military involvement with Contra Militias to try and overthrow the Nicaraguan Socialist Party. The film’s protagonist is Eddie Guerrero, played by Robert Beltran, a Green […]

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Bubblegum Crisis Retrospective: Part III

Bubblegum Crisis Retrospective: Part III

| June 30, 2011

Didn’t read Parts I & II yet? Check them out here and here. In part III of our continuing Bubblegum Crisis Retrospective, I’ll be looking at studio AIC’s AD Police, the direct-to-video prequel to the classic cyperpunk anime, as collected in AnimEigo’s AD Police Files 1-3 DVD. Adapted from the BGC spin-off manga, AD Police: […]

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TO

TO

| June 30, 2011

In TO, director Fumihiko Sori (producer of 2004’s Appleseed, director of Vexille (2007)) delivers two tales of mankind’s distant future, revealing the potential dangers of man’s expansion into outer space– particularly where continued conflict amongst ourselves is involved. In “Elliptical Orbit,” an orbiting space station providing supplies to a colony on the moon comes under […]

Patty Hearst

Patty Hearst

| June 30, 2011

Patty Hearst feels like a movie made in the seventies when it is set, but its self-awareness grounds it in 1988 based the real life kidnapping of Patty Hearst in 1974, played tirelessly by Natasha Richardson. Writer Nicholas Kazan and director Paul Schrader capture an essence of social unrest, which defined the late 60s and […]

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NEWS – PAUL, BOSS, PATTINSON, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, 2011 NBA FINALS GAMES, JURASSIC PARK & MORE……

NEWS – PAUL, BOSS, PATTINSON, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, 2011 NBA FINALS GAMES, JURASSIC PARK & MORE……

| June 29, 2011

PATTINSON SHORT MOVIE SET FOR DEBUT ON SHORTSHD Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company, is debuting the short film The Summer House. The film pairs the emerging British starlet, Talulah Riley (St Trinian’s The Boat That Rocked) alongside Robert Pattinson, who is best known for his work in the Twilight series, and […]

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Eureka

Eureka

| June 29, 2011

The buzz for the second half of Eureka’s fourth season is around cult favorite Felicia Day joining the cast. With Day having costarred in the immensely popular Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, Eureka is banking on finally cinching its placeholder as a sci-fi water cooler show. And she’s a great fit. Eureka is a collection […]

Christopher and His Kind

Christopher and His Kind

| June 29, 2011

A straight adaptation of any material into fiction film is never useful or fanciful because movies must be made from the stuff of dreams. Adapting author Christopher Isherwood’s memoir is like trying to remake Cabaret (1972) with Rene Zellweger, which was rumored to be in the works in 2005. While autobiographical adaptations can be refreshing, […]

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Camille 2000

Camille 2000

| June 28, 2011

Camp is sometimes synonymous with cult, but camp is also part of what makes cult material. Even If all the right people conspire to make a film with the best of intentions, the end result somehow comes out all wrong but is ironically very enjoyable to watch. This is why we call it camp. An […]

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Cyrus

Cyrus

| June 28, 2011

Danielle Harris (Halloween IV, V, and Rob Zombie’s recent relaunch of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic…Halloween) is a reporter investigating the disappearance of well over 200 Midwestern University coeds and meets up with an ominous fellow (Lance Henriksen, of course). The disappearances appear to be the work of a serial killer (Brian Krause) named Cyrus. Cyrus: […]

Hempsters:  Plant the Seed

Hempsters: Plant the Seed

| June 28, 2011

“Can’t we all just like, get along?” Hempsters is a commendably well-assembled documentary. In what would appear as simply another pro-marijuana film, it actually proves the benefits and uses of industrial hemp without the typical aspects associated with such efforts. The 86-minute documentary presents its well-constructed argument through titled sections. From traditional hemp growers and […]

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