Archive for March, 2012

Out

Out

| March 31, 2012

Out was a mini series that was broadcasted in 1978 in the UK and somehow never made it over here in the U.S. until 2012. The show follows Frank Ross (Tom Bell), a criminal that has just finished an eight year stint from prison. Ross comes back to a dilapidated home, a mentally unstable wife […]

One Piece Collection No. 5

One Piece Collection No. 5

| March 31, 2012

One Piece Collection No.5 is the proof of how great One Piece is and a prime example of why this series has been so popular all around the world. Containing 26 episodes in the set and the remainder of the Alabasta arc, we see the Straw Hat pirates and Princess Vivi in a race against […]

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The Beat Hotel

The Beat Hotel

| March 29, 2012

Alan Govenar’s new film, The Beat Hotel, pays tribute to artists that were occupiers of the resistance movement during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The dwelling place for these artists was located in Paris, France, and was deemed a safe space for the eccentric, naïve, brilliant, misunderstood, and confused mind. This no-name hotel had a seedy […]

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American Masters

American Masters

| March 29, 2012

The latest installments of PBS’s infamous American Masters series cover two of America’s most remarkable female writers: Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind) and Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird). The two documentaries focus on the women’s lives, their work, and their impact on both the world now and the world in which they achieved […]

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Penitence

Penitence

| March 29, 2012

Only one genre is as hot as the undead thrillers abundant in Hollywood today, and that is the psychological thriller. Penitence is a short film by Chris Emmons that plays with the mind and makes the heart jump as the story unfolds. Nick awakens in a cabin covered with bruises and scars. He appears confused […]

The Death of a Cybersalesman

The Death of a Cybersalesman

| March 29, 2012

Is your email inbox full? Do you spend hours clearing out spam folders? Have you ever opened an embarrassing email while a co-worker looked on? Of course you have. Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you live in America and have an email address in this 21st century, you’ve more than likely been […]

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The Sitter

The Sitter

| March 29, 2012

What can we say about The Sitter that hasn’t been thought in the first 30 seconds of the trailer? Really? As he touted to himself during his appearance on Saturday Night Live, it’s been a big year for Jonah Hill. Getting a nod from the Academy for his performance in Moneyball, it’s hard to believe […]

War Horse

War Horse

| March 27, 2012

War Horse isn’t a bad film. Well, technically at least. Spielberg’s team provides audiences with dazzling costumes, sweeping landscapes, and a cornucopia of color palettes to keep the viewer visually amused. It truly is a gorgeous film to look at. Where the problem lies is not in the look of War Horse but in what […]

The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol

The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol

| March 27, 2012

I feel compelled to explain up front that I did not watch all of The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol. I made it through a little over 70 minutes of its 93-minute running time before I could not watch any more. I’ve been writing reviews for Film Monthly for four years now, and this is […]

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Camel Spiders

Camel Spiders

| March 27, 2012

Today is a good day for Roger Corman fans, with the release of the documentary Corman’s World (see Jef Burnham’s review here) coinciding with the release of Corman’s latest low-budget epic Camel Spiders. Produced by Corman for the Syfy Network, Camel Spiders is the latest in a line of low-budget original creature features made for […]

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