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Evenhand

Evenhand

| December 7, 2004 | 0 Comments

First-time director Joe Pierson’s film EvenHand is essentially the story of two cops, Rob Francis and his volatile partner, Ted Morning. They patrol the streets of fictional San Lovisa, Texas, a run-down neighborhood inhabited by the kind of everyday people any of us might bump into on streets of our own town. While EvenHand is […]

Blade: Trinity

Blade: Trinity

| December 6, 2004 | 0 Comments

Last night I caught a screening of the third and final entry in the Blade films. Well, they say that it’s the last one; let’s hope they keep it that way. The first two were outstanding, dynamic, supercharged escapist fun in the tried-and-true action thriller mode, featuring the anti-superhero Blade, a daywalking vampire who is […]

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Why Neal

Why Neal

| October 22, 2004 | 0 Comments

Why Neal is a film about Neal Hecker, an outwardly normal looking male with a disarming smile and a peaceful demeanor who is a very good collage artist, a simple human with a near child-like comprehension of many things in this world, but who looks just as average as any other nearly-middle-aged adult. The film, […]

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

| October 15, 2004 | 0 Comments

Vampire Hunter D is an enigma–part vampire, part human, he makes his living as a bounty hunter, and his prey is the most dangerous creature on Earth. When Charlotte, the daughter of the well-known Elbourne family, has been kidnapped by malevolent vampire Meier Link, Charlotte’s father commissions Vampire Hunter D and the renowned mercenary group […]

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Young Thugs: Innocent Blood

Young Thugs: Innocent Blood

| October 15, 2004 | 0 Comments

As the sequel the Young Thugs: Nostalgia begins, Ryo, Riichi, and Yuji have recently graduated high school. Unlike most young men in Japanese society, these three are definitely not on their way to becoming responsible members of society. But these three are already considered delinquents by their peers and teachers, and they soon find that […]

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Young Thugs: Nostalgia

Young Thugs: Nostalgia

| October 15, 2004 | 0 Comments

Japanese director Takashi Miike is courageous in his risk-taking as a filmmaker. Currently, he is one of the most influential directors making films in an industry where profits are often more highly regarded than artistic vision. Miike has remarked that Young Thugs: Nostalgia is his favorite film. There is a note of autobiography to Young […]

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Fate

Fate

| October 9, 2004 | 0 Comments

Fate is the story of a couple of small-town detectives (Michael Pare and Phillip Michael Thomas) on the trail of a sociopath (Lee Majors). The production company’s P.R. blurb reads: “A city infected with homicides and lawless murders. A vulnerable city such as this is the ideal habitat for a well-defined sociopath (Lee Majors). This […]

The Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl Shuffle

The Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl Shuffle

| September 30, 2004 | 0 Comments

In 1985, the Chicago Bears were headed for the Super Bowl for the first time in more than 20 years. Riding high on the success of the season, members of the Bears recorded “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” which soon became a celebrated anthem for Bears fans everywhere. This first-ever rap song and music video by […]

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Border Blues

Border Blues

| September 24, 2004 | 0 Comments

Border Blues has several plots going on at once, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Except the cover is almost entirely misleading, because the story is not truly about Eric Roberts’ character, Larry, but really about this retired Russian cop who has immigrated to the US (played by the film’s writer/director Rodion Nahapetov). Seems that […]

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Terminal Error

Terminal Error

| September 24, 2004

When a bitter former partner of a wealthy computer mogul, Brad Weston (Michael Nouri), wants revenge, he releases a powerful computer virus that surprisingly takes on a mind of its own. What was supposed to only destroy computer terminals evolves into a deadly entity that is killing everyone in its path, by creating deadly technical […]

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