Articles by Brad Baker

Secondhand Lions

October 31, 2005 // 0 Comments

In life, it is the strong and the resolute that we admire. In movies, it is the same. Robert Duvall supplies another strong, mannered, macho performance as Uncle Hub in New Line Entertainment's 2003 "Secondhand Lions"' brand new UMD. [...]

Sacred Flesh

October 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

The brand new "Sacred Flesh" DVD from independent studio Heretic Entertianment can't decide if it's a nun-sploitation movie or an attack on religious tradition. It has a lot of fun trying, though. Set in the late 18th century Sister [...]

Desperate Housewives

October 12, 2005 // 0 Comments

In the long, sweeping opening crane shot, the camera pans down from high onto Wisteria Lan – actually the Universal City suburbia back-lot. Behind closed doors, couples argue about money and sex. A neurotic housewife battles her four young children, [...]

Hidden/Hidden II

October 7, 2005 // 0 Comments

A bank security camera records a brutal Wells Fargo robbery and murder. Eventually, the shooter fires straight into the camera. The thief leads a wild chase through downtown L.A., and is shot. In the hospital, an alien creature moves from the dying [...]

Gone In 60 Seconds

September 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

Hummers, Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes, and a 1967 GT Ford Mustang. But does this thing have a plot? Randall 'Memphis' Raines is a luxury car thief. And he's successful. But this business is risky. Someday, something is going to go wrong. So [...]

Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security

September 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

TV comedian Jamie Foxx gained wide notice in 2004 as Tom Cruise's sidekick in the excellent "Collateral". Then he got the Academy Award for "Ray". Now it's time to dredge-up a lot of old Foxx material and cash in. Image [...]

Coach Carter

September 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

On March 15, Sony unleashed the PSP (Portable Playstation) on the world. It was quite a splash. The PSP displays photos, plays songs, runs games, and gives you DVD movies in a new format that looks like 3D on an LCD screen (which it is). Paramount [...]

Time Bandits

September 18, 2005 // 0 Comments

A possible re-telling of "The Wizard of Oz, Terry Gilliam's 1981 "Time Bandits" contains all the usual irreverent, wacky, British humor we've grown to know and love. And puppets and trolls. David Rappaport stars as Randall, a [...]

F For Fake

August 5, 2005 // 0 Comments

Criterion has recently released the 2-disc Orson Welles essay/documentary, 1976's "F For Fake". It is exceptional. In 1938, Welles On-the-Air Mercury Theatre broadcast "War of the Worlds". It was a hoax… But it caused a [...]
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