Articles by Chris Thompson


November 13, 2008 // 0 Comments

Often referenced as one of the best so called "sports films" ever made, 1993's "Rudy, " directed by David Anspaugh has in the last fifteen years transcended its label as a sports film and entered into the favorites list of [...]


October 15, 2008 // 0 Comments

Richard Jenkins is one of those faces you will recognize instantly that you won't be able to place immediately. He is one of those character actors that blended seamlessly so well you just could never quite recognize him, although nit was on the tip [...]

xXx:State Of The Union

October 1, 2008 // 0 Comments

Lee Tamahori is the director of a respectful handful of films including "The Edge" from 1997 and the James Bond film "Die Another Day" from 2002. "xXx: State Of The Union" is, of course, the 2005 sequel to the Vin Diesel film [...]

Half Past Dead

September 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

Don Michael Paul directed his first feature film in 2002 with the forgettable Steven Seagal action film "Half Past Dead" and quickly went back to television. He is also the one responsible for writing the almost impossibly stupid script, [...]

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

September 5, 2008 // 0 Comments

Well, here we go again, they've released into the marketplace another mindless sequel to a Paul Verhoeven film. I'm lucky enough to have escaped seeing "Basic Instinct 2", "Hollow Man 2", "Total Recall 2070", [...]


August 26, 2008 // 0 Comments

"Belly" is the first and only feature film from 1998 directed by the somewhat legendary music video director Hype Williams. Personally I hope Hype Williams makes some more films, especially after listening to the commentary, in which I gained a [...]

Starship Troopers

August 21, 2008 // 0 Comments

"Starship Troopers" has become probably one of the most expensive cult classics in the history of modern film history (leave "Dune" out of this, please). Universally panned by critics and audiences alike, the film now has an active fan [...]


August 19, 2008 // 0 Comments

David Mamet is the type of director who has grown on me over the years. His unpredictable output is often either widely hailed or universally panned. He brought us his masterwork with an excellent and award winning play "Glengary Glen Ross", [...]

Step Up 2 The Streets

August 7, 2008 // 0 Comments

"Step Up 2 The Streets" is the new urban dance drama brought to us by director Jon Chu. Audiences don't go into a film like his with ideas of following some well arranged plot, or to get deeply involved in the characters, they come to see [...]

College Road Trip

August 5, 2008 // 0 Comments

Martin Lawrence seemed to have it all going for him at one time, his hit show "Martin" ran on Fox for a highly successful five year run from 1992 through 1997, and in the show he introduced a wide variety of characters and displayed an edgy [...]
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