Articles by Chris Thompson


July 31, 2008 // 0 Comments

After so many recent disastrous remakes of foreign horror movies you would think that the executives who green light certain projects would get a clue, but instead they just keep cranking out these dreadful products, usually with mixed results, and this [...]

Be Kind Rewind

July 9, 2008 // 0 Comments

Michel Gondry writes and directs "Be Kind Rewind", a quirky comedy that follows in the footsteps of his recent theatrical features and yet is still in many ways one of his more accessible tales. I remember when I first discovered his work, he [...]

Witless Protection

July 7, 2008 // 0 Comments

I guess my problems with Larry The Cable Guy begin and end in a few areas that are simply impossible to get over. First off, his whole blue collar routine that instantly connected with millions of people across the world seems unconvincing since his [...]

The Signal

July 1, 2008 // 0 Comments

"The Signal" landed on my desk as an oddity of sorts. For starters I had heard nothing of the film until it arrived, and judging from the strange box cover I mistakenly assumed it was some sort of cheesy straight to video science fiction, of the [...]


June 24, 2008 // 0 Comments

J.J. Abrams came up with the idea for a monster movie while shopping with his son in a Tokyo toy store. After seeing a Godzilla figure he started wondering why America didn't have its own legendary creature, especially after glancing at some of the [...]

Meet The Spartans

June 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

A comedy from the same people who brought us "Epic Movie" and "Date Movie" and based upon the popular action film "300" may seem like a brilliant idea to some, especially movie executives looking to cash in on a young crowd, [...]

The Eye

June 16, 2008 // 0 Comments

Originally, "The Eye" was an Asian horror film that was actually quite successful in its own right, and with this new American version we actually have a film that is written and directed by a couple of French filmmakers named David Moreau and [...]

The Sand Pebbles

June 12, 2008 // 0 Comments

"The Sand Pebbles" was directed by the legendary Robert Wise, whose long career in film brought us films as varied as "West Side Story", "Audrey Rose", "The Sound Of Music" and my favorite Star Trek film, "Star [...]

The Other Boleyn Girl

June 5, 2008 // 0 Comments

Justin Chadwick's "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a historical romance based on the bestselling novel by Philippa Gregory. Curiously, it was also the basis for a TV movie in 2003. Chadwick's first large production from BBC Films and Focus [...]


May 29, 2008 // 0 Comments

Perhaps it is the area I live in, but I've always had something of a fascination with tornadoes. They are so transcendental and at the same time their power is undeniably brutally destructive. There is an eerie peace and quiet that permeates before [...]
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