Articles by Ed Peters

Moulin Rouge

June 21, 2004 // 0 Comments

Perhaps one of the most personal films in director John Huston’s canon, 1952’s "Moulin Rouge" captures the severe romanticism of fin de siecle Paris and the legendary artistry of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec with such verve and delicacy that [...]

The Pink Panther Collection

May 21, 2004 // 0 Comments

Let’s start by setting the Wayback Machine to the early 1970’s. TWA released a series of commercials aimed at international travel. Directed by Stan Dragoti (who later guided George Hamilton as the funniest Dracula in 1979’s "Love at First [...]


May 5, 2004 // 0 Comments

Based on a novel by Michael Crichton. From the Producer of "X-Men" and "X-Men 2." Directed by Richard Donner of "Superman" and "Lethal Weapon" fame. Featuring the star of "The Fast and The Furious." The [...]


April 30, 2004 // 0 Comments

Kaneto Shindo’s 1964 film "Onibaba" resonates on many levels: a poetic anti-war parable, a macabre meditation on sexuality and a traditional horror film. Just as contradictory, it’s one of those movies that you wish you could forget the [...]

Ripley’s Game

March 29, 2004 // 0 Comments

Based on the novel by famed mystery writer Patricia Highsmith and first known to movie audiences in 1999’s "The Talented Mr. Ripley, " 2002’s "Ripley’s Game" brings back the homicidal sociopath for another match of deception and [...]

One Million Years B.C.

March 18, 2004 // 0 Comments

From the British studio that paired Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing into cinema history, Hammer’s 1966 remake of "One Million Years B.C. (from a 1940 Hal Roach film) marked another historic, albeit unlikely, cleaving: 1960’s bombshell Raquel [...]

Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1

March 17, 2004 // 0 Comments

"Star Trek Voyager" came along late in the "Star Trek" renaissance, launching in 1995. The program, designed to run concurrent with "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Deep Space Nine," brought fans another [...]

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

March 16, 2004 // 0 Comments

For multi-tasking moviemaker Robert Rodriguez, family matters. So much so that Rodriguez’s "Spy Kids" movies have become a legitimate franchise. Why shouldn’t they? 2001’s "Spy Kids" retooled every James Bond cliché to a modest [...]

Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 3

March 15, 2004 // 0 Comments

I must admit: I caught bits and pieces of both the syndicated shows "Hercules" and its offshoot "Xena: Warrior Princess" when both originally aired in the 1990s. I never really got into the fan base of either show, mainly because after [...]

Runaway Jury

February 25, 2004 // 0 Comments

French politician Georges Clemenceau once remarked: "War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men." Jury "consultant" Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman) embraces a more adaptable and personally lucrative philosophy for our overly [...]
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