Articles by Felix Gonzalez, Jr.

8 Mile

April 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

When Vanilla Ice made the leap from the music scene to the big screen in 1991 with both "Cool as Ice" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, " he pretty much nailed the door shut for future white rappers [...]

Quantum of Solace

March 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

As of 2009, James Bond has been shooting and shagging his way through villains and femme fatales for 47 years. Although Pierce Brosnan made his final appearance as Agent 007 in 2002's "Die Another Day," Bond was effectively reborn into the [...]

Pinocchio: Platinum Edition

March 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

In 1937, Walt Disney proved early naysayers wrong when his "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, " the first feature-length animated film produced in America, exceeded expectations to become a phenomenal box office success. Eager to demonstrate that [...]


February 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Clint Eastwood's "Changeling" is drawn from the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders of the late 1920s, a case that scandalized Los Angeles and gained national attention. Set in 1928, the movie follows Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie), a single [...]

The Films of Michael Powell

February 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Michael Powell is a filmmaker who, by all rights, should be as much of an established figure in the minds of cinema buffs as other famous English directors like Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, and Carol Reed. And yet, for years Powell's film work [...]

I Am Legend: Ultimate Collector's Edition

January 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Richard Matheson's 1954 novel "I Am Legend" has, along with its subsequent film adaptations, left a continuing influence on various sub-genres of horror and science fiction, including the vampire and zombie genres. The protagonist, Robert [...]

Eagle Eye: 2-Disc Special Edition

January 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

Director D.J. Caruso's last film, "Disturbia" (2007), was a suspenseful meditation on a teenage boy's connection to the outside world through technological media. He is now back with similar material, only on a more globalized scale [...]

Coach Carter

December 22, 2008 // 0 Comments

"Coach Carter" is another in the long line of inspirational-teacher stories to be taken from the headlines and adapted for the big screen, following the likes of "Dangerous Minds" (1995) and "Freedom Writers" (2007). It is [...]

The Stendhal Syndrome

December 17, 2008 // 0 Comments

Dario Argento has been one of the celebrated masters of Italian horror cinema since the 1970s, but his directorial output since the late 1980s has been largely disappointing to fans of gialli, a horror sub-genre of lurid, graphically violent murder [...]

Horton Hears a Who!: Special Edition

December 10, 2008 // 0 Comments

Few people will deny that Dr. Seuss is one of the great American children's authors of the 20th century. His books are justifiably celebrated for their wonderfully unique language, eccentric characters, and intelligent social commentary disguised as [...]
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