Articles by John Carpenter

Sahara

October 4, 2005 // 0 Comments

Another summer always brings another summer blockbuster. Each year Hollywood spends millions of dollars on the summer blockbuster. With an aggressive marketing campaign and numerous plugs from stars like Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz, America [...]

Samaritan Girl

September 21, 2005 // 0 Comments

Many would assume that the Tartan Video line is filled with strictly Asian horror and gore. They also manage to put out some pretty intense dramas. Kim Ki-duk, known primarily for his recent critically acclaimed "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…And [...]

Profit: The Complete Series

September 20, 2005 // 0 Comments

I had no idea what "Profit" was before being released on DVD by Anchor Bay. When I found out it was one of Fox's casualties, I knew it had to be seen. "Profit" refers to the name of the title character. Jim Profit. Jim will use [...]

Thumb Wars/Thumbtanic

September 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

We've all seen them. Whether it is lurking in the comedy section of the video store or on the shelf at Wal-Mart, the thumb parodies seem to be everywhere. This is one of those titles that will get your attention, but usually not your money. With [...]

Spider-Man 2

September 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

With DVD dominating the market and finally putting the final nails in the coffin of VHS, it seems insane to introduce another format to consumers. With the release of the PSP, we are given the Universal Media Disc (UMD) format, which has grown in [...]

Short Circuit

September 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

I remember visiting Johnny 5 in the theater. "Short Circuit" had great family appeal with a lovable robot and goofy humor. I wandered if this would be one of those movies that didn't hold up well after 19 years. We have all revisited movies [...]

Team America: World Police

September 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

Branching out is never easy, especially if you are a staple in pop culture like Trey Parker and Matt Stone. With the explosion of "South Park" in 1997, animation and comedy were changed forever. What began as a show many dismissed as crude [...]

From Dusk Till Dawn

September 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

Here is a throwback to a movie I haven't seen in a while. I still remember seeing this movie in the theater a few weeks after it had come out. My wife (fiancée at the time) and I hit a mid afternoon matinee and there may have been 4 other [...]

Kill Bill: Volume 2

September 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

After crossing two names off of the list, there are plenty of obstacles to face before confronting Bill. "Kill Bill: Volume 2" picks up where its predecessor left off by filling in gaps with past conversations and startling revelations. We even [...]

Viva La Bam: Volume 1

September 18, 2005 // 0 Comments

Reality television has taken over. Cameras seem to be everywhere nowadays to capture every aspect of daily living from a variety of people. MTV seems to really love airing these moments of raw comedy. What most people recognize as the beginning of a new [...]
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