Articles by Mike Long

Spy Game

April 16, 2002 // 0 Comments

Paranoia and double-crosses have always been staples of espionage films. We’ve all seen spy movies where a character gets duped by someone that they could trust — typically someone who turned out to be the enemy. Well, what if you were a spy and [...]

Life As A House

April 15, 2002 // 0 Comments

The "terminally ill character" or "death & dying" genre is one of the stranger ones in film. Unlike most other kinds of films, with these movies, the audience is fairly certain how the many will end before it even begins. For that [...]

Starman (Region 2)

April 10, 2002 // 0 Comments

Many visitors to this site are most likely familiar with the DVD region coding system and the fact that many popular films are available on DVD overseas, but not in Region 1. An occurrence which is equally frustrating is when a film is given a [...]

Thirteen Ghosts

April 9, 2002 // 0 Comments

Following the success of 1999’s "House on Haunted Hill", the production team at Dark Castle Entertainment (Robert Zemeckis, Joel Silver and Gilbert Adler) return to the William Castle library to remake another of his hits from the 60s. This [...]

Sum 41: Introduction To Destruction

March 29, 2002 // 0 Comments

Music video DVDs are growing in popularity and young punk band Sum 41 have decided to throw their hats into the ring with ’Introduction to Destruction: Video Treats to Move Yo Feets’. This DVD is basically divided into two sections. First, we have a [...]

Meet The Feebles

March 25, 2002 // 0 Comments

When New Zealand director Peter Jackson achieved world-wide acclaim and an Oscar nod for ’The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring’, most of his fans probably expected his 1994 art-house hit ’Heavenly Creatures’ to finally get a Region 1 [...]

Zoolander

March 11, 2002 // 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed that when a movie is made using a pre-existing/familiar character, the story is always as convoluted and complicated as possible? Why is that? Just look at movies such as "The Addams Family", "Casper", [...]

Stagefright

March 7, 2002 // 0 Comments

Horror films are often criticized for being unoriginal, overly-simplistic, and derivative. And unfortunately for fright film fans, this sort of critique is true more often than it is not. However, there are times when a film deliberately takes this sort [...]

Cannibal Apocalypse

February 27, 2002 // 0 Comments

As Oscar time approaches, we begin to think about the best films of the year, specifically, which movie will win Best Picture. But, "Best Picture" is a terribly broad category, and it might help if we narrowed it down some. How about "Best [...]

Highway

February 26, 2002 // 0 Comments

Here’s yet another movie where you say to yourself, ’I’ve heard of all of these actors. Why haven’t I heard of this movie?’ In this case, it’s because the movie in question, ’Highway’, isn’t very good. ’Highway’ stars Jared Leto and [...]
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