Articles by Murray Wasylnuk

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

June 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

This ’Supercharger Edition’ of the muscle car cult classic tells the tale of two would be thieves, a race enthusiast named Larry (Peter Fonda) and his mechanic Deke (Adam Roarke), who hold a grocers family hostage and make off with the ransom in the [...]

Beach Café

June 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

’Café de la Plage’ or ’Beach Café’ is the story of an enterprising, yet naive young man named Driss (Ouassini Embarek) who is dating a young European antiques dealer, named Betsoul (Leila Belarbi). Driss becomes intrigued with a [...]

Coach Carter

June 24, 2005 // 0 Comments

Based on a true story, Samuel L. Jackson plays Coach Ken Carter, a straight shooting, street smart individual who takes on the task of coaching a down-on-their-luck high school basketball team from Richmond, California. Carter sets out some pretty tough [...]

The Jacket

June 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

Disoriented and often frayed timelines, told mostly through flashbacks, is how British director John Maybury presents the story of ’The Jacket.’ Adrien Brody plays Gulf War veteran Jack Starks, who suffers a head wound that causes him to experience a [...]

The Eagles: Farewell 1 Tour

June 20, 2005 // 0 Comments

The Eagles, one of the all-time classic bands with roots that go back to the phenomenally popular era of seventies rock in Southern California, showcase their musical talents in their latest live DVD endeavor, ’The Eagles: Farewell 1 Tour: Live from [...]

A Dirty Shame

June 16, 2005 // 0 Comments

When a grumpy and repressed convenience store worker named Sylvia Stickles, played by Tracey Ullman, has a freak accident causing her to experience a minor concussion, her personality is altered in a very peculiar way. Rushing to her aid is sexy tow truck [...]


June 15, 2005 // 0 Comments

Always likeable Will Smith stars as Alex ’Hitch’ Hitchens, a smooth and sophisticated ’date doctor’ who has gained an almost urban legend status in and around Manhattan in the romantic comedy ’Hitch.’ Accepting clients by reference only, Alex [...]

Casino: 10th Anniversary Edition

June 14, 2005 // 0 Comments

’Casino’ is director Martin Scorsese’s telling of the rise and fall of mobster Sam ’Ace’ Rothstein played by Robert De Niro, a character based on real-life gangster Frank ’Lefty’ Rosenthal. The setting is 1973 Las Vegas, a time when the Mob [...]

Sling Blade: Director’s Cut

June 9, 2005 // 0 Comments

Miramax Home Entertainment celebrates the tenth anniversary of ’Sling Blade’ on DVD, Billy Bob Thornton’s directorial debut based on the short film ’Some Folks call it a Sling Blade’, for which he won a 1996 Academy Award for ’Best Adapted [...]

The Machinist

June 8, 2005 // 0 Comments

’The Machinist’ is a dark and often times gritty-looking film that has the right mix of dark humor to take the viewer inside the world of a shockingly, ghostly-looking insomniac, Trevor Reznik, played by Christian Bale (who reportedly lost sixty or [...]
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