Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

No one, I think, could have predicted how successful and beloved the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise would become when Disney first announce plans to turn the theme park ride into a full-fledged movie. And yet, here we are with the fourth [...]

Father Of Invention

October 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

When "Father of Invention" first showed up on my desk, I wasn't sure what to make of it. I had just recently re-watched "21, " however, and that movie reminded me that Kevin Spacey is actually a pretty cool actor. With that as an [...]

Dead Alive

September 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

He may be best known for creating the mega-epic "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy that broke box office records around the globe, but there once was a time when Peter Jackson was a small, upcoming filmmaker from somewhere down under in New [...]

The 10th Victim

September 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

"The 10th Victim" is a very odd hybrid sci-fi/comedy/60s Mod movie based on an original story by Robert Sheckley (sadly out-of-print). Despite it's quirks, however, this Italian film, directed by Elio Petri, offers a funny and entertaining [...]

The Big Lebowski

August 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

There truly aren't that many movies that I have on heavy rotation over the years. We have "Casablanca", "Citizen Kane", "Apocalypse Now", the television series "The Sopranos". For many reasons "The Big [...]


August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

I have to admit, the rend of recent years to remake every movie imaginable annoys me. Not only for the fact that in many cases there is simply no reason to remake a great movie, but what really rubs me the wrong way is the fact that most of these remakes [...]

National Lampoon's Animal House

August 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

After a long wait, John Landis' "Animal House" has finally arrived on Blu-Ray Disc, too, making the DVD and HD-DVD versions obsolete, as it presents this cult classic in high definition. But is it worth the upgrade? Universal Studios Home [...]

Beverly Hills Cop

May 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

After leaving Saturday Night Live, Eddie Murphy became a comedy phenomenon who had the world lying at his feet. Smart, witty, fast-talking and outrageous he managed to hit the right note with audiences all over the globe and one of his true career [...]

Short Circuit 2

May 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

After his antics in the original film "Short Circuit, " the lovable robot number five – Johnny Five that is – is back for more in the sequel "Short Circuit 2." Image Entertainment has acquired the rights for the film from [...]


April 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

There is much speculation about the perfect woman. From Walter Gibson's pursuit of "The Sure Thing" in 1985 to the ultimate onscreen persona in "S1m0ne, " filmmakers have all sorts of ideas of what type of woman would catch every [...]
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