Steve Buscemi

Rising Sun

March 13, 2007 // 0 Comments

"We may come from a fragmented MTV rap video culture, but they do not." Michael Crichton doesn't have a reliable track record when it comes to movies adapted from his best-selling novels. Like John Grisham, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and [...]

Monster House

October 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

When trailers for "Monster House" first appeared the film didn't really ring much of a bell with me. I found it way too dark and ominous for young children and for myself, it simply didn't have the appeal of, say, a Pixar movie. Now [...]

The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

October 21, 2005 // 0 Comments

Ethan and Joel Coen (Raising Arizona, Fargo) are at it again, mixing odd ball situations and quirky humor that revolve around complications brought on by their trademark kidnapping plot line, told with a tremendously off-the-wall style of storytelling [...]

In The Soup

July 23, 2004 // 0 Comments

Every so often you manage to catch a independent film that really grabs you and makes you understand why indies are so important to all creative media. Alexandre Rockwell’s "In The Soup" is definitely one such example. Winner of two Sundance [...]

Ed And His Dead Mother

June 19, 2003 // 0 Comments

Looking at the cover and reading the back of the packaging immediately conjured up memories of Peter Jackson’s ’Dead Alive’ when I received a review copy of Pathfinder Home Entertainment’s ’Ed And His Dead Mother. In many ways the story [...]

Spy Kids 2

February 27, 2003 // 0 Comments

Being a mixture between James Bond for kids and a Ray Harryhausen fantasy, ’Spy Kids 2’ has quickly made its way into the hearts of fans of the original movie, an lovers of colorful fantasy adventures alike. The movie itself is a racy and [...]

Reservoir Dogs: 10th Anniversary Edition

August 20, 2002 // 0 Comments

res·er·voir (re-zer-vwaar) n. 1. A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water. 2. A receptacle or chamber for storing a fluid. This definition has nothing to do with the movie. And if you’ve never heard of or [...]

Domestic Disturbance

June 6, 2002 // 0 Comments

Every once in a while a film comes along that makes you wonder why anyone would ever greenlight such a project. Paramount’s John Travolta vehicle ’Domestic Disturbance’ is clearly such an example. Sadly so, I have to admit, because the trailer to [...]

Ghost World

February 13, 2002 // 0 Comments

"Ghost World" is a film that resides near the top of just about every film critic’s top ten list for 2001. Unfortunately, this was not an easy movie to market and even all the accolades didn’t lead to much box office success. One look at the [...]

28 Days

September 27, 2000 // 0 Comments

Hollywood has a tendency to glamorize or exaggerate reality, especially when it comes to serious or sensitive issues. (Have you ever noticed how smoothly people break up in the movies?) Most of us watch movies to escape from reality, so even when a film [...]
1 2 3