Articles by John Carpenter

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

December 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a 23 year old slacker with a broken heart. A year prior, his girlfriend dumped him and he hasn't been the same. The film finds Scott between jobs and hooked up with a 17 year old high school girlfriend named Knives [...]

That Evening Sun

December 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

Hal Holbrook first caught my attention in the early 1980's. As a huge horror movie fan, his roles in 'The Fog' and 'Girls Night Out' (a.k.a. 'The Creeper') have always stuck with me. Who could forget the timid character [...]


December 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rebooting a franchise can be a tricky endeavor. While it presents the opportunity to take creative liberties with well known characters and creatures, there is an obligation to recognize previous entries in the series and how they inspired an updated [...]

City Island

November 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

Dysfunctional families have been inviting themselves into homes for years. With the golden ticket of DVD and Blu-ray, The Tenenbaums, Hoods ('The Ice Storm'), and Grapes ('What's Eating Gilbert Grape') have given viewers a diverse [...]

The Least Among You

November 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

There are phrases that automatically change the perception if a film. 'Based on a true story' and 'Inspired by actual events' may pop up on opening or closing credits to give the movie a jolt of emotional impact. Psychologically, the [...]

The Losers

November 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Anybody who knows me can tell you that action movies are typically lower on my must see list. Given my love for action sub genres (horror, sci-fi, etc) one would think this a bit of an odd quirk. It's not that I don't like them; I am just rarely [...]

Middle Of Nowhere

November 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

Grace (Eva Amurri) has problems. She is a summer away from college, but has no way to pay for the additional education. Her mother Rhonda (Amurri's real life mom, Susan Sarandon) has taken advantage of Grace's credit by opening cards in her name [...]

Sons of Anarchy: Season Two

October 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

FX is like the 'Little Engine That Could' when it comes to quality television. While HBO and Showtime grab the majority of headlines with their original series, FX continually flies under the radar with great shows like 'Nip/Tuck', [...]

Bored To Death: Season One

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

HBO has become known more for the series they broadcast more than the films. If ten people on the street are interviewed about HBO, all of them will start gushing about 'True Blood', 'The Sopranos', 'Flight of the Conchords' [...]

Hot Tub Time Machine

September 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

'Hot Tub Time Machine' and 'Snakes On A Plane' are in competition for the best movie title ever. Both draw equal attention from the general public based on the absurdity of their respective titles, then hope that curious viewers will [...]
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