PAUL DESIMONE: THE NEXT VERY BIG THING

What inspired you to make a film about yourself? ^ In August 2001, I had taken a trip to California and decided to videotape it. It was my first time in California. I had been competing in bodybuilding since 1996 and I had done really well. I had taken two years off from competing to […]



Posted on July 31, 2003 by

MONSTERS IN PITTSBURGH

Upon entrance, I was immediately met at the check in table by staff who brought me to Brian. It was the nicest greeting I’d ever received as a “journalist”. For me, cons are very much like family reunions. I’ve been lucky enough to make friends with so many of my cinematic cult heroes, as well […]



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MONSTERS IN PITTSBURGH

A MONSTERBURGH U.S.A. CON REPORT! The first-time Pittsburgh convention, Monsterburgh U.S.A., made it’s painful, shrieking birth into the world on Friday, July 18 at the Pittsburgh International Hyatt…



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“WOMAN X” GOES WORLDWIDE

“WOMAN X” GOES WORLDWIDE

Woman X is proving that it’s the short film that could, even our man Doug liked it. Hypnotic has picked the film up for distribution in countries such as Poland, Israel, and South America – where it airs on HBO / Cinemax Latin America until 2005. On August 1, 2003, Woman X makes it’s American […]



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GET HEAD IN VEGAS

The first annual honorary Had To Be Seen Award, celebrating an independent film that overcame the odds and found its audience will be presented to “Eraserhead…”



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BATMAN: DEAD END

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

IS THIS THE BATMAN FILM WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR? It was an instant hit when it screened at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend and it’s had Batfans all across the net pissing themselves silly over what Kevin Smith has called “Possibly the truest, best Batman movie ever made…”


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AT HOME AND ASEA

AT HOME AND ASEA
3 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 71 minutes

Street’s intelligent feel for timing, interesting shots, and the always telling cut makes this film an engaging experience…


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NUADA

2 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

After throwing himself into a fit of depression and alcoholism, Walt learns of a book that exists – the Nuada, a Rosetta Stone for authors…


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TALKING PICTURES: OUTSIDE THE BOX

Writer David Templeton takes interesting people to interesting movies in his ongoing quest for the ultimate post-film conversation. This week, Outspoken mountain-racing legend Jacquie Phelan takes on Superwomen, people who stare, and, uh, “Lara Croft Tomb Raider…”



Posted on July 30, 2003 by

SEABISCUIT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! It’s a bit of a letdown, although a great way to lead an audience to the book for more…


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THE FIVE STAGES OF BEER

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

SCREENING JULY 31 AT DANCES WITH FILMS! Dennis discovers his wife has left him for an honest-to-Bozo clown and cleaned out their apartment. Dennis, quite understandably, heads over to his neighborhood bar to get ‘faced…


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THE TROUBLE WITH BOYS AND GIRLS

THE TROUBLE WITH BOYS AND GIRLS
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 115 minutes

DANCES WITH FILMS 2003 REVIEW! Things come to a head when the boys and girls schedule a footrace to determine who gets “ownership” of the school playground…


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AFTER THE PAST

2 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

DANCES WITH FILMS 2003 REVIEW! The chatter about the despair and frustration of the brothers’ childhood becomes so grueling at times that you’d wish they would follow the advice given by Cher in “Moonstruck” and snap out of it…


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KILLING MICHAEL BAY

5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 16 minutes

This short deals with a couple of independent filmmakers who kidnap Michael Bay in order to put him down execution style…


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ALASKA.DE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

There’s a growing spark between them until she sees his best friend Mischa (Blume) fleeing from the scene of a murder. They all end up in a cycle of violence and deceit…


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