THE VILLAGE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 120 minutes

IN THEATERS! Shyamalan has always known his way around a creepy mood, and “The Village” is no exception. He’s abetted this time by the great DP Roger Deakins, who makes the surrounding woods loom like icy death itself. The actors, though…


Posted on July 31, 2004 by

GLEN BAISLEY: FEARING THE DARK OF THE TENEMENT IN FAIRVIEW FALLS

Another element that will tie the four movies together is the presence of actor, filmmaker and Fangoria Managing Editor, Michael Gingold, who plays twin brothers Eli and Winston Korman. In Fairview Falls, Eli is the coroner who takes charge of the killer’s victims; his brother, Winston, is a schlock filmmaker who runs afoul of Ethan. […]



Posted on July 30, 2004 by

GLEN BAISLEY: FEARING THE DARK OF THE TENEMENT IN FAIRVIEW FALLS

The unfortunate town of Fairview Falls lies somewhere in upstate New York, and bad things happen there. As documented in “The Tenement”, it was the birthplace of the infamous “Black Rose Killer”, it’s rife with pedophiles, junkies, mute girls with special powers and landlords with second sight…



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THE BOOTLEG FILES: “ALIBI BYE BYE”

Last week, this column had fun with one of the worst movies made by one of cinema’s best-loved comedy teams: “Jack and the Beanstalk” starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. This week, I am going the opposite way by highlighting one of the (very few) great films made by one of the least-appreciated comedy teams […]



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THE BOOTLEG FILES: “ALIBI BYE BYE”

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the funky world of rare, classic and hard-to-find films which can only be obtained via bootleg video channels. This week, Phil enjoys old-fashioned adultery in Atlantic City…



Posted on July 30, 2004 by

FANTASY, HORROR AND SCI-FI AT THE EGYPTIAN

FANTASY, HORROR AND SCI-FI AT THE EGYPTIAN

This August, the American Cinematheque will roll out their month long 5th Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction. This year’s series kicks off with a 20th Anniversary Screening of one of the most transgressive cult movies of the 1980s, director Alex Cox’s “REPO MAN”, followed by an in-person mini-tribute to acclaimed 1970’s scream queen […]



Posted on July 30, 2004 by

THE BIG WIENERS OF HYPEFEST 2004!

OF COURSE WE MEAN “BIG WINNERS”! The festival took place July 24 – July 25 at CineSpace in Hollywood and showcased approximately 75 original short-subject works from filmmakers around the world…



Posted on July 30, 2004 by

FAILAN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 115 minutes

FANTASIA 2004 REVIEW! By the time the end credits rolled even my own cynical eyes were brimmed with tears…


Posted on July 30, 2004 by

OKUL

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

FANTASIA 2004 REVIEW! They’ve finally done it! They’ve made a Turkish “I Know What You Did Last Summer”! Apart from the foreign dialogue and one or two scenes this is exactly like a clone of the “Scream” type movies…


Posted on July 30, 2004 by

BANANAS

BANANAS
3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

“Bananas” is ripe for the viewing…


Posted on July 30, 2004 by

PINBALL WARS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 2 minutes

STAR WARS FAN FILM AWARDS 2004 REVIEW! Joe Presswood got the editing of a pinball game down perfectly…


Posted on July 30, 2004 by

WAMPA

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 4 minutes

STAR WARS FAN FILM AWARDS 2004 WINNER – BEST ANIMATION! The Wampa even gets a chance to do a little “Monty Python”…


Posted on July 30, 2004 by

“BATMAN BEGINS” TRAILER

“BATMAN BEGINS” TRAILER

http://www.filmthreat.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1456



Posted on July 29, 2004 by

ROMASANTA: THE WEREWOLF HUNT

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

FANTASIA 2004 REVIEW! “Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt” takes place in 1851 Spain and concerns a series of brutal murders where the fat was removed from the victims. “Amateurish” doesn’t even begin to describe what’s on screen and the fact that it took TWO people to write the screenplay and a third to come up with the “story” should be an embarrassment to all parties concerned…


Posted on July 29, 2004 by

THE RECORD DEAL

THE RECORD DEAL
3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

If this were any other film, the groan-inducing moments would sink it. Luckily, this has Mark Clayborne behind it…


Posted on July 29, 2004 by

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