GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT

GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

If you’re a fan of the bands on Hellcat Records, then you are going to love this film…You’ve got Rancid, the Horrorpops, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Dropkick Murphys, Roger Miret and the Disasters, current alternative radio faves the Transplants, and many more…


Posted on July 31, 2005 by

MUST LOVE DOGS

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 98 minutes

IN THEATERS! The movie wastes the talents of its two leads by refusing to take any risks with the material, marching in lockstep to every genre cliché…


Posted on July 31, 2005 by

BURDEN OF DREAMS (DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

Films that document the filmmaking process often suffer from identity crises. Too often eager to present themselves as “documentaries,” they self-consciously remind themselves, and those watching them, that they are nothing more than extended electronic press kits…


Posted on July 30, 2005 by

SKY HIGH

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 102 minutes

IN THEATERS! A movie based on a high school for super-powered teens may not have seemed like the savviest idea. Fortunately, “Sky High” isn’t bad. In fact, it’s surprisingly good…


Posted on July 30, 2005 by

SIX DOG NIGHT

Taking a cue from Altman and New York Stories, with a healthy dose of Kevin Smith and The Kids in the Hall thrown in for good measure, a group of young, wildly talented filmmakers, collectively known as The Six, have produced the extremely funny and highly entertaining feature length comedy Night of the Dog



Posted on July 29, 2005 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE MAGIC HORSE”

When the subject is a Russian horse, most people can only recall Catherine the Great’s final sex partner. Yet within Russia, the folk tale of the Humped Back Horse (written by Pyoter Yershov in 1834) is something of a favorite. It is a weird story about a magical (if funny-looking) equine who helps a peasant […]



Posted on July 29, 2005 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE MAGIC HORSE”

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 trades in a painted pony for a horse of a different color…



Posted on July 29, 2005 by

FILM ARCHIVIST, ALOIS F. DETTLAFF, PASSES AWAY AT 84

FILM ARCHIVIST, ALOIS F. DETTLAFF, PASSES AWAY AT 84

Alois F. Dettlaff, 84, the film archivist responsible for preserving the sole extant print of Thomas Edison’s 1910 film adaptation of Frankenstein, has passed away. According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dettlaff’s badly decomposed body was found by police lying in the bathroom of his home in Cudahy, Wisconsin, on July 26. […]



Posted on July 29, 2005 by

JAPAN’S SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL HANDS OUT THE MASSIVE LOOT

JAPAN’S SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL HANDS OUT THE MASSIVE LOOT

The Short Shorts Film Festival kicked off its 7th annual competition and tour of Japan earlier this month with screenings in the trendy Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo. $60,000 in prizes was awarded to filmmakers in three categories: National (Japan), International (non-Asian), and Asian. “Rien de Grave” (dir. Renaud Philipps, France) took home the Grand Prix, […]



Posted on July 29, 2005 by

SCREAMFEST RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES

SCREAMFEST RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES

Horror festival, Screamfest, returns to the Loews Universal Studios Cinemas at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, October 14th – 23rd. Full festival details will be available soon. For more info, visit the Screamfest website.



Posted on July 29, 2005 by

PRETTY-SCARY NEEDS WOMEN

PRETTY-SCARY NEEDS WOMEN

Genghis Con and Pretty-Scary are teaming up to honor outstanding women in the indie horror industry. They are looking for submissions of movies where a woman has played a prominent role in the creation of the production (e.g., Producer, Director, Writer, and/or Cinematographer). This fest is about women behind the scenes! The movies will be […]



Posted on July 29, 2005 by

GET SOME ACTION THIS WEEKEND

GET SOME ACTION THIS WEEKEND

The Action On Film International Film Festival will take place on July 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center…



Posted on July 29, 2005 by

GHOST WATCHER (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

Any movie that takes place on Halloween is generally a movie to pay attention to…


Posted on July 29, 2005 by

THE RIVER

5 Stars
Year Released: 1951
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

Might be the finest restoration of a classic film this year…


Posted on July 29, 2005 by

STEAMBOY: COLLECTOR’S GIFT SET (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 126 minutes

While a fine DVD gift set like this can soften some of the blow, “Steamboy” is still “Steamboy”, not able to successfully combine story and action…


Posted on July 29, 2005 by

« Older Entries        Jump To: (1 of 16)