METROPOLIS 4: THE LAST STAND (I PROMISE)

METROPOLIS 4: THE LAST STAND (I PROMISE)

*This letter contains spoilage. If you have not seen the new Superman flick, skip this until you do.* Dear Clark Kent, This is my last letter to you. I don’t care if you ever respond. I finally saw your latest adventure, Superman Returns. The theater was packed, so congratulations. In the midst of the previews, […]



Posted on June 30, 2006 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: “VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET”

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 picks up Roger Corman’s recycled junk…



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CHONG’S BONGS, DANISH PUSHERS AND ADAM’S APPLES: 2006 SIFF PART TWO

CHONG’S BONGS, DANISH PUSHERS AND ADAM’S APPLES: 2006 SIFF PART TWO

Maybe there’s a reason Chong rhymes with bong…



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SUPERMAN RETURNS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! It’s classic Superman…


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THE NIGHT THE WHOLE WORLD CAUGHT ON FIRE

THE NIGHT THE WHOLE WORLD CAUGHT ON FIRE

This lovely music video is an abstract setting of the eponymous song by The Feverfew…



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MEMOIRS OF A PADAWAN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 2 minutes

STAR WARS FAN FILM AWARDS 2006 REVIEW! A $100 bike received from “Santa” is rightfully ignored in favor of Star Wars action figures…


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THE WOODEN GUN (DVD)

THE WOODEN GUN (DVD)
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

Directors Jon Jacobs and Michael Kastenbaum don’t just copy old westerns but embody their essence and understand just about everything about the genre…


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THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (DVD)

THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (DVD)
5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 59 minutes

For what would become Pee-Wee’s Playhouse in the mid 1980s, The Pee-Wee Herman Show is frenetic, a quirky comedic prototype that would obviously be toned down later in its more famed form…


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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?: TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION (DVD)

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?: TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION (DVD)
4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

The new arrival of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” on DVD offers an opportunity to reflect on the film’s success: how the full-tilt performances of Davis and Crawford invigorated a run-of-the-mill scenario and an inappropriately melodramatic score…


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THE LAKE HOUSE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 98 minutes

IN THEATERS…It’s nice to see letter writing being used as a romantic plot device in the age of the internet…


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JERRY FALWELL IS MY HOMO.

JERRY FALWELL IS MY HOMO.

Today’s entry is going to be a shorty. The IMDB posted a story yesterday about the infamous Jerry Falwell, that man of too many words. In the brief story, it quotes Jerry as saying, “You know, you almost got to be a homosexual to be recognized in the entertainment industry anymore.” The industry in question […]



Posted on June 29, 2006 by

EXCESS HOLLYWOOD: GRAVEDIGGER’S LAMENT

Peter Lorre. You either know the name or not, and your knowledge of him usually depends upon on your age or your love of film. These days you’ll be hard pressed to find an actor like Lorre working in mainstream films…



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BOYS AND GIRLS GET DOWN IN LOS ANGELES

BOYS AND GIRLS GET DOWN IN LOS ANGELES

Hipster epicThe Boys’ and Girls Guide to Getting Down opens in Los Angeles, June 30th at the Showcase (614 N La Brea) for one week. Be there or be…not a hipster…



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HAN SHOOTS FIRST

2 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 2 minutes

STAR WARS FAN FILM AWARDS 2006 REVIEW! “Han Shoots First” is easily something that one can imagine would be played in the Mos Eisley Cantina on dance night…


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DOLL GRAVEYARD (DVD)

1 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 71 minutes

So what we have here is the commercial of a whole bunch of dolls that turn homicidal…


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