NAPOLEON DYNAMITE: THE BIG CON

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE: THE BIG CON

I bought into it. How could I have? Seriously, how? I never buy into hype, I never listen to what critics say even though I am one, and I make sure never to listen to internet surfers who think they know what a good movie is. Mind you, I associate myself with people who love […]



Posted on July 31, 2006 by

HEATH LEDGER IS THE JOKER IN NEW BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT

HEATH LEDGER IS THE JOKER IN NEW BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT

Ah, finally some casting news on the next Batman flick! And it ain’t no rumor either! Here’s the official press release from Warner Bros regarding the next Batman in which Bale returns as Bats and Nolan returns to the directors chair: BURBANK, CA, 31 July 2006 – As a follow up to last year’s blockbuster […]



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WILLIAMSBURG

WILLIAMSBURG
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

“Williamsburg” takes place in the hipster Brooklyn neighborhood and its plotlines are populated by artists and artistic poseurs who try (with varying success) to be true to their own creative purposes even if it means destroying themselves…


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VOODOO RHYTHM: THE GOSPEL OF PRIMITIVE ROCK AND ROLL

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

The music on display here really is something to see and hear. It’s the kind of no frills, bare bones rock that grabs you by the throat and won’t let go…


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EDMOND

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

The director Stuart Gordon, who made the classic horror films “Re-Animator” and “From Beyond,” proves effective at the helm…


Posted on July 31, 2006 by

SCOOP

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 96 minutes

IN THEATERS…“Scoop” is about 50 minutes of plot padded with 40 minutes of Woody being Woody, holding forth on his various neuroses in order to mask the paper-thin story, which would barely flesh out an episode of “Murder, She Wrote…”


Posted on July 30, 2006 by

YUGO THE NEGOTIATOR VOLUME 1 PAKISTAN – DEPARTURE

YUGO THE NEGOTIATOR VOLUME 1 PAKISTAN – DEPARTURE

A Japanese businessman has been taken hostage in Pakistan. Held by a militant organization, his first negotiator met his maker when the militant group’s leader killed the negotiator, deeming him a pawn of the military industry. With hope fading, the businessman’s daughter, Mayuko Iwasu, pays a visit to Yugo Beppo, a mercenary negotiator famed having […]



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SHALL WE DANCE (DVD)

SHALL WE DANCE (DVD)
3 Stars
Year Released: 1937
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 109 minutes

Who is who and who cares?


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IN OLD CHICAGO (DVD)

IN OLD CHICAGO (DVD)
4 Stars
Year Released: 1937
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

In the years preceding “In Old Chicago,” disaster movies were beginning to take a hold on Hollywood and the movie going audience…


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THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY (DVD)

THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY (DVD)
3 Stars
Year Released: 1949
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

As it is with countless MGM musicals, “The Barkleys of Broadway” benefits from prestigious treatment at the hands of many: producer Arthur Freed, director Charles Walters, art directors Cedric Gibbons and Edward Carfagno (charming background sketches and pantings, most notably for the “My One and Only Highland Fling” number) and set decorator Edwin B. Wallis, whose touch makes homes and stages nearly look like palaces…


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MIAMI VICE

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 126 minutes

IN THEATERS…This updated version, starring Colin Farrell as Crockett and Jamie Foxx as Tubbs, is far from a disaster, but doesn’t rank with Mann’s best work…


Posted on July 29, 2006 by

“I QUIT!” – HOW I FAILED IN THE FILM INDUSTRY AND LIVED TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

“I QUIT!” – HOW I FAILED IN THE FILM INDUSTRY AND LIVED TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

*Advance Warning: Sorry this entry is so long. I’ll make sure this never happens again.* I guess Fridays are quickly becoming a sort of “Getting to Know Michael Ferraro” day in the blog. The following story is yet another true account of my life that I’d love to forget but will probably never afford to […]



Posted on July 28, 2006 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE BRASHER DOUBLOON”

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 flips a Raymond Chandler coin…



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MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND

1 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 110 minutes

IN THEATERS…So, if you think producers needed a comic book as an excuse to make a superhero movie, then you’re under-estimating producers…


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ANOTHER GAY MOVIE

5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

IN THEATERS! It is summer and a quartet of graduates from San Torum High are in desperate need to lose their virginity…


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