THE BOOTLEG FILES: “APPLAUSE”

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of classic and kooky flicks that can only be found on bootlegged videos and DVD. This week, Phil discovers Lauren Bacall is a lousy singer…



Posted on November 30, 2007 by

2008 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL’S NON-COMPETITIVE SLATE ANNOUNCED

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in the out-of-competition sections of Premieres, Spectrum, New Frontier, and Park City at Midnight…



Posted on November 30, 2007 by

AWAKE

AWAKE
0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 84 minutes

This is a movie that should have a medical warning in its trailer. Caution: viewing may be hazardous to your filmgoing fun; side effects can include drowsiness, irritation and difficulty swallowing…


Posted on November 30, 2007 by

THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 40 minutes

With their crude and crass understanding of child welfare and basic human kindness, the Chinese villagers in this film come across as the biggest idiots in today’s non-fiction cinema…


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RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: ATTACK OF THE ATHEISTS

RANDOM ACTS OF MIKE WATT: ATTACK OF THE ATHEISTS

“Why don’t we trust readers? Why don’t we trust filmgoers? Oh, it causes me to shake my head with sorrow that such nitwits could be loose in the world.” ““ Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy. So the Catholic League is at it again. They’re calling for a sight-unseen boycott of The […]



Posted on November 29, 2007 by

THE GREEN TEAM

THE GREEN TEAM

Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and John C. Reilly are the Green Team, three environmentally conscious guys who just may be murdering rapists…



Posted on November 29, 2007 by

HAPPY

HAPPY

Sometimes the holidays can get you down, which is why we’re showcasing this Vancouver Film School Michael Lewicki short film about a sad thing that gets comforted by a happy… thing…



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2008 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILMS IN COMPETITION

Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival…



Posted on November 29, 2007 by

JOHNNY BERLIN

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 56 minutes

Watching “Johnny Berlin” is a lot like getting stuck next to the chatty weirdo on the bus, but without the pesky fear that he may pull out a knife and stab you at any moment…


Posted on November 29, 2007 by

“THE SASQUATCH GANG”: ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE

“THE SASQUATCH GANG”: ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE

IN LIMITED RELEASE ON FRIDAY! Justin Long, Joey Kern and Jon Gries star in this short film promoting the indie feature “The Sasquatch Gang”…



Posted on November 28, 2007 by

NEW YORK UNITES

NEW YORK UNITES

Taking place December 15th & 16th at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, the New York United Film Festival showcases films that reflect a wide range of topics and experiences. The focus is to bring together talented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, thus creating a “United” showcase of creative energy and talent…



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FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

Whether or not your personal religious and political stances on homosexuality are influenced by Karslake’s film, you’re sure to be moved by its portraits of unbreakable family ties…


Posted on November 28, 2007 by

MY LOVE AND HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH LISTS…

MY LOVE AND HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH LISTS…

Thanks to my uncle Freddy, I now love lists. I just find it fun to group all your favorites or most hated of something and use it as a conversation piece. My uncle is a huge fan of lists. He even has a book of lists he made himself of movies he’s seen, actors and […]



Posted on November 27, 2007 by

BATMAN, INDIANA JONES AND THE WATCHMEN!

BATMAN, INDIANA JONES AND THE WATCHMEN!

Today has marked the online cluster-bombardment of cinema images from such much-anticipated films as “The Dark Knight,” “Indiana Jones and the Cave of the Tomb of the Ark of the Ladder of the Home of the Monkey’s Paw-Encrusted Kingdom of the George Lucas Probably Picked This Lame-Ass Crystal Skull Bullshit Title” and “Watchmen.” First, from […]



Posted on November 27, 2007 by

I WAS SKIMMING THE IMDB TODAY AND…

I WAS SKIMMING THE IMDB TODAY AND…

I saw this bit of trivia from the entry on Beowulf: Angelina Jolie admitted in an interview that when she saw how her character looked, she was shocked to see how nude she really was, to the point that she said she was reluctant to allow Brad Pitt and her children to see the movie. Uh… […]



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