“FRIDAY THE 13TH”: A SERIES RETROSPECTIVE (PART 3)

Since a new “Friday the 13th” film has been announced for production in April, and a release in theaters a year from now, Film Threat writer Jeremy Knox shares the sum total of everything he’s ever thought about the “Friday the 13th” films, in order…



Posted on February 29, 2008 by

“FRIDAY THE 13TH”: A SERIES RETROSPECTIVE (PART 2)

Since a new “Friday the 13th” film has been announced for production in April, and a release in theaters a year from now, Film Threat writer Jeremy Knox shares the sum total of everything he’s ever thought about the “Friday the 13th” films, in order…



Posted on February 29, 2008 by

“FRIDAY THE 13TH”: A SERIES RETROSPECTIVE

Since a new “Friday the 13th” film has been announced for production in April, and a release in theaters a year from now, Film Threat writer Jeremy Knox shares the sum total of everything he’s ever thought about the “Friday the 13th” films, in order…



Posted on February 29, 2008 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE HEARTS OF AGE”

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 presents Orson Welles’ first movie – and there’s no Rosebud in it!



Posted on February 29, 2008 by

SEMI-PRO

2 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 0 minutes

Ferrell himself relies mostly on period humor (did you know white guys had afros in the ‘70s?) and the result is more of the same brand of dumb that fuels most of the actor’s output these days…


Posted on February 29, 2008 by

ACTIONGIRLS: SOLDIERS OF THE DEAD PART ONE

0 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

It was so bad, I wanted ninety minutes of my life back at the thirty minute mark…


Posted on February 29, 2008 by

RAINN WILSON’S AUDITION TAPES

RAINN WILSON’S AUDITION TAPES

One thing the 2008 Oscars really dropped the ball on was humor, but the Independent Spirit Awards did their best to compensate (albeit a day earlier) with host Rainn Wilson, who starred in a number of funny audition tapes for roles in Spirit Award-nominated films. Take a look…



Posted on February 28, 2008 by

RICCO THE MEAN MACHINE (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 1973
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 89 minutes

It’s every bit as exploitative, sleazy and weird as you’d expect from a movie made in 1973, and that’s probably why I enjoyed it so much…


Posted on February 28, 2008 by

A VERY NO COUNTRY BIRTHDAY

A VERY NO COUNTRY BIRTHDAY

I know, we said the 2008 Oscars were behind us, and even remotely mentioning a film that cleaned house there seems counterproductive, but this short about the menacing Anton Chigurh as a birthday clown is too hilarious not to showcase…



Posted on February 27, 2008 by

KILLER KILLER

KILLER KILLER
2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

“Killer Killer” tried its best to be a clear winner, but sadly, couldn’t cash the check that its first three minutes wrote…


Posted on February 27, 2008 by

FOR YOU ACTORS OUT THERE…

FOR YOU ACTORS OUT THERE…

Here’s a really good site I found on English dialects: International Dialects of English Archive. You got everything there from South African to Yorkshire accents, to the oral histories of 80+ year old Holocaust survivors. If you’ve been looking for something to teach you the various english accents of the world, you can do a whole […]



Posted on February 26, 2008 by

2008 POST-ACADEMY AWARDS WEEKEND WRAP-UP (PART 2)

Awards Weekend is over! Whether it be an indie cred-boosting Spirit Award, a career tanking Razzie or a stiff, golden, bald man named Oscar, and the winners all have their shiny prizes and it’s time to take one last look back at all the events…



Posted on February 26, 2008 by

2008 POST-ACADEMY AWARDS WEEKEND WRAP-UP

Awards Weekend is over! Whether it be an indie cred-boosting Spirit Award, a career tanking Razzie or a stiff, golden, bald man named Oscar, the winners all have their shiny prizes and it’s time to take one last look back at all the events…



Posted on February 26, 2008 by

THE DARJEELING LIMITED (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 91 minutes

While the film exhibits many of the hallmarks of Anderson’s work, I came away from this one feeling like something was missing…


Posted on February 26, 2008 by

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 0 minutes

Much more of a sophisticated outing this time around, and while it may go over the heads of younger audiences, there’s a lot to be gained for older folks looking for more than one-liners and knockdown drag out tussles between titans…


Posted on February 26, 2008 by

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