WANTED

WANTED
1 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

“Wanted” is a movie so shamelessly derivative of so many other movies that it ought to have a work-cited page at the start of the closing credits…


Posted on June 30, 2008 by

MONTY FOR ENGLAND

1 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 29 minutes

Will people without their heads firmly lodged up their rear ends look at this film as little more than a half-hearted, ill-conceived PSA about the Sikh community being just like everyone else? Most definitely…


Posted on June 30, 2008 by

THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

Just like its models from some thirty or more years ago, “The Wildman of the Navidad” has its share of flaws and weaknesses. It also has a lot of heart and does a perfect job of being the kind of film Meeks and Graves meant for it to be…


Posted on June 30, 2008 by

CARGO 200

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

2008 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! So if it’s such a boring film with only a few points of interest – why the fairly positive star rating? Well, I don’t know if this was intentional or not, but the movie made me laugh…


Posted on June 29, 2008 by

OPERA FANATIC (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

The interview subjects, mercifully, don’t act like divas for the camera – everyone is somewhat bemused to be sought out after being away from the spotlight for years…


Posted on June 29, 2008 by

WANTED

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

“Wanted’s” greatest asset is director Timur Bekmambetov’s (in his English-language directorial debut) willingness to acknowledge the film’s utter goofiness…


Posted on June 28, 2008 by

FAMILIAR STRANGERS

FAMILIAR STRANGERS
3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

Of course, there’s a flipside to making your family “dramedy” more down-to-earth, for while it doesn’t have as far to fall if it bombs, it isn’t going to reach such dizzying heights if it’s really good…


Posted on June 28, 2008 by

BRUISED AND BATTERED: 2008 CINEVEGAS FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP (PART 3)

I think I aged a year for every one of my 10 days in Vegas, coincidentally matching up with the CineVegas Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary. There were movies, there were parties, there were compromising photo shoots. Wouldn’t have it any other way…



Posted on June 27, 2008 by

BRUISED AND BATTERED: 2008 CINEVEGAS FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP (PART 2)

BRUISED AND BATTERED: 2008 CINEVEGAS FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP (PART 2)

I think I aged a year for every one of my 10 days in Vegas, coincidentally matching up with the CineVegas Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary. There were movies, there were parties, there were compromising photo shoots. Wouldn’t have it any other way…



Posted on June 27, 2008 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: BILL AND COO

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 cleans up some Oscar-winning bird droppings…



Posted on June 27, 2008 by

HENRY MAY LONG

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

Both Camargo and Barnhart appear capable of stretching themselves, it’s just too bad the script doesn’t let them…


Posted on June 27, 2008 by

SEX GALAXY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 76 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Admittedly, the plot is a bit thin, and the script is mostly an excuse for an unrelenting series of double entendres, but the narrative is secondary to the deft way in which Davis works with his footage…


Posted on June 26, 2008 by

STILL GREEN BLOG 4: ADVICE FROM THIS ONE PRODUCER

STILL GREEN BLOG 4: ADVICE FROM THIS ONE PRODUCER

If you are an aspiring actor, you’ve just gotten your headshots, and you’re about to start sending them out, I have what I hope is a useful piece of advice. I’m not pretending to be a casting guru. But at least from this one producers perspective, this is one of the biggest mistakes an actor […]



Posted on June 25, 2008 by

REVENGE OF THE SIFF: 2008 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FINAL WRAP-UP

Like a post-war battlefield strewn with bloody bodies, the Puget Sound area is slowly recovering from 2008’s Seattle International Film Festival…



Posted on June 25, 2008 by

WHERE ARE THEIR STORIES?

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 73 minutes

2008 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE! Some may call this movie mesmerizing, ponderous, or even beautiful in its simplicity – I call it boring as Hell and a test of my patience…


Posted on June 25, 2008 by

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