MOVING MIDWAY (DVD)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

“Moving Midway,” not unlike its plantation inspiration, covers a great deal of uneven territory.


Posted on February 28, 2009 by

THE TICKET

3 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

Charlie is obsessed that his family members and would-be friends are out to bump him off and steal his winning lottery ticket.


Posted on February 28, 2009 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: FLINTSTONES TV COMMERCIALS

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 buys whatever Fred Flintstone is selling.



Posted on February 27, 2009 by

SOBER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

WORLD PREMIERING AT THE GASPARILLA FILM FESTIVAL TONIGHT!!!…Regardless of how much innocence he claims, the methods of torture get more and more brutal. Thankfully, most of it isn’t shown, just implied, making the events all the more harsh to imagine…


Posted on February 27, 2009 by

CINEQUEST IS UNDERWAY THIS WEEK IN SAN JOSE

If this past election cycle taught us anything, it was how to misuse the term “Maverick.” Thankfully Cinequest is back to show us what it means to be a maverick in the wild world of independent film.



Posted on February 26, 2009 by

Wonder Woman (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 74 minutes

Exciting, funny, violent as hell, and displaying an almost angry feminist streak, “Wonder Woman” succeeds so well as a definitive origin story that it almost renders the eventual live-action movie a moot point.


Posted on February 26, 2009 by

The FanTasia 2009 Festival wants YOUR Film

The FanTasia 2009 Festival wants <i>YOUR</i> Film

Since its inception in 1996, FanTasia has been an event hell-bent on showcasing the most exciting, innovative and individualistic examples of contemporary international genre cinema, with an emphasis on unveiling films very rarely seen in North America



Posted on February 25, 2009 by

THE CLASS

THE CLASS
3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

The film’s stunt is to unveil a simple truth, and its reputation relies on the fact that other filmmakers have yet to make the jump.


Posted on February 25, 2009 by

20 YEARS AFTER (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 95 minutes

The acting in this film is good. The chemistry between the actors in this film is good. The cover of the DVD is good. The film however… Not-so-good.


Posted on February 25, 2009 by

THE PLOT THICKENS FOR 2009 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

The 16th Annual Austin Film Fest has already sent out their call for entires. Now they’ve started announcing some kick-ass panelists for their October film and screenplay bonanza this October 22-29!



Posted on February 24, 2009 by

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS, MAKEUP AND ART DIRECTION 2009 “Benjamin Button” is pretty much just “Gump” with better cinematography.


Posted on February 24, 2009 by

WALL-E

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 97 minutes

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM 2009 What makes “WALL-E” so impressive isn’t merely the graphics, which we’ve almost come to take for granted after 13 years of excellence, or the number of movies referenced, it’s the minimalist nature of the script…


Posted on February 24, 2009 by

MAN ON WIRE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM 2009 Pre the events of 9/11, the film might have simply been an entertaining, high risk tale of a death-defying feat…


Posted on February 24, 2009 by

MILK

MILK
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST ACTOR 2009 It is a genuinely political picture, a film that cries out for activism and/or knowledgeable political engagement. Purely as a biopic of an important man in the ongoing struggle for gay rights, “Milk” is a worthy biopic and a solid motion picture.


Posted on February 23, 2009 by

THE READER

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 123 minutes

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST ACTRESS 2009 Is it possible to make a bare Winslet, both posing and in coitus, flat-out boring? This miraculous piece of crap proves it so.


Posted on February 23, 2009 by

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