MERE MORTALS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

An incomprehensible plot would be a little easier to swallow if we had some characters to care about but we’re given cardboard cut-outs instead…


Posted on January 3, 2007 by

LIVELIHOOD

3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

I suppose it’s the fate of all zombie comedies from here on out to be compared to “Shaun of the Dead,” and unfortunately for them they will almost always come up short. “Livelihood” is not as good as “Shaun of the Dead”, but it’s not trying to be “Shaun of the Dead”…


Posted on December 3, 2006 by

WITCHWISE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

“Witchwise” is a technically well made short that has a fun premise. It just really could have used a bit more time in the oven… or cauldron…


Posted on December 2, 2006 by

RETURN OF THE CURSE (DVD)

1 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

“Return of the Curse” is more of a personal experiment than it is a movie. It seems director Chris Penney was more interested in trying to recreate scenes from movies that he liked and see what all the buttons on his new digital camera did than he was in creating a narrative that made sense…


Posted on November 25, 2006 by

LIVE FEED (DVD)

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

Like so many other horror flicks this chooses to go the easy route and copy a recently successful film instead of treading its own path. The victim here is Eli Roth’s “Hostel”. “Live Feed” so blatantly rips off that film you can’t help but shake your head in disbelief…


Posted on November 24, 2006 by

INTERSTATE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

“Interstate” is an enjoyable, if not exactly essential, flick…


Posted on October 10, 2006 by

ANOTHER PUBLIC ENEMY (DVD)

ANOTHER PUBLIC ENEMY (DVD)
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

The action on display here is pretty thrilling which makes the long spaces in between all the more painful…


Posted on August 10, 2006 by

FOREST OF THE DAMNED

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

“Forest of the Damned” isn’t going to earn any originality points but then again the horror genre itself suffers from a lack of new ideas…


Posted on August 2, 2006 by

BAD HABITS

BAD HABITS

A man and a young woman are sitting in a car and the man is going on about why he likes to manipulate and have sex with young girls…



Posted on August 1, 2006 by

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…


Posted on July 31, 2006 by

INTO THE BLACK

2 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

One thing that movies have taught me is to be wary of returning home for a friend or family member’s funeral…


Posted on July 27, 2006 by

TOKYO PSYCHO (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 79 minutes

“Tokyo Psycho” is supposedly based on a true story, which is always a great marketing ploy. However, I would guess that this has as much to do with the real life events as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has to do with Ed Gein…


Posted on July 20, 2006 by

JOSHUA (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

Writer/Director Travis Betz does a fantastic job of setting everything up before the dominoes start to fall. He has crafted a movie that would be effective as a straight drama, but given it the added benefit of blood and gore and a fair amount of skin removal…


Posted on July 12, 2006 by

THE LOST

2 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

Rarely have I seen so many people with their heads in their hands during a movie, unwilling to watch another second of what was on screen…


Posted on July 6, 2006 by

THE LAST ROMANTIC

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

Calvin has so fallen in love with the idea of being a “romantic” and a poet that he has convinced himself that he is one…


Posted on July 3, 2006 by

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