THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT (DVD)

THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT (DVD)
3 Stars
Year Released: 1956
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

The post World War II landscape saw several new peculiarities dotting the horizon. With the baby boom in full bloom, corporate America grew by leaps and bounds and created the modern businessman. These men, intent on furthering their company’s annual quotient, skewed ethics on a scale never before seen in business. Sacrificing family for business, […]


Posted on September 8, 2006 by

IN OLD CHICAGO (DVD)

IN OLD CHICAGO (DVD)
4 Stars
Year Released: 1937
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

In the years preceding “In Old Chicago,” disaster movies were beginning to take a hold on Hollywood and the movie going audience…


Posted on July 30, 2006 by

YUGO THE NEGOTIATOR VOLUME 1 PAKISTAN – DEPARTURE

YUGO THE NEGOTIATOR VOLUME 1 PAKISTAN – DEPARTURE

A Japanese businessman has been taken hostage in Pakistan. Held by a militant organization, his first negotiator met his maker when the militant group’s leader killed the negotiator, deeming him a pawn of the military industry. With hope fading, the businessman’s daughter, Mayuko Iwasu, pays a visit to Yugo Beppo, a mercenary negotiator famed having […]



Posted on July 30, 2006 by

GHOST STORIES – SEMESTER 1: FRESHMAN FRIGHTS (DVD)

GHOST STORIES – SEMESTER 1: FRESHMAN FRIGHTS (DVD)
4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

When it came time to adapt “Gakkou no Kaidan,” an anime about ghost hunting kids, into the English language, ADV and English language director Stephen Foster, decided to do something a little differently…


Posted on October 29, 2005 by

HORROR BUSINESS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

A documentary following five guerilla filmmakers as they chase their dreams and embark on separate journeys to make independent horror films…


Posted on October 29, 2005 by

EVIL DEAD 2: BOOK OF THE DEAD 2 (DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 1987
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

While Anchor Bay has released, then re-released this film in the past, their latest release features a crisp and beautiful “Divimax” transfer enhanced for 16×9 televisions, which is why it’s getting a new release…


Posted on October 11, 2005 by

MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

After eighteen years of false hopes and false starts, Bruce Campbell’s long touted project…Bruce himself describes it as “Out of Towners—with a brain transplant,” which, although an apt description, doesn’t begin to describe the inherent bizarreness of such a unique and strange movie…


Posted on October 10, 2005 by

CHARLIE THE OX

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

A good crime film, or horror film for that matter, works strongest when we’re given tweaked archetypes and stories that are engaging and entertaining, as opposed to stylish and clever—see: “Snatch” or “The Usual Suspects.” Scott’s Smith “Charlie the Ox” manages to fall into the latter, creating a wholly entertaining film experience…


Posted on September 16, 2005 by

THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS (DVD)

“The Place Promised in Our Early Days” is one of those rare anime features that surpasses your expectations by caring more about their characters than the slick plot outlined on the back of the DVD case…



Posted on September 16, 2005 by

RUN TO JAY’S

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 16 minutes

“Run to Jay’s” is an engaging, wholly entertaining short documentary about a group of professional people vying to be number one in a sport recognized by their friends and few others…


Posted on September 14, 2005 by

TRAUMA (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1993
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 106 minutes

Argento brought his trademark gore, convoluted plots, stylized compositions, and static tone to American audiences…


Posted on September 13, 2005 by

DEAD & BREAKFAST (DVD)

1 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 88 minutes

“Dead & Breakfast” is a film that tries so hard to be funny that any sense of humor or comic timing goes right out the window…


Posted on September 12, 2005 by

CHAOS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

David DeFalco’s “Chaos” is a mean-spirited, violent, at times vicious film that has no redeeming value outside of the fact that it’s a pure, senseless exploitation film…


Posted on September 12, 2005 by

GILGAMESH VOLUME 2 (DVD)

Following a terrorist attack that evaporated the sky and replaced it with a shimmering, reflective metallic sphere, an electromagnetic anomaly that has rendered all computers on the planet useless, we’re introduced to the first generation born after the attacks, unaware of what the world was like before the attacks…



Posted on September 9, 2005 by

DUPLICITY

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

An aspiring filmmaker is sitting at a table vaguely working on a script. He knows that he wants to make a film, but he doesn’t know what kind of a film to make…


Posted on September 8, 2005 by

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