HALLOWEEN

5 Stars
Year Released: 1978
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 91 minutes

“Halloween” was one of the most successful independent films of all time, but in the years since its release, it’s become so much more…


Posted on October 1, 2003 by

MY LIFE WITHOUT ME

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 106 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! “My Life Without Me” is the kind of deeply moving independent drama that you wish you could describe in a way that would make lots of people want to see it – rather than saying that it’s about a young woman dying of cancer which will be a big turnoff to most audiences. “My Life Without Me” tells a compelling human story and features an excellent performance by Sarah Polley…


Posted on September 28, 2003 by

THE RUNDOWN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 104 minutes

IN THEATERS! “The Rundown” is an almost perfect summer movie that, on its own level, is much more entertaining than any of the big disappointments that filled the summer. “The Rundown” also announces the fact that The Rock is about to move from being a standard action hero into a major crossover star…


Posted on September 27, 2003 by

ROBERT ENGLUND: FINDING FREDDY

How has Freddy changed since we last saw him? Freddy’s a mean prick in this film, like a dog. There’s no sympathy for him whatsoever and no more fun and games. This film has great Freddy backstory and Jason backstory and we’ve been doing a cool triple ending type of thing. I know they changed […]



Posted on August 19, 2003 by

KEN KIRZINGER: THE NEW JASON

Do you feel like a part of history? Can you watch a film like Friday the 13th, where there was no Jason, and say, “I’m a part of this saga?” I went on one of those Friday the 13th websites and they had all of the pictures of the guys who’ve played Jason and then […]



Posted on August 18, 2003 by

RIPPER

1 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 114 minutes

The ending is an insult to anyone whose invested time in this movie, in every sense of the word. Jack would’ve been very disappointed…


Posted on August 15, 2003 by

FREDDY VS. JASON

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 97 minutes

IN THEATERS! “Freddy Vs. Jason” delivers the much-anticipated battle between Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees without resolving much of anything, which is okay since we’re not expecting this to be the next “May” or something of that high caliber. In that context, it’s not a very good movie, but compared to “Jason X,” and the ilk, it delivers the goods…


Posted on August 14, 2003 by

HALLOWEEN: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 1978
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 91 minutes

The much-anticipated “Halloween: 25th Anniversary Edition” DVD is a big disappointment – a passionless, sloppily put together package that leaves more questions than answers. Once again, we’re left with a “Halloween” DVD that fails to deliver everything it promised, and everything fans have been asking for…


Posted on August 14, 2003 by

AMERICAN WEDDING

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes

IN THEATERS! “American Wedding” gets a pass because the film has some big laughs and it pays fitting tribute to the characters we’ve come to know and love. It’s not as good as the first two “American Pie” films, and at times it’s a bit desperate, but I’m glad I saw “American Wedding” and I’ll miss these characters…


Posted on August 2, 2003 by

GIGLI

1 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 123 minutes

IN THEATERS! In “Gigli,” Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are trapped in one of the biggest bombs of recent years. This film is an incomprehensible and obnoxious disaster that grinds on mercilessly for two hours and makes Affleck and Lopez, two of the most likable people in movies today, seem like garbage people…


Posted on August 2, 2003 by

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 108 minutes

ANOTHER VIEW! “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” starts out as thrilling entertainment, but then sabotages itself with a terrible third act and a sloppy ending that will leave fans of the “Terminator” films outraged. Somehow, there was a total breakdown of imagination, not just in the film’s denouement, but with the film’s uneven and unimaginative special effects…


Posted on July 6, 2003 by

BLACK CHRISTMAS (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 98 minutes

NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FILM THREAT DVD STORE! Christmas is a great time to be scared. For one thing, it’s hard to find dead bodies when they’re buried under the snow…


Posted on June 3, 2003 by

WRONG TURN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 100 minutes

IN THEATERS! “Wrong Turn” is a surprisingly entertaining horror film that is everything that “House of 1000 Corpses” failed to be: it’s retro without being retrograde, and it doesn’t rob the graves of the films that obviously inspired it such as “The Evil Dead” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” On its own twisted level, “Wrong Turn” is the most successful of the recent horror films.


Posted on June 2, 2003 by

STREET SMART

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1987
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 97 minutes

Morgan Freeman’s unforgettable portrayal of the ruthless pimp Fast Black was one of the great screen performances of the ’80′s, and a watershed moment in black cinema…


Posted on May 15, 2003 by

“HOUSE OF THE DEAD”: THE DEAD EAT THE LIVING

The two young leads in “House of the Dead” are played, respectively, by Jonathan Cherry and the lovely and sexy Ona Grauer, the hero and heroine of the film, so to speak, which is no guarantee that they’ll survive. “I’m Rudy, her ex-boyfriend, and we’ve just broken up,” says Cherry who wrapped Final Destination 2, […]



Posted on May 2, 2003 by

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