SPACE CHIMPS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 81 minutes

Moves at a breakneck speed and yet goes absolutely nowhere…


Posted on July 18, 2008 by

MEET DAVE

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 90 minutes

I refuse to lament the Eddie Murphy from “Delirious” or “Raw” anymore. That Eddie Murphy is dead and buried…


Posted on July 11, 2008 by

SIMON KING OF THE WITCHES (DVD)

SIMON KING OF THE WITCHES (DVD)
2 Stars
Year Released: 1971
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 99 minutes

You watch one of the most nonsensical unnecessary opening monologues ever filmed, and wonder if the writer himself was high while creating this genre confused tedious mess…


Posted on July 9, 2008 by

VAMPYROS LESBOS (2008)

VAMPYROS LESBOS (2008)
4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

With one last final punch in the gut through a brilliantly angled shot, Saliba adds yet another superb short to his growing film gallery. It’s a perfect companion to Franco’s original film…


Posted on July 6, 2008 by

POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD

POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD
4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

Love him or hate him, Lloyd Kaufman simultaneously composes a very catchy musical and an original horror comedy, making “Night of the Chicken Dead” one of the most entertaining flicks I’ve seen all year…


Posted on June 4, 2008 by

HERE’S TO YOU MEL…

HERE’S TO YOU MEL…

Today is Mel Blanc’s 100th Birthday. Now you’re probably saying “who cares?” but being a hardcore geek of all things animated I’m compelled to pay some respect to the man. I think one of the reasons why I’m such a huge fan of Hank Azaria is that he reminds me of Blanc. He’s multi-talented, very […]



Posted on May 30, 2008 by

KORMAN PASSES ON…

KORMAN PASSES ON…

Sydney Pollack, Dick Martin and now… Harvey Korman. LOS ANGELES – Harvey Korman, the tall, versatile comedian who won four Emmys for his outrageously funny contributions to “The Carol Burnett Show” and played a conniving politician to hilarious effect in “Blazing Saddles,” died Thursday. He was 81. ADVERTISEMENT Korman died at UCLA Medical Center after […]



Posted on May 29, 2008 by

“DO WE HAVE PLANS TO INVADE THE MIDDLE EAST?”

“DO WE HAVE PLANS TO INVADE THE MIDDLE EAST?”

[youtube]AYzs65mwXiw[/youtube] Warning: Spoilers to ending ahead. Without a doubt one of my favorite Sydney Pollack movies of all time, “Three Days of the Condor.” And it’s a pretty interesting prophetic finale.



Posted on May 28, 2008 by

A MOTHERCLUCKING GOOD TIME…

A MOTHERCLUCKING GOOD TIME…

There are precisely seven more months left this year, and I just know I’m going to eat my words once I begin screening the big Oscar hopefuls, but I think one of the best–if not one of the most entertaining movies all year that I’ve seen has to be none other than “Poultrygeist.” I’ve always […]



Posted on May 26, 2008 by

ADVENTURES OF THE GALAXY RANGERS: THE COLLECTION VOLUME 1 (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 1986
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 127 minutes

An entertaining experience for all interested parties looking for cutting edge animation and old fashioned storytelling; it’s a sheer thrill to sit and re-visit the roots of my love for animated fare…


Posted on May 24, 2008 by

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIMMY STEWART

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIMMY STEWART

So, Jimmy Stewart was born today, and in celebration I had a bit of a marathon with “Harvey,” “Rope,” “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” and “The Philadelphia Story.” Here’s probably one of the most famous ad libbed scenes in one of the best romance comedies ever made. Cary Grant and Stewart have dynamite chemistry. […]



Posted on May 20, 2008 by

ZOMBIE STRIPPERS!

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 94 minutes

It’s far from a perfect movie, or a model cult classic, but I had enough fun and chuckles to consider it worth the price of admission…


Posted on May 18, 2008 by

WHY “CRYSTAL SKULL” WILL WAIT ON MY MONEY…

WHY “CRYSTAL SKULL” WILL WAIT ON MY MONEY…

As everyone knows, I’m a hardcore Spielberg fan. But after an interview with George Lucas, “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” has transformed from my top pick for the year to my second to last. “I haven’t even told Steven or Harrison this,” Lucas said. “But I have an idea to make Shia the lead character […]



Posted on May 17, 2008 by

SEE NO EVIL: THE STORY OF THE MOOR MURDERS (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

So mired in sub-plots is [writer] McKay that even the killers are turned into supporting players with only a hinted importance…


Posted on May 15, 2008 by

S. DARKO… OH GOD…

S. DARKO… OH GOD…

Since “Donnie Darko” seems to be the only good thing Richard Kelly has ever brought us on film (“Southland Tales”… my god the horror, but I thought “Domino” was cheesy neo-grindhouse at its finest), it’s bittersweet to pop in the DVD to this masterpiece and realize that he blew his load on this one flick. […]



Posted on May 9, 2008 by

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