TEENAGE BIKINI VAMPIRE

TEENAGE BIKINI VAMPIRE
4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

OFFICIAL TROMADANCE 2005 SELECTION! Sadie is a teenage vampire who longs to do what other teenagers do: go to the beach, dance to groovy tunes in a bikini, and fall in love with a cool surfer dude…


Posted on January 14, 2005 by

KWOON (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

A real, well-filmed, well-acted, and marvelously choreographed independent venture that remembers what was right about all those old Jackie Chan flicks…


Posted on January 6, 2005 by

THE GRUDGE OF TAKASHI SHIMIZU

BEST OF 2004! Takashi Shimizu, creator of “Ju-On”, the multi-sequel epic from Japan, has now taken his stories and conglomerated them into one; “The Grudge”, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Takashi is in the United States promoting his new film, and also the re-release of “Ju-On: The Grudge”, his last Japanese chapter in the “Ju-On” series…



Posted on December 31, 2004 by

ROB ZOMBIE AND THE REJECTS

BEST OF 2004! When lunch came and we still hadn’t had one interview yet, it became quiet apparent that press was just a nuisance to everyone, and it probably wasn’t the best day for us to be there. Oh well, fuck it. I drove up to Canyon Country, and I ain’t leavin’ till I get an interview…



Posted on December 29, 2004 by

A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 119 minutes

IN THEATERS! This touching, beautiful, romantic, and funny film is hampered by nondescript cinematography and boring production design. With New Orleans at the tips of their fingers, the filmmakers lost many chances of using the city itself as a charcter by deciding to ignore the architecture and atmosphere around them…


Posted on December 28, 2004 by

BLACK CHRISTMAS

4 Stars
Year Released: 1974
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 98 minutes

I still recommend this film if for no other reason than to watch Margot Kidder being stabbed to death by her own glass unicorn collection, which will put a smile on anyone’s face…


Posted on December 24, 2004 by

CLIMB ABOARD “DARK RIDE”

ON THE SET REPORT! Despite my bumbling clumsiness, excessive smoking, and my un-preparedness, I ended up interviewing the cast and crew and delving into the inner core of the slasher flick that is “Dark Ride”…



Posted on December 14, 2004 by

CLIMB ABOARD “DARK RIDE”

Andrea Bogart and Jennifer Kelley Tisdale play the two lead girls who end up meeting Jonah, the killer, inside the Dark Ride. I really wanted to explore how they saw themselves and their characters in this movie. Andrea said of her character, Jen, “I will be as blunt and as honest with myself as I […]



Posted on December 14, 2004 by

RAZOR EATERS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

Real explosions, real car accidents, and real guns add professionalism and a realism that is rarely seen in independent films…


Posted on November 18, 2004 by

SAW

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

IN THEATERS! Excessive physical violence, gory details, and gruesome imagery will please horror fans who love a great scare, but the more intelligent viewer will also find themselves unable to figure out “whodunit” until the startling end…


Posted on October 29, 2004 by

DAY OF THE AX

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

The movie that I think really is similar to “Day of the Ax” is “Pumpkinhead” due to the rural setting and the folkloric storyline…


Posted on October 21, 2004 by

SILVER CITY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 124 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Silver City” is the baby of writer/director John Sayles, he who brought us such classics as “Piranha,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “The Howling” and the Lewis Teague-directed “Alligator”…


Posted on September 19, 2004 by

CHRIS SEAVER’S TRASH IS BETTER THAN YOURS

Chris Seaver; he’s the real item. He’s got something to say. He’s got a point of view. There are so many people making digital films and they have nothing to say. This has actually got a message. He’s got a point of view. He’s the real item; I think he’s going to go places. – […]



Posted on September 6, 2004 by

CHRIS SEAVER’S TRASH IS BETTER THAN YOURS

I started this article by saying that there is no more good beer in the trashy film fridge. That’s not really true. There’s a keg of Mr. Seaver, for one. There are also some nice smooth cans of Ryan Cavalline at 4th floor pictures, and Rick Popko of 4321 Pictures. And I’m sure there are […]



Posted on September 6, 2004 by

CHRIS SEAVER’S TRASH IS BETTER THAN YOURS

…Chris has a talent for creating bizarre characters and outlandish pop culture dialogue…he takes everything around him and makes it into something new. So personally, I think a lot of the guys that rag on his stuff are jealous because he’s able to make “lo-fi” moviemaking actually watchable…there’s no pretense to what he’s doing, he’s […]



Posted on September 6, 2004 by

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