PIG HUNT

PIG HUNT
3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 107 minutes

2008 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE! I guess what I’m trying to say is that “Pig Hunt” is a flawed, but really fun, film that you’ll enjoy if you can get past the third act’s flaunting of cinematic rules and the musical score annoyance…


Posted on August 3, 2008 by

4BIA

4BIA
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 117 minutes

It’s a shame that probably no one reading this will ever see it with an audience…


Posted on July 31, 2008 by

RED

RED
2 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 98 minutes

2008 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE! This movie has a humungous amount of problems, but I think that its absolute worst sin is that it’ll make you think that the Jack Ketchum novel is some sort of Oprah’s book of the month reject…


Posted on July 21, 2008 by

ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes

The one good thing about a movie genre dying off is that, like Westerns or Film Noir, it becomes a rarified commodity; and when one comes out every blue moon it tends to be either be quality work at best or a really interesting failure at worst…


Posted on July 14, 2008 by

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 114 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! You’d think this would be creepy and uncomfortable to watch as Hell, but it’s not. It’s so sweet and cute and innocent and gentle. “Let The Right One In” reminds me of “Melody,” of all things…


Posted on July 8, 2008 by

SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO

SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO
4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 121 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! If you thought Miike had mellowed in the slightest bit, you’ll be happy to know that he still views film much like a sadistic child views his sister’s Barbie dolls…


Posted on July 8, 2008 by

THE MOTHER OF TEARS (LA TERZA MADRE)

0 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

2008 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE! If nothing else, this film has given me the ability to close the book on Argento. He was my artistic Papa when I was a kid and stayed that way for a long time. And while I still have deep fondness for him, I can’t pretend to like his films anymore…


Posted on July 8, 2008 by

FANTASIA FILMS: LA TERZA MADRE, [*REC], LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, WHAT WE DO IS SECRET

FANTASIA FILMS: LA TERZA MADRE, [*REC], LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, WHAT WE DO IS SECRET

Hung around with Mitch Davis and Doug Buck yesterday, talked movies over food at an outdoor cafe on Crescent street. I like Buck, he’s a really smart, insightful guy. Mitch likewise is always a blast to talk to. What I like best about Mitch is that he ain’t no fanboy, but a proper film buff. Someone who […]



Posted on July 7, 2008 by

FANTASIA 2008 OPENING NIGHT: TRUFFLES AND SUKIYAKI

FANTASIA 2008 OPENING NIGHT: TRUFFLES AND SUKIYAKI

Went to Fantasia Festival opening night yesterday. Was awesome as always. Watched two great films, the French Canadian “Truffe” and Takashi Miike’s “Sukiyaki Western Django“. Was surprised at how good Django turned out to be. I figured I’d like it, but only in a so-so “I enjoyed myself but I’m never gonna buy this.” way. Instead, […]



Posted on July 4, 2008 by

“TOP GEAR – SERIES ELEVEN” STARTS JUNE 22ND!

“TOP GEAR – SERIES ELEVEN” STARTS JUNE 22ND!

Tomorrow is going to be like Christmas, St-Jean Baptiste (drinking day in Quebec for the uninitiated), Guy Fawkes Day and Halloween all rolled into one for me because one of my favorite shows on television is coming back for a brand new season of motoring and mayhem. Yes, it’s “Top Gear“, which used to be a […]



Posted on June 21, 2008 by

ANOTHER GREAT HAS PASSED ON.

ANOTHER GREAT HAS PASSED ON.

When I was a kid, the first thing I ever wanted to be was a special effects artist like Dick Smith or Tom Savini. However, the timing was kind of rotten because by the time I had turned sixteen a little movie called “”The Abyss” had come out and shown that CGI could be a […]



Posted on June 16, 2008 by

BO DIDDLEY WILL BE MISSED

BO DIDDLEY WILL BE MISSED

I hate to follow a funny, jokey thread with such a gloomy one, but Bo Diddley died today at the age of 79. He was without question one of the greatest Rock N’ Rollers to ever walk the Earth. I easily consider him superior to guys like Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Yeah, they did their share of great […]



Posted on June 2, 2008 by

FROM THE “WHAT THE FUCK?” FILE…

FROM THE “WHAT THE FUCK?” FILE…

Sometimes I’ll be reading the news and come across something so utterly fucking retarded that it makes my blood come to an immediate boil. Get this, apparently Rachael Ray (Who’s Sicilian and not at all Muslim and/or a Terrorist as Wikipedia so kindly informs me.) has had her Dunkin Donuts ad pulled from TV because apparently […]



Posted on June 2, 2008 by

POSTAL

3 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 95 minutes

“Postal” is so ballsy and unconcerned with playing touchy-feely that you have to admire the sheer joyful fearlessness that went in its making…


Posted on May 24, 2008 by

…AND SOMETIMES YOU BREAK EVEN.

…AND SOMETIMES YOU BREAK EVEN.

On May 6th “The Car” was re-released on DVD and even though it’s not as well made as other satanically themed 70′s films like “”The Exorcist” or “”The Omen” it does have something they don’t: Satan coming to Earth in the guise of a black two door coupe and terrorizing a small desert town in […]



Posted on May 13, 2008 by

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