MR. WOODCOCK

2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 87 minutes

Apparently filmmakers think that only Billy Bob Thornton can verbally abuse kids in a humorous fashion. “Bad Santa” started it, “Bad News Bears” solidified it, and “School for Scoundrels” should have been the end of it. We get it, ha ha, now let’s move on…


Posted on September 17, 2007 by

DEATH SENTENCE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

You’ll find yourself laughing at a good portion, especially the gang, as they shoot various guns in Nick’s direction and miss every time. How can a gang be considered threatening when they have worse aim than Helen Keller?


Posted on September 2, 2007 by

WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO BE A HATEFUL IDIOT TOO?

WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO BE A HATEFUL IDIOT TOO?

Dear Mike Bennett, My name is Michael Ferraro and I am the author of the story entitled “I know who killed Chris Farley.” I was just doing my daily internet surfing routine when I came across your comment. Needless to say, I felt the urge to respond to you, because clearly your internet surfing routine […]



Posted on August 30, 2007 by

WAR

2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 103 minutes

Perhaps this movie would have been better off if it starred Steven Seagal and Tom Arnold…


Posted on August 28, 2007 by

ROGER EBERT AND MICHAEL FERRARO REFERENCE THE SAME THING… BUT DIFFERENTLY.

ROGER EBERT AND MICHAEL FERRARO REFERENCE THE SAME THING… BUT DIFFERENTLY.

Back on July 29th, 2007, I reviewed what may very well be the worst movie of the year, Who’s Your Caddy?. In it, I refer to a scene from A Clockwork Orange and compare Alex’s forced viewing of various bits of violence to that of a film critic. The quote goes: Imagine for a second […]



Posted on August 20, 2007 by

SUPERBAD

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 114 minutes

While the film is as wonderfully vulgar as could be (along the same lines as “Knocked Up” or “40 Year Old Virgin”), it’s almost just as touching. Those films also touched on similar themes, most importantly, the bonds of friendship…


Posted on August 19, 2007 by

DADDY DAY CAMP

0 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 89 minutes

Cuba Gooding Jr. has long lost any theatrical clout that Academy Award gave him all those years ago, but with this, any future acting endeavors are sure to head straight to video. It’s actually quite surprising this film got a theatrical run…


Posted on August 13, 2007 by

STARDUST

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

“Stardust” is the best live-action fairytale fantasy in recent memory. There is a great deal of humor peppered all throughout the entire film that, unlike that other animated fairytale franchise, isn’t captured through pop culture references…


Posted on August 12, 2007 by

UNDERDOG

2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 84 minutes

The screenplay, tackled by three people, follows the formula of the show (and the genre in general) rather well. If only it wasn’t so stale…


Posted on August 7, 2007 by

HOT ROD

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 88 minutes

It’s sad when the most interesting part of a film is a dream sequence involving a large taco fighting an equally massive grilled cheese sandwich…


Posted on August 5, 2007 by

ANTONIONI AND BERGMAN: MASTERS IN REPOSE

It’s an interesting phenomenon how people attach themselves to films so much that when these auteurs pass on, we find ourselves in a mourning state so powerful, it’s like we lost a member of our family…



Posted on August 2, 2007 by

BERGMAN AND ANTONIONI TRAVEL TO NEW LANDS…

BERGMAN AND ANTONIONI TRAVEL TO NEW LANDS…

The month of July in 2007 began with moments of happiness, as I prepared myself for an exciting trip to San Francisco, but ended on the sourest note possible. Two great legends have moved on, crippling a good portion of living film history and leaving we fine film fans in a complete state of mourning. […]



Posted on July 31, 2007 by

WHO’S YOUR CADDY?

0 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 93 minutes

Ahead of you is a large movie screen overflowing with images you simply can’t ignore, no matter how bad you want to, since you can’t close your eyes. Now, on top of that, imagine both of your ear sockets being raped with what could very well be the worst soundtrack in all of cinematic history…


Posted on July 29, 2007 by

THE CHRIS FARLEY CONCLUSION…

THE CHRIS FARLEY CONCLUSION…

A still from his best skit ever, The Chris Farley Show. As you may or may not recall, a few weeks ago Tom Farley (Chris Farley’s brother) responded to a blog I wrote a while back, which concerned his brother. I then responded with some words of my own. A few days ago, he finally […]



Posted on July 26, 2007 by

TO THE FILMMAKERS OF THE NEW ACE VENTURA FLICK…

TO THE FILMMAKERS OF THE NEW ACE VENTURA FLICK…

To David Evans (Director of Film): My name is Michael Ferraro and I am a journalist of the film world. While reading some various news stories today, I came across a little piece about an upcoming production that excited me more than anything has in a while. It was a notice about the apparent prequel […]



Posted on July 16, 2007 by

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