BODY OF LIES

2 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

The depiction of international terrorism in the movies has come a long way since the likes of “Navy Seals,” but you wouldn’t know it watching “Body of Lies”…


Posted on October 10, 2008 by

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 98 minutes

The whole thing feels like a continuation of Lucas’ experiments to see how much shit his dwindling supporters will take before finally saying “enough” and moving on to adult pursuits…


Posted on August 15, 2008 by

TROPIC THUNDER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 107 minutes

As Kirk Lazarus, the method man who “doesn’t get out of character until they do the DVD commentary” and surgically darkens his skin to play the black lead, Downey is a wonder. I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t think they could pull this off, but he absolutely destroys…


Posted on August 13, 2008 by

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 111 minutes

The uneven nature of the movie is thanks to the story, which sounds exactly like something you or I would come up with after spending the afternoon getting baked and watching “North by Northwest” and “Die Hard”…


Posted on August 8, 2008 by

HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 110 minutes

Del Toro once again teams up with cinematographer Guillermo Navarro to create a series of fantastical set pieces, crammed with more bizarre creatures and offhand weirdness than you can possibly process in one viewing…


Posted on July 11, 2008 by

GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 118 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Perhaps the most depressing aspect of “Gonzo” is the realization that Thompson’s suicide, while presaged by the Good Doctor himself, was at least partly attributable to George W. Bush’s ‘election’ in 2000…


Posted on July 5, 2008 by

HANCOCK

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 92 minutes

It’s unfortunate for Sony that it felt the need to gut the movie, likely removing backstory that might have coaxed us into giving a shit about these characters…


Posted on July 4, 2008 by

FAMILIAR STRANGERS

FAMILIAR STRANGERS
3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

Of course, there’s a flipside to making your family “dramedy” more down-to-earth, for while it doesn’t have as far to fall if it bombs, it isn’t going to reach such dizzying heights if it’s really good…


Posted on June 28, 2008 by

WANTED

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

“Wanted’s” greatest asset is director Timur Bekmambetov’s (in his English-language directorial debut) willingness to acknowledge the film’s utter goofiness…


Posted on June 28, 2008 by

HENRY MAY LONG

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

Both Camargo and Barnhart appear capable of stretching themselves, it’s just too bad the script doesn’t let them…


Posted on June 27, 2008 by

SEX GALAXY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 76 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Admittedly, the plot is a bit thin, and the script is mostly an excuse for an unrelenting series of double entendres, but the narrative is secondary to the deft way in which Davis works with his footage…


Posted on June 26, 2008 by

DEADCENTER 2008: THE NAKED AND THE DEADCENTER (PART 2)

“A man drink like that and he don’t eat…he is going to die.”



Posted on June 20, 2008 by

DEADCENTER 2008: THE NAKED AND THE DEADCENTER (PART 3)

“A man drink like that and he don’t eat…he is going to die.”



Posted on June 20, 2008 by

OKIE NOODLING II

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 68 minutes

2008 DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY! You realize when Webb and others talk about the way noodling represents a way of life, one revolving around spending time with your family an friends, that they’ve got a point…


Posted on June 15, 2008 by

BARK OR BITE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

2008 DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM! “Bark or Bite” is a highly amusing take on our relationship with our pets and the generally unamusing concept of starvation…


Posted on June 15, 2008 by

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