LICENSE TO WED

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 90 minutes

This isn’t the worst romantic comedy I have ever seen. Some moments are funny, and I’m convinced that Krasinski still has mad potential yet nothing can exorcise the demons of non-comedy from this failed endeavor. Seems like Kwapis and company should’ve gone before a “License to Film” committee first…


Posted on July 9, 2007 by

JUMP!

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

After seeing the brilliant documentary “Jump!” by Helen Hood Scheer, I am ready to go buy a damn jump rope right this second and TiVo every single jump rope competition on ESPN…


Posted on June 28, 2007 by

HOSTEL: PART II

2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 93 minutes

The rub in the case of “Hostel: Part II” is that the general storyline is now repetitive, making the journey of the film lackluster and not worth sitting through, despite the experience of the final fifteen minutes’ gory ending…


Posted on June 10, 2007 by

THE CONDEMNED

2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 113 minutes

This is a popcorn flick first and foremost, and should be treated as such. It is entertaining, but don’t look to glean too much from it other than a few cool fight scenes and some funny one-liners…


Posted on April 28, 2007 by

“THE CONDEMNED” CONSCIENCE: INTERVIEW WITH RICK HOFFMAN

From his numerous roles on TV to his appearances in such recent films as “Hostel” and “Smiley Face,” Rick Hoffman has been around. On the eve of the release of his recent film, “The Condemned,” Rick talks to Zack Haddad about the flu, Australia and working with Uwe Boll…



Posted on April 26, 2007 by

DISTURBIA

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 104 minutes

I know many of you out there think that this is just a “Rear Window” knock-off, and in a way it is. Still, it does a decent job at delivering genuine chills with good acting jobs all around. It may be a “Rear Window” for kids, but I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing…


Posted on April 14, 2007 by

TMNT

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

This is definitely a departure from the live-action Turtle films, yes, no Vanilla Ice in this one, but, and I never thought I would say this, I miss him and Corey Feldman and the rest of the cheese pizza-in-cheekery that made the old Turtles movies so darn wacky…


Posted on March 26, 2007 by

ARRANGED

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 91 minutes

2007 SXSW EMERGING VISIONS FEATURE! While this film is good example of making unlikely friends, it’s hindered by a lackluster supporting cast and multiple long-winded moments…


Posted on March 17, 2007 by

EVERYTHING’S COOL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

2007 SXSW SPECIAL SCREENINGS DOCUMENTARY FEATURE! It may’ve taken Dennis Quaid in a summer global warming flick, Hurricane Katrina, and Al Gore to make Americans aware of global warming, but the facts are out there and in our face now…


Posted on March 15, 2007 by

WHEN ADAN COMES HOME

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 74 minutes

2007 SXSW DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION FEATURE! After a prison fire leaves him horribly burned, 16-year-old Adnan makes a plea for his family’s forgiveness and aid, despite their resistance to assist their troubled son…


Posted on March 15, 2007 by

ORPHANS

1 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

2007 SXSW NARRATIVE COMPETITION FEATURE! Having a sibling can be hard sometimes. Having a crazy sister can be even worse. Yet if you told me I had to choose between seeing this movie again and listen to my sister (the bane of my existence) prattle on for an hour, I would listen to my sister’s rants…


Posted on March 15, 2007 by

GREENSBORO: CLOSER TO THE TRUTH

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

2007 SXSW DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION FEATURE! This film depicts the tragedy respectfully, and furthermore I think it does a great job at reflecting on a dark time on human culture and how we look to change who we are…


Posted on March 15, 2007 by

KING CORN

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

2007 SXSW EMERGING VISIONS DOCUMENTARY FEATURE! I hope you don’t hate corn. This review, like the documentary “King Corn,” is full of the talk of corn…


Posted on March 14, 2007 by

RUN GRANNY RUN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

2007 SXSW DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION FEATURE! The preachy issues aside, this is a truly heartfelt film and “Granny D” was enjoyable to watch…


Posted on March 14, 2007 by

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

2007 SXSW SPOTLIGHT PREMIERES DOCUMENTARY FEATURE! I am quite surprised that this documentary hasn’t been turned into a narrative film yet. The fact that two people found love in a concentration camp just screams movie of the month…


Posted on March 11, 2007 by

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