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Review of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

June 24, 2013 – 10:16 am | One Comment

Review of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo.) 1966, R)
by Dr. Benway
My most absolute favorite sunday movie with one of the greatest gunfight …

Review of 2 Movies

April 13, 2013 – 9:17 am | One Comment

Review of the movies “300” and “Titanic”
by Terry Coburn
300
My favorite movie is the 300 movie because I can usually relate to it after I watch it on my dvd at …

Review of Django Unchained

January 5, 2013 – 1:11 pm | One Comment

Review of Django Unchained
by John Bennett
Imagine if the movie of the year showed a hot little butter-blonde drowning in a pool of King Kong’s semen. Hold on now, don’t get …

Review of Funny People

August 19, 2012 – 9:21 am | No Comment

Film Review of the movie Funny People
by Ben Macnair
3 stars
It is often said that less is more. Funny People is a very good example at that. This film is too …

7 Quick Reviews of Older Movies

July 5, 2012 – 10:54 am | One Comment

Eddie – I know the poster says this movie is hilarious, but it’s not. It’s just a story about super Knicks fan Eddie (Whoopie Goldberg) getting the chance to become …

Review of The Descendants

March 14, 2012 – 10:49 am | 2 Comments

Review of The Descendants
by Travis Catsull
I sat down to this movie knowing nothing about it. Somehow I’d managed to escape every ad and trailer and assumed nothing more than George …

Review of Evil Dead 2

February 25, 2012 – 11:37 pm | 2 Comments

Review of Evil Dead 2
by J. Beranelli
What do you get when you cross George Romero with The Three Stooges by way of the director of A Simple Plan and The …

Review of My Bloody Valentine 3d

February 11, 2012 – 4:41 pm | One Comment

Review of My Bloody Valentine 3d
by D. Schwartz
There is only one reason to watch My Bloody Valentine 3D.
I’ll give you a clue – it has nothing to do with ‘My …

Review of Piranha 3D

November 28, 2011 – 9:43 am | One Comment

Film Review – Piranha 3D
by Ben MacNair
Bodies and Blood. Girls and Gore. Readers of the Daily Mail really should look away now. With a look back at the B Movies …

Review of The Way

October 25, 2011 – 5:43 am | No Comment

How to Bear a Cross: A review of Emilio Estevez’s “The Way”
by Anannya Dasgupta
For those of us that are lost, Emilio Estevez’s new film “The Way” (2011) is a comforting …

Review of Whiteout

September 29, 2011 – 4:41 am | No Comment

Film Review – Whiteout
by Ben MacNair
‘Whiteout’ is one of those films that borrows so heavily from other films you remember what it borrows, and forget any originality.
It borrows a lumbering, …

Review of The Mack

September 20, 2011 – 12:33 pm | One Comment

The Mack
The Mack is a 1973 blaxploitation film starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor.  Although the movie was produced during the era of such blaxploitation movies as Dolemite, its producers …

Review of Halls of Anger

August 16, 2011 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

White students are bussed into an all black school in this powerful drama. The white minorities are constantly harassed by the mob lead by the militant J.T. Watson (James A. Watson Jr.). Lerone (Dewayne Jesse) is helped with his reading by Lloyd, and improves his skills by reading Lady Chatterly’s Lover. The after-school reading program soon becomes popular to the students, who find new appreciation for literary pursuits. Watch for an early appearance from Rob Reiner, later to achieve sitcom stardom as Meathead on All in the Family and become one of Hollywood’s best directors.

Review of the movie, White Lightnin’

July 30, 2011 – 9:23 am | One Comment

Review of the movie, White Lightenin’
2009, written by Shane Smith of Vice Magazine
White Lightnin’ tells the story of Jesco White, ‘The Dancing Outlaw’. Jesco (Edward Hogg) is the last of …

Review of the movie All American Orgy

July 13, 2011 – 4:53 pm | 3 Comments

All American Orgy
(Cummings Farm)
2009 R 98 minutes
HEYYY, wait a flippin’ minute. even though i have an entire world of pornography at my fingertips and have seen American Pie 1, 2, …

Review of Twilight Zone, the movie.

May 11, 2011 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

Based on the television show by Rod Serling, Twilight Zone: The Movie is shot in the style used in Creepshow and Cat’s Eye, four separate shorts collected for one movie. …

Review of Get Low

April 11, 2011 – 9:48 am | No Comment

The bad dudes from “Deliverance” once ran away squealing from Robert Duvall. Robert Duvall went down to Georgia and stole Charlie Daniel’s fiddle.
Truth be told, Robert Duvall, is the backwoods …

Review of It’s Kind of a Funny Story

April 6, 2011 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

Review of It’s Kind of a Funny Story
by T. Basham
The story isn’t as compelling, the patients and staff aren’t as deranged, and the performances certainly aren’t as powerful. Even so, …

Review of Total Eclipse

March 11, 2011 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

Picture this: A movie about two 19th century French poets. How does that sound? It sounds like a bad idea because it is a bad idea.
It’s …

Review of Lucas

February 25, 2011 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

Review of the movie, Lucas

This quirky coming-of-age story centers on Lucas (Corey Haim), an “accelerated” (by two grades) 14-year-old boy with a passion for insects. Lucas lucks out …

Review of Howard the Duck

February 12, 2011 – 9:45 pm | No Comment

Review of Howard the Duck
August 1, 1986
By CARYN JAMES
THE amazing news about Howard the Duck has nothing to do with what he looks like on screen, or whether the …

Review of “Kick That Habit” by Peter Liechti (Originally released in 1989)

January 15, 2011 – 1:01 am | No Comment

Review of “Kick That Habit” by Peter Liechti (Originally released in 1989)
by Pat A Physics
I saw this movie at Cinematexas while I was a sophmore at UT in 1999. …

Review of The Beastmaster

January 4, 2011 – 4:59 pm | One Comment

By Vincent Canby
Published: August 20, 1982
”THE BEASTMASTER,” which opens at the National and other theaters today, is the kind of dopey, occasionally vicious adventure-fantasy in …

Review of Honkey Tonk Man

December 24, 2010 – 5:21 pm | One Comment

ONLY charm and sentimentality could have brought the requisite magic to Clint Eastwood’s ”Honkytonk Man”; unfortunately, this well-intentioned but weak film hasn’t nearly enough of either. Set in …

Review of The Lake House

December 1, 2010 – 10:39 am | One Comment

The Lake House
“A Story of two people in love who haven’t even met.”
*Spoiler Alert. Reading this will ruin the movie for you.
The Lake House is a romantic drama film premiered …

A Review of William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

November 20, 2010 – 9:49 pm | No Comment

William S. Borroughs in “A Man Within.”
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
“I mean it has a special smell, over and above the smell of cyanide, carrion, blood, cordite or burnt flesh,” he …

Review of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

November 1, 2010 – 9:30 am | One Comment

When you think of perfume, you very rarely think about movies. One reason for this is that the two give you such different sensations. Perfume is an …

Review of Little Man

October 28, 2010 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

Review of Little Man
1½ stars (out of four)
By Michael Wilmington
In “Little Man,” the Wayans brothers try to take dumb comedy to new heights, but they wind up shrinking the …

Review of Tender Mercies

October 19, 2010 – 10:37 am | No Comment

TENDER MERCIES
By J. MASLIN
WHAT better proof can there be of the distinctiveness of Australian film-making than ”Tender Mercies,” a film by Bruce Beresford that manages to be thoroughly …

Review of The Town

October 14, 2010 – 10:09 am | No Comment

Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall, the hedgehog and the fox, combine forces to excellent effect in “The Town,” a fast-paced, character-driven heist movie that combines robberies with romance …

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