BUSINESS AS USUAL

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Confession time: I will do almost anything that graphic novelist and professional grump Alan Moore says. The man is a brilliant, grouchy mountain man and even though I don’t claim to be a big fan of graphic novels in general, […]

VAULT REVIEW: CONGO

VAULT REVIEW: CONGO

If you’re looking for a film about a group of people trudging into the untamed wild in search of a power source only to encounter a shrewdness of apes set on killing them and there only hope rests in the […]

INTO THE FRAY: OBSERVE AND REPORT

INTO THE FRAY: OBSERVE AND REPORT

It’s a comedic Taxi Driver. Those five words sum up Jody Hill’s 2009 maligned and misunderstood dark comedy Observe and Report quite well. So well, in fact, that you may find the remainder of this entry Into the Fray somewhat […]

PANNING THE STREAM: THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA

PANNING THE STREAM: THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA

Although it’s been a decade since its limited release in 2004, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra has been on my watch list from the moment I first hear of it. Obviously, like many films from my watch list, it took […]

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #33 – HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT SOUNDTRACK

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #33 – HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT SOUNDTRACK

Last time, Film School Friday taught loyal readers how to get the perfect beach body. Unfortunately, every time I’ve ventured to the coast since, all I’ve seen is a sea of fat wobbling around in search of the nearest ice […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  BLAZING SADDLES

VINTAGE VAULT: BLAZING SADDLES

Christmas 1983 is when my family got our first VCR. One of the best moments of my life! On the day after Christmas, my folks headed to the local video store and picked up some movies to get us started. […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: LIFE FINDS A WAY

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: LIFE FINDS A WAY

Spoiler Alert: This article focuses on the 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes, yet offers no spoilers of the sequel, released this week. Mankind’s continued attempts to control or manipulate nature rarely end well. Simultaneously, many would argue […]

TGITDNMAR: (7/18/14)

TGITDNMAR: (7/18/14)

There was a whole lot of monkeying around at the box office this past weekend, as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes grossed close to $73 million. That’s big business. You might even call it monkey business, were you […]