Reviews

by / on September 19, 2014 at 10:27 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A Walk Among the Tombstones, the second movie from writer/director Scott Frank (The Lookout being the first), stars Liam Neeson as a recovering alcoholic/former detective turned unlicensed private eye who makes ends meet by “doing favors” for friends. The film […]

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by / on September 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: FORBIDDEN PLANET

From R2-D2 to the Terminator to Robocop, there is a long tradition of great movie robots. All these characters, though, owe a debt to Robby the Robot. Robby paved the way for robots to become full fledged characters in science […]

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by / on September 18, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE OTHERS

The blessing and the curse of having a killer twist in a horror film is only being remembered for that killer twist. The Others was so defined by the turn in the final few minutes that it now has a […]

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by / on September 16, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vault Reviews

VAULT REVIEW : DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS

The Dog Days of September roll on as we induct our second canine-friendly film into the vault. While the success of Down and Out in Beverly Hills may not be directly attributed to its four-legged performer, but why would writer-director-producer-actor […]

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 8:55 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE

Maybe you’ve never heard of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, but he’s a fascinating post-post-post-post-post modern figure, and the unique nature of this 57 year-old’s art is almost as interesting as his relationship with his homeland’s government: although he helped […]

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by / on September 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: THE MACHINE

Every once in a blue moon, you’ll come across a phenomenal viewing experience like last week’s Blue Ruin. I had to have a long talk with myself to not be disappointed with this week’s selection. After all, you’ve got to […]

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by / on September 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

Being a teenager in the 80’s was awesome! I should know, I was one. It was also a great time to be a teen movie fan because teen oriented movies ruled the box office. I was a big fan of […]

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by / on September 11, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: WITCHFINDER GENERAL

It is surprising that more horror films haven’t focused on the horrors of the witch trials. The practice of accusing men and women of witchcraft, forcing confessions, then dunking until they drowned or attempted to swim (leading to execution) is […]

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by / on September 9, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vault Reviews

VAULT REVIEW: TURNER & HOOCH

Back in July I had this spanky idea I would induct a few canine friendly films into the vault and dub the whole series, the Dog Days of Summer. Then Dragon Con came along and I got wrapped up in […]

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by / on September 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: BLUE RUIN

Welcome back sstargazers Did you miss me? Last weekend I went gallivanting about Atlanta for Dragon Con. I met lots of friendly people and am still recovering a bit. Upon my return, I was determined to restart Panning the Stream […]

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