Author: Blake French

17 Again

17 Again

Zac Efron takes a lot of heat for singing high-pitched tunes and prancing around on basketball courts in the High School Musical movies, but in 17 Again he finally gets to prove that he's more...

Movie Review posted on 17th April 2009

Observe and Report

Observe and Report

Some people take their jobs way too seriously. Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogan), head of security at a local shopping mall, is one of those people. Thus, when management receives reports about illicit activity occurring on...

Movie Review posted on 10th April 2009

I Love You, Man

I Love You, Man

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to come up with the plot for a romantic comedy. After all, most follow the same basic recipe: boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets...

Movie Review posted on 20th March 2009

Feast 3: The Happy Finish

Feast 3: The Happy Finish

Feast 3: The Happy Finish is a gleefully tongue-in-cheek, genre twisting horror romp that's certain to draw a cult following while sending the same number of viewers running for the hills. By the end of...

Movie Review posted on 26th February 2009

Fired Up!

Fired Up!

From the advertisements, Fired Up! looks like the movie that finally indulges in what every young man fantasizes about: Crashing cheerleading camp to get laid. On the poster, the tagline reads: "Two guys. 300 girls....

Movie Review posted on 21st February 2009

Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds

Consumed by remorse and despair, a successful businessman gives up all hope after accidentally killing six strangers and his beloved wife. To make amends, he decides to off himself and donate his bodily organs to...

Movie Review posted on 19th December 2008

The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror

The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror

Twinks. Leather daddies. Drag queens. Transsexuals. Republican fags. Bible-thumping anti-gay hicks. The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror leaves no homosexual stereotype behind, and one cannot accuse the film of lacking creativity. How many movies...

Movie Review posted on 8th December 2008

What Just Happened

What Just Happened

In Hollywood, hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars can hinge upon a leading man's decision to shave. Just look at Bruce Willis. Not in real life... but in What Just Happened, where Willis appears...

Movie Review posted on 17th October 2008

Righteous Kill

Righteous Kill

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino -- has there ever been a better acting team? For the first time since 1995's Heat, the two have leading roles in the same film, and their presence has...

Movie Review posted on 12th September 2008

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews) is a young plumber with a temper problem. He's had it ever since his childhood, when he witnessed a hairy monster devouring his family after an evening of music and campfires....

Movie Review posted on 15th August 2008

Hell Ride

Hell Ride

In Hollywood, as they say, it's not what you know. It's who you know. Some people don't know anything and still manage to get movies made. Take Larry Bishop, for example. He worked with David...

Movie Review posted on 8th August 2008

Steel Trap

Steel Trap

If companies can still get sued for false advertising, I have a case against Dimension Extreme. Steel Trap is anything but what Dimension makes it out to be. The DVD cover art shows a woman...

Movie Review posted on 23rd July 2008

Death On Demand

Death On Demand

The scariest thing about Death on Demand is that casting directors, producers, and studio executives watched these actors perform, and for whatever reason, thought they were good enough to appear in this movie. At the...

Movie Review posted on 13th July 2008

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

Amber Heard. She's a gorgeous, stunning young actress -- only 22 -- and her career is exploding this year. Landing lead roles in Never Back Down, the upcoming Pineapple Express, and this film, All the...

Movie Review posted on 23rd May 2008

The Ruins

The Ruins

Watch out, Martha Stewart! Not even your garden tools can stop the predators in The Ruins, a Hollywood adaptation of Scott Smith's novel. They aren't mummies, pharaohs, or cannibalistic tribesman, but killer flowers: They may...

Movie Review posted on 8th April 2008

Never Back Down

Never Back Down

As Jake has an emotional breakdown and reveals his inner demons, his mentor listens with an attentive ear... as he browses the shelves for lettuce. That's right, the pivotal scene of Never Back Down takes...

Movie Review posted on 14th March 2008

The Comebacks

The Comebacks

With their themes of perseverance, courage, and teamwork, sports flicks like Remember the Titans, We Are Marshall, and Miracle inspire and encourage millions of moviegoers every year. Conversely, their identical plotlines, stereotyped characters, and obscenely...

Movie Review posted on 17th February 2008

One Missed Call

One Missed Call

People are obsessed with cell phones. They talk while shopping for groceries, getting their hair done, even running on treadmills at the gym. Hell, I've seen a person talk on their cell phone while swimming...

Movie Review posted on 14th January 2008

The Deaths of Ian Stone

The Deaths of Ian Stone

If Groundhog Day collided with Final Destination and The Butterfly Effect after getting rear ended by The Matrix, you'd have The Deaths of Ian Stone, an imaginative and unpredictable science fiction thriller that lends itself...

Movie Review posted on 23rd December 2007

Timber Falls

Timber Falls

Mike (Josh Randall) and Sheryl (Brianna Brown) have traveled to West Virginia to escape the stress of Washington, D.C. Armed with the essential camping supplies, they begin a hiking adventure in the scenic Appalachian Mountains....

Movie Review posted on 16th December 2007

Starting Out in the Evening

Starting Out in the Evening

Hollywood exaggerates the truth about many professions, but might be dead-on with its frequent depiction of novelists as tortured and frustrated human beings. After all, few careers share the morale-crushing nature of a novelist; even...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2007

Slipstream

Slipstream

"It means everything and it means nothing at all. Life is so illusion-like, so dreamlike, that I think it's all a dream... a dream within a dream. What is real? What is fantasy? You grasp...

Movie Review posted on 10th November 2007

Study Hell

Study Hell

Detention: the word all high school students fear. What could be worse than staying after school and losing out on time that could be spent playing Halo 3? In Study Hell, students lose much more...

Movie Review posted on 19th October 2007

Deep Water

Deep Water

With The Amazing Race through its tenth season, the concept of racing around the world for a prize isn't exactly groundbreaking. In 1968, however, people were startled by the idea of sailing around the world....

Movie Review posted on 30th August 2007

Daybreak

Daybreak

Everyone wants to change something in their lives. But what if a desire to change the past completely destroyed the present and future? That's the idea behind Daybreak, the feature film debut of indie director...

Movie Review posted on 18th May 2007

The Condemned

The Condemned

When a movie features superstar wrestlers in leading roles, usually it's a glaring signal to drop everything and run from the multiplex. The Condemned is an exception to that rule; it has more merit than...

Movie Review posted on 14th May 2007

The Hills Have Eyes II

The Hills Have Eyes II

A remake of Wes Craven's 1977 horror flick of the same name, last year's The Hills Have Eyes brought nothing new to the horror genre. But director Alexandre Aja's (High Tension) vivid modernization and incredibly...

Movie Review posted on 28th March 2007

Vegas Vampires

Vegas Vampires

After the sun sets in Las Vegas, vampires spring to life. They search for innocent (if anyone can be classified as innocent in sin city) casino and nightclub patrons to devour with their fangs. Head...

Movie Review posted on 15th March 2007

The Abandoned

The Abandoned

What if I told you that two plus two equals three? You wouldn't believe me, because that's a lie. Two plus two equals four... not three. Meaning, when you add two and two of anything,...

Movie Review posted on 26th February 2007

Evil Behind You

Evil Behind You

In 1952, a scientist named Dr. Jeremiah Powell (David Lee) penetrated the realm that has always separated humans and demons. Before revealing his secrets, he disappeared without a trace...Cut to present day. Terrorists have stormed...

Movie Review posted on 26th January 2007

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