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Original Sin

Original Sin

Depending on who you ask, the original sin was either the eating of the apple, the act of disobedience against God, or the act of betrayal. But in case you didn't know this, don't...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Babe: Pig In The City

Babe: Pig In The City

The problem with sequels is that they try too much to be like the original. Sure, there are a few exceptions. I can't think of any right off the top of my head,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Hard Target

Hard Target

Hard target my ass.Of all of the dumb action flicks that I have seen, Hard Target is perhaps the easiest target of all to hit. It sits there, a bloated animal on the silver...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Edge

The Edge

What do you get when you combine a bear, a man that may or may not want to kill another for his wife, and an entrapanuer with a seemingly infinite wealth of knowledge? Ask...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Mother Night

Mother Night

As a critic, I try to do justice to a film. If the film is bad, this is incredibly easy. It is much easier to destroy than to create, to rip than to...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Just, Melvin

Just, Melvin

The trouble with reviewing a documentary is the inherant difficulty in making a case for a review. You work in narrative film, you watch narrative films at least once a day, every day, for...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

House of 1000 Corpses

House of 1000 Corpses

Maybe I'm just a little wimp who can't stand bad movies... but shouldn't I get hazard pay for seeing a movie this bad? [No. -Ed.] I'm symptomatic. This movie should come with a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

North Beach

North Beach

As we've seen in several recent Clerks knock-offs, doing nothing isn't anywhere as entertaining as we've all thought. Starting out with damn near no plot, almost no point, and a collection of bizarre characters...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

All About Eve

All About Eve

I'd like to tell you that I checked this film out because it was nominated for the most Academy Awards in history (14 in 1950). I'd like to tell you that I checked out...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Pressurecooker

Pressurecooker

I don't even know why I go to the movies anymore. I mean, I get into an era where three quarters of the movies out in current release are complete crap, where I am...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Soldier

Soldier

Just how many times has Paul Anderson seen Dune? I mean, when you find yourself on a planet with massive wastelands, lots of sandstorms, and one person who leads the social group that he's not...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Bulletproof Monk

Bulletproof Monk

Thank God for late April. Tax refunds, nice warm weather, and all of the movies that weren't quite good enough to come out in May show up in theatres. They're not fine art...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

30 Days

30 Days

Well, we all heard how bad 28 Days was, so coming into 30 Days, you might just wonder what added torture they could pack into the extra two. Thank God, 30 Days isn't 28...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Here on Earth

Here on Earth

In David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner, Steve Martin puts his two cents in on doing business in America. "Always do business as if the person you're doing business with is trying to screw you,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth

Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth

Having proved his ability to handle writing and producing narrative film with Mother Night, Robert Weide and the crew of WhyADuck productions take on a much more difficult medium with Lenny Bruce: Swear to tell...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi

Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi

Welcome to the Middle East, a land where you can be blown up at any second, where you can see the beautiful sights of an extreme desert, where you can feel hotter than hell, and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

The best Holocaust movie ever made is Life is Beautiful. However, since Life is Beautiful came out in 1997, there has to have been another film that held the title before Benigni's comic masterpiece...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Godfather

The Godfather

I remember the first time I viewed The Godfather. It was 25 years to the day after its initial theatre release, and it was being re-realased, as many films were at the time, for...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality

It takes some doing to make a beauty pageant flick that features an intellectually vapid caper plot while being a slap in the face to feminism. When asked (within the movie, I mean) to...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

Way back when, before John Woo was making shoot-em-ups Stateside, before Hong Kong became property of China once again, and before Chow Yun-Fat tried to prove to the world that he knows how to speak...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian

The year was 1979 and the world was threatened by fundamentalism. Following the end of a prosperous period, people had begun to become mistrustful again. Right-wingers were beginning to weed their way into the political...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Glory

Glory

I'll admit that the Civil War just isn't my choice of an afternoon. Between TNT's affinity of putting Gettysburg on every 4th of July and the love that multiple friends of mine seem to...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Scream 3

Scream 3

Normally, as a critic, we are exempt from the cost of seeing a movie. Normally, we get in for absolute zero when we attend a press screener of a film. However, since Dimension,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Jackass: The Movie

Jackass: The Movie

Well that was an experience.I'm three hours out of Jackass and I still don't know what to think. I know I didn't get the idea of Jackass going into the movie, and after some...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Almost Famous

Almost Famous

When you enter into the world of entertainment journalism, you think it's the coolest thing in the world. Suddenly, doors are opened for you. You can get into movies free, or get books...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Catwoman

Catwoman

After Catwoman, I feel I've learned a lot about the furry beasts. For instance, did you know most cats are amazing martial artists? Or have C cups? Or have an innate sense of style that...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

RoboCop 2

RoboCop 2

George Orwell has to be turning over in his grave. Current political climate aside, something within Orwell just has to be annoyed at the endless procession of utterly stupid dystopia chic. The massive flow of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Friday After Next

Friday After Next

There are many virtues to Ice Cube. He can somehow record albums, perform at shows, and appear as the token gangster in a million bad movies. Also, in the case of Friday After...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry, the first film that I have paid for without the promise of immediate compensation in quite a while, cost me $9.50 for a matinee.It was worth every penny.Boys Don't Cry is the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Ronin

Ronin

Ronin is one of the few action movies that I can chew on without having to regurgitate. Normally, the action film fills me with a sort of dread. In fact, per my recollection,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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