• The Manhattan Project (86/41)

    by  • 2/10/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    THE MANHATTAN PROJECT – This film features one of the cheeriest “I’m making a bomb!” montages ever produced. This is a whole lot cheesier and much more shallow than I remember. “We’re kids – what are they going to do – it’s a prank!” In 1986? Maybe not… In 2011? Waterboarding. You’d think that ONE […]

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    Gremlins 2: The New Batch (85/40)

    by  • 2/9/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    GREMLINS 2 – This has not aged any better than the first one. While I do enjoy much of the jokes at the expense of the company and technology, those are little more than window-dressing… there’s so little of plot of character once the empty jokes are stripped away, that it just feels like a […]

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    Defendor, Contagion (83/38)

    by  • 2/7/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    DEFENDOR – I’m not a big Woody Harrelson fan, but there’s something great about his portrayal of Defendor. It’s described as a dark comedy, but there’s nothing that I’d consider traditionally funny here – this is a tragedy in every sense. This dim man child tries to track down his nemesis, Captain Industry, who stole […]

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    A Bucket of Blood, The Artist (81/37)

    by  • 2/6/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    BUCKET OF BLOOD – Stupid hipster jazz fans and spoken word poets love anything non-artistic that’s called art; lucky for abused busboy Walter Paisley who mashes corpses into clay and joins the elite artistic pretenders for just a little while. THE ARTIST – Two films about unappreciated artists today; though I much prefer George Valentin […]

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    Who Wants To Kill Jessie, Pirate Radio (71/34)

    by  • 2/3/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE – Incredibly absurd film from 1960s Czechoslovakia sees Jessie, a buxom blonde scientist pulled off the comic pages and into the real world. Her comic book foes; a cowboy and a low rent caped superhero follow as well. It’s a farce dealing quite literally with adult wish fulfillment and some […]

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    Little Shop of Horrors (64/30)

    by  • 1/30/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – This version feels like a goofy stage play, where the 1980s version felt maybe a bit less erratic. Still, I think this version is more in keeping with the general plot. Silly film, but an odd script and decent acting make it a fun show. Det. Sgt .Joe Fink: How’s […]

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    Art & Copy, Pineapple Express, Stalker, Moneyball (45/21)

    by  • 1/21/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    ART & COPY – This almost makes me think that advertising has a higher purpose. I almost leave this documentary wishing there was more advertising that tell such true and honest stories about the products that they’re selling… Oh, wait, feeling’s gone. It’s an interesting look at how advertising happens – from the back room, […]

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