Category: Movies

DEE SNIDER’S STRANGELAND

Just like WILD CACTUS, here’s another movie I rediscovered while browsing through my VHS tapes. Released in 1998 it was written by Dee Snider (& directed by John Pieplow), who also stars as the villain. As an 80’s kid who grew up on MTV I, of course, fondly remember Snider’s rock band Twisted Sister, and…

WILD CACTUS

Lately I’ve been browsing through my old VHS tapes (I’ve got a LOT) and watching films and TV shows that I recorded years ago. I stopped upon this one tonight, and I’d forgotten how much I’d liked this film (obviously, that’s why I recorded it in the first place). Directed by Jag Mundhra, who also…

ROXANNE

Adapted and updated from the classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac, released in 1987 and directed by Fred Schepisi, this little romantic comedy is set in a little town in the Pacific Northwest called Nelson, Steve Martin (who also wrote it) stars as a man named Charlie, whom everyone calls “C.D.”. He’s the chief of…

PATHOLOGY

Written by Neveldine/Taylor and directed by Marc Schölermann, this 2008 thriller stars Milo Ventimiglia as Ted, a promising young doctor who just graduated from Harvard Medical School and got accepted to a prestigious Pathology program. This is where he and other recent med school graduates work as interns for a hospital, where they student dead…

TOTALLY BLONDE

The most difficult thing about this film is accepting the starting premise, which is that the drop-dead gorgeous KRISTA ALLEN is having trouble finding and keeping a good man, and therefor feels that she needs to dye her hair blonde to have better luck with men. But, okay, let’s try and just go with that.…

THIS MEANS WAR

I just saw this movie on TV. It’s a romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy. Witherspoon plays a woman named Lauren who moved to L.A. six months earlier, to be with her boyfriend, who then subsequently dumped her. So now she’s living alone, working a job as a product-tester, and her…

JOHNNY DEPP IS…TONTO?

I was just watching the trailer for the upcoming Lone Ranger movie, which co-stars Johnny Depp as Tonto. Let me first state that I love Johnny Depp. I’ve been a dedicated fan of his ever since 21 Jump Street. But I can’t say that I’m happy about this particular role. This just feels like “redface”…

2012

In this movie, Chiwetel Ejiofor (who, in recent years, has become one of my favorite actors) plays Adrian Helmsley, a geologist working for the U.S. Government. He discovers that the world i coming to an end. I won’t pretend to understand all the scientific babble they use to explain the process, but something to do…

THE DICTATOR

For the record, I was not a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen before I saw this film. I’d never seen his TV show, or his previous movies, because they just didn’t look funny to me. But this film did, so I just bought the DVD yesterday. Cohen plays “Admiral General Aladeen”, ruler of a fictional…

HORRIBLE BOSSES

I just watched this film. It’s the story of three friends, Kurt, Nick, and Dale. When the film begins, Nick and Dale hate their jobs. Nick’s boss treats him like crap, while making him think he’s going to get a promotion, and Dale’s female boss is sexually harassing him. Kurt’s the only one who likes…

RED TAILS

I almost felt guilty that I didn’t see this movie in the theaters. I happen to have an awful lot of Facebook friends who happen to be Black people that are either someway involved in the entertainment industry or trying to break into the entertainment industry. Actors, artists, writers, etc. And so when this movie…

ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS. ZOMBIES

Yes, this is a real movie, and I own the dvd. Someone posted a link about it on Facebook back when Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter came out, and I looked it up on Amazon and bought it for $10. It was one of my infamous impulse-buys. I just finally got around to trying to watch…

BONDS. JAMES BONDS.

SKYFALL opens in the US today, after already breaking box office records in the UK. I was recently discussing the James Bond film series, with someone who doesn’t like the current actor, Daniel Craig, and preferred Pierce Brosnan. I don’t agree with that. Don’t get me wrong, I loved all the Pierce Brosnan Bond films.…

STAR WARS: THE NEXT GENERATION‏

So the Net was all a flutter with the news revealed this week that Disney Corp. had purchased Lucasfilm for over $4 billion, with the subsequent announcement that Disney is planning a new live action film, subtitled Episode Seven, the first of new trilogy, due in 2015. What first struck me after the initial report,…

THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE

I just noticed that my old blog post reviewing the HBO miniseries HOUSE OF SADDAM got 2 new hits today, for some reason. Well, I’m all about maximizing my Search Engine Optimization, so I’ll add this review of The Devil’s Double. This film is based on the true story of Latif Yahia, a man who…

GREEN LANTERN

I skipped this movie in the theater, and only just recently saw it on DVD. Verdict? Two Thumbs Down. The special effects were nice, when it came to the sequences in outer space. It was cool to see the various aliens that I’m familiar with in the comics, Tomar Re, Kilowog, Sinestro, and Abin Sur,…

HOUSE OF SADDAM

I saw this film on HBO, and then bought the DVD, and have rewatched it at least a dozen times. It’s a fascinating look into the mind of a madman. It begins with Saddam overthrowing the previous Iraqi President, and ends with his capture by U.S. troops after the 2nd invasion of Iraq. We see…

CHARLIE SHEEN…

Y’know, one thing that I think is easy to forget, due to all of the controversy and personal scandals, is that Sheen is actually a pretty darn good actor. I’ve made the observation before that, if he’d made a few better decisions in choosing his roles (& controlling his personal life, of course) I could…

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

I finally saw this movie today, playing on HBO. The original film, WALL STREET, is one of my all-time favorite movies. But from the minute I first heard about a sequel I just had a feeling that there was no way it could live up to the original. None of the trailers that I saw…

THE SOCIAL NETWORK/DEFENDING MARK ZUCKERBERG

I just watched this movie for the 2nd time, and my first impression isn’t changed. It’s extremely unfair to Mark Zuckerberg. Now, I’m not talking about the allegations of him stealing the idea of Facebook from others, or cheating his former best friend out of the company, because I wasn’t there and, hey, there’s two…