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Review: Corpse Bride

I think I can sum up my feelings about Corpse Bride in one word: disappointing. Yes, the visuals are stunning, and it is a technological marvel. You could easily mistake it for computer animation, rather than old-fashioned stop-motion. But the story is predictable to the point of being boring, and the music has got to be the least interesting thing ... Read More »

I have my Bruce “Don’t Call Me Ash” Campbell bookmark and a pocket full of memories… or is that a popcorn shell?

Well, we’re back from seeing Man with the Screaming Brain, and I must say it is magnificently bad. In fact, I declare that it is the most wondrously horrible movie ever to take brain transplants, wanton sex, cat fights, exploding Vespas, mad scientists, ex-KGB agents, billionaire industrialists, crash test dummy robots and a Russian wannabe rapper, and mix them together. ... Read More »

We’re all Batty here

Criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible..a..a..a bat! Read More »

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Well, we made it. Complete, the circle is. What we thought was as the tale of a young boy, Luke Skywalker, learning to use a mysterious Force to rid the galaxy of the evil Empire and its dark lord, Darth Vader, has turned out to be a six-part epic on the rise and fall of Vader himself. It’s not really ... Read More »

Cinderella Man

Ron Howard’s new movie, Cinderella Man, stars Russell Crowe as boxer James J. Braddock. Braddock earned the nickname “Cinderella Man” when he came back from a failed career and the depths of the Great Depression to upset heavyweight champion, Max Baer, in 1935. It is sort of like a 1930’s version of Rocky, but I hesitate to make the comparison, ... Read More »

Do the Hustle

Went to see Kung Fu Hustle last night. I haven’t laughed so hard in a theater in a long time. If Tex Avery and Jackie Chan had a baby, this would be it. Like Shaun of the Dead, this isn’t so much a parody of its genre as it is a funny movie that uses the conventions of its genre ... Read More »

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith – I find your lack of faith disturbing

It is true. The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded. For I find that all the warning buzzers have mysteriously been silenced. I am in total acceptance of the fact that–no matter what–Revenge of the Sith will be the Best. Movie. Ever. So, prepare yourselves. Star Wars fanboy crap is about to come gushing forth from the ... Read More »

Sir Not – Appearing -In – This – Film

As much as I want it to not suck, I have serious doubts about the new Hitchhiker’s Guide movie. I know you can’t tell a lot from previews, but even though I have similar doubts about Star Wars III, at least the trailers have had me itching to see the thing. I get no such urges from H2G2. And after ... Read More »

Sin City

You need not have read Frank Miller’s graphic novels to enjoy Sin City. However, if you don’t have a stomach for violence (even when a lot of the blood comes in milky, whiteout-like patches) or an appreciation for dark humor (the kind that turns an inner monologue into a hilarious conversation with a dead guy), then you probably won’t “get ... Read More »

Millions

We went to see a sneak preview of the latest film by director Danny Boyle this evening. It’s called Millions. At first glance, it seems about as far from 28 Days Later as one could get. It is based on a children’s book by Frank Cottrell Boyce about a pair of brothers who find a suitcase full of bank notes ... Read More »