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Author Archives: Gordon S. Miller

Gordon S. Miller is the artist formerly known as El Bicho, the nom de plume he used when he first began reviewing movies online for The Masked Movie Snobs in 2003. Before the year was out, he became that site's publisher. Over the years, he has also contributed to a number of other sites as a writer and editor, such as FilmRadar, Film School Rejects, High Def Digest, and Blogcritics. He is the Publisher of Cinema Sentries. Some of his random thoughts can be found at twitter.com/ElBicho_CS

Ultimate Mancini

Henry Mancini Ultimate Mancini Concord Records This is a collection of Henry Mancini songs and themes from films and television programs ranging from the ’50s to the ’80s. Both Oscar and Grammy nominations and awards have been bestowed on most of the selections. Some of the songs are classics, like “Peter Gunn Theme,” while others are obscure, such as “Life ... Read More »

Bush’s Brain

Directed by Joseph Mealey & Michael Shoob Based on the book by James C. Moore & Wayne Slater This is a documentary about how Karl Rove became President George W. Bush’s Senior Advisor and chief political strategist. It shows his political beginnings in the Young Republicans, his political campaign work in Texas and his involvement with George W. Bush over ... Read More »

DVD Review: Predator (1987)

Directed by John McTiernanWritten by Jim Thomas & John Thomas I was certain I had seen Predator before. Not sure when, but years ago. I mean, I’d seen plenty of Arnold’s stuff during the ’80s: Conan, Commando, Running Man, etc. I knew the plot was about Arnold and company being in a jungle on the run from an invisible, alien ... Read More »

Frank Yankovic, King of Polka

Frank Yankovic The Best of Frank Yankovic Legacy Recordings Let me get this out right at the start: I’m a complete novice in regards to polka music. The only connection I have had with the art form is vague memories of watching The Lawrence Welk Show with my grandparents, attending Oktoberfest celebrations in Huntington Beach, California and standing in line ... Read More »

Open Water

Written and Directed by Chris Kentis Every summer there is one small, independent film that beats the odds and becomes the must-see film that everyone is talking about. This year Open Water is trying to be that film. It garnered a great deal of buzz at Sundance back in January and reviewers are raving about it; however, I have no ... Read More »

A Home at the End of the World

Directed by Michael Mayer Written by Michael Cunningham based on his novel A Home at the End of the World is an unconventional love story about Bobby and Jonathan, two young men who grow up in suburban Ohio in the late ’60s and reunite in New York City in the early ’80s. While in New York, they form a new ... Read More »

Movie Review: Fahrenheit 9/11 – Moore Reports, You Decide.

Fahrenheit 9/11 is Michael Moore’s film about President Bush, his administration and the way they have handled the war on terror, but then you probably already knew that if you have any access to the outside world. The film covers a lot of areas, starting with the 2000 election. Not because Democrats and others are still upset about the outcome, ... Read More »

Katie Melua Call Off The Search

Katie Melua’s Call Off The Search is a pleasant album of pop music, which can be taken as a compliment or a criticism depending on your feelings for the genre. It is nice enough to have playing in the background during a party, but I wouldn’t borrow it from a friend to make my own copy. After a few listens ... Read More »

Super Size Me

Written and Directed by Morgan Spurlock Super Size Me looks at the effects fast food has on individuals and society. Morgan Spurlock, the filmmaker, is man driven by a large amount of conviction and determination to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, there are times when he is so dedicated to his cause that he forgoes logic and fairness ... Read More »

The Day After Tomorrow

Directed by Roland Emmerich Story by Roland Emmerich Screenplay by Roland Emmerich & Jeffrey Nachmanoff Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. Over the next few months movie theaters across the country will be inundated by the genre of Hollywood film known as Special Effects Pornography. Before I cause a national disaster comprised of young men flooding out of ... Read More »