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Jurassic Park III DVD Review

Michael Crichton is gone. Spielberg dropped down to executive producer. Jeff Goldblum suffered an injury before filming began and dropped out. The script is unfinished when filming starts. “Jurassic Park III” set itself up to be a disaster, but perseverance paid off to create an enjoyable, if lacking, survival movie filled with (yet again) brilliantly designed dinosaurs…. even if they ... Read More »

film: Cellular

Cellular 3/5 Thugs break into an upscale-looking home, shoot the housekeeper and kidnap the wife (Jessica Martin – Kim Basinger.) They steal the family’s Porsche SUV and stash her away in the attic of a safehouse as a prisoner. One of the thugs, played by Jason Stratham (The Transporter), smashes the attic telephone with a sledgehammer, narrowly missing Jessica Martin’s ... Read More »

Movie Review: Paparazzi

Any movie that is not screened for critics on it’s week of release is a good sign that the movie is no good. There are exceptions, although none are springing to mind, but occasionally the studio doesn’t want any surprises to be revealed prior to the public getting their first crack at it. Sadly, this falls under the first description. ... Read More »

The Lost World: Jurassic Park DVD Review

What can you do when the magic is gone? Hopefully nothing. But when a studio puts out a movie that becomes the highest-grossing film of all time, you just know the sequel is coming at some point. It’s just the way the industry works. Steven Spielberg steps behind the camera for the second time in the “Jurassic Park” series, wildly ... Read More »

Battle Royale (with cheese)

I first saw Battle Royale in the original Japanese, without subtitles, and that was one hell of a scarey movie, a whole bunch of Japanese teenagers and older folks barking at each other, and using weapons to make much bloody. Now I’ve gotten the DVD with the how you say, koni chi wah, English sub-titles, and you know what, it ... Read More »

City Of God

You watch as the actors run through streets with garbage piled high on both sides; watch as children commit violence without breaking a sweat. You can see this film is a mirror of real events, because a film with this kind of authenticity is rare. Read More »

DVD Review: Wild Zero

Here is a bizarre film, no hidden meaning or anything here, at least not that I can tell. I heard about this awhile back from a group of reviews which consisted of this, Stacy, Junk, and Versus. It was over at The Digital Bits, I believe. I had already had Versus, which I really liked, then a few months back ... Read More »

Mothman | Prophesize This

If you weren’t paying attention, you could easily have seen The Mothman Prophecies, and thought “interesting” and never thought about it again because you were expecting a more traditional “horror movie” or some such nonsense where a winged guy comes out of the woods all deranged and starts hacking up the locals. But that is not, anyway, what “Mothman” is ... Read More »