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DUCK, YOU SUCKER! (AKA “A Fistfull of Dynamite” 1971) ***** lost classic review by COOP

DUCK, YOU SUCKER! (AKA “A Fistfull of Dynamite” 1971) ***** lost classic review by COOP

Posted on November 17th, 2008

I love everything about Spaghetti Westerns. No doubt, Sergio Leone made the best of them. His “Once Upon a Time in the West” ranks as my favorite western of all time. His “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” ranks as my second favorite. Now after having seen his near-forgotten “Duck, You Sucker!”… I believe […]

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QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) ***** movie review by SEBASTIAN

QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) ***** movie review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on November 15th, 2008

Let me be clear from the outset. I am a James Bond fan. I’ve seen every movie (more than once). So its not easily that I’ve been persuaded to applaud an about-face for this franchise, but alas the brilliance of “Casino Royale” and the just released “Quantum of Solace” especially have sealed the deal for […]

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QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) *** advanced movie review by COOP

QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) *** advanced movie review by COOP

Posted on November 12th, 2008

The most unwieldy James Bond title so far, “Quantum of Solace” means the amount (quantum) of revenge it’s going to take for Bond to find peace (solace) after the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd. Daniel Craig returns as Bond after scoring a slam dunk with critics and hard-to-please fans of the franchise with “Casino […]

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ROLE MODELS (2008) *** movie review by COOP

ROLE MODELS (2008) *** movie review by COOP

Posted on November 12th, 2008

Adult screw-ups put in charge of children… This is a familiar comedy concept. “Meatballs,” “Ernest Goes to Camp,” “Bad News Bears,” all these films were edgy for their time. Compared to David Wain’s new R-rated comedy, “Role Models,” they are downright sanitary. Wain and Co-writer Paul Rudd deliver a raunchy comedy with heart, even if […]

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CHANGELING (2008) **1/2 movie review by COOP

CHANGELING (2008) **1/2 movie review by COOP

Posted on November 5th, 2008

If it hadn’t actually happened, many would dismiss this story as unbelievable. “Changling” is a California tragedy that turned into an epic battle for justice during the “Roaring 1920’s.” Few people remember the story that gave the Los Angeles Police Department one of the worst black eyes in its history, but director Clint Eastwood and […]

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Vote for Calrissian or Palpatine? Hmmmm…

Vote for Calrissian or Palpatine? Hmmmm…

Posted on November 4th, 2008

While I do like Lando’s smooth and refreshing “Colt 45” commercials, I also like Palpatine’s “Rebel Scum” policy… Vote for Lando Calrissian! w/ BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – watch more funny videos Hmmmm … maybe I’ll just vote for Yoda’s Green Party. -Coop

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THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008) **** DVD review by SEBASTIAN

THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008) **** DVD review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on November 2nd, 2008

I have to say before anything else that I am a fan of Ang Lee’s “Hulk”. Its dark and brooding storyline, while occasionally failing to deliver satisfying action (mutated poodles?!!) , delivered on so many different levels that I was thoroughly intrigued and engaged, if not wowed. So when I heard of a new reboot […]

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Top 10 Scariest Horror Scenes by COOP

Top 10 Scariest Horror Scenes by COOP

Posted on October 31st, 2008

WARNING: Many of these clips contain spoilers that might ruin the movie for you if you haven’t seen them. If you’d like to watch the movie unspoiled, don’t watch the clips. P.S. I know there are lot of glaring omissions here, but what can I say… I’m a connoisseur. These are ten scenes that still […]

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TOP 10 HALLOWEEN MOVIES by SEBASTIAN

TOP 10 HALLOWEEN MOVIES by SEBASTIAN

Posted on October 31st, 2008

So here they are, just in time for the holiday. Pick out one of these puppies and have a really shocking time this year on Halloween. I’ve organized them by CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY. Enjoy! CLASSIC : 5. THE OMEN (1976) – Look for the those terrifying dogs, the anti-christ, and an impaling! Yikes! Also look […]

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Watch Clive Barker’s unreleased feature THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN… available HERE!!! and only today!!! by COOP (**UPDATE** Months later it still works!)

Watch Clive Barker’s unreleased feature THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN… available HERE!!! and only today!!! by COOP (**UPDATE** Months later it still works!)

Posted on October 30th, 2008

Bless those guys over at Fearnet. Somehow they convinced the powers that be to allow them to show “The Midnight Meat Train” in its entirety online! The catch is it’s only available today (Oct. 30) so make sure you watch it now before time runs out. I’ve been waiting to see this film for about […]

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SYNECDOCHE, NY (2008) ** advanced screening review by COOP

SYNECDOCHE, NY (2008) ** advanced screening review by COOP

Posted on October 30th, 2008

“Synecdoche” (pronounced, sin-EK-doh-kee) is a literary term that means using a part of something to represent the whole or vice-versa. For instance a hand could also mean a worker, or the law could also refer to a police officer. If you use this word in context with Shakespeare’s quote, “All the world is a stage…” […]

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Getting primed for Halloween… by COOP

Getting primed for Halloween… by COOP

Posted on October 29th, 2008

It’s no surprise to some of you that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m also willing to bet it’s Adam Green’s favorite holiday as well. For years now, the creator of “Hatchet” and his friends have been making shoestring-budget Halloween shorts and posting them online. They put an amusing one out this year about a […]

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Top 10 Greatest Halloween Villains by COOP

Top 10 Greatest Halloween Villains by COOP

Posted on October 25th, 2008

Here’s the criteria for this one: These movies take place during the holiday of Halloween. The villains in these movies are associated with the mythology surrounding Halloween. All of the films are great so if you’ve miss one of these, be sure to check them out and watch them on October 31st to get into […]

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BODY OF LIES **** (2008) Movie Review by SEBASTIAN

BODY OF LIES **** (2008) Movie Review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on October 23rd, 2008

I have seen comparisons between “Body of Lies” and director Ridley Scott’s previous war film “Black Hawk Down” made by other reviewers. Most site the former’s inability to make us feel something emotionally for the film’s characters. I don’t agree, but I think more importantly Ridley Scott is not a filmmaker whose work should be […]

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SEX DRIVE (2008) **** movie review by COOP

SEX DRIVE (2008) **** movie review by COOP

Posted on October 22nd, 2008

What an unfortunately lame title for such a fun comedy. “Sex Drive” may be cheesy pun, but the film is higher quality than it looks. Capitalizing on the new surge of rated “R” comedies, Director Sean Anders has crafted a screwball teen sex romp that should please the younger generation’s appetite for crude and rude […]

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13: GAME OF DEATH (2006) ****1/2 DVD review by COOP

13: GAME OF DEATH (2006) ****1/2 DVD review by COOP

Posted on October 17th, 2008

This one came out of left field and shocked me. The Thai film market continues to impress me with the quality of their current releases. “13: Game of Death” would probably be remade as a major release in America and I actually hope it is. The story is fantastic and the writing far above par. […]

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QUARANTINE (2008) ***1/2 movie review by COOP

QUARANTINE (2008) ***1/2 movie review by COOP

Posted on October 14th, 2008

Since the success of “The Blair Witch Project,” filmmakers have tried to copy its minimalistic format in an effort to cash in on the gimmick. “Found Footage” films are quick and easy to produce, require minimal editing and are super cheap to shoot. Many critics are quick to condemn these films as amateurish and annoying. […]

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EAGLE EYE (2008) **** movie review by SEBASTIAN

EAGLE EYE (2008) **** movie review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on October 13th, 2008

If you go and see this movie, there are a few things to keep in mind first. 1) This is not a logistical thriller. At least not by any definition I know of. 2) You should have a decent love for sci-fi and maybe even fantasy in order to appreciate this film. 3) You should […]

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NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST (2008) ***** movie review by COOP

NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST (2008) ***** movie review by COOP

Posted on October 7th, 2008

Teen romances usually bore me with their tired clichés and lack of ingenuity. They have angsty teens who fall in love, go through their ups and downs, leading up to a predictable ending. Most are designed simply to win the “Best Kiss” category at the MTV Movie Awards. Thankfully, “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” is […]

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APPALOOSA (2008) ****1/2 advanced screening review by COOP

APPALOOSA (2008) ****1/2 advanced screening review by COOP

Posted on October 2nd, 2008

Ever since “Dances with Wolves” and “Unforgiven” won big Oscar gold in the early 1990’s, the studios have put out at least one big-budget western per year in the hopes of attracting the same critical and commercial success. While some of these are rootin’, tootin’ action films, many fall under the category of “revisionist westerns.” […]

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