INCLUDE_DATA

ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL (2008) ****1/2… finally gets a release date! by COOP

ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL (2008) ****1/2… finally gets a release date! by COOP

Posted on February 27th, 2009

I’m very happy to hear this. I saw “Anvil!” back in June 2008 and thus ensued one of the most fun movie-going experiences I’ve ever had (go here to read my ANVIL! review). Like a documentary/mini-concert hybrid, the film tells the story of a band who influenced 99% of the heavy metal and thrash bands […]

Read more...
Comments Off on ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL (2008) ****1/2… finally gets a release date! by COOP
WATCHMEN ain’t for kiddies! Proof that the general public is not prepared for the shock of superhero deconstruction, by COOP

WATCHMEN ain’t for kiddies! Proof that the general public is not prepared for the shock of superhero deconstruction, by COOP

Posted on February 26th, 2009

The second video clip explains it all. The heroes of “Watchmen” aren’t your always your model citizens and Rorschach takes the cake. He’s investigating the death of another vile costumed hero named “The Comedian” who’s like Dennis Hopper’s character “Frank” from “Blue Velvet,” except on steroids with machine guns. If that means nothing to you, […]

Read more...
Comments Off on WATCHMEN ain’t for kiddies! Proof that the general public is not prepared for the shock of superhero deconstruction, by COOP
CORALINE (2009) ** movie review by COOP

CORALINE (2009) ** movie review by COOP

Posted on February 25th, 2009

I miss the wacky, grim comedies from the 80’s. Movies like “Beetle Juice,” “The ‘Burbs” and “Gremlins,” had a spooky, Halloween-like undertone mixed with jokes and laughter. They pushed the limits of their PG ratings, yet maintained enough heart and soul to counterbalance the scary images and grisly subject matter. “Coraline” on the other hand […]

Read more...
Comments Off on CORALINE (2009) ** movie review by COOP
A Movie/Film Review Lesson Plan for Teachers! by COOP

A Movie/Film Review Lesson Plan for Teachers! by COOP

Posted on February 24th, 2009

Click HERE to download “The Small Town Critic’s Movie/Film Review Lesson Plan.” It might surprise some of you that I was once a High School English teacher… 3… 2… 1… Okay, now that you’re done laughing, I know how hard it can be to develop a lesson plan that will engage students, access their prior […]

Read more...
Comments Off on A Movie/Film Review Lesson Plan for Teachers! by COOP
LEAKED! 2009 Oscar results posted online??? Looks fake to me… by COOP

LEAKED! 2009 Oscar results posted online??? Looks fake to me… by COOP

Posted on February 22nd, 2009

I saw this two days ago, yet did nothing. Now the major news outlets are starting to report it, so I guess I’d better say something. This so-called “leaked” document is a fake. It contradicts the protocol by which the Academy follows to the letter, so there’s no reason to believe it is in any […]

Read more...
Comments Off on LEAKED! 2009 Oscar results posted online??? Looks fake to me… by COOP
COOP PICKS THE OSCARS: Your guide to the 2009 Academy Awards

COOP PICKS THE OSCARS: Your guide to the 2009 Academy Awards

Posted on February 20th, 2009

As Hollywood gears up for the big event on Sunday, here’s your chance to participate in the biggest entertainment awards show of the year. Click Here to download and print Coop’s “Custom Oscar Ballot.” Fill out the ballot, tune in on February 22 at 5 Pacific/7 Central on ABC and follow along to see if […]

Read more...
Comments Off on COOP PICKS THE OSCARS: Your guide to the 2009 Academy Awards
Getting you ready for the 2009 Oscars by COOP

Getting you ready for the 2009 Oscars by COOP

Posted on February 19th, 2009

My big annual Academy Awards predictions article will post tomorrow at noon, so to get you primed for it, here is a couple of montage videos that honor all of the past Best Pictures winners. Tune back in tomorrow (Feb. 20, 2009) at 12pm Pacific Time to read my Oscar predictions and don’t forget to […]

Read more...
Comments Off on Getting you ready for the 2009 Oscars by COOP
THE WACKNESS and CHOKE… reviews of two amazing films that I initially missed. by COOP

THE WACKNESS and CHOKE… reviews of two amazing films that I initially missed. by COOP

Posted on February 18th, 2009

THE WACKNESS ***** (2008) DVD review by Coop Set in the summer of 1994, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) roams about New York City selling pot and listening to hip-hop music. Despite his bad boy image, Luke is intelligent and introspective. He graduates high school with honors, but most consider Luke a creep. He feels alienated […]

Read more...
Comments Off on THE WACKNESS and CHOKE… reviews of two amazing films that I initially missed. by COOP
An Oscar-related message from Dark Side…

An Oscar-related message from Dark Side…

Posted on February 18th, 2009

Man, I’m about to burst over here. Coop’s got all his high-‘n-mighty Oscar stuff going on, I can’t sneak a word in edgewise. I’m gonna have to cut loose next week after the big stinkin’ awards show so I can get you guys some good content out there. Until then, chew on this. It’s a […]

Read more...
Comments Off on An Oscar-related message from Dark Side…
OBSERVE AND REPORT red band trailer… looks like profane hilarity to me! by Coop **UPDATED!!!**

OBSERVE AND REPORT red band trailer… looks like profane hilarity to me! by Coop **UPDATED!!!**

Posted on February 17th, 2009

This is NOT your little sister’s “Paul Blart” movie! Jody Hill, the genius behind “The Foot Fist Way,” directs another dark story about a goofball who takes his job waaaaay too seriously. Seth Rogen stars as Ronnie Barnhardt, head of mall security who vows to track down a flashing pervert to impress makeup counter girl, […]

Read more...
Comments Off on OBSERVE AND REPORT red band trailer… looks like profane hilarity to me! by Coop **UPDATED!!!**
TOP 10 REASONS TO WATCH THE OSCARS by Coop

TOP 10 REASONS TO WATCH THE OSCARS by Coop

Posted on February 15th, 2009

With the Academy Awards taking place next weekend, I’m going to take this opportunity to list ten reasons we Americans look forward to watching the ceremony. Forget that we’ll never get to hold that golden, bald trophy or that many of us haven’t seen any of the nominated films. The “Oscars” offer more to viewers […]

Read more...
Comments Off on TOP 10 REASONS TO WATCH THE OSCARS by Coop
Make a movie with Uwe Boll! by DARK SIDE

Make a movie with Uwe Boll! by DARK SIDE

Posted on February 15th, 2009

Dark Horizons reports that universally hated German director, Uwe (pronounced “Oo-vuh”) Boll is offering co-producing credits on his next movie to anyone who sends him $49 smackeroos. Basically, he’s wants us internet schlubs to finance his next movie. Hold on there, Cletus. Before you pull out your wallet, remember that Boll is the guy who […]

Read more...
Comments Off on Make a movie with Uwe Boll! by DARK SIDE
ANGUISH!!! Weirdo 80’s horror flick to get a Ghost House remake? by DARK SIDE

ANGUISH!!! Weirdo 80’s horror flick to get a Ghost House remake? by DARK SIDE

Posted on February 14th, 2009

Another one out of left field… In 1987, Michael Lerner and genre goddess Zelda Rubinstein starred in “Anguish,” a unique (at the time) horror film that blurred the line between the horror on the screen and the fright of the audience. Now Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures intends to remake the classic to appeal to […]

Read more...
Comments Off on ANGUISH!!! Weirdo 80’s horror flick to get a Ghost House remake? by DARK SIDE
URGENT!!! Watch SPLINTER on the Sci-Fi Channel this weekend before it arrives on DVD! by DARK SIDE

URGENT!!! Watch SPLINTER on the Sci-Fi Channel this weekend before it arrives on DVD! by DARK SIDE

Posted on February 14th, 2009

The Sci-Fi Channel, despite creating a good series or two (“Battlestar,” “Eureka”), always has the crappiest movies programmed into their lineup, ESPECIALLY on the weekends. I swear every time I turn it on it’s usually some moronic, cheap-ass, giant animal movie like “Boa vs. Python 2” or “Ice Spiders.” Usually, Lou Diamond Phillips stars. This […]

Read more...
Comments Off on URGENT!!! Watch SPLINTER on the Sci-Fi Channel this weekend before it arrives on DVD! by DARK SIDE
WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER trailer online! by COOP

WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER trailer online! by COOP

Posted on February 13th, 2009

For those of you unfamiliar with the “Watchmen” comic, you probably don’t know anything about “Tales of the Black Freighter.” “Tales” was a parallel comic book story told episodically throughout the “Watchmen” graphic novel. As I recall, a kid in “Watchmen” was reading the “Tales” story as the bigger superhero story unfolded around him. “Tales” […]

Read more...
Comments Off on WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER trailer online! by COOP
Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS teaser trailer online! by COOP

Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS teaser trailer online! by COOP

Posted on February 12th, 2009

What happens when you get nine, red-blooded American, Dirty Dozen-type Jewish soldiers together who are cheesed-off beyond belief at the Nazis for massacring Jews across Europe so they go on a “Kill Bill”-like terror rampage through Nazi Occupied France? You get “Inglourious Basterds,” that’s what. This one looks like a wild entry into Quentin Tarantino’s […]

Read more...
Comments Off on Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS teaser trailer online! by COOP
MILLION DOLLAR BABY is worth it… DVD review by SEBASTIAN

MILLION DOLLAR BABY is worth it… DVD review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on February 12th, 2009

Million Dollar Baby(2004)***** (DVD) Review by SEBASTIAN Multiple award winner, and seasoned actor Clint Eastwood sometimes fails to deliver as well as he is capable of (the overrated “Mystic River”, Space Cowboys, Bronco Billy, etc.) but “Million Dollar Baby” is by far his best film since the overlooked gem “Perfect World”. It resonates with the […]

Read more...
Comments Off on MILLION DOLLAR BABY is worth it… DVD review by SEBASTIAN
Are you on the “Fringe”? by SEBASTIAN

Are you on the “Fringe”? by SEBASTIAN

Posted on February 11th, 2009

FRINGE(2008- )*****TV Series Review If you missed out on the whole “Lost” phenomena that is still occurring, then I’ve got a new show for you that shares similarities with “Lost”, while still breaking new, and in my opinion better ground: “Fringe”. The show debuted late last year to remarkable appreciation from fans (myself included!), and […]

Read more...
Comments Off on Are you on the “Fringe”? by SEBASTIAN
PUSH (2009)*** movie review by COOP

PUSH (2009)*** movie review by COOP

Posted on February 11th, 2009

For those keeping up with recent comic book films/franchises like “X-Men” and “Heroes,” the concept of “Push” will ring a familiar bell. A story about teams of super-powered underdogs fighting for justice won’t win any awards for originality. What separates “Push” from the regular genre ilk is its visual style and a strong desire to create a clear and fascinating mythology.






Read more...
Comments Off on PUSH (2009)*** movie review by COOP
What does FRANKLYN mean to you? by DARK SIDE…

What does FRANKLYN mean to you? by DARK SIDE…

Posted on February 10th, 2009

This news is weeks old, but dang if this doesn’t look interesting. Like “Ink” and “9” and the other recent gothic fantasy tidbits we’ve been getting, this one fits right in. Who is “Franklyn” and what’s his mythology? Dunno, but I can’t wait to find out. Word is this film will screen soon overseas but […]

Read more...
Comments Off on What does FRANKLYN mean to you? by DARK SIDE…