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WATCHMEN (2009) ***1/2 review by SEBASTIAN

WATCHMEN (2009) ***1/2 review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on March 31st, 2009

With the massive hype that surrounded this release, a lot of people wound up reading the graphic novel that this film is based upon. That in and of itself is the best thing that comes out of the release of the movie. Alan Moore’s superior book is given about the best treatment that I can […]

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Some Star Trek Trepidation by SEBASTIAN

Some Star Trek Trepidation by SEBASTIAN

Posted on March 31st, 2009

Star Trek has been a huge force during my life. My mom has always been a huge fan, so that’s how I was initially exposed. Having said that I had missed feelings when I heard they were rebooting the original series with James T. Kirk. I love that they will show what these characters did […]

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THE NINES (2007) **** DVD Review by SEBASTIAN

THE NINES (2007) **** DVD Review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on March 31st, 2009

If I had to sum up this movie… well, it would be hard. The surface story involves three separate stories featuring the same three cast members as different characters. Story 1 is about a young, reckless actor (Ryan Reynolds) under house arrest, who starts noticing that something seems to be wrong with the world. Story […]

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MONSTERS VS. ALIENS (2009) *** movie review by COOP

MONSTERS VS. ALIENS (2009) *** movie review by COOP

Posted on March 31st, 2009

Hideous freaks of science become Earth’s only hope against a threat from outer space. It’s a fantastic idea for an animated film and DreamWorks has invested a lot of time, money and innovation into “Monsters vs. Aliens.” It could’ve been a strong contender against Pixar’s “The Incredibles” as a high-concept idea turned into a shining […]

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Who ya gonna call? Harold Ramis confirms GHOSTBUSTERS 3 rumors! by COOP

Who ya gonna call? Harold Ramis confirms GHOSTBUSTERS 3 rumors! by COOP

Posted on March 30th, 2009

Thanks to MTV for this one… While promoting his comedy “Year One” starring Jack Black and Michael Cera, Harold Ramis suggests that the old Ghostbusting crew of himself, Murry and Aykroyd (I’m hoping Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts are signed up as well) will strap on their proton packs to go […]

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BABYSITTER WANTED (2008) ** a new twist on the babysitter-in-peril genre? by DARK SIDE

BABYSITTER WANTED (2008) ** a new twist on the babysitter-in-peril genre? by DARK SIDE

Posted on March 28th, 2009

Yep, it is a new twist, but I wouldn’t consider it a great movie. What makes it noteworthy is the plethora (I love using that word) of positive reviews from horror aficionado sites across the interwebs. I can’t say I agree with my fellow colleagues, but I can see where they are coming from. Perhaps, […]

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MY NAME IS BRUCE (2008) ***1/2 DVD review by DARK SIDE

MY NAME IS BRUCE (2008) ***1/2 DVD review by DARK SIDE

Posted on March 27th, 2009

Creating a cinematic love letter to his most loyal fans, the infamous Bruce Campbell, B-movie star extraordinaire, stars in “My Name is Bruce.” Campbell plays himself, or rather an exaggerated fictional version of himself. Here, he’s a boozing, womanizing loser who lives in a trailer and makes drunken crank calls to his ex-wife while starring […]

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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE trailer fills me with confidence! sez DARK SIDE

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE trailer fills me with confidence! sez DARK SIDE

Posted on March 26th, 2009

Been wondering when they were going to make this one since I was a tiny little ankle-biter. One of my favorite illustrated books as a kid will finally come to life after years of re-cuts and studio manipulation. Coming from “Being John Malkovich’s” director Spike Jones, I knew I was in for something raw and […]

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DUPLICITY (2009) ** movie review by COOP

DUPLICITY (2009) ** movie review by COOP

Posted on March 24th, 2009

“Duplicity” is what happens when a writer creates a moderately clever script but the translation to the big screen doesn’t measure up. Writer/Director Tony Gilroy’s follow up to the highly overrated “Michael Clayton” further justifies my boredom with his work by offering up a light caper film with very few laughs, a mostly sour romance […]

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Wonka Horror!!! Watch Chrisopher “Doc Brown” Lloyd chew up the scenery in GOBSTOPPER! by DARK SIDE

Wonka Horror!!! Watch Chrisopher “Doc Brown” Lloyd chew up the scenery in GOBSTOPPER! by DARK SIDE

Posted on March 21st, 2009

This one has me utterly stymied. A horror version of Willy Wonka. While the other two Wonka incarnations (“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” [1971] “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” [2005]) had many a creepy moment, I suppose a turn like this was inevitable. Some of our most beloved fairy tales have received the horror […]

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So long, Starbuck! BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ends tonight! by COOP

So long, Starbuck! BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ends tonight! by COOP

Posted on March 20th, 2009

I’ve been silent about Battlestar on this blog. I’m not the biggest TV buff, but when a show strikes my fancy (Heroes, Dexter, Shasta McNasty…) I stick with it until the end. I’m an unapologetic fan of the original 1978 series. I saw the pilot episode at a movie theater and watched the series religiously […]

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Dex Romweber and the TWO HEADED COW… definitely the most bizarre documentary screening/concert I’ve ever seen! by COOP

Dex Romweber and the TWO HEADED COW… definitely the most bizarre documentary screening/concert I’ve ever seen! by COOP

Posted on March 18th, 2009

I came for a rock show… I ended up reviewing a movie. The local Clarksdale, Mississippi newspaper said some guy named Dex Romweber, a 80’s rockabilly and alternative icon was going to play on St. Patrick’s Day evening at 7:30 at the old, Delta/Tyson single-screen movie theater downtown. “Say wha?” I said. The seats in […]

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RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN (2009) *** movie review by COOP

RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN (2009) *** movie review by COOP

Posted on March 18th, 2009

I clearly remember watching the original “Escape to Witch Mountain” on a bootlegged VHS tape back in the early 80’s. The original film released in 1975 (just before my time) but I was delighted to finally discover the film about two super-powered alien kids trying to make it back to their spacecraft. After a forgotten […]

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“TAKEN” SEQUEL!!! COOP says: “I told you so!” **UPDATE**

“TAKEN” SEQUEL!!! COOP says: “I told you so!” **UPDATE**

Posted on March 17th, 2009

I knew it! The character of Brian Mills (played by Liam Neeson) from the movie “Taken” (read my review here) was so cool, I predicted they were going to bring him back for another film. Slashfilm reports that “Taken” writer Robert Kamen will take another stab at putting Brian Mills into another kick-butt situation. I […]

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THE PERFECT SLEEP… Oldman, Rutten, Bono all say DO NOT GO SEE THIS MOVIE! by COOP

THE PERFECT SLEEP… Oldman, Rutten, Bono all say DO NOT GO SEE THIS MOVIE! by COOP

Posted on March 16th, 2009

Obviously a fantastic put-on, the creators of the new Noir/Martial Arts film “The Perfect Sleep” have gotten Gary Oldman, UFC fighting legend Bas Rutten and Bono to speak out AGAINST this movie in a hilariously bizarre promotional video. Yep, you heard me right… It’s a “film noir” film mixed with martial arts. It’s a genre […]

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South by Southwest Festival Quickie… Watch a few festival films from the comfort of your computer chair! by COOP

South by Southwest Festival Quickie… Watch a few festival films from the comfort of your computer chair! by COOP

Posted on March 14th, 2009

The South by Southwest film festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX is what many consider to be a recent highlight of the American festival circuit. Thanks to the miracle of the webs, the festival brings to you a few movies you can download (streaming) and watch at home. For a limited time you can watch the […]

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IRON MAN 2 casting!!! Rourke… IN!, Blunt… OUT!, Johansson… IN? by COOP

IRON MAN 2 casting!!! Rourke… IN!, Blunt… OUT!, Johansson… IN? by COOP

Posted on March 12th, 2009

Finally, some official word on this see-saw of a story. Best Actor Nominee Mickey Rourke has been jerked around for months by Marvel Studios who was low\balling him (money-wise) after offering a choice villain role in the next “Iron Man” movie. The hammer finally came down and Rourke, after cryptically quoting “You bet your ass!” […]

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DRAG ME TO HELL trailer looks kinda (or not so kinda) scary? by DARK SIDE

DRAG ME TO HELL trailer looks kinda (or not so kinda) scary? by DARK SIDE

Posted on March 11th, 2009

I don’t know about you guys, but gypsy curses rank pretty low on my Scare-O-Meter. Steven King’s “Thinner” did little for me except make me want to go eat a sandwich. Compared to Hannibal Lecter, Cloverfield monsters and Jane Fonda, curses seem pretty tame by comparison. Sam Raimi’s pretty keen on the idea though and […]

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THE BURROWERS (2008) ***1/2 further proof of the return of the “Creature Feature” horror subgenre! by DARK SIDE

THE BURROWERS (2008) ***1/2 further proof of the return of the “Creature Feature” horror subgenre! by DARK SIDE

Posted on March 10th, 2009

Here’s another indie fright flick that suggests the reign of the so-called “torture porn” horror subgenre is on the outs. “The Burrowers” begins like a remake of the 1956 John Wayne vehicle, “The Searchers.” A homestead in the late 1800’s Midwest suffers a vicious attack by supposed Sioux Indians. Half of the family gets slaughtered, […]

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STAR TREK (2009) pulse-pounding trailer arrives! by COOP

STAR TREK (2009) pulse-pounding trailer arrives! by COOP

Posted on March 8th, 2009

As a massive Trek fan, I was only mildly interested in this project at first. The cast didn’t sell it. The teaser trailer didn’t sell it. The second trailer didn’t sell it. J.J. Abrams knows his stuff, so I kept up some guarded hopes. Now things have changed. Chris Pine is starting to look more […]

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