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FUNNY PEOPLE (2009) ***1/2 movie review by COOP

FUNNY PEOPLE (2009) ***1/2 movie review by COOP

Posted on August 7th, 2009

First and foremost, “Funny People” is not a comedy so don’t let the ad campaign fool you. It’s actually a drama about comedians. Judd Apatow has crossed the border from his usual raucous and raunchy laugh-fests into more sincere territory. With an all-star cast including Adam Sandler, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Bana, Leslie Mann and Aziz Ansari; audiences will no doubt find plenty to laugh at, but…

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THE KILLING ROOM (2009) ***1/2 is a riviting, frightening indie thriller! by DARK SIDE

THE KILLING ROOM (2009) ***1/2 is a riviting, frightening indie thriller! by DARK SIDE

Posted on August 6th, 2009

Meant for high-brow audiences, it’s obvious the filmmakers intended this film to score at least a limited theatrical release. With an impressive cast, a high concept story and a horrifyingly suspenseful plot, The Killing Room has the formula for cult classic status. It premiered at Sundance this year resulting in a moderate amount of buzz.

An NSA psychologist (Chloë Sevigny) arrives at an unnamed facility to interview for a career-advancing position. She’s immediately put at unease by…

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THE BLIND SIDE movie trailer will bring tears to the eyes of Ole Miss fans and non-believers alike. by COOP

THE BLIND SIDE movie trailer will bring tears to the eyes of Ole Miss fans and non-believers alike. by COOP

Posted on August 5th, 2009

Michael Oher, former star offensive lineman for the Ole Miss football team, could become a household name across America on November 20th. Less than a month after he begins his first regular season game in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens, Oher’s life story will premiere in movie theaters across the country. For all of us Ole Miss fans who’ve been cheering for Oher since 2004, this film will mark yet another victorious event…

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THE HURT LOCKER **** (2009) movie review by COOP

THE HURT LOCKER **** (2009) movie review by COOP

Posted on August 4th, 2009

Finally, a movie about Iraq that doesn’t belabor politics or force partisan beliefs upon the viewer. Much like Black Hawk Down before it, The Hurt Locker portrays soldiers as heroes, keeping their heads under frighteningly dangerous conditions. While Black Hawk Down told this story on a grand, action-packed scale, The Hurt Locker brings it down to a more intimate level, telling the tale of a three-man first response team that disarms improvised explosive devices (IEDs)…

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HAIR METAL MOVIE MADNESS #7: COOP commands you to sweep the leg! You have a problem with that?

HAIR METAL MOVIE MADNESS #7: COOP commands you to sweep the leg! You have a problem with that?

Posted on August 1st, 2009

One of the most culturally iconic films of the 80’s, Pat Morita scored an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the gentle and reluctant karate sensei, Mr. Miagi. The film is so quotable, you can spout off nearly any line from it and everyone would know exactly which film you’re referring to. “Wax on, wax off”…

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