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9! Scary/Cool clip from Shane Acker’s animated film! by DARK SIDE

Posted on April 22nd, 2009
9!  Scary/Cool clip from Shane Acker’s animated film!  by DARK SIDE

I’m eagerly awaiting this one. The animation looks fantastic and the post-apocalyptic story seems original and mysterious. From what I can tell from the trailer and clips, it takes place in a world where humans are long gone. Robotic rag-dolls with numbers instead of names have emerged to fight and defeat the evil machine creatures that have taken over the planet. Created by humans, these dolls hold the key to…

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WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER/UNDER THE HOOD (2009) ***1/2 DVD review by COOP

Posted on April 2nd, 2009
WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER/UNDER THE HOOD (2009) ***1/2 DVD review by COOP

Did this “complete my ‘Watchmen’ experience” like the commercial said it would? No, it didn’t. It’s told out of context, making it extremely difficult to find the relevancy to the feature “Watchmen” (my review here) film, even for the discerning fan. In fact, anyone not familiar with the graphic novel who picks this up simply […]

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

Posted on March 31st, 2009
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS (2009) *** movie review by COOP

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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CORALINE (2009) ** movie review by COOP

Posted on February 25th, 2009
CORALINE (2009) ** movie review by COOP

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 […]

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2 Animated “Humans Invade the Aliens” movies: PLANET 51 and TERRA… **UPDATED**

Posted on January 19th, 2009
2 Animated “Humans Invade the Aliens” movies: PLANET 51 and TERRA… **UPDATED**

Ever notice when a studio puts out a high concept film and another studio releases a similarly-plotted, high concept movie both in the same year (Ex- “Volcano” and “Dante’s Peak,” “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact,” “A Bug’s Life” and “Antz,” etc…)? Looks like it’s happening again with these two animated films in which humans invade alien […]

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STAR WARS : THE CLONE WARS (2008) *** movie review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on September 19th, 2008
STAR WARS : THE CLONE WARS (2008) *** movie review by SEBASTIAN

I remember watching the cartoon network mini-episodes of the clone wars and wishing for more. Well it seems I got my wish, but not without a few catches. George Lucas’ newest installment in his ultra-popular franchise delivers very well most of the time, but there are definitely some big problems with this film. I doubt […]

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KUNG FU PANDA (2008) **** Film review by COOP

Posted on June 11th, 2008
KUNG FU PANDA (2008) **** Film review by COOP

I love martial arts films. Doesn’t matter if you do, you’ll still like this one. It’s got fuzzy animals talking. Jack Black plays a panda and Angelina Jolie, a tiger. Tigress, rather. I don’t have to convince most of you to see this one. If you have kids, you’re already locked in. It’s an animated […]

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CHICKEN RUN (2000) ***** movie review by COOP

Posted on May 14th, 2008
CHICKEN RUN (2000) ***** movie review by COOP

As a kid, one film that I fondly remember seeing was “Clash of the Titans” back in 1981. I remembered wondering how they made those scary-looking monsters look alive. It was years before I leaned it was a technique called “claymation”, the art of moving a clay figure a fraction for every film frame in […]

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Trailer for the award-winning short PRISMA…


A corporate promotional VHS tape from 1984 conceals a brain-altering signal which is said to grant increased health, longevity and psychic powers to those who watch it. View at your own risk...

WINNER: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, 2017 Oxford Film Festival

WINNER: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, 2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival

SEMI-FINALIST: 2017 NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival

NOMINEE: BEST ANIMATION, 2017 End of Days Film Festival

NOMINEE: BEST GRAPHICS, 2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2017 Nightmares Film Festival
2017 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
2017 Oxford Film Festival
2017 Crossroads Film Festival
2017 Clarksdale Film Festival
2017 Twisted Dreams Film Festival
2017 Tupelo Film Festival
2017 NanoCon International Sci-Fi Film Festival
2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival
2017 End of Days Film Festival
2017 Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
2017 Shiver International Film Festival

Trailer for the lost short GOD MAKER…


Northern Mississippi 1932:
In a cabin in the woods, a blind blues guitarist will discover his destiny from a lovesick goddess who seeks to corrupt his soul.

GOD MAKER remains unfinished and in limbo for now, but the trailer expresses the mood and imagery intended for the project...

Coop’s award-winning 48 hour short film trailer for REGRESS…


Told in reverse, this experimental made-in-48-hours film begins with a shocking murder then backtracks (like a viewer rewinding a VHS tape) to reveal the chilling origins of this tragedy.

WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM at the 2013 Clarksdale Film Festival...
NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTING by the 2012 48hr. Guerrilla Film Challenge (international contest)...
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Crossroads Film Festival

Watch Coop’s award-winning short film THE BEST DAY…


WINNER: 2012 MAGNOLIA FILM FESTIVAL "Best Homegrown Film"
WINNER: 2012 SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL "Best Scream"

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2012 OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
2012 CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL
2012 CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL
2012 NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI FILM FESTIVAL
2012 ATLANTA INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
2012 OTHERFEST
2012 MISSISSIPPI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2012 SUN AND SAND FILM FESTIVAL

Morgan Freeman asks Coop a question at THE BEST DAY premiere! Video below…


My short film THE BEST DAY premiered in October 2011 at the Delta Cinema in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Little did I know I had a special guest in the audience who was about to ask me a question during the Q&A. Yep, I got a little flustered when I saw who it was.

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