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Thunderbirds: International Rescue Edition

December 24, 2003

 Thunderbirds: International Rescue Edition

MGM has wisely capitalized on the release of a brand new live-action movie of Thunderbirds by releasing the two classic Thunderbirds movies, Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) and Thunderbird 6 (1968) in an attractive two-DVD set. The prints of both films have... 

The Matrix Revisited

December 23, 2003

 The Matrix Revisited

In an attempt to satiate fans of The Matrix until the sequels arrive in theatres, the powers that be assembled a two-hour documentary and released it on DVD. The Matrix Revisited is much more than one long commercial for The Matrix movies. It is a fascinating,... 

Roswell: Season Two

December 23, 2003

 Roswell: Season Two

Those teenage Tabasco lovers are back with more conspiracies and alien love triangles in the state of weird that is Roswell. At the end of season one Max and his alien buddies had their cover blown by releasing a signal that would announce their position... 

The Simpsons Gone Wild

December 22, 2003

 The Simpsons Gone Wild

Fox continue to knock out the odd volumes of the Simpsons, when what we truly want is each season in box set format. Why do they do this? Money of course; and the incredulous amount of time between box sets ensures that fans of the show will end up buying... 

The Devil’s Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo)

December 21, 2003

 The Devil’s Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo)

Chronos (1993) was Guillermo del Toro’s auspicious feature film debut and it established him as an up-and-coming horror film auteur. Hollywood came calling and he made Mimic (1997), a compromised vision that still had del Toro’s stylistic flair but... 

Underworld: The Unrated Extended Cut

December 21, 2003

 Underworld: The Unrated Extended Cut

Underworld (2003) is a comic book movie in search of a comic book. It is not actually adapted from an existing one but it looks and sounds like it could be and, more obviously, influenced by other movies. Like many big budget studio offerings, it is written... 

Little Murders

December 21, 2003

 Little Murders

A woman named Patsy (Rodd) awakes one day to hear a commotion outside her apartment building. She exits the building and stops a gang of thugs from beating a man named Alfred (Gould). He then walks away only for the miscreants to turn on the poor woman.... 

Spartan

December 20, 2003

 Spartan

“Where is the girl?” This oft-repeated line lies at the centre of Spartan (2004), a political thriller from writer-director David Mamet. At the heart of this film is a mystery, one that the central character must solve and, in doing so, discover something... 

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

December 14, 2003

 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) is the latest salvo in the Lindsay Lohan-Hilary Duff war over the lucrative teenage girl market. Each girl has been cranking out films in response to the other but as we all know from the rules of Thunderdome,... 

The Dame Edna Experience: Series 1

December 14, 2003

 The Dame Edna Experience: Series 1

It’s widely known that most talk shows on television are basically promotional tools for studios, networks, movie stars and musicians to promote their latest movie, TV show or record. What separates The Dame Edna Experience from other talk shows is... 

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