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Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan

April 30, 2005

 Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan

It sure is hard to keep a good movie monster down. Freddy vs. Jason (2003) proved that audiences were still interested in Mrs. Voorhees’ indestructible son. With eleven installments under his belt, Jason has proven to be one of the most prolific and... 

Black Books: Season 3

April 30, 2005

 Black Books: Season 3

Channel 4 is home to many of the greatest comedies on British terrestrial television, and although most are American, one British made funny-fest shines above all others. After the sad demise of ‘Father Ted’ Channel 4’s comeback was ‘Black Books’.... 

The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition

April 29, 2005

 The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition

Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables (1987) had all the makings of a powerhouse production destined for greatness. It featured a screenplay written by legendary playwright David Mamet, expert cinematographer Stephen Burum (Rumble Fish) was behind the camera,... 

Garden State

April 29, 2005

 Garden State

Zach Braff’s directorial debut, Garden State (2004), is the essence of an independent film. Made for a paltry (by Hollywood standards) $2.5 million, it has gone on to gross over ten times its budget and, more importantly, become the defining film for... 

Shattered Glass

April 28, 2005

 Shattered Glass

There’s not a lightsaber or green screen in sight and yet Hayden Christensen is gracing our screen. Taking a break from the burden of growing up to be cinema’s biggest villain, and tackling something a bit more in his league. Although he was blessed... 

John Cassavetes: Five Films

April 27, 2005

 John Cassavetes: Five Films

“Hollywood is not failing. It has failed.” John Cassavetes wrote these prophetic words in 1959 in an article entitled, “What’s Wrong with Hollywood” for Film Culture magazine. He goes on to list the symptoms of its decline: “The desperation,... 

Christine

April 25, 2005

 Christine

Christine (1983) is something of a curious anomaly in John Carpenter’s career. It isn’t as beloved by his fans as, say, Escape from New York (1981) or Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and it isn’t as reviled as Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992).... 

Track Down

April 24, 2005

 Track Down

Track Down (1999) is a movie plagued by a troubled and checkered past. Based on the book Takedown by Tsutomu Shimomura and John Markoff, it chronicled the battle between two computer experts: ace hacker Kevin Mitnick and computer crimes expert Shimomura... 

Fahrenheit 9/11

April 23, 2005

 Fahrenheit 9/11

When Michael Moore delivered his controversial acceptance speech after winning the Best Documentary prize for Bowling for Columbine (2002) at the 2003 Academy Awards, he lashed out at President George W. Bush and the fictious war in Iraq. Little did anyone... 

Saw

April 21, 2005

 Saw

There are many psychos out there in movie land and each one has their ‘thing’ that separates them from the others. A calling card if you will. Some like chainsaws, some don a ghost mask, some invade your dreams and some are killer clowns from... 

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