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King Kong

March 31, 2006

 King Kong

You’d think after spending five years working on the most epic of trilogies Peter Jackson would take time out, or do a smaller project, and for a while it looked like The Lovely Bones would be his next film; a follow-up of sorts to Heavenly Creatures... 

Controversial Classics Volume 2: The Power of the Media

March 31, 2006

 Controversial Classics Volume 2: The Power of the Media

The 1970s was a fertile time for challenging, politically charged movies. Thanks to Easy Rider (1969) a lot of riskier material was getting green-lit by the major Hollywood studios and, in some cases; they were commenting on the current political climate... 

Doom Unrated Extended Edition

March 30, 2006

 Doom Unrated Extended Edition

I’ve said it before and no doubt I’ll say it again, just when will The Rock get a decent film to launch his acting career? Schwarzenegger had Terminator, Willis had Die Hard, and the Rock… well, he has Walking, um, The Run.. no, wait. He has nothing. Doom... 

My Neighbor Totoro

March 30, 2006

 My Neighbor Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki’s movies have the ability to put you back into that innocent mindset when you were a child and that is was makes them so superior to the current crop of meager Disney fare. His films are filled with beauty and wonder and this is no more... 

Bukowski: Born Into This

March 29, 2006

 Bukowski: Born Into This

Charles Bukowski was a famous novelist and poet who lived the grungy, skid row life that he wrote about so well and that also made him famous. He was an uncompromising counterculture icon and this documentary, Bukowski: Born Into This (2003), attempts... 

Everything is Illuminated

March 28, 2006

 Everything is Illuminated

Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated (2005) is about one man’s journey to discover his roots and marks the feature film directorial debut by actor Liev Schreiber. The novel has quite... 

Oliver Twist

March 27, 2006

 Oliver Twist

After the critical and commercial success of The Pianist (2002), filmmaker Roman Polanski decided to do something completely different and make a children’s movie. This seems rather odd considering the adult fare that he’s usually known for (films... 

That ’70s Show: Season 3

March 27, 2006

 That ’70s Show: Season 3

As the title suggests this show is set over three decades ago, the time that brought us Kiss, Pong, The Exorcist and Bell Bottoms. If the fashion and decor of the 1970s wasn’t funny enough, it’s a hip comedy as well from the creators of 3rd... 

King of the Hill Seasons 1 and 2

March 27, 2006

 King of the Hill Seasons 1 and 2

The love child of The Simpsons and Beavis and Butthead creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge, King of the Hill follows the life of Texas propane salesman Hank Hill and his dysfunctional family as they encounter all manner of humorous shenanigans.  Son... 

Sliver: Unrated

March 24, 2006

 Sliver: Unrated

Red hot after the success of Basic Instinct (1992), Sharon Stone followed it up with another thriller called Sliver (1993). The film was plagued with problems. Stone didn’t even want to do it, she and her leading man, William Baldwin, did not get along... 

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