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Knots Landing

April 27, 2006

 Knots Landing

Originally a spin-off of popular primetime soap opera Dallas, Knots Landing went on to develop its own devoted following and enjoyed mainstream success, lasting 14 seasons, an impressive feat by any standards. It was created by David Jacobs and Michael... 

Shopgirl

April 26, 2006

 Shopgirl

Shopgirl (2005) was marketed as that year’s Lost in Translation (2004) – a love story between a young, idealistic woman and an older, disillusioned man – only it really wasn’t, people seemed to realize this and the film disappeared fairly quickly... 

Casualties of War: Extended Cut

April 25, 2006

 Casualties of War: Extended Cut

Casualties of War (1989) came out towards the end of the trend of Vietnam War movies in the 1980s after the likes of Oliver Stone, Stanley Rubric and others had tried their hand at it. By the time Brian De Palma’s film came out the public had grown... 

Nardwuar the Human Serviette

April 24, 2006

 Nardwuar the Human Serviette

How does one describe the Nardwuar experience? Well, first of all for those not in the know, Nardwuar, the self described human serviette, is a roving reporter of sorts from Vancouver, British Columbia who interviews musicians, politicians and celebrities... 

Little Manhattan

April 20, 2006

 Little Manhattan

One of the genuine surprises to be released in 2005 was Little Manhattan, a charming, precious (without overdoing it) Woody Allen-esque ode to New York City for the elementary school set. It asks that age old question do girls mature faster than boys... 

Howl’s Moving Castle

April 20, 2006

 Howl’s Moving Castle

Each new film from world-renowned Japanimator Hayao Miyazaki has become an event and Howl’s Moving Castle, a tale of magic, curses and lost identity doesn’t disappoint. Miyazaki was first brought to mainstream western attention in 2003 when... 

CSI: Season 5.1

April 20, 2006

 CSI: Season 5.1

CSI, Crime Scene Investigation is a popular American TV series that has swept across the world spawning many spin offs, video games, comics, novels and heaps of other merchandise, just like many other American shows such as Buffy, X-Files, 24 etc…... 

Elevator to the Gallows

April 19, 2006

 Elevator to the Gallows

After his stint working as Jacques Cousteau’s camera operator, Louis Malle tried to make an autobiographical film but found that no producers were interested in it. A friend of his had read a book called Elevator to the Gallows and suggested that it... 

The Twelve Chairs

April 18, 2006

 The Twelve Chairs

Born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, Mel Brooks got his start as a stand-up comedian working the resorts circuit in the Catskills. A few years later, he was working as a television writer on various shows for Sid Caesar alongside future comedy legends,... 

Cry_Wolf

April 18, 2006

 Cry_Wolf

It’s stalk and slash time again as Z-list nobodies get butchered in this tired campus murder spree. Imagine for a second that Scream never happened.  That teen horror remained stuck in the 80’s and consisted of a bunch of kids getting picked... 

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