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Sex and Breakfast

January 31, 2008

 Sex and Breakfast

Sex and Breakfast (2007) is about two twentysomething couples going through the usual relationship problems. Miles Brandman’s film examines how these couples communicate (and also how they fail to do so) we each other. Ellis (Becker) and Renee (Dushku)... 

The Invasion

January 29, 2008

 The Invasion

To say that The Invasion (2007) had a troubled production history is a mild understatement. Director Oliver Hirschbiegel set out to make an artier and edgier take on Jack Finney’s classic science fiction novel, The Body Snatchers. However, the studio... 

Suburban Girl

January 28, 2008

 Suburban Girl

How does an adaptation of best-selling book The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin, go direct-to-video? The obvious answer is that the film isn’t that good and that it was rightly relegated to obscurity.... 

The Hunting Party

January 25, 2008

 The Hunting Party

The Hunting Party (2007) harkens back to a trend in the 1980s of films about journalists in war-torn Third World countries: Under Fire (1983), The Killing Fields (1984), and Salvador (1986).These films featured flawed reporters putting their lives on... 

Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

January 24, 2008

 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Dragonlance got its start in the early to mid-1980s as part of the very popular TSR Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. It was successful enough to spawn a trilogy of novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the first of which, Dragons of Autumn... 

Eagle vs Shark

January 23, 2008

 Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark (2007) is reminiscent of quirky films like Harold and Maude (1971) and blends together the sensibilities of Napoleon Dynamite (2004) and Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) with oddball outsiders that lead colourful lives. Lily (Horsley)... 

The Naked Prey

January 22, 2008

 The Naked Prey

Cornel Wilde was a fascinating anomaly in Hollywood. He used the money from his numerous acting jobs to help bankroll his own personal projects that he would produce and direct. Wilde made only eight films but they are ones that once you see them, you... 

Zodiac: Director’s Cut

January 18, 2008

 Zodiac: Director’s Cut

After the technically accomplished but ultimately hollow thriller Panic Room (2002), director David Fincher returns to familiar subject matter with Zodiac (2007), a dramatization of the murders perpetuated by the infamous serial killer known as Zodiac... 

Wedding Daze

January 18, 2008

 Wedding Daze

It really isn’t fair that an awful film like License to Wed (2007) received a wide theatrical release while Wedding Daze a.k.a. The Pleasure of Your Company (2006) is released direct-to-video (it did receive a limited theatrical release in England in... 

Rob & Big: Complete Seasons 1 & 2

January 16, 2008

 Rob & Big: Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Rob and Big is a reality show that tweaks The Odd Couple set-up with pro-skate boarder Rob Dyrdek, a scrawny white guy, and his best friend and bodyguard Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, a 300+lb black man, who share a house in the Hollywood Hills.... 

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