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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

February 27, 2009

 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Robert Weide is best known for his work on brilliant HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) is his feature film directorial debut where he tries to bring some of the misanthropic magic from that television show... 

Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D: Deluxe Edition

February 23, 2009

 Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D: Deluxe Edition

Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) tried to keep things interesting in the franchise by cashing in on the 3-D craze of the early to mid-1980s. This gave the filmmakers an excuse to stage the numerous kills for 3-D effect with knives, machetes and even hot... 

Blindness

February 18, 2009

 Blindness

After the gritty realism of City of God (2002) and The Constant Gardener (2005), filmmaker Fernando Meirelles decided to shift gears with his next film Blindness (2008), a science fiction parable with a star-studded international cast. The end result... 

Mirrors: Unrated

February 17, 2009

 Mirrors: Unrated

When Alexandre Aja burst on the scene with a clever little French horror film called High Tension (2003), he was almost immediately heralded by some as injecting a foul breath of new air into the horror genre which had become safe and predictable. He... 

Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition

February 12, 2009

 Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition

Not surprisingly, Paramount Pictures was quick to capitalize on the success of the first Friday the 13th (1980) film with a sequel. Unfortunately, the creative madmen behind the first film – director Sean S. Cunningham, writer Victor Miller and make-up... 

Friday the 13th: Uncut Deluxe Edition

February 11, 2009

 Friday the 13th: Uncut Deluxe Edition

Literally cashing in on the success of John Carpenter’s low-budget slasher film Halloween (1978), Sean S. Cunningham made his own no frills horror film with Friday the 13th (1980). Little did he know that it would give birth to a very lucrative franchise... 

My Name is Bruce

February 9, 2009

 My Name is Bruce

Over the years, actor Bruce Campbell has cultivated a sizable fan following based predominantly on the three Evil Dead films he made with Sam Raimi. In the 1990s, he tried to make a bid for mainstream success with small roles in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994),... 

Top Secret!: I Love the 80’s

February 6, 2009

 Top Secret!: I Love the 80’s

Partway through Top Secret! (1984), the film’s hero, rock star Nick Rivers (Kilmer) cuts loose with a song called “How Silly Can You Get?” It could easily apply to all of the films directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, the kings... 

Cheech & Chong Still Smokin: I Love the 80’s

February 3, 2009

 Cheech & Chong Still Smokin: I Love the 80’s

By the time Cheech & Chong Still Smokin (1983) came out, the famous comedy duo had already several films under their belt. This time out, Cheech and Chong are in Amsterdam attending the city’s international film festival where they are mistaken... 

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

February 2, 2009

 Zack and Miri Make a Porno

While many cite Clerks (1994) as the best thing Kevin Smith has ever done, for my money Chasing Amy (1997) will always be the highlight of his career. It is the one film where he achieved just the right mix of his trademark raunchy humour and heartfelt... 

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