The Grudge 2

February 21, 2007

Was this a sequel that really needed to be made? The previous film was a remake of the Japanese horror film, Ju-On (2003) and directed by the same filmmaker – Takashi Shimizu – but the American version felt like a diluted rehash that had its moments... 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

February 5, 2006

Ya-Ya! Oh, wait. Wrong movie. It’s true, the comparisons between The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) are unavoidable. Think of the former as a teen version of the latter. Both examine the... 

Joan of Arcadia: Season 1

October 2, 2005

Since 9/11 it’s no secret that people have been anxious, asking questions and feeling unsafe. They have been looking for something comforting and the TV show Joan of Arcadia came along to fulfill this need. In some respects, it is the My So Called Life... 

The Ring

November 23, 2003

If you’ve seen the Japanese original, you might automatically turn your nose up at the mere hint of a Hollywood remake, but take a step back and judge this baby on its own terms. A huge box office hit in America last year, The Ring is A) genuinely...