Psycho Beach Party: Blu-Ray

August 20, 2015

Surf’s up all you hep cats and hep kitties! Psycho Beach Party (2001) is a crazy movie that parodies and celebrates those kitschy beach party movies of the 1960s and sci-fi films of the 1950s. The prelude sets the tone of the movie perfectly. Chicklet... 

The Master

February 28, 2013

When Paul Thomas Anderson started his career with the impressive one-two punch of Hard Eight (1996) and Boogie Nights (1997), he was touted as an exciting young filmmaker that wore his influences on his sleeve, most notably the work of Jonathan Demme... 

Sunshine Cleaning

August 31, 2009

This year’s Little Miss Sunshine (2006) is Sunshine Cleaning (2009). Not only did it attempt to follow the same path: debuting at the Sundance Film Festival but it also stars Alan Arkin. However, it also features Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, two up-and-coming... 


April 8, 2009

John Patrick Shanley established himself as one of Hollywood’s premiere screenwriters when he won an Academy Award for his work on Moonstruck (1987). His much anticipated follow-up, The January Man (1989) was not as well-received, to put it mildly,... 


April 14, 2008

Essentially a reworking of Disney’s animated takes on Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (while also referencing many others), Enchanted was a surprise hit in 2007 thanks in large part to the irrepressible charms of its leading lady, Amy Adams. Part animated... 

The Wedding Date

January 28, 2006

The problem that faces a lot of TV actors is making the jump from the small screen to the big one. Quite often they are so closely identified with the show they’re on because you can see them on it all the time. In the case of Debra Messing, who is...