My So-Called Life: The Complete Series

December 18, 2007

When My So-Called Life debuted on television in 1994, it was seen as a smart alternative to mindless teen pap like Beverly Hills 90210. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t know anyone like the “teens” (just how old were the actors anyway?) on... 


December 18, 2007

Novelist and comic book writer Neil Gaiman hasn’t had much success with getting his work adapted into films. Terry Gilliam has been trying to get Good Omens made for years and Hollywood has been circling his most famous creation, Sandman, for some time.... 


April 26, 2006

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... 

The Family Stone

December 7, 2005

The Family Stone (2005) belongs to the eccentric family comedy sub-genre where a straight-laced protagonist that the audience can identify with meets a clan of lovable oddballs usually in the context of a holiday setting (see Home for the Holidays, Pieces... 

Stage Beauty

June 30, 2005

You’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching Shakespeare In Love: Part Deux, as wannabe Claire Danes steals lady-man Billy Crudup’s trademark role when an old law forbidding women to act on stage is thrown out by the king. A bare few months... 

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

May 1, 2002

After the phenomenal success of Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), a sequel was inevitable. However, due to complicated legal wranglings, another film was a long time coming. James Cameron passed on it and there were concerns that Arnold was too old...