The TV Set

September 27, 2007

The TV Set (2006) is a satire of television that wants to be the next Network (1976) but opts for a much more laid-back approach. The film shows the inner workings of the T.V. industry and how a pilot episode is pitched, then produced, and, in this case,... 

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: The Complete Series

July 17, 2006

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. was a short-lived television program that attempted to resurrect westerns like The Wild Wild West and Maverick complete with lots of two-fisted action and adventure and a good dose of humour supplied by its star, Bruce... 

Con Air: Unrated Extended Edition

May 24, 2006

By all rights Con Air (1997) should have been an awful waste of time, just another tired Jerry Bruckheimer testosterone action film whose final resting fate should be wedged between beer and pick-up truck ads on television Instead; the film brilliantly... 

The Dukes of Hazzard: Unrated

February 19, 2006

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) is the latest attempt to resurrect an old T.V. show onto the big screen and give it a hip, contemporary spin, mainly with the casting of Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson, but as every fan of the show... 

Are We There Yet?

December 4, 2005

There seems to be a disease going around big action heroes at the moment. First it was Vin Diesel, who felt the need to soil himself in the kiddie comedy, The Pacifier (not literally, although that might have improved things somewhat), and now Ice Cube,... 


October 11, 2005

Alexander Payne’s last film, About Schmidt (2002), continued his fascination with American cinema in the ‘70s by featuring one its biggest (and most prolific) stars, Jack Nicholson. His latest movie, Sideways (2004), continues the road movie motif...