8 Movie Collection: Star-Studded Drama

February 6, 2013

With All the Pretty Horses (2000), director Billy Bob Thornton set out to make a Heaven’s Gate (1980) for the new millennium by adapting Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same name. However, movie studio executives took the film away from him and recut... 

The Prestige

March 6, 2007

In the cinematic duel between two films about 19th century magicians, The Prestige (2006) certainly had the advantage over The Illusionist (2006) with big name stars, a large budget and a major studio backing it. The film was directed by Christopher Nolan... 

The Perfect Score

February 22, 2005

It’s The Breakfast Club meets Ocean’s Eleven in this high-school comedy that doesn’t quite make the grade. Released after Johansson’s breakthrough role in Lost in Translation but filmed months before, The Perfect Score tried to... 

The Perfect Score

May 21, 2004

Billed as “The Breakfast Club meets Ocean’s Eleven,” The Perfect Score (2004) isn’t as good or as memorable as either one of these movies. It is a fairly standard comedy that exposes the hypocrisy of the SAT testing system and how it affects kids... 

Eight Legged Freaks

November 17, 2003

Small Arizona town invaded by monsters, with a bunch of unwitting heroes sent in to save the day. Cue outrageous deaths of cute animals and dimwitted humans. No, this isn’t Tremors, but a similarly themed tongue-in-cheek B movie this time concerning... 

Lost in Translation

October 1, 2002

Witty, pleasant and a tremendously funny romantic comedy – yeah, if you were talking about ‘The Return of the King’ but not the words I would use to describe ‘Lost In Translation’, a pathetic attempt at romance in film. Ok...