Wow… I knew it was coming… I just had no idea that Jackass 2 was going to be released THIS YEAR! Apparently Paramount is saying Jackass 2 will be in theaters in September of 2006. I had no idea they even started shooting. Then again… how long could it possible … [Read More]
Title= The Inside Man
Summary= John gives his quick 3 minutes review of The inside Man.
This issue just isn’t going away. The conspiracy theorists about Crash winning the Best Picture Oscar over Brokeback Mountain just keep poking their ignorant little heads up to keep stirring the pot. This time it’s Annie Proulx, the author of the Brokeback Mountain Story. The good folks over at M&C … [Read More]
Title= The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Score= 4.5 out of 10
Summary= Alexandre Aja takes Wes Craven’s classic and launches it into the new millennium. Adding more gore, freight, characters and story. Fans of the original will be pleased with this treatment and new comers will enjoy this horror coaster full of bloody fun.
In the last Audio Edition Doug and I talked about how we thought the Oscars could be improved. Here are the highlights. 1) Change the Rules so that movies have to be in FULL WIDE THEATRICAL RELEASE by the end of the year! Right now, to be considered for the … [Read More]
It’s not a rule by any stretch of the imagination, but USUALLY when a person wins the Best Director Oscar, the movie he/she directed also ends up taking the Best Picture Oscar. So Ang Lee wins best director… but Brokeback Mountain didn’t take best picture. What gives? I’ve gone on … [Read More]
Not too long ago, the day after the Golden Globes where Brokeback, Capote and Transamerica swept up, I wrote an article suggesting that if those films got shut out, there would be a massive backlash of Brokeback only lost because people are homophobic nonsense. Within 2 hours of posting that … [Read More]
It’s an odd feeling. The Oscars are being handed out tonight… and I basically couldn’t care less about them this year. Why is that odd? Because I usually look forward to the Oscars almost as much as Christmas (yes yes… I really am a movie geek). For years I would … [Read More]
Doug and I had a debate on the last installment of The Audio Edition about what was more important in casting an actor for a role… the talent or the look? Don’t get me wrong… Doug wasn’t suggesting a talentless hack was fine as long as they had the right … [Read More]
Summary=Great plot idea poorly executed in this mindless action movie. There are so many groaning and problematic scenes I really found it hard to enjoy. Coupled with a very poor DVD offering with hidden content that you may well miss, or not as the case may be.
Title=Sky Blue (Wonderful Days)
Summary=Wonderful visuals with a superb DTS audio track, just let down by a weaker plot and unexplored characters. If you’re an anime fan though, check out those visuals, they are fantastic, especially the work to place and move the camera in scenes.
Summary=Strong and at times quite brutal, this is a tough and harrowing movie to watch, but ultimately very satisfying. There are a few twee Spielberg moments, and a slight feeling of being a little lost towards the end of the movie, but overall it’s a superb piece of work. Visually it gives the impression of the time, with costume and filming work shining, then there’s the excellent writing and great performances from some of the leads. Well worth watching, but again, not an easy film to watch.