Short Ends and Leader

October 2008

Evilspeak (1981)

Poor Clint Howard. It must really be a pain in the package having ultra-high-profile Oscar-winning long-time American sitcom favorite goody-two-shoes talent-hog Ron as a brother.


The Toolbox Murders (1978)

Throughout the years, there have been certain movies where hype has played a more significant role in its popularity and notoriety than the actual film


Phantasm (1979)

It arrived during the final phases of classic ‘70s horror, an era that had seen The Exorcist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Halloween reestablish


Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008)

The theory that sequels should exceed their originals is nothing new to the filmmaking machine. Most big budget blockbusters attempt the “pile on” conceit when


Friday Film Focus - 3 October, 2008

Awards Season keeps chugging away. However, many of the films in focus for 3 October will probably come away empty handed, beginning with: Towelhead [rating: 1] “Indeed,


Serious Flaw Threatens ‘Appaloosa’s’ Excellence

When the Western died, it did so because of two distinct reasons. First, the media had so saturated the audience with as many warmed over


Fable Feels ‘Blind’ to its Own Illogic

Before Star Wars, serious science fiction survived on the allegorical. Take a typical situation, instill it with some sort of out of this world premise,


‘Religulous’ Mocks the Mockable

There are certain unwinnable arguments in life, debates where no one side can claim clear victory. Argue over abortion, and see how staunch either position


Cast Away

In Hollywood, they say a good movie is only a solid script away. Put a decent director and a somewhat salable cast in an excellent


September 2008

An Idol for Every Generation - Paul Newman: (1925 - 2008)

He was classic Hollywood for the counterculture generation, a throwback to the days of good looks and gifted talent transformed into idealism, allure, and myth,


August 2008

July 2008

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//Blogs

Playing to Lose: The Tragedy of 'This Is the Police'

// Moving Pixels

"Video gamers are not accustomed to playing to lose.

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