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October 2007

We Own the Night (2007)

Pundits love to smear Hollywood with a single, ‘bereft of ideas’ swipe. Of course, such pronouncements seem very accurate in light of endless remakes, cookie

Michael Clayton (2007)

Michael Clayton is a good film. An undeniably well acted and impassioned effort. It represents the combined creativity of individuals known for their solid celluloid

Tromeo and Juliet - Independent Film’s Last Hurrah

As an idea, it wasn’t very original. Filmmakers had been updating Shakespeare since the Bard’s plays first appeared. Even as far back as

The Troma 12 Step Program

Okay, it’s time to admit it. You’re addicted to dung. You know what we mean. Garbage. Junk. Refuse. The kind of generic popcorn

The Art of Ploys: Four Terrific Troma Documentaries

They’re noted for their insanity onscreen – blood and body parts flying across the frame with reckless abandon, while gyno-Americans explore each others’ naughty, naked

Lloyd Rage: Four Decades of Fighting the Movie Man

Lloyd Kaufman is angry. Actually, that’s too weak a word. He is livid. After 35 plus years of making independent film (TRULY independent film) and

Black Sheep: Unrated

After humans split the atom, praised their prowess, and started dropping nukes on each other, the effects of radiation merged with a brand new set

Evil Aliens - Unrated and Uncut (2005)

The glorious sight of arterial spray. The delicious ‘splunk’ of wet organs hitting pavement. The sound of knives carving through flesh. The red rum color

In Theaters - 5 October 2007

For the weekend of 5 October, here are the films in focus: The Heartbreak Kid [rating: 3] The Heartbreak Kid –- though why it would want to

Mr. Untouchable (2007)

It begins with an intriguing premise. In the 1970s, Leroy “Nicky” Barnes ran Harlem’s drug trafficking empire. A slick, savvy street entrepreneur, he created

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