Short Ends and Leader

June 2008

Hulk: Revisited

In preparation for the franchise reboot starring Edward Norton, SE&L looks back at Ang Lee's 2003 version of the Big Green Meanie, a criminally marginalized movie that truly didn't deserve the critical or commercial drubbing it took at the time.


Invisible Target (2007)

Action films are forged out of some very tenuous threads, each one required to carry its own weight while intricately balancing the needs of the


The Return of Troma: Bloodspit/ Belcebu - Diablos Lesbos

For a while, it seemed like the rumors would turn out to be true. Months of speculation had concluded that Troma, the independent titan responsible


Friday Film Focus - 6 June 2008

Feel that heat? Summer is really starting to fire up. For 6 June, here are the films in focus:Kung Fu Panda [rating: 8]If the Shaw


This ‘Mother’ Makes Up for Lost Time

Fright fans have been waiting for this event for nearly three decades. After 1980’s Inferno introduced the concept of a continuing saga about the infamous


‘Zohan’s Zaniness is a Tough Sell

Jewish humor has driven American mirth for as long as their have been baggy pants burlesque comics and joke-stealing vaudevillians. Update it to the pre-modern


‘Panda’ Stays True to Its Kung Fu Confines

It’s been interesting to watch the youth-ification of martial arts. Sure, kids have always been the major market when it comes to karate lessons,


Critical Confessions: Part 9 - The Night Before

It’s Thursday, and that means someone, somewhere, in the great big world of film criticism, is sitting on pins and deadline-breaking needles. It’s


A Study in Scarlett: Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008)

The old adage that actors want to be rock stars (and visa versa) has produced some equally clichéd results. No one is championing the


Style Over Substance: Diva (1981)/ The Red Violin (1998)

Don’t let anyone tell you differently - cinema is cyclical. Ever since the initial barrage of old school Hollywood studio glitter, films (and their


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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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