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October 2007

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


The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (2007)

Redundancy quickly kills even the most fitting flight of fantasy. Without imagination, or at least some level of innovation, a tale formed by magic/myth


The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

It’s time for Ben Stiller to hang it up. Time for him to take his smug self-deprecating smarm and pack it in, along with


King Me!

Back in the ‘80s, it was a running joke. It seemed like, every time you turned around, another Stephen King work - no matter how


Minimum Fun: Maximum Overdrive

There is a rare volume of forgotten lore, a work that remains the standard bearer for such determinative discussions. The (fictional) work of wonder is


1408 - Two Disc Collector’s Edition

Who really controls the content of a film – the director or the audience? To hear most professionals tell it, the endless stream of input from


September 2007

Stephen King’s Shoddy Cinematic Status

He’s the most popular author of genre fiction ever. His sales have staggered a publishing industry used to thousands, not millions of units moved.


It’s Terror Time!

That’s right! It’s Terror Time! Time for Short Ends and Leader to get its ghoul on as part of our annual celebration of


Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - The Power Cosmic Edition 2 Disc Set

It’s important to remember a film’s intended demographic. A gross out slacker comedy to some will be a realistic look at a life


Death Proof - Extended and Unrated 2 Disc Special Edition

It gets marginalized and joked about, but few film fans really understand the importance of exploitation. Like labeling a movie “Troma-esque” or referencing a title


August 2007

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