Movie Reviews

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins...'

September 19th, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins...
The absence of a new superhero movie got you down? We’re ready to put a little spring in your comic book step with a little past cool crusader action yarn…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re checking out what could be one of the most underrated and little known crime fighter flicks that flew sadly flew under the radar. Featuring a cop who dies only to be reborn, is named after a bedpan company and then trained by a sassy Korean martial arts master, this one is a true hidden gem. It’s has all the character, action and hanging from the statue of liberty spectacle one could ask ...
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Review: Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' A Bold Experiment That Ultimately Fails

September 19th, 2014 10:56am EDT
Review: Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' A Bold Experiment That Ultimately F
Mixing comedy with horror is nothing new. Some of the all time great genre classics have either successfully meshed the two aspects brilliantly or made it so one truly enhances the other. In the case of the new Kevin Smith outing titled ‘Tusk’, one would think knowing the past hilarity the filmmaker has so handsomely delivered that horror would only strengthen his movie credibility. But it’s the absence of neither a smooth pairing nor any singular subject boost that plagues an innovative film that that could have been a real winner – it’s a bold and original experiment that ultimately fa...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Men At Work'

September 12th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Men
Nothing beats the fall bad movie blues better then a colorful comedy, so this week we’re doing the nasty by wading through the garbage to find a diamond in the roughage... welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This time out we’re diving headfirst into a lesser known comedy featuring work by two brothers who have chemistry down to a science. And in this outing the two strip away the glitz and glamour and get down and dirty as two uninspired sanitation engineers – garbage men to the layman. Before the Ducks got a coach and long before someone was ‘winning,’ Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen w...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Love Potion #9'

September 5th, 2014 1:10pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Love Potion #9'
With Oscar season just around the corner, a myriad of great films and more importantly knockout performances hopefully are on the way. So we thought we’d take some time this week to celebrate some stellar early acting work long lost but not gone of an Oscar winner – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s flick is a funny tribute to the regular guy and gal and what a little chemical help can do to enhance a personality of those more socially challenged. Love, chemistry and an experiment gone wrong - all in the name of comedy. Need some help in your love life? How about some..."Love ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Principal'

August 29th, 2014 12:45pm EDT
Principal
Since demand for good movies at the end of summer is tough, we felt it was time to fight fire with fire with our own hard hitting selection to end the season off right – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s blast from the past puts a notorious funnyman in the hard guy hot seat and pits him against a school of baddies looking to protect their turf and rep. When hard luck high needs someone to clean up the hallways who do you call? Who else..."The Principal."

Rick Latimer is a drunk and it’s not hard to understand why. He’s works as an uninspired job as a high school teacher, sha...
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'If I Stay' Squanders a Chance to Explore the Place Between Life and Death

August 25th, 2014 11:20am EDT
'If I Stay' Squanders a Chance to Explore the Place Between Life
R.J. Cutler’s teen drama If I Stay has the pretentiousness you’d expect from a movie about people from Portland, Oregon. That’s because it embodies the holier-than-thou Portland attitude frequently skewered on the hilarious show Portlandia. Since If I Stay shares this arrogant mindset, it’s hard to watch it without laughing, especially when the lead character grapples with insignificant problems instead of serious ones.

Mia Hall (Chlöe Grace Moretz) is a talented cellist caught between worlds. She doesn’t fit in with her peers, but she doesn’t identify with her family either. Things chang...
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‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Is Another Fun Outing, But Lacks Creativity

August 23rd, 2014 5:42am EDT
‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Is Another Fun Outing, But Lacks
If you’ve seen 2005's Sin City, there’s not much that will surprise you about its sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Aside from using 3D and telling two new stories not found in Frank Miller’s pulp comic series, Robert Rodriguez covers almost exactly the same ground he did in his previous movie. There are more subtle differences between A Dame to Kill For and its predecessor, although they’re not positive ones.

A Dame to Kill For’s strongest segment is its opening “Just Another Saturday Night,” because it perfectly captures the comic’s brutal sarcastic tone. This funny tale featuring Mic...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Girl Next Door'

August 22nd, 2014 11:18am EDT
The Girl Next Door
With "Let’s Be Cops" still holding its own at the box office, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back at Cops Director Luke Greenfield’s past work and there’s a hidden gem waiting to be brought to justice...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection seems on the surface to just be a steamy salacious romp, but nothing could be further from the truth. Cool comedy, colorful characters and surprisingly real romance are at the heart of a film that frankly deserves its due. I remember the 2004 film..."The Girl Next Door."

Matthew Kidman is a high school senior with ...
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1951-2014: A Movie Tribute To Robin Williams

August 12th, 2014 9:22am EDT
1951-2014: A Movie Tribute To Robin Williams
Robin Williams' sudden death has shocked the world of fans that loved him. As both a constant comedian and deeply dramatic performer, Williams built a long career of amazing performances that lingered long after the credits rolled. From English nannies ("Mrs. Doubtfire" dear!) to wise psychology doctors (his Oscar winning work in "Good Will Hunting") to even Russians looking to defect (see the hidden gem "Moscow on the Hudson") Williams provided moviegoers with a lot of laughs and a ton of heart. So in tribute to the work of Robin Williams I present five of my favorite films that come ri...
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Review: Quale's 'Into The Storm' is a Boring Turdnado

August 8th, 2014 1:52pm EDT
Review: Quale's 'Into The Storm' is a Boring Turdnado
The best part of Steven Quale’s disaster movie Into the Storm can be summed up in two words: fire tornado. Seeing a massive explosion transform into a flaming twister is fantastic because it’s an entertaining visual and the most unique trick that this picture attempts. It’s too bad that everything else in it has been done before and done better by other films.

Usually when judging disaster movies, there are concessions you make ahead of time, which make it easier to accept their foibles. Since most films in the genre devote the majority of their budgets to special effects, you can assume t...
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