Friday, April 25, 2008

Zombie Strippers

Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson headline this new tangent in the ever expanding horror sub-genre of the Living Dead. It's not just zombies and strippers but ZOMBIE STRIPPERS! Either you want to see this based on the name alone or not. Unlike Snakes On A Plane, this title driven film delivers on all cylinders and does not skimp on the T & A and splatter that are staples of the B class horror film. This is definately a lap dance with a happy ending for the hardcore zombie fan.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

John Cho and Kal Penn are back on the big screen starting this Friday in the next day follow up to their cult-fav stoner comedy Howard & Kumar Go To White Castle. I thought the White Castle movie was ok and was not as enthralled with it like several of my friends seemed to be but the latest installment is side-splittingly funny. Neil Patrick Harris is back as well in another over-the-top cameo that is hilarious. The raunchy and the disgusting abound in this film and make for comic gold and the R-rating is well deserved and appreciated. Go see this movie and consider yourselves warned should the cock-meat sandwiches get served.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

88 Minutes

Al Pacino is the latest star to fall for the gimmick of the real-time event based movie. This movie is a lackluster who-done-it that begs the more appropriate question of who cares. The acting is so wooden you will get splinters. The combined talents of Amy Breeneman, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Deborah Kara Unger and William Forsythe cannot help Pacino make this anemic film anything but fodder for the insomniac viewer of late night Cinemax. I looked forward to seeing Leelee on the big screen again but regret it was in this regrettable and hopefully forgettable film.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Jason Segel wrote and stars in this romantic comedy about a composer's break up with his hot TV star girlfriend supposedly based on a true event. This movie is hysterical and a must see comedy. As the trailer alludes to, there is full frontal male nudity and the movie lives up to its R rating. I have been a Kristen Bell fan since watching her star in the TV series Veronica Mars and Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical. Also, I would love to see the movie's fictional rock opera actual happen and would pay good money to see it - it's that cool!

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Prom Night

Brittany Snow is the femme fatale in this re-imagining of the 1980's classic that starred everyone's favorite scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis. The name and the high school prom setting are the only two things these films have in common. I know a lot of my horror brethren are going to hate me for saying this but this was by far a better film then its ax-wielding predecessor - hands down. It may have the teeny- bopper casting that most all horror movies seem to rely on these days but it’s about a prom - duh! Kudos to director Nelson McCormick for delivering us a believable and scary film that delivers on the real fear of obsession and terror from those who we are suppose to trust.

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The Ruins

This film is based on Scott Smith's novel of the same name that has a cover quote from Stephen King stating it is "the best horror novel of the new century". Being a big Stephen King fan myself, that is mighty fine praise and almost as endearing to me as his declaration of Clive Barker to be "the future of horror". I have to admit to not having read this novel - yet - but must say the movie was very good. The premise is simple and straight-forward and you can feel yourself being entangled by the actors terror and desperation. I recommend this movie to any jaded horor fan who wants a good story that delivers the dreaded kick to the gut we have all been sorely missing of late.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Street Kings

David Ayer goes back to the L.A.P.D. well with this new corrupt cop action-drama starring Keanu Reeves. As in Training Day, Dark Blue and S.W.A.T., the main characters are over-the-edge or corrupt cops that deliver their own brand of justice by any means necessary. Keanu does deliver some great lines in his classic monotone drawl and is credible as the corrupt cop until you compare him to Denzel Washington's performance in Training Day. The film is helped out by well executed performances by Forest Whitaker, Jay Mohr, Cederic the Entertainer, and Hugh Laurie of House M.D. fame. A fun ride and a must see for fans waiting for the next season return of FX's The Shield.

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Saturday, April 5, 2008


George Clooney returns to the director's chair for this light-hearted romp dealing with the rise of professional football in the 1920's. Although the movie was well conceived and the casting ideal, it still lacked pazzaz. It was watchable but not as engaging as I expected even with the supporting cast filled by actors from O Brother, Where Art Thou? Hopefully Clooney and Zellweger's next team up will be more rewarding. If nothing else, we will always have their wonderful performances in The Facts of Life and The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre to tide us over until then.

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