Fans of the Evil Dead series, with its slapstick violence, twitchy demon possessions and angular visual style, will notice quite a few similarities in the new Sam Raimi movie Drag Me To Hell. In fact, they may think they are watching a cheap knock-off.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is all flash, bang and whiz. Normally those characteristics are enough to propel a big family blockbuster. Sometimes all we want is a little flash.
A pictorial book featuring the university’s history was completed despite demanding workloads, differences in opinion and the sickness and eventual death of one of its creators.
Mental note: It’s not a good idea to bring your heroin dealer to work. And it’s even worse to do it while dressed as Osama bin Laden. Especially if it’s Sept. 12, 2001. This was among the lessons I learned from Russell Brand’s My Booky Wook, the silliest title ever for a book about destabilizing drug and sex addictions.
Here is a psychology test.
I’m going to tell you three words and you make note of your immediate reaction.
Muppet. Film. Festival.
State of Play is a throwback to the many great political thrillers of the 1970s where noble, but flawed heroes navigate a web of mystery, dealing with their own inadequacies and misconceptions while unearthing massive conspiracies.
Pig Hunt is a movie on the verge of kick-assery. With rampaging hillbillies, a trippy hippie cult and a car-sized hog, this backwoods horror film has all the ingredients for a great B-movie experience, and it has moments so exciting that they can only be described with made-up words.
The future of comedy is a simple man named Karl Pilkington. And he may or may not be in on the joke.
Pilkington, with his exasperated wit, peculiar worldviews and beach-ball cranium, is the Mancunian star of the various incarnations of the record-shattering audio series, The Ricky Gervais Show.
I guess I should say this right off the bat: Any documentary that attempts to glamorize the often-ridiculous Portland bike scene is not a movie for me. So with that in mind I watched the new documentary Veer, created by Greg Fredette.
A man in space sends his son (who is actually him) down from the sky to be tortured and die.
If you are ever imprisoned and given the opportunity to exchange your sentence for life on a deserted island with a bunch of violent criminals, it’s probably not a good idea to take the offer.