Crank: High Voltage Review

  Some action movies spend tons of money, polish the Hell out of them and vanilla them up to appeal to as many small-brained droolers that like to see things blow up, yet want a sappy love story to give our hero some extraneous incentive to do the “right thing”.  (Put your hand down, Bruckheimer!)…

Star Trek review

  Of all the movies coming out this summer, “Star Trek”, directed by J.J. Abrams, is the one that really had me excited.  Now, I’m not a full-blown Trekkie by any means, but I am a fan of, well, some of the series, and certainly most of the movies.  I make note of that because,…

Wolverine Review

  I seem to remember a bunch of different Wolverine origin stories in the comics.  So many alternate universe stories floated around, I don’t quite remember which was which anymore.  I think I had moved off of most of my Marvel books by the time they came out.  Yes, yes, I know, I’m a BAD…

Interview with Anvil

CFN “reporter” and resident metalhead Neil T. Weakley recently caught up with the band Anvil at their movie premiere. Neil: How did director Sacha Gervasi go from being your roadie, to writing a Spielberg movie (“The Terminal”), to directing your movie? Anvil: We met Sacha when he was 15 years old and basically turned his…

I Love You, Man Review

Paul Rudd is making quite the name for himself as the go-to guy for comedies right now.  I liked “Role Models”.  It was pretty funny.  But was “I Love You, Man” funny too? Paul Rudd plays Peter Klaven, a man who has never really had a best friend, at least, not one that was a…

Watchmen Review

Finally.  After so many years of rumors, being told it couldn’t be done, someone finally did it.  The film “Watchmen” is a fairly monumental task.  But, Zack Snyder, director of “300”, took the challenge.  And you know what?  He made it work. Is it perfect?  No.  But how could it be?  With a combination of…