Fanboys Review

You’d think a group of Star Wars fans on a road trip in 1998 from Ohio to the Lucas ranch in northern California to break in and steal an early viewing of “The Phantom Menace” might make a funny movie.  With the right jokes and production, right?  Yeah, you’d think. Well, it’s not a total…

Friday the 13th Remake Review

  Why look everyone, it’s another Hollywood remake of an 80’s slasher classic.  After the attempts of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Halloween”, it seems someone thought they should take a crack at “Friday the 13th”.  Oh yeah, that somebody is Michael Bay.  Is it any wonder that this movie is another Operation Fail?  Not…

The Uninvited Review

  I realize I’m repeating myself, but if Hollywood would stop remaking Korean horror films, I wouldn’t have to.  “The Uninvited” is indeed a remake, this time of the Korean film “A Tale of Two Sisters”, or originally titled “Janghwa, Hongryeon” in Korea.  In this American version, Anna comes home from being in a mental…

Never Say MacBeth Review

  Hey, it’s indie spotlight time!  This one is called “Never Say Macbeth”, directed by Christopher J. Prouty.  The title refers to a superstition among theater performers that believe it is just about the worst thing you can do to say the name “Macbeth” in a theater.  To do so brings horrible bad luck to…

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans review

  Ah, once more into the monochromatic, ultra-stylized Underworld franchise.  You know, the first one had that novelty factor going for it because it was new.  And it had the cool factor of both vampires AND werewolves.  And it borrowed from “The Matrix” with its action sequences.  Well, what action there was.  Its’ imperfections were…

My Bloody Valentine 3D Review

Sometimes a movie is just bad.  Sometimes a movie is pretty good.  And sometimes it’s both. Tom Hanniger, played by Jensen Ackles of TV’s “Supernatural”, returns to his hometown, a Pennsylvanian mining town, on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people.  However, upon his return, he is…

The Unborn Review

So this movie, “The Unborn”, looked like it could be pretty creepy, and the idea of a girl that was a twin whose brother died in the womb but was haunting her and trying to be born was an idea with some promise.  Unfortunately, David S. Goyer chose to add a bunch of other stuff,…

Oscar Preview 2009

  Well, here we are again, folks.  It’s Oscar time.  It was a big year in 2008 for movies, no doubt about it.  So much so, that I wonder if some of the summer blockbusters will have a chance at nominations.  Let’s see who might show up in the Academy’s sights for consideration this year.…

Benjamin Button Review

  Ever wonder what it would be like if you lived life in reverse?   If we started old and then got younger as the years passed?  Our minds would indeed grow as they normally would, growing wiser as the years passed, but our bodies would become more mobile, stronger, and useful with each passing year. …