Gran Torino review

I’ll start right off by saying I’m a fan of Clint Eastwood.  I suppose I always have been.  From his epic westerns at first, then even things like “Play Misty For Me” and “The Beguiled”, and of course the Dirty Harry series, too.  I’d also recommend a movie called “A Perfect World”.  Not many people…

The Punisher War Zone Review

Here at ComedyFilmNerdsdotcom.com we have established the obvious:  we’re nerds.  And it’s often assumed that nerds love comic books.  And you know what?  We’re OK with that here because with us, it happens to be true.  But if there were one thing I could say about the movie “Punisher: War Zone”, it would be that…

Australia Review

I can honestly say that not a lot of filmmakers are making the kinds of movies they made in the ‘40s’ and 50’s anymore.  I don’t think anyone would disagree.  You know, those old school sweeping epics with action, romance and drama?  Well, apparently director Baz Luhrman felt the same way.  So he made “Australia”.…

Quantum of Solace Review

James Bond is more than just a franchise of action films.  It’s an institution, a kind of legacy.  And every fan expects a certain level of quality.  Oh, sure, everyone has their favorite Bond era.  Most consider Sean Connery the best ever.  I agree.  Some like the Pierce Brosnan, some enjoy the kinda goofy fun…

Role Models Review

Comedies these days can often fall into the dumb, teen humor that involves lots of drinking and fart jokes.  And comedies with kids in them can often be insipid or have too much of the sugary sweet, cute factor.  But now we have one that is actually funny, and has some edge, without being laden…

Little Big Top Review

Sometimes a movie comes along and you really want to see it because the premise is almost too good to be true.  Yeah, I know; as if that’s unusual these days.  But “Little Big Top” is a movie I wanted to like more than I actually did. Sid Haig (“House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s…

Let the Right One In Review

Something unique happened to me.  It’s a little disconcerting and yet wholly wonderful and a cause for great hope:  I actually saw a film with originality.  That’s right, you heard it here, folks.  Despite its’ awkward title, “Let the Right One In”, is a film that offers something new.  Or shall I say, it takes…

Saw V Review

It’s one thing to have low expectations of a movie, it’s something else entirely when the movie practically greets you at the door with a shit-eating grin and welcomes you with a hearty kick in the nuts.  Watching this “movie” was very much like the worse option between that and gnawing my hand or foot…

Max Payne Review

Hey look, another movie based on a video game!  Uh, yeah, don’t assume you should read that as excitement.  It could be a statement full of astonishment or derision.  Well, ok, maybe not derision – in this case.  But I didn’t love it. “Max Payne”, based on the video game of the same name, isn’t…

Shriekfest Review

I suppose I’m sort of the horror movie fan around here, so it seems somehow fitting that I attended the 8th Annual Shriekfest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival this year.  I know I certainly was happy about it and hope to make it yearly event. First of all, I find the horror genre one that is often…