Reform School Girls Review

“Reform School Girls” is a parody of women-in-prison movies that delivers what it promises–lots of girls in reform school. It’s a good thing the “girls” are twenty-something starlets playing teenagers, because they’re very clean reform school girls. Otherwise, the shower scenes would be creepy. Aside from soapy breasts, big 80’s hair, and chick-fights every twenty…

SAG: WTF Part 2

I was known on the boards for my militance and lack of decorum. At one heated meeting while discussing a contract proposal that would cover comedians, but was unacceptable to the comics for its substandard wages and residual structure, I asked the staff and leaders on the dais to “grow a dick.” For a great…

SAG: WTF Part 1

In case you’ve been method acting a role from ancient times and missed it, there’s a civil war going on within the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG). It’s civil like other civil wars. To the untrained eye it might look like a fight between militants and moderates, or just a drunken brawl. It is neither. It…

Rendering Animated Fat

I had a big weekend watching children’s movies. I don’t have children myself, and often find it hard to get anyone to go with me. But I enjoy them and often find them better than the dramas clearly designed to go after awards. First I saw “Madagascar: Back 2 Africa”. If you love animals (especially…

The Messenger Review

After a week and a half of shows in Iraq during Thanksgiving 2007 I was on a C-130 flying from Baghdad to Kuwait. What was supposed to be a routine 40-minute flight turned into a much different journey. We were diverted back to the airfield in Balad to pick up “HR”. That is the code…

Slumdog Millionaire Review

Though I love to be contrary, I’m not going to differ from all the other reviewers on this one: see it. I left thinking that I’d love to read the book it was based on, but I’m a the-movie-OR-the-book kind of gal, and the movie got there first. “Slumdog Millionaire” is the story of Jamal,…

The Crazies Review

I’ve been disappointed in horror movies as of late. Seems we’ve had a few with interesting ideas but then they don’t execute them well. Ha. Execute. I made a funny. Too bad the recent horror movies haven’t made any. However, The Crazies, though my expectations were obviously low, managed to appease my hunger for the genre.

Repo Men Review

Most filmmakers, I suspect, would say “Man, if I only had more money, I could make my low-budget film SO much better”. They have a cool, independent film but feel they could really push it over the top with a bigger budget. Well, every so often, a movie comes along that defies that notion. Sometimes a movie could actually use a more gritty, low-budget sensibility. Repo Men is one such film.