Archive for July, 2003

Freaky Friday

The wide generation gap between Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her teenage daughter Anna (Lindsay Lohan) is more than evident. They simply cannot understand each other’s preferences. On a Thursday night they have a big argument in a Chinese restaurant Read the rest of this entry »

Wallace and Gromit

As the residents of the small British village sleep, they rest comfortably knowing their prized vegetables will be safe until the annual Giant Vegetable Competition. The villagers trust Anti-Pesto, the humane pest removal service offered by congenial inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his silent, trusty dog friend Gromit. Read the rest of this entry »

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

There are seven levels of movie hell, seven being the worst. Level one is home to grand failures, big movies that delivered very little. Level seven is home to movies starring pop divas and American Idol finalist, like Mariah Carey’s “Glitter” and “From Justin to Kelly.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sphere

Somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, lying one-thousand feet at the bottom of the surface, lies an alien spacecraft. Covered in centuries of coral, the half-mile long ship has laid quiet, undisturbed. All that changes in director Barry Levinson’s big-screen pass on yet another of Michael Crichton’s page-turners. Read the rest of this entry »

Smiling Fish

Sweet-natured and unassuming, “Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire” is ultimately self-serving. What begins as an engaging story about two brothers on the cusp of life changing decisions ends up being nothing more than another low-budget calling card to the movie industry. Read the rest of this entry »

View from the Top

A comedy centering around Donna, a young woman from meager beginnings, who has high hopes for the future and dreams of living the glamorous life. Donna dreams of becoming a first class international flight attendant, and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that her dreams come true. The road to success though, is rarely a smooth flight, and as she begins her trip she encounters more turbulence than even she bargained for Read the rest of this entry »

Recruit, The

In an era when the country’s first line of defense, intelligence, is more important than ever, this story opens the CIA’s infamous closed doors and gives an insider’s view into the Agency: how trainees are recruited, how they are prepared for the spy game, and what they learn to survive. James Clayton might not have the attitude of a typical recruit, but he is one of the smartest graduating seniors in the country – and he’s just the person that Walter Burke wants in the Agency. James regards the CIA’s mission as an intriguing alternative to an ordinary life, but before he becomes an Ops Officer, James has to survive the Agency’s secret training ground, where green recruits are molded into seasoned veterans Read the rest of this entry »

National Security

Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they’re both L.A.P Read the rest of this entry »

Wonderland

John Holmes was a legend of the porn industry and revered in circles as a stud. But years after his successful career and star fading, Holmes was a desperate man with his own internal demons to live up to. He’s estranged from his wife, holding onto a relationship with his teenage mistress, and living as a junkie in search of his next fix Read the rest of this entry »

Jeepers Creepers II

Stranded on a lonely road, a schoolbus full of high school basketball players, their coaches, and cheerleaders must defend themselves from the Creeper – a flesh-eating ancient beast that resurfaces on the earth every 23 years to feed. Meanwhile, a farmer and his son set out on a personal mission to hunt the Creeper down. Read the rest of this entry »

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

I was thinking about undergoing a frontal lobotomy this weekend. Instead, I went to a matinee showing of “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” Same thing. Not only did I save a butt-load of money, the operation only took an hour-and-a-half and didn’t leave a visible scar. Anyone thinking about undergoing a similar experience this weekend might want to take along their own anesthesiologist, because even though the film will leave you feeling numb, it won’t stop the lingering pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Willard

Occasionally the marriage between actor and role can make an okay film good, and a good film great. This cinematic symbiosis is on display in “Willard,” the creepy remake of the 1971 horror thriller about a human doormat and his relationship with a rodent. Originally played by Bruce Davison, who makes a blink-or-you’ll-miss-him cameo in the remake, “Willard” was a character you could root for, a misunderstood young man who finds companionship with a horde of rats. Read the rest of this entry »

Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The

A group of college kids, on their way back from scoring drugs in Mexico, run into a hitchhiker who has just survived a horrific massacre from the night before. They try to help the girl, but in the process end up falling prey to her mysterious fear. It happens to be wielding a chainsaw Read the rest of this entry »

The Rage: Carrie 2

Geez, talk about a slow burn. It’s been 23 years since Carrie White torched her prom and made life a living nightmare for classmate Sue Snell. 23 long years. A lot can happen in 23 years, but not if you’re trapped in movie hell. Read the rest of this entry »

Underworld

A war has been raging between the Vampires and Lycan for centuries, Selene (Beckinsale) is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Lycan. When she comes across Michael Corvin(Speedman)who holds the key to end the war she must decide where her alligances will lie. Read the rest of this entry »