Archive for January, 2005

Cursed

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy Read the rest of this entry »

Fierce People

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee DIANE LANE stars as a massage therapist who dreams of leaving New York City and joining her son’s father, a renowned anthropologist, who is studying a primitive South American tribe called Yanomano or “Fierce People.” She currently lives a carefree life in Manhattan, but when her son has a close brush with the law, she realizes it’s time to make a life-altering change, and she pulls some strings to enter them into a life of wealth and privilege. When her son is attacked, their perfect world is shattered Read the rest of this entry »

Daredevil

“Daredevil,” the latest comic book-to-screen transfer, reminded me of a comatose beauty queen. The film looks good, but it just lays there. Whereas sleeping beauty may eventually wake from her slumber and once again become a vital presence, no such luck with “Daredevil.” Read the rest of this entry »

Swarmed

The residents of a small town find themselves battling a swarm of wasps which has been sprayed by a super pesticide. Read the rest of this entry »

Hooligans

Unjustly expelled from Harvard when a stash of cocaine is found in his possession, Matt (Elijah Wood) moves to London to live with his sister and her husband Steve (Marc Warren.) He is quickly introduced to Steve’s chirpy, cock-sure younger brother Pete (Charlie Hunnam.) Initially, Pete is reluctant to get acquainted with Matt and allow him to tread around the capital city with him because he may be seen by others as an ‘outsider’, but after a heavy drinking session with him and his mates he quickly changes his opinion of him Read the rest of this entry »

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Way of the Vampire

This cheerfully low-budget riff on the Dracula story from directors Sarah Nean Bruce and Eduardo Durao follows Van Helsing, the immortal vampire hunter, as he battles the evil dead throughout the centuries. Asylum Pictures favorite Rhett Giles stars, alongside Paul Logan, Denise Boutte, Brent Falco, and Anthony Turk. Read the rest of this entry »

Hellraiser: Deader

In London, after investigating crack addicted junkies for an article in her newspaper, the journalist Amy Klein (Kari Wuhrer) watches a bizarre videotape. Her editor Charles Richmond (Simon Kunz) received the footage of an underground group of youngsters in Bucharest apparently becoming zombies through the power of their leader Winter (Paul Rhys) from a member, Marla (Georgina Rylance), and invites Amy to prepare the story. Amy accepts the challenge, and once in Romania, she finds Marla dead with a puzzle cube in her hands Read the rest of this entry »

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

Taking place between the original “Lilo and Stitch” and “Stitch: The Movie”, “Lilo and Stitch 2” finds the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with Lilo and to short him out for good! Read the rest of this entry »

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

It’s ‘vege-mania’ in Wallace and Gromit’s neighborhood, and our two enterprising chums are cashing in with their humane pest-control outfit, “Anti-Pesto.” With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, business is booming, but Wallace & Gromit are finding out that running a “humane” pest control outfit has its drawbacks as their West Wallaby Street home fills to the brim with captive rabbits. Suddenly, a huge, mysterious, veg-ravaging “beast” begins attacking the town’s sacred vegetable plots at night, and the competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch it and save the day Read the rest of this entry »

Snakes On A Plane

Hate flying? Hate snakes? Federal Agent Nelville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) sure does, and he wants the slimy reptiles off his damn plane. Flynn doesn’t exactly use those words, but no one cusses better than Samuel L. Jackson, so I won’ t even try. Read the rest of this entry »

Troy

Lean, buff, bronzed to perfection, Greek warrior Achilles moves with authority and precision. Unfortunately Achilles is trapped under the bloated weight of “Troy,” a long, drawn out, sword and sandal epic that has more brawn than brains. Read the rest of this entry »

Erin Brockovich

She has hair that would make Paul Mitchell cry and a wardrobe so tacky even Madonna would cringe. She has two ex-husbands, three kids, $17,000 in debt and $73 in the bank. She drives a piece of junk on four wheels, and is out of work. She was once a beauty queen, but the only court she could reside over right now has trailers parked in it. Read the rest of this entry »

Elektra

Jennifer Garner returns as Elektra, a lethal synthesis of grace and power with the mystical power known as Kimagure: a limited ability to see the future. She has purposefully severed all ties with the world and lives only for her next assignment. Elektra’s latest job forces her to make a decision that can take her life in a whole new direction or destroy her Read the rest of this entry »

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis, the new film from director James C.E. Burke and writer Brent Boyd, is about connections: making them, losing them, coming to terms with them. It’s a smartly written, sharply observed coming-of-age drama about a 20-something slacker, played by Joshua Jackson, who can’t hold on to a job or sustain a relationship. Read the rest of this entry »