Archive for February, 2006

The Man Who Wasn’t There

The Coen Brother’s latest film “The Man Who Wasn’t There” reminded me of the theory about how a butterfly flapping its wings in the rain forest can cause a hurricane halfway around the world. Taking their cue from such great film noir masterpieces as “Double Indemnity” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” the Coen Brothers have created their own modern day masterpiece. Read the rest of this entry »

Click

The architect Michael Newman has a typical middle-class family with his lovely and gorgeous wife Donna and their son Ben and daughter Samantha, and a constant visit of his parents. However, Michael is workaholic and under stress, trying to satisfy his boss with overwork and get a partnership in his company, giving priority to his work and neglecting the family issues. When the tired Michael goes to a department store to buy an universal remote control, he rests on a bed and he meets the weird salesman Morty that offers him a remote control capable of controlling his own universe Read the rest of this entry »

Prince and Me 2, The

The Prince and Me 2: The Royal Wedding continues the story of 2003’s fantasy romance The Prince and Me. In the earlier film, Paige (Julia Stiles) – a midwestern college co-ed – falls in love with Edvard (Luke Mably), sans realizing that he is actually the Prince of Denmark. In this sequel, Paige (now played by neophyte Kam Heskin) and Eddie must confront a centuries-old Danish edict declaring that if a Danish prince marries a commoner, he must abdicate his throne Read the rest of this entry »

Hoax, The

Early in 1971, McGraw-Hill passes on Clifford Irving’s new novel. He’s desperate for money, so, against the backdrop of Nixon’s reelection calculations, Irving claims he has Howard Hughes’s cooperation to write Hughes’s autobiography. With the help of friend Dick Suskind, Irving does research, lucks into a manuscript written by a long-time Hughes associate, and plays on corporate greed Read the rest of this entry »

Timeline

The wonderful thing about working in the science-fiction genre is that, within reason, you get to make up the rules. A good storyteller can work outside the box and still suspend disbelief. Don’t expect either from “Timeline,” a time travel action-adventure that, excuse me while I take the low road, is a waste of time. Read the rest of this entry »

Crank

Chev Chelios is a professional assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate. Chev’s girlfriend Eve doesn’t know what Chev does and Chev is planning to quit the crime syndicate so he can spend more time with her. But for Chev, things about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called “The Beijing Cocktail” by his rival Verona, which will kill him if his heart rate drops Read the rest of this entry »

The Spanish Prisoner

“The Spanish Prisoner” is an anomaly, a small, independent, intelligent film that completely defies the rules. It’s an exception and a alternate to the big-budget fair that is currently playing on local screens. Read the rest of this entry »

Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

Set in a separate storyline not related to the “Trailer Park Boys” Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull off “The Big Dirty” which is to steal a large amount of coins because they are untraceable and quit their life of crime forever Read the rest of this entry »

UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine

Waylon and Buddy decide to join the army as it appears to be their best option. But when they realize that they are part of a group that have been thrown into a medical experiment facility with a doctor who plans on turning them into ultimate killing machines, they must fight to destroy his other creations and save themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Catch a Fire

A political thriller: the real-life story of a South African hero’s journey to freedom. In the country’s turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical – until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country’s oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into the Chamussos’ lives Read the rest of this entry »

Minotaur

Long ago in the Iron Age a shadow loomed over a lonely village. For generations the village youths are stolen from their families and delivered as sacrifice to a mythical beast – the Minotaur, that dwells beneath a great palace. Theo, haunted by the loss of his love in an earlier sacrifice is convinced that the beast isn’t real and that his girl still lives as a slave within the palace Read the rest of this entry »

Breed, The

Two close brothers, Matt and John head to an exotic island for a week of fun and relaxation. Joined by Matt’s girlfriend Nicki, John’s girlfriend Sara and a friend Noah, the group intend on having a week of relaxation, fun and spending quality time together. However, after one of them is viciously attacked by a dog, the friends decide to leave the island early – only to find their plane wrecked Read the rest of this entry »

Superman Returns

After eliminating General Zod & the other Kryptonian arch-villains, Ursa & Non, Superman leaves Earth to try to find his former home world of Krypton after astronomers have supposedly found it. When he finds nothing but remnants, he returns home to Earth – to find out that Lois Lane is engaged to a relative of his boss, and that Lex Luthor is at it again – after swindling an elderly, terminally ill woman. The psychopathic Luthor, whose plans to destroy California failed because of Superman’s heroics, vows vengeance against the Man of Steel and contrives a new sinister plot – using the crystals of Krypton to build a continent that will wipe out most of North America! Embedded in the continent’s structure is Kryptonite – the lethal substance that is Superman’s only weakness Read the rest of this entry »

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

Irreverent as ever, Larry The Cable Guy plays a big city health inspector who’s happy with his usual beat of greasy spoon diners and low-rent ethnic restaurants. His easygoing life is turned upside-down when he’s saddled with a straight-arrow rookie partner (Iris Bahr) and assigned the biggest case of his career: investigating an outbreak of mysterious food poisonings at the city’s swankiest restaurants. Infuriating restaurateurs with his bad manners, Larry still manages to charm a sweet, shy waitress (Megyn Price) into a budding romance Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

You can’t keep a good serial killer down. Just ask Freddy Krueger. Just ask Jason Vorhees. Just ask Michael Myers. Michael Myers, the scourge of Haddonfield, a small, picturesque town where “Halloween” will never be the same. Locked away in a mental institution when he was a child, Michael grew up to become something more than evil. Read the rest of this entry »