Archive for June, 2006

Unknown

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Last King of Scotland, The

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin’s closest advisers Read the rest of this entry »

Save the Last Dance 2

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The Terminal

Added security has turned a quick trip to the airport into a marathon experience. Extensive waits are not uncommon, transforming once bustling mini-municipalities into holding patterns. Imagine spending all day waiting for a flight. Imagine spending nine months waiting for a flight that never comes. Read the rest of this entry »

Evil Bong

Tommy Chong of the legendary comedy team Cheech and Chong stars in this horror spoof about a water pipe possessed by evil spirits that begins to terrorize some good-natured potheads. A tribute to B-grade horror movies and to pot culture, EVIL BONG is played for absurdity and giggles, while turning horror movie themes and images on their ear. Read the rest of this entry »

Fox and the Hound 2, The

This family animation movie tells about the difficulties of foxes’ and hounds’ lives Read the rest of this entry »

Inside Man

Whether by choice or accident, it’s impossible to tell by the coming attractions that the new crime thriller Inside Man is a Spike Lee joint. I guess it all depends on how you feel about Lee, who has etched a career with sharp, pointed social commentaries, but rarely works in the mainstream. Even Lee’s best films, Mo’ Better Blues and Do The Right Thing, have only been marginal successes. Read the rest of this entry »

Funny Money

Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered accountant, accidentally trades briefcases with another man, to find out that there’s a million dollars inside. Henry tells his unsuspecting wife of their new-found fortune, but she doesn’t embrace it as well as he does. Soon they’re joined by their best friends, a cop on the take, a cop on the hunt, and the dreaded Mr Read the rest of this entry »

Flushed Away

Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust “society mouse” who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he’s hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the “whirlpool.” Sid may be an ignorant slob, but he’s no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis Read the rest of this entry »

Barnyard

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Spike And Mike

Spike & Mike, those bad boys of animation, have been bringing their signature brand of sick and twisted humor to film festivals and video for years, and now they take on DVD with a vengeance. This compilation features 35 animated shorts from various friends and associates, the kind of folk you wouldn’t trust to be left alone with your pets. Read the rest of this entry »

Dorm Daze 2

The gang from Dorm Daze is back, but this time they’re on a cruise ship on a tropical voyage through the high seas. The captain and crew of the Surveyor, a floating classroom for Billingsley University’s Semester at Sea program, is about to make a voyage they’ll never forget. The cruise makes an educational stop at the island of San Paradiso, where the students are supposed to explore an important archaeological site Read the rest of this entry »

Silent Hill

After the continuous sleep walking episodes of Sharon, the young daughter of Rose Da Silva, the decision is made to take Sharon to the place only mentioned in her restless dreams- Silent Hill. However, the road to Silent Hill is anything but easy to access, and Rose creates a high speed chase between herself and a police officer only to end in a crash for them both. When she wakes up, Sharon has disappeared and Rose is at the entrance to the deserted, dream-like town of Silent Hill Read the rest of this entry »

Flying Scotsman, The

The Flying Scotsman is a feature film based on the remarkable true story of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree. In 1993, and as an unemployed amateur, Obree broke the world one-hour record on a bike of his own revolutionary design, which he constructed out of scrap metal and parts of a washing machine. Read the rest of this entry »

Looney Tunes: Back In Action

You can’t keep a good duck down, as “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” attests. While not as novel as the groundbreaking “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Back in Action” is much better than “Space Jam,” the 1996 blend of live action and Warner Bros. cartoon animation featuring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. Read the rest of this entry »