Archive for July, 2006

Infamous

On November 16, 1959, Truman Capote reads about the murder of a Kansas family. There are no suspects. With Harper Lee, he visits the town: he wants to write about their response Read the rest of this entry »

Gridiron Gang

In the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center, the supervisor and former football player Sean Porter sees the lack of discipline, self-esteem, union and perspective in the teenage interns and proposes to prepare a football team to play in one league. He is supported by his superiors and his successful experience changes the lives of many young kids. Read the rest of this entry »

Harry potter and the chamber of secrets

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

Decidedly darker than its predecessor, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” is also more satisfying and entertaining. Mere mortal words will have affect on your decision to see the film, but for those on the fence, there is good news and bad news. Good, because “Chamber of Secrets” is everything a sequel should be and more. Bad unless you pre-bought your tickets for this weekend.
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Van Wilder

Wow! Has it really been 25 years since National Lampoon unleashed “Animal House” on an unsuspecting public? My, how time flies by. 25 years later, National Lampoon is back on campus with “Van Wilder,” a quasi-update of the original “Animal House.” Since “Animal House” is a classic of its type, it would be impossible to improve or duplicate the formula. Read the rest of this entry »

City of Rott

Alone, unarmed, and losing his mind, an old man named Fred is trapped in a city overrun by legions of the living dead. Driven by parasitic worms that infest their decaying bodies, hordes of rotting zombies roam the city searching for living flesh to feast upon. Read the rest of this entry »

28 Days Later

When animal activists break into an animal research laboratory and release a monkey infected with a "rage" virus, they set into motion a series of apocalyptic events captured with horrifying intensity by director Danny Boyle in "28 Days Later." Shot on digital video to give the events a sense of urgency, "28 Days Later" is a tidy little horror thriller that pits a small group of survivors against an ever growing horde of psychotic zombies. Read the rest of this entry »

Saw III

Jigsaw has disappeared. Now aided by his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Dr Read the rest of this entry »

The Patriot DVD

While formulating my review of “The Patriot,” I kept replaying The Pretender’s song “It’s A Thin Line Between Love & Hate” over and over in my head. I really wanted to love this movie about how one man’s personal vendetta during the Revolutionary War inspired the South Carolina locals to rise up and defeat General Cornwallis and his troops. Read the rest of this entry »

Malibu’s Most Wanted

The cinematic equivalent of a colonoscopy performed with a telephone pole, cross beams and all, “Malibu’s Most Wanted” is more than just a pain in the butt, it’s a drain on the brain, a membrane sucking monster without any soul or wit. Read the rest of this entry »

The King And I

Hello young lovers, who ever you are. Could anything be more delightful than owning a copy of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King & I” on DVD? Never have the colors looked so smashing, so vivid, so true to life. It’s like watching “The King & I” for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweet Insanity

High school senior Stacey has a frightening nightmare that just might come true. Christina, the new girl in school, has brought something evil with her and Stacey and all of her friends are threatened. The plot twists and turns, but the ending is the biggest surprise of all Read the rest of this entry »

Step Up

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore¹s tracks ­ and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore¹s ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts — and the only thing standing in the way of her obviously brilliant future is finding a great dance partner for her senior showcase Read the rest of this entry »

Alibi, The

Ray Elliot helps people cheat on their spouses by arranging iron-clad alibis for a price. About the time he hires a new assistant, Lola, he learns there’s a million contract out on Jack McAdam, his former partner; and, his first and longest-running client wants him to set up a weekend for his son, who’s about to marry. When the son’s illicit tryst goes terribly awry, Ray has more than his share of problems: police, a jealous boyfriend, angry clients, a polygamist hitman, a coroner’s assistant, and various wives converge to put Ray in danger Read the rest of this entry »

World Trade Center

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them. Read the rest of this entry »

United 93

September 11, 2001. The nation was under attack by suicide hijackers, who hit Three famous buildings. The fourth plane United 93 was a story of 40 passengers who were strangers Read the rest of this entry »