Archive for September 25th, 2006

Black Christmas

Not all Christmas stories are full of cheer – take the disturbing childhood of Billy Lenz, for example. Born during Christmas, little Billy Lenz suffered from Jaundice because of a liver defect, and was unwanted by his cruel mother (who only saw the husband she’d come to despise when she looked at her son). While she let her true feelings be known to him with beatings and abuse, only his father showed him compassion like a parent should Read the rest of this entry »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Captain Jack Sparrow’s life is in debt to the legendary Davey Jones, Captain of the Flying Dutchmen who are supernatural warriors out for blood. Facing possible eternal damnation, Jack must save himself with help from Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who must come to Jack’s aid. Read the rest of this entry »


In the scheme of things, Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Hayden Church) couldn’t be as different as night and day. Miles, a schoolteacher and aspiring novelist, is precise and enjoys a good Pinot Noir. Jack, over his frat-boy prime and a mediocre acting career, shoots off the cuff and enjoys pushing his man-child behavior to the limit. Read the rest of this entry »