Archive for November, 2001


I’ve never heard of George Jung, but at one time he was responsible for 85% of the cocaine that dusted through the West Coast during the late 70’s and early 80’s. As a personal distributor of the Columbian cocaine cartel, Jung made more than $60 million. He lived like a king, throwing extravagant parties and buying his Columbian trophy wife Mirtha anything she wanted. Read the rest of this entry »

Video news



Walt Disney Home Video and their subsidiaries have announced their February rental line-up. Here’s the slate of titles:
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Like a predictable Fox television special, “When Bad Movies Attack” is becoming a weekly tradition. While January and February are usually considered dumping grounds for studio by-products, never have I seen such a bountiful crop of crap in my life. Read the rest of this entry »

The Night Flier

Encouraging note to aspiring film maker’s. Director/co-writer Mark Pavia and co-writer Jack O’Donnel make a 40-minute long zombie movie and send it to George Romero and Stephen King as their calling card. The King of splatter cinema and the King of horror are impressed by what they see and ask the duo to adapt King’s short story “The Night Flier” for the screen. Read the rest of this entry »

Planet of the Apes

There’s a scene early in director Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes” where disoriented astronaut Captain Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) encounters a large gorilla, who backhands him and sends Davidson sailing into the underbrush. Read the rest of this entry »


Honestly horrific German thriller starring Franka Potente (Run, Lola, Run) as a medical student who suspects that her prestigious school is behind the deaths of several students. Potente is excellent as Paula, a bright student whose dreams of becoming a doctor begin when she’s accepted into a popular anatomy class. At first Paula can’t believe her luck, but when many of her classmates end up dead, she believes someone at the school is responsible.
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Nurse Betty

“Nurse Betty” is just the prescription for anyone looking for a genuinely funny off-beat comedy.

Filled with delightful, eccentric characters and swift, sharp dialogue, this romantic comedy comes as an unexpected Valentine from director Neil LaBute. Read the rest of this entry »

Jurassic Park III

Is it just me, or does the thought of “Jurassic Park III” sound like a bad idea? How many times does someone have to put their hand in the fire before they realize they’re going to get burned? Read the rest of this entry »

DVD Available

Earthlight – DVD International

Earthquake – Goodtimes

Earthscapes – Simitar

Earth, Wind & Fire: Live in Japan – Pioneer (NR/1990/90 Min./Full Frame/1.33:1) Read the rest of this entry »

The Jackal DVD

“The Jackal” began life as a remake of “The Day of the Jackal,” but when director Fred Zinnemann complained, the title was changed. The filmmakers even skirted the issue of giving credit to author Frederick Forsythe, whose novel inspired the original film, by claiming they were basing their film on the screenplay based on the book, and not the book itself. Whatever. Read the rest of this entry »