Archive for February, 2003


When a girl in a subway station accepts a pair of passes to a free screening of a new horror movie, little does she know that she’s about to be thrown into a nightmare that never seems to end. No, she’s not going to see “The Linda Tripp Story,” but is a character in Italian director Lamberto Bava’s horror classic, “Demons. Read the rest of this entry »

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Possibly one of the most beautiful, poignant and stunning films you will ever see, at least in Mandarin. Directed with amazing strokes of fantasy and myth by Ang Lee, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” not only became a huge hit around the world, it totally destroyed box office records in the United States and garnered 10 Academy Award nominations. Much praise for a film that totally deserves it. Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review March


Three things you can do that would be less painful than sitting through Steven Seagal’s latest film “Half Past Dead”: Cover your head in honey and stick it down an ant hole; Go clothes shopping with the Olsen twins; Sit through an IRS audit. I used to like Steven Seagal movies. Read the rest of this entry »

The Dish

In the small town of Parkes, New South Wales, right in the middle of a sheep paddock, is a satellite dish. It’s an odd sight. Rising high above the tree line, the dish looks out of place. It isn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

The Whole Nine Yards

The characters in “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Drowning Mona” come from opposite worlds, yet share one distinct trait. They’re despicable. They’re loathsome. They’re heartless. They’re also pretty funny. Read the rest of this entry »

Traffic DVD

Twenty-five years after Vietnam, America is still at war. This time the enemy is drugs, or more appropriately, the people who make, dispense and use them. If we are to believe everything we see and read, the war is being lost. Read the rest of this entry »

City by the Sea

In “City by the Sea,” Robert DeNiro plays veteran Manhattan homicide detective Vincent LaMarca, a man who put his career ahead of his marriage and relationship with his son. It’s been fourteen years since LaMarca last saw his son Joey (James Franco), now a drug-addict scouring the decrepit boardwalk of Long Beach, Long Island for his latest fix. Read the rest of this entry »


The monster movie is back! Creature features are hip again, and I couldn’t be happier. I love monster movies, especially ones that stick to your face. Currently on tap at local theaters are two monster films that have a lot in common even though they’re set worlds apart. Read the rest of this entry »

Ocean’s Eleven DVD

The remake of “Ocean’s Eleven” proves that Hollywood can still make them like they used to, as long as stars and filmmakers are willing to put aside their egos and hefty paychecks. As light and buoyant as an anorexic skydiver, “Ocean’s Eleven” is both smart and funny, a rare combination these days. Read the rest of this entry »

The Night Strangler

First and foremost, it has to be said that “The Night Stalker” was and still is one of my dad’s favorite shows of all time. The series was one of the reasons he got a satellite dish so he could watch the re-runs on the Sci-Fi Network. Read the rest of this entry »