Archive for November, 2005

The Pianist DVD

I have known musicians, pianists in particular, who are so passionate about their music that they become one with their instrument. It’s a sort of musical nirvana that completely engulfs the player, creating a bubble that separates the musician from the distractions around them. Read the rest of this entry »


Even though “Rushmore” is set in the present, the film has the feel of old school. Set in an elite boys academy in Texas, “Rushmore” is filled with remembrances of things gone by. Read the rest of this entry »

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Is that an Anaconda in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? Talk about putting the squeeze on “B” horror movies, “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid” is this summer’s fourth belated sequel (Before Sunset, The Exorcist: The Beginning, Alien Vs. Predator), and perhaps the most silly.
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Affair of the Necklace

“Affair of the Necklace” is as pretty as a Parisian postcard, and just as flat. The filmmakers hang opulent production values on a wire-hanger thin script, creating a sagging epic that feels more like an exclamation point than a period piece. Read the rest of this entry »

The Eternal: Kiss of the Mummy

Remember that wonderful Three Dog Night song, “Mummy Told Me Not to Come.” Well, the characters in this new horror film from director Michael Almereyda (“Nadja“) should have taken that advice. Meet husband and wife Nora (Alison Elliott) and Jeff (Jared Harris). Read the rest of this entry »

I Still Remember The Faculty’s Urban Legends That We Screamed At Last Halloween

It was bound to happen. After being bombarded with one teenage horror flick after another, it was only a matter of time before they started to look and sound alike. How else can you explain this dreadfully derivative film about a group of high school students and faculty members who end up staying at an abandoned campground over Halloween weekend? Read the rest of this entry »

Half Past Dead

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. Read the rest of this entry »


My name is Hector. I’m a sportscaster down here in Puerto Rico. My hobbies are DVD movies. I got a new Infinity speakers/ Sony 35″ TV and 5.1 Digital receiver/Panasonic 300 DVD player, Home Theater. I have already 215 DVD titles.. . . and one of my favorite web sites is yours. Read the rest of this entry »

7 days to live

Amanda Plummer and Sean Pertwee are very good in this creepy haunted house story. They play Ellen and Martin Shaw, a couple trying to recover from the tragic death of their young son. To help heal their wounds and start a new life, the Shaws move to an old country house. What should have been a clean break turns into a nightmare for Ellen, who begins to receive supernatural warnings of her own death. Too bad their new dream house is built on an old graveyard. Familiar plot gets a lift from the two stars, who create a strong dynamic that rises above the material. Read the rest of this entry »

Girl with a Pearl Earring

The marriage between a director and a director of photography creates the heart and soul of a motion picture. The director is responsible for the films lifeblood, and using light and shadows, the director of photographer captures its soul. When the union is successful, the result can be something extraordinary and beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »