Archive for June, 2009

Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Imagine, if you will, that somewhere in Hollywood a mad scientist has managed to splice the DNA of Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg. Now imagine that from this unholy union not one, but two beings are formed: One an elite, super fit, film-maker, with the ability to tell powerful, beautifully depicted and emotionally rich stories […]

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Movie: Year One

Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day. All these movies have at least two things in common. 1) They’re all considered comedy classics (ok, some more respected than others) and 2) they were all penned by Harold Ramis. Ramis is also credited with acting in many of these, and other classic comedies, as well […]

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Documentary: Gonzo

There are some names that have gravitas. Hunter S Thompson is one of them. Having not grown up in the United States, and being far too young to remember Nixon, or anything much before ‘the Regan years’ — and even then, Regan was just a guy on the news to me — I’ve never had […]

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Horror: Acolytes

ACOLYTES is the work of Jon Hewitt, a man whose short resume of movies (both as writer and director) doesn’t stray too far from the thriller genre. With Acolytes he has an ‘additional writing’ credit along side two other writers, Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause, whose only other credits are for the first two episodes […]

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Anime: Strait Jacket

Slowly, but surely, I’m starting to get my head around this genre. As always though I staunchly defend my position as ‘not an anime guy’. Although, I want to be clear that I’m not making that claim to dismiss the genre in any way. My intention is to let anyone careless enough to find themselves […]

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