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In the original movie version of "The Executioners" that was named Cape Fear' the setting was a small town where a family man, Sam Bowden, is an attorney. He had been a witness of a rape during WWII and his testimony helped send the criminal to prison. Sam is played by Gregory Peck. He is a master at acting as an attorney. Who could forget his memorable role as … more
Pigeons gone loco, people mysteriously dropping down dead, storms like you've never seen tearing up the heavens. The reason: the earth's core has stopped spinning. If that sounds like a silly premise to you, that's because "The Core" definitely is, without a doubt, a silly movie. … more
In many respects, Hollywood has murdered the conventional murder mystery. In their attempt to keep the masses focused, they’ve manufactured one clever whodunit after another – both on the big and small screens – so when something truly mysterious comes along most folks rarely take notice. That’s why I found director Claude Chabrol’s adaptation of Charlotte … more
Like most men of a certain age, I have a definite soft spot for monster movies. I’ve discussed before why I think that is, so let me summarize: men have attachments with those who can’t quite help what they’ve become as well as they may even loathe what that is. Every monster should ‘hate’ being the monster, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. … more
Every now and then there’s an adult film that comes along and actually tries to do something a bit different with the subject matter. Unfortunately, that novelty ends up usually getting lost in the equation because – at the end of the day – it’s still primarily a film centered on exploitation, and you’re always going to only appeal to audiences interested in that … more
One of the things I’ve always found a bit surprising about skin-related and/or adult-style films is that there are storytellers working in the industry who won’t stop at nothing to try something new. Now, I’m not talking about ‘trying something new’ in the sex department; rather I’m speaking about how some scriptwriters are happy bridging comedy with the occasional … more
Here’s the thing about flawed characters: we already know they’re flawed at the outset if that’s all you – as a storyteller – really give us. Such is the case with THE SCRIBBLER: when it begins, it’s very clear that what we’re dealing with here is one flawed character after the next. But unless you give us something more – something a bit … more
I know what you’re thinking: another horror release? Come now! That’s not such a bad thing! With as broad and complex as the various worlds of the natural and supernatural are, there should be plenty of fodder for more stories. Doesn’t mean you have to like them all … doesn’t even mean that you have to see all of them … but isn’t … more
Issues of abuse – sexual or otherwise – have been the subject of many films of many nations of the film. While some might take this to mean that such violence is some macabre form of universal language, I tend to think that what’s universal about it is the plight of individuals searching for a means to get beyond whatever dark event may’ve shaped that existence. … more
I do so love a great war picture. As I get older, methinks they’re grower a bit harder and harder to find in any current studio’s release schedule; and – for that reason – I’ve begun watching the DVD release calendars keeping an eye out for anything that might sate my appetite. One that completely slipped past was Olive Films’ ARMORED ATTACK!, and that’s … more
Let it be known that it’s very difficult to achieve the good action movie these days. I suspect that there are probably hundreds upon hundreds of reasons for said difficulty, and those reasons probably run the gamut to the simple “it’s been done before” to the more complex “the motion picture industry has lost touch with serving up traditional action heroes.” … more
(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and/or characters. If you’re the type of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I’d encourage you to skip down to the last three paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you’re accepting of a few modest hints at ‘things to come,’ then … more
I have to admit that I kinda/sorta missed the whole Queen bandwagon in my youth. Oh, I knew who they were at the time; while I can appreciate the obvious theatricality of the music, I tended to – back in those days – appreciate more of the radio friendly tunes that came out subsequent to this release, QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74. Their original show – which took … more
Do I believe there’s something in reality that we call Bigfoot? Well, let me answer by saying I don’t disbelieve. I’m of the variety – much like WILLOW CREEK’s protagonist – who find it difficult to deny that which we cannot directly prove or disprove … so maybe it’s best to call me ‘susceptible.’ What I do know for certain … more
For those of you who haven’t thought about it, there are a couple of ways to capture the Apocalypse on film. One way is the road followed by the usual studio big budget blockbusters: you render it all with glorious special effects and CGI, showing city and city being bombarded with explosive forces while being spectacularly ground into particles of glimmering, shimmering dust. The … more
Look: with the advent of low-cost digital filmmaking, practically anyone with a couple of bucks and a good cell phone can write, produce, and shoot a film these days. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone with a good cell phone should be allowed to do it. That alone may very well be the lesson to low/no budget schlock like BLOOD SOAKED; it’s a kinda/sorta clever idea absolutely … more
Like others, I tend to believe that life is best lived with a little mystery. A little fantasy. It’s hard enough getting through however many years we’re each blessed with on this big blue marble that we shouldn’t have to face the highs and lows without having something to dream about, something to chase after, something that pushes us onward in ways limited only by our … more
Before this film, I can say with no shame that I knew absolutely nothing about the CABIN FEVER franchise. Oh, I knew it existed, and – while that’s all well and good – I suspect that confession alone will have some readers quickly skirting past my take in hopes of finding someone who can tell them precisely how well this feature meshes with the greater ‘mythology’ … more
We just returned from San Francisco and visited the Castro section of the city which is known for being the center of the San Francisco gay rights area in the late 70s. Watching the movie, Milk, about the life of gay activist, Harvey Milk, was all that more powerful after seeing the Castro section in today's times. Sean Penn did an excellent job … more