Incest! Mutilation! Sadomasochism! They don’t make Westerns like they used to. The DVD release of Anthony Mann’s 1950 THE FURIES also proves, in stark black and white terms, that Walter Huston, John’s dad, is one of the greatest forgotten stars of the classic movie era. — Jeff Schultz
Month: July 2008
THE DARK KNIGHT
No clever play on words, THE DARK KNIGHT is simply the best movie of the year. Ledger & Nolan deserve Oscars. Moving, thrilling, scary. Best ever in genre. — Alan Yudman
Bale’s Anton Chigurh voice undermines his performance, but no matter: THE DARK KNIGHT belongs to Heath, who rises far above this somewhat engrossing, if complicated, thriller with muddy audio and an unmemorable score. — Jeff Schultz
Dark Knight is THE batman movie fans have been waiting for! Tim Burton came the closest till now. This one has action, heart, and a very DARK soul. In a word: awesome. — Stormy Curry
THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR
MUMMY is a DUDDY! A flat lifeless movie that feels like no one even tried to make it any good! Brendan Fraser did a better job in Encino Man! The charm and wit from the other two mummy movies are extinct in this one-it was so bad I looked for George Lucas in the credits! CURSE shows us how to kill a mummy for good! — Stormy Curry
OLIVER STONE’S "W." TRAILER
A first look at Stone’s take on what made W, W.
Another cool trailer. This one for Watchmen.
THE ONION MOVIE
Who knew THE ONION was a MOVIE? I counted 2,438 gags in this laff-a-second, Zucker-produced satire. The happy news is that at least 85 percent of them work, including a hilariously filthy Britney parody. — Jeff Schultz
THE COUNTERFEITERS is the real thing: harrowing as SCHINDLER, but far more specific, and with the most effective use of hand-held camera in years. Go Jews! — Jeff Schultz
DAY OF THE DEAD
Day of the dead is DOA! In the forty or so minutes i subjected myself to, i witnessed some of the worst acting, writing and directing ever! The entire budget must have gone directly into ving rhames bank account-dead is a stiff! — Stormy Curry
It’s the suspense, not the gore, that’ll make you almost physically sick. FUNNY GAMES slams your face through the screen, then terrorizes you with silence. This is everything The Strangers wanted to be, a movie to thrill to & hate simultaneously. — Jeff Schultz
The creepiest thing about Funny Games? How preachy it is and how clever it THINKS it is! A smug unimaginative film that gets off on lecturing the audience for watching it and then spins its wheels for 2 hours! Not scary enough to be horror or good enough to be a drama, viewers lose out in these GAMES! The last 15 minutes of The Strangers packed more of a punch without the arrogance. — Stormy Curry
TERMINATOR SALVATION TRAILER
Ok, not a review… but a cool Teaser Trailer for the next Terminator. No Schwarzenegger in this one, but maybe the people of Cal-ee-fornia would rather see him in Hollywood than Sacramento.