It's not full blown horror. It's not a comedy. It's a Sam Raimi movie. Insane. Hysterical. Out there. DRAG ME TO HELL sets the tone early with the old school universal logo, the title in BIG BOLD LETTERS, and the over the top violin/fingernails on blackboard score. Genius in it's simplicity, this is one movie … Continue reading DRAG ME TO HELL
Month: May 2009
Who knew KNOWING would be as good as it was? A movie that aims higher than most sci-fi, this one heads down a dark road and doesn't stop. Great story, spooky moments, and fantastic acting by Nic Cage and company make this a must see. It sticks with you long after the credits roll. Creepy … Continue reading KNOWING
THE UNINVITED is UNbelievable, Uninspired, with a twist ending that is UNintentionally jaw dropping because you see it coming a mile away. An invite to lame-O. -- Stormy CurrySent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN
Hank Azaria and Jonah Hill are a scream, Amy Adams is annoying, and Bill Hader continues to impress as a reliable comic sidebar in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Battle of the Smithsonian, a standard issue, factory made throwaway starring a charmless Ben Stiller. A few decent laughs, including a clever Jeff Koons sight gag, but … Continue reading NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN
No butt goes unkicked in TAKEN, a tense, exciting well acted thriller that delivers! Liam goes all DARKMAN on the bad guys in a movie that's good as the trailer. -- Stormy CurryI was taken with TAKEN! It's a lesson to studio execs. Don't tinker and focus group a movie until it appeals to no … Continue reading TAKEN
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
Wanna know WHAT JUST HAPPENED? I watched a criminally underrated Hollywood satire so spot-on clever and so well played, you'll feel you died and went to backlot & boardroom heaven. Here's my highest praise: I've never enjoyed a Robert De Niro performance more. -- Jeff Schultzeards, dead dogs, and Sean Penn. Just a few of … Continue reading WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
Imagine John Ford's classic western The Searchers -- with monsters! That's THE BURROWERS in a nutshell, and it's not as nutty as it sounds. While it fails to deliver, its an honest effort hampered perhaps by a low budget that may explain why so much of the action takes place at night in exceedingly dim … Continue reading THE BURROWERS
STATE OF PLAY
Big stars, big budget, big themes -- but it all seems so very small screen. STATE OF PLAY has feet of clay. It wants to be a sweeping journo-political thriller -- All The President's Men meet Michael Clayton. Instead, it's as pat and unnuanced as most television drama -- making it no surprise that it … Continue reading STATE OF PLAY
Even the great Richard Jenkins has to pay the rent, but geez, is a frisson-free, unthrilling thriller like THE BROKEN the best of what he gets offered? This doppelganger drama is as vaguely explained as a Japanese horror flick: if you can make sense of the ending, please text me back. For this kind of … Continue reading THE BROKEN
Mike Tyson has issues...that's a given. But in TYSON we get insight into why he is the way he is. A simple documentary that just let's the man talk...about his career, life, and relationships. Amazing footage of the man in and out of the ring works...him walking on the beach not so much. Iron Mike … Continue reading TYSON