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“I’m Not There” on DVD

by zac / Published: June 16, 2008 at 11:11 am   /   DVD News, Local

Another little seen gem that deserves some attention now that it is out on DVD, so check out my original review below, which holds true after a second viewing. I’m Not There The new film by Todd Haynes is as about as unique and as ambitious as one can get. Based off the songs, stories […]

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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

by zac / Published: June 13, 2008 at 9:52 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This French send up of Bond/Spy films is a mostly successful effort that provides the laughs and plays its cards right on most occasions.We open up on a scene of Hubert Bonisseur (OSS 117) and his partner Jack Jefferson during WWII as they steal a set of blue prints from a Nazi officer, in a […]

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Kung Fu Panda

by zac / Published: June 9, 2008 at 11:03 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The latest addition to the DreamWorks Animation catalog is one of their best, coming not far behind Shrek as one of their best efforts yet.The film is about the training and ascension of a wannabe Kung Fu Master, Po, an overweight Panda that worships the Furious Five and the Masters of the Jade Temple that […]

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Religulous Trailer

by zac / Published: June 9, 2008 at 10:30 am   /   Film, Local

This looks fantastic, unless you are a big believer in faith, then you might want to stay away. Religulous Way up on my must see list this year!

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“Control” on DVD

by zac / Published: June 9, 2008 at 10:28 am   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

I reviewd this film last winter, and put it in my top 10 of last year, and I thought I should bring it back into the public eye now that it is finally on DVD. So go rent Control, a wonderful film by Anton Corbijn that deserves to be discovered by film and music fans […]

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The Fall

by zac / Published: June 6, 2008 at 11:05 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Director Tarsem creates a beautiful piece of visual art that is slightly marred by a shaky story that is a bit all over the place, even if the story defining the story is supposed make things erratic, it still doesn’t quite work all the way (I promise that sentence will make sense by the end […]

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Son of Rambow

by zac / Published: June 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

A film I have been waiting an eternity to see is finally released stateside, and overall is an enjoyable experience. Written and Directed by Garth Jennings, who also did the underrated Hitchhikers Guide adaptation, the title is a coming of age film of sorts, with a message of be yourself and don’t let anyone tell […]

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

by zac / Published: June 4, 2008 at 11:25 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The tales of Narnia continue in this follow up that is superior to the follow up, more action, more peril, darker tone, and very little Christian overtones. Prince Caspian we are quickly introduced to, and who is the current aire to the thrown of Narnia. Waiting to simply become of age to take the thrown, […]

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

by zac / Published: June 4, 2008 at 9:29 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Indiana Jones returns to the screen in a mostly successful film and another solid addition to the franchise. Spielberg, Ford, and Lucas all collaborated and agreed on a film that they all wanted to make and the end product successfully evolves our hero with a little bit more ware and tear and a few more […]

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I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With

by zac / Published: May 28, 2008 at 1:29 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Jeff Garlin writes, directs, and stars, in this subtle, sweet, and somewhat subversive comedy that finally dug its way out and into release, very limited, last year. (That sentence was ridiculous, I apologize)The film follows James Aaron, a forty something that still lives with his mom, to keep her company not because he can’t support […]

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