Tag Archives: Drama

NNWIJ: Battle Royale (2000)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Notable Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda Rating: UR Review:  Took long enough for Kinji Fukasaku’s hauntingly engrossing “fight to the death” picture to be freely distributed in the US.  Of course, I did whatever I could years ago to get … Continue reading

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Jeff Who Lives At Home

Director: Jay Duplass/Mark Duplass Notable Cast: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong, Steve Zissis Rating: R Review:  Championing the “Mumblecore” movement are the Duplass brothers,  striking awkwardly again with Jeff Who Lives At Home.  But … Continue reading

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The FP

Director: Brandon Trost/Jason Trost Notable Cast: Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy, Art Hsu, Caitlyn Folley, Nick Principe, James DeBello, Sean Whalen, James Remar, Clifton Collins Jr. Rating: UR Review:  You know there are some hardcore DDR fans sucking down Code Red Mountain … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows

Director: Tim Burton Notable Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee Rating: PG-13 Review:  Remember when Tim Burton’s name used to mean something come … Continue reading

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The Moth Diaries

Director: Mary Harron Notable Cast: Lily Cole, Sarah Bolger, Scott Speedman, Sarah Gadon, Valerie Tian Rating: R Review: Me thinks I wasn’t the target demographic Mary Harron (American Psycho) had in mind when she adapted Rachel Klein’s spooky novel for … Continue reading

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Director: Tony Kaye Notable Cast: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Sami Gayle Rating: R Review:  The US school system will forever be a topic under … Continue reading

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Director: Tomas Alfredson Notable Cast: Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch Rating: R Review:  Quick wit, sharp tongues, and a never-ending vocabulary: that is the weaponry of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.  Our … Continue reading

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Director: David Fincher Notable Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright Rating: R Review:  Thanks to numerous points of interest, the American film adaptation of Steig Larsson’s bestselling novel garnered a huge buzz throughout production.  All … Continue reading

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Director: Lars von Trier Notable Cast: Kirstin Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgard Rating: R Review:  Well, good thing I wasn’t in the mood to watch something heavy!  That, my dear friends, was … Continue reading

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Walking Dead Ep13: “Pretty Much Dead Already”

Well, I can’t say I was surprised with the mid-season ender.  Much like a walker from the show, the first 50 minutes or so limp sluggishly along with a clear goal in sight, and then the final 5 minutes strike … Continue reading

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