Wednesday, 09 December 2009 |
“World’s Greatest Dad” is another one of the hyped movies on the premium movie channels. While I don’t believed it lived up to the hype, it is certainly an original film presentation. With Robin Williams as the lead star, one would expect this to be a ridiculously funny movie. However, much to the contrary, it is a rather dark and disturbing movie with a comical undertone.
Robin Williams is a high school English teach by day and a wannabe, unpublished writer by night. He lives with his teenage son, who is probably the biggest pervert and jerk in the entire world. I don’t find this behavior highly realistic, but just go with it.
Now, I debated on whether or not to disclose this fact, but the second and third acts of the film are all based on it so I have no ...
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 |
Disney has been hyping "Princess Protection Program" for quite some time. If you ever tune into the Disney channel every other promotion is for this film. I even caught promotions for the made-for-TV on the A&E and HGTV channels. The promotions actually worked as I became at least semi-interested in seeing the film. I have been a fan of Disney Channel Original movies for quite some time. The Halloweentown series, "Cadet Kelly" and "Right On Track" are just a few of my favorites. Unfortunately, "Princess Protection Program" doesn't quite live up to the Disney Channel Original standard.
The film is entirely predictable. This is usually to be expected of a Disney film as to keep it in the reach of children. However, normally there is something in the Disney films that can keep adults interested. This film however is purely for ...
Sunday, 14 September 2008 |
"Snow Angels" is an independent film from Warner Bros. It is based on the novel by Stewart O'Nan, which was moderately successful. This film was released in 2007 as a limited engagement and barely grossed over $100,000 at the box office. The film has all the key elements of a successful film, but in the end lacks that x-factor that keeps audiences enthralled.
Writer-director, David Gordon Green, adapts the novel to the screen. Green, who is more notable as the director of "Pineapple Express" and "Undertow," does an extremely good job of capturing terrific performances from his actors. It doesn't hurt when you have some good actors.
Annie (Kate Beckinsale) works as a waitress in a Chinese restaurant and raises her daughter, Tara (Gracie Hudson) by herself. She left her alcoholic, abusive husband, Glenn (Sam Rockwell) and took on a married boyfriend, ...
Tuesday, 16 October 2007 |
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Julie Delpy, Eli Wallach, David Aaron Baker.
DVD release date:
October 16, 2007
Oscar®-nominated director Lasse Hallström (“The Cider House Rules,”
1999) spins a thrilling, unbelievable true story of the man who nearly
pulled off the biggest media scam of the 20th century in The Hoax,
unraveling on DVD October 16th from Miramax Home Entertainment.
Starring Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden and a stellar
supporting cast, The Hoax is based on Clifford Irving’s controversial
autobiography by the same name.
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 |
I’ve been fascinated by Bettie Page for years. I can’t really remember where I first saw her images—hot poses that were somehow laced with self-deprecating humor as if she and her viewers were sharing a private joke. I’ve always viewed her as sexy, but not a sex object. Betty was always the kind of girl I felt certain I’d like to get to know. And weirdly enough, it’s always seemed that getting to know her would be easier than getting to know Marilyn Monroe, who was a contemporary and attracting the same kind of male attention.
There was always something of the girl-next-door about Bettie Page—a feeling that if you left your house at just the right moment you’d be able to spot her either arriving or departing—but only for a moment because she’d be gone while you were still trying ...