January 2006

The Magic of Bruce Campbell

by Eric Melin on January 31, 2006

in Features

Last fall, Eric interviewed legend of stage and screen Bruce Campbell at a book signing for “Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way” and screening of his new film “The Man with the Screaming Brain.” Here is some great footage of Bruce’s pre-film remarks and Eric talking with the Bruce-obsessed throng at the Screenland Theater in [...]

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James Bond is a great gig if you can get it, but the question becomes will you ever be known as anything else? In the cases of Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore, the answer is a resounding no… not so much. Sean Connery on the other hand, pulled it off nicely, because he’s a titan. [...]

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“Munich” is a powerful and extraordinary film unlike any other Steven Spielberg movie. See clips and hear Eric & J.D. rave all about it here! Click on the photo for the Windows Media version of this on-camera review.

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The collection of social oddities and family extremes that make up the cast of “Transamerica” could be perfect fodder for a “Jerry Springer” mini-series. With a transsexual and a seventeen-year-old male prostitute as its main characters, the story could be bogged down by oversimplification and insensitive portrayals of these social pariahs, instead the dialogue feels [...]

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For all of its sexual frankness and unusual main characters, writer/director Duncan Tucker’s “Transamerica” is way more familiar than it should be. Essentially an “odd couple” road trip movie about two strangers who must learn to get along, it is redeemed in part by an exceptional lead performance by Felicity Huffman. Huffman plays Bree Osbourne, [...]

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Besides all the stupid talk about Hollywood’s ‘gay agenda’ from fundamentalist talking heads and the huge amount of awards that “Brokeback Mountain” has been racking up this season, there’s something else that has been discussed far less– the actual movie. J.D. and Eric try to refocus attention on “Brokeback Mountain.” Click on the photo for [...]

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“Match Point” has garnered some attention as a return to form for storied director Woody Allen. Several Golden Globe nominations for the film and for its increasingly ultra hip starlet Scarlett Johansson have kept this latest entry in Allen’s filmography in the spotlight. While “Match Point” may not be the standard for the worst Woody [...]

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Woody Allen strays from his favorite setting of New York City and the familiar strains of old-time jazz to the upper crust of London and opera in “Match Point,” a diabolical look at passion and power. The move not only suits Allen’s subject matter, but also marks his first truly great film since 1999’s “Sweet [...]

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In the high-stakes big budget world of computer animation, “Hoodwinked” is an anomaly, as it was made without the benefit of major studio cash. Audiences have become accustomed to the dazzling visuals of Pixar movies, however, so the makers of this independently financed movie face an uphill battle, especially since its characters are all uncomfortably [...]

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In a world where Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Monsters, Inc.” exist, there is such a thing as run-of-the-mill animated movies. Of these, “Hoodwinked” is the worst kind. It borders occasionally on clever, but never actually is. It pretends to be kid-friendly, but instead is a collection of mildly entertaining twists and turns clearly designed to [...]

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J.D. gets the exclusive scoop on the who will play Fall Out Boy in their upcoming VH1 made-for-TV Movie That Rocks! Check it now. Quicktime users can gander here. 

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Eric and J.D. represent the two opposite ends of the raging debate over Peter Jackson’s “King Kong,” calling it both ‘deep’ and ‘flatulent’ just mere seconds apart.

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