May 2006

Having fought atop the Statue of Liberty and inside the White House in the first two “X-Men” movies, it is fitting that the climactic battle scene of “X-Men: The Last Stand” takes place at another American landmark– Alcatraz. The legendary former prison serves not only as another iconic image for the series, but also as [...]

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Watch Eric & J.D. explain why “Mission: Impossible III” is the best action movie this year! Click on the photo for the Windows Media version of this on-camera review.

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Watch Eric & J.D. sink their teeth into the summer’s big disaster re-make, the dismal “Poseidon.” Click on the photo for the Windows Media version of this on-camera review.

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With its tense action, cliffhanger chapters, and simple prose, it has been written that Dan Brown’s obscenely popular bestselling novel “The Da Vinci Code” reads just like a movie. If that is the case, then somebody forgot to tell Oscar-winning director Ron Howard. On the printed page, Brown’s thin character development and penchant for unlikely [...]

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Who: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, Jacinda Barrett, Kevin Dillon, Andre Braugher What: A remake of 1972’s “The Poseidon Adventure” Where: in your local multiplex When: this weekend Why: That’s the real question, isn’t it? Why did this movie get made? The obvious answer is that the film studio thought that audiences [...]

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If “Poseidon” had been directed by Michael Bay it might have rocked. It would have had obscene explosions, sweet special effects, overt sentimentality and a campy sense of humor. Sadly, this remake of 1972’s “The Poseidon Adventure” was not directed by Bay, but instead by aqua-centric director Wolfgang Peterson (“Perfect Storm,” “Das Boot”) and it [...]

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This is the new music video by Dead Girls Ruin Everything, directed by our very own Eric Melin. It’s a parody of four classic teenage sex comedies– see if you can name them all! Thanks to the actors, crew, and Footage Productions for all their hard work. “All is Forgotten” is from the album “What [...]

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I’ve complained many times in recent reviews about Hollywood’s inability to make action-thrillers that are better than network television. With a slew of lackluster films like “Firewall,” “16 Blocks,” and “The Sentinel,” people have got to be hesitant to go all the way to the theater for less than their Wednesday night lineup. Well. we [...]

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There are many ways for the modern movie villain to be menacing. The 80s featured juiced-up bad guys with maniacal stares (like Gary Busey in “Lethal Weapon”), and suave foreign operators named Hans (Alan Rickman in “Die Hard”). The 90s brought us steely-eyed serial killers like John Doe from “Seven” and the now-iconic Hannibal Lecter, [...]

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