July 2006

I can remember distinctly the feeling I had…slipping on my white mesh shoes and straightening the white blazer over my pink polo, thinking to myself that if there was a way to make my exceptionally dorky ass cool…this has got to be it. It was the time of “Top Gun,” Pac-Man and “Footloose” and I [...]

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Anyone going this weekend to see Michael Mann’s movie version of “Miami Vice,” the hugely popular television series that he executive-produced in the 1980s, may be shocked to find that about the only thing that ties the two together are the names of the two main characters.  Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jaimie [...]

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I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to a movie that made me jump out of my seat, laugh out loud, and get all emotional in the same two hours. M. Night Shyamalan’s “Lady in the Water” is an incredibly well balanced film that has immense style and substance. A bit of a [...]

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Eric and J.D. debate the merits of Kevin Smith and re-visiting the “Clerks” for another go-around in this uncensored, no-holds-barred on camera review of “Clerks II.” Click on the photo for the Windows Media version of this on-camera review.

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“They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.” – Marty Di Bergi, reading a review of a Spinal Tap album in “This is Spinal Tap” “That’s nit-picking, isn’t it?” – Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap lead guitarist It was twelve years ago that New Jersey convenience store twentysomethings Dante Hicks (Brian [...]

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Eric caught up with Brian O’Halloran (Dante) and Jeff Anderson (Randal), stars of “Clerks II” recently to talk about being surprised with an “R” rating(!) and not getting chased out of France like Frankenstein’s monster. Quicktime users click here.

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There are lots of sci-fi movie and novel fans out there who could explain to me fervently what they like about the book or film version of “A Scanner Darkly.” I admit, I haven’t read the novel, but I have read “Naked Lunch” and that should count for something. It’s possible I don’t own the [...]

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“Blade Runner” and “Minority Report” are both terrific movies, but neither of those Philip K. Dick movie adaptations so accurately approximate the unique head trip that it is to actually read one of the revered science-fiction author’s books as much as Richard Linklater’s new animated film “A Scanner Darkly.” Based on a partly autobiographical 1977 [...]

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Eric caught up with Brian O’Halloran (Dante) and Jeff Anderson (Randal), stars of “Clerks II” recently to talk about why this sequel needed to be made and discuss who’s hotter, Rosario Dawson or Sharon Stone. The movie opens July 21, but until then, check out this exclusive on-camera interview! Quicktime users click here.

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No one expected the first film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise to be any good or to become such a huge success. Spectacular advertising and an outrageous performance from Johnny Depp made “The Curse of the Black Pearl” a smash-hit and left audiences chomping at the bit for another romp with Captain Jack [...]

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It was just three years ago that Johnny Depp finally achieved major superstardom and, believe it or not, his first Oscar nomination in a Disney movie based on a theme park ride and directed by Gore Verbinski (“The Ring,” “The Mexican”). 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” had swashbuckling adventure [...]

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Like the popular syndicated radio show that bears its name, Robert Altman’s new film “A Prairie Home Companion” occupies its own unique time bubble. Nostalgic for an idealized version of wry family entertainment that probably never quite existed, it embodies all that is strong in character about the Midwest, or at least what should be. [...]

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