July 2007

This morning as I look at the headlines on Google, I see that Kevin Federline and Britney Spears’ divorce is finally final and I realize that the culture of stupidity is at an all-time high. You will have to dig deeper to find a mention of the careers of these two men. They changed cinema at a [...]

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Back in the Dark Ages before VHS entertainment was affordable enough to be in every home in America, you had to actually go to the theater to see your favorite movie more than once. So that’s just what I did. Being dropped off at the mall meant that while other kids were hanging out and [...]

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There are a number of qualities that separate “Rescue Dawn” from other prisoner of war and Vietnam-era films. First off, it feels more authentic. The same way that the first fifteen minutes of “Saving Private Ryan” pinned you back in your seat with its apparent realism – the bullets whizzing past your head, and a [...]

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The year is 2057. Like its namesake from Greek mythology, a spaceship called the Icarus II is flying too close to the Sun. But the ship’s eight crew members have more in mind than just getting closer to the source of Earth’s power—they plan to detonate a nuclear explosion on its surface. This will re-ignite [...]

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Sunshine

by Eric Melin on July 26, 2007

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“Trainspotting” and “28 Days Later” director Danny Boyle puts eight astronauts in a spaceship named Icarus and points them at the sun. Later Iron Maiden writes a song about it.

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Rescue Dawn

by Eric Melin on July 26, 2007

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As he did in the documentary “Little Dieter Needs to Fly,” Werner Herzog tells the story of a Vietnam POW, but this time with Christian Bale as the determined escapee.

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[MEDIA=77a6979d] Eric & J.D. discuss man vs. nature vs. the Hollywood ending in this new review of Werner Herzog’s Vietnam P.O.W. story “Rescue Dawn” starring Christian Bale. Check out the uncensored review here!!!

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 from New York magazine: A Peek at the Movie ‘Chuck & Larry’ Could Have Been   The reviews for the new Adam Sandler–Kevin James gay-panic comedy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, are pretty abysmal, and a number of reviewers echo Manohla Dargis’s question: What the hell are Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor’s names [...]

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“I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” a comedy about two manly firemen who pretend to be gay, sits atop the weekend box office mountain after grossing $34 million. No big surprise there, Sandler is a regular staple at the high end of the charts. Look at the total performance of his last eight movies, [...]

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“Order of the Phoenix” is my least favorite of the Harry Potter books. It’s important to note that “least favorite” in this case means I’ve only read the book twice instead of three times like the others. I’m a full-on Harry Potter fiend, I’m comfortable admitting that. “Phoenix” is the point in the ongoing story [...]

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I was just complaining to a friend of mine how they don’t make nerdy teenage fantasy movies like they did in the ’80s, and then along comes director Michael Bay‘s Transformers. A flawed, frenzied, and ultimately fun affair, Bay’s big screen adaptation of the Hasbro toy line (that itself spun into a TV series and [...]

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