January 2008

Whether its guys in big rubber suits, stop-motion camera trickery, or computer generated effects, there is something exciting, terrifying, and sometimes unintentionally hilarious about movies that feature a giant monster let loose in a major urban city. With the much-anticipated release of this weekend’s “Cloverfield,” I take a look back at ten of the best […]


It is entirely appropriate to call writer/director Tamara Jenkins’ latest feature “The Savages” a comedy because it’s very funny. But like “About Schmidt” or “As Good As It Gets,” this film is also a poignant reflection on the human condition and on growing older in America. “The Savages” is tragic, acidic, hopeful, and full of […]


According to CloverfieldClues.Blogspot.com, the image of the dinosaur like lizard thingy that is circling the web is NOT the image of the real monster. Here is what was posted today just as it appears on the Cloverfield Clues website. Tuesday, January 8, 2008 This Is NOT The Monster, Part 1 This is part one in […]


Paul Thomas Anderson and Tony Gilroy, who were both ignored by the Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Awards are both among the five nominees for the Director’s Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2007. This is a big step forward for PTA’s “There Will Be Blood” and Gilroy’s “Michael Clayton” and a big […]


We know what your thinking. but no, “This is Spinal Tap” is not on the list. (Only because somehow that movie keeps jumping into every freakin’ Top 10 we do.) Click HERE and tell us what you think!


On the heels of spoof-biopic “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” here is a list of ten of my favorite films about musicians real or imagined. This list is excluding as usual, Rob Reiner’s spandex-infused masterpiece “This is Spinal Tap,” because everyone knows that any list of movies-about-musicians worth reading would have it at the […]


2007 has definitely had its share of ups and downs at the box office. I was genuinely surprised to find it difficult to come up with ten films that I felt strongly enough about to include on my best films of the year list. 2007 had an unusually high amount of good films, but only […]