It’s really hard to say something new about a divisive film like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, especially when you’re writing about it ten years after its release. The fact is, that there are very few films of its ilk. Boasting some of the best visuals of the past decade and a visual [...]
Anniversaries are hit and miss in the Godzilla universe, but this overlooked entry (obscured by remakes and awkward chronological positioning) is one of the best.
As someone who felt sentenced to high school, the series reminds me of why I hated it and how my decision making wasn’t that great back then. I won’t say that you’ll see yourself in Freaks and Geeks because everyone’s high school experience is different. Instead, I’ll say the world in the series is consistently dynamic and believable as 1980 Detroit.
Love him or hate him, writer/director Terrence Malick has yet to make a movie that doesn’t completely envelop an audience and take control of their senses for an otherworldly experience. ‘The New World’ does that 100 percent, embedding the viewer in another time when life moved at a completely different pace than it does today.
‘Good Bye Lenin!’ is an overlooked comedy that starts like a Twilight Zone episode and moves on to something deeper.
in 2005, having recently been ousted from the James Bond franchise, Pierce Brosnan bid a bitter adieu and good riddance to the Queen’s suave secret agent, dive bombing every 007 stereotype in the book with his fiendishly funny turn in an overlooked movie from writer/director Richard Shepard called ‘The Matador.’
While about 30 percent of the films that have played Fantastic Fest (which starts Thursday Sept. 22 and which I’ll be covering for Scene-Stealers) are available to stream online, and about 50 percent otherwise have a U.S. DVD release, the remaining 20 percent have not been released in the United States at all. Aside from [...]
Sometimes less truly is more, even when it flies under the radar. Such is the case with today’s excellent Overlooked Movie — one that is crying out for a deluxe Blu-ray reissue and a critical re-evaluation. Bill Murray has virtually cornered the market on understated acting, while writer/director Jim Jarmusch (“Dead Man,” “Down by Law”) [...]
Darren Aronofsky might see a second wave of consideration and approbation wash over his grossly misunderstood romantic sci-fi epic from 2006, “The Fountain.”
This DVD review was originally aired on KTKA-49. Out on DVD and Blu-ray now is “Let Me In,” a movie that a lot of people wrote off before it was even released. Hopefully now this underrated gem will have an opportunity to find the audience that it really deserves. Since it was based on a [...]
John Carpenter’s Vampires is an Overlooked Movie
“I used to own this club. You know who used to work here? Louis Prima. Buddy Greco. Phil Harris. Class!” “Vamp” is a film that could only really exist in the 1980s (1986, to be exact), when directors (particularly of low budget horror) had a seemingly limitless array of outlandish ideas they could stitch together [...]
Overlooked really is the first adjective I’d ascribe to my choice for this week’s Overlooked Movie, “Prozac Nation“. Based on Elizabeth Wurtzel‘s 1994 memoir about suffering major depression, the film was made in 2001, and premiered at Toronto that very same year, with the rights being purchased by Miramax. But it wasn’t until 2005 that [...]
“Awards are like hemorrhoids; eventually every asshole gets some.” Odds are you missed “The Hunting Party” when it hit theaters back in the Fall of 2007. The film came a bit short in earning back its $25,000,000 cost (the movie pulled in less than one million domestically) and disappeared from theaters faster than Keyser Soze [...]
“Capricorn One” is a movie about the first manned mission to Mars. It’s difficult to classify as a sci-fi, though, because no one actually ends up going to Mars. It’s more of an action-packed conspiracy thriller—one in which director Peter Hyams channels both Alfred Hitchcock and Sydney Pollack. It presents the viewer with all the [...]