Star Trek (Superbowl Spot)| Trailer Park

Ah, the good old days! When cowboys were men, horses were spaceships, and stuff always blew-up real nice in space!

Land of the Lost | Trailer Park

What's with all the trailers with people I don't like coming out all around the Superbowl... It's like they know I'm just waiting for the commercials or something. Will Ferrell, as I mentioned, isn't a favorite of mine, but this actually looks cute, in a Night at the Museum kind of way.

Taken | Film Review

Breaking News: Liam Neeson Wins A Fight!
Michael C. Riedlinger

            If you are one of those people who think French Cinema is about artistic shots, deep, meaningful stories, and exploring the nature of human suffering, then you need to stop watching TCM and get to a theater. Modern French filmmakers like Luc Besson, Louis Leterrier, and Pierre Morel have been bringing action and adventure films to put most of their American counterparts to shame for the better part of the last two decades. Taken, the latest film from Morel, is no exception, but there is an ugly subtext at work.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Trailer Park

Have I mentioned I don't really like that Lebouf guy? He just comes across as an eight year old playing make believe... Maybe that's why the Transformers movies work for me... This will be a good one to see with my ten-year-old son!

Year One | Trailer Park

Jack Black in something Funny! I'm all for it!

G.I. Joe | Trailer Park

My inner ten year old just came out, looked around, and didn't see George Lucas' childhood raping shadow, so I think we'll stick around for this one!

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans | Film Review

Goth Night at the Ren Fair
Michael C. Riedlinger

            In the latest installment of the Vampires vs. Werewolves series, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, director Patrick Tatopoulos lays out precisely how the two monster types came to be at war with one another. The trailer seemed to promise us the action and drama of Braveheart, with all the monster content of the Universal Studios classics. What we end up with instead is a hyper-predictable script with decent actors hiding under bad special effects and even worse costumes.

Slumdog Millionaire | Film Review

It was Written, My Man
Michael C. Riedlinger

            When I saw Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave, back when it came out on VHS, I got the impression that this director would surprise me someday. Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, and Sunshine all proved to do just that, but I never thought he would win awards with his films. After all, this is a director who favors experimental visuals, photographers who take chances, and a frenetic editing style many associate with MTV (though those people would do well to look into Dziga Vertov). Yet, here he is with Slumdog Millionaire, sitting on 40 well-deserved awards, and 10 Academy Award nominations.

Taken | Trailer Park

Franklyn | Trailer Park

Okay, so when WATCHMEN lets me down, there's still something to watch. Sweet!
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