“WORDS AND PICTURES” – A New Film Report

Seeing “WORDS AND PICTURES” is like glancing backward to established Eastern prep schools where male students wore those crested jackets and the female students dressed tastefully. Those were schools where teachers often challenged students with harsh language and challenging assignments. Are prep schools like those still existing? It all seems like the bygone days. For the sake of students I hope there are places like Croyden in Maine yet in play.

Gragg Araki’s Kaboom Takes Him Back To His Roots

Gregg Araki cemented himself as a more serious director with 2004′s ‘Mysterious Skin’ while also elevating Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Now he’s back to his indie self with ‘Kaboom’, another look at sexual awakening in a fast moving near future where everything is spinning beyond everyone’s control.

The Tourist Shows Casting Two Big Stars Doesn’t Always Work

A movie with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp sounds so good on paper, but as ‘The Tourist’ shows, sometimes fantasy can be so much better than reality. Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Hollywood debut clunks badly.

Cher’s Burlesque Is Fun High Camp With Christina Aguilera

‘Burlesque’ is that fun musical movie that comes out during holiday season and makes you enjoy musicals all over again. It reminded me of how ‘Chicago’ made me feel, and I’m not a big musical person either. Cher and Christina Aguilera are the perfect match.

Nick Stahl’s Meskada Keeps His Career In Freefall

Nick Stahl is the only saving grace of the indie crime drama ‘Meskada’, and it makes you wonder whatever happened to his once promising career. Meskada won’t be resurrecting it for him.’

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd): I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us.

Todd Phillips’ Due Date Past Its Expiration Date

Todd Phillips’ Due Date is not the best successor to The Hangover and if you’re expecting it, you’re better off renting Planes, Trains And Automobiles. This is one Due Date that came way too soon or was overcooked.

HBO’s The Normal Heart Reminds Us Of A Crisis Still Not Over Yet

Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart has taken quite a long road getting to the big screen. Barbra Streisand tried for many years, but thankfully Ryan Murphy took over putting all of his passion into bringing it to HBO as it was well worth the wait.

Old Hammer Horror Film On YouTube

For the past few weeks I’ve found myself watching old movies on YouTube. I’ve been enjoying old horror flicks to be precise. I know.

Henry Polic II (1945-2013)

Henry Polic II, a television personality for close to forty years, died at 68 years. The actor began his career in 1975 with ABC, on which he acted as the Nottingham Sheriff. He later went on and acted as Dracula briefly in the 1970s series the Monster Squad and later on guest-starred in a dozen of shows, such as Mork and Mindy, Saved by the Bell, Alice, Eight Is Enough, Sheena, and Murder, She Wrote. Acting in various supporting roles, Henry Polic remained a popular face of TV for American generations from the 1970’s through to his death. In addition, he went on to accomplish mainstream status for children as well as adults alike during his period as the main voice of Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow on Batman: The animation series

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Wows Audiences With Fast-Paced Action and Emotional Depth

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” brings all of fans’ favorite Marvel Comics mutants back to the big screen for a fast-paced saga that melds the future with the past. Directed by Bryan Singer, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” takes the audience on an action-packed adventure from a future time that threatens the existence of both mutants and humans to the distant 1970s with hopes that the current future can be changed.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night: What Might Have Been

Among the many themes in Eugene O’Neill’s play, one is the question of what might have been had we taken the road not taken (to paraphrase from Robert Frost). No matter which road we take, we will have cut ourselves off from a different life than the one we chose. But we can only have what we chose. We can never have in reality what we only imagine. The question is not, “What might have been” but, rather, “What now?” What choices will define us now? What road will we take now from among the unlimited number of roads that are before us? These questions are explored in this article.