Online Movie Rental

I used to work at a video store. It was “mom and pop” joint. I actually stayed there for three years. Then it was off to another video store. This one was known as Blockbuster’s greatest competitor. I’m sure you know the one I’m referring to. I stayed there for three years as well. Anyway, I can’t say how stoked I was when they began the online movie rental concept…

Rest Stop – Review of a Horror Film

From the producer of The X-Files and Supernatural comes this tale of modern day isolation and terror. And it’s even got Joey Lawrence. Whoa!

“After the Sunset” – A Review

Marketed as a clever heist movie set in an exotic locale, “After the Sunset” is also a satisfying romance with two idealized lovers (Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek) who let greed, dishonesty, and complacency come between them. These lovers happen to be master jewel thieves enjoying their spoils in the tropics as their relationship reaches a turning point.

An Interview With “After the Sunset” Director Brett Ratner

“I always believed I was going to be a director,” Brett Ratner confided during a telephone interview when he was in Orlando, Florida, to accept the Kodak Award. “Visualizing and believing are the way to make things real.”

2 Movies About Young Adults That Prove Their Integrity and Substance

Pretty in Pink is a classic high school story of first love and prom night, starring Molly Ringwald as Andie, a girl from the wrong side of tracks who falls for Blaine (Andrew McCarthy), a rich preppie. Andie proves to be a girl of truth, courage and integrity rather than a push over. Saint Ralph is the story of Ralph Walker, a 14-year-old boy who is raised by his single mother. He grows up without his father who died a war hero. His mother then gets ill and falls into a comma. When he realizes he is bound for an orphanage if his mother dies, he has an epiphany that tells him if he accomplishes the miracle of winning the Boston Marathon his mother will come out of her comma and recover.

Casino Royale Is Not Your Father’s James Bond

“Casino Royale” is a solid new James Bond film. But don’t be surprised at all the departures form what you might be used to.

Surprise Ending Turns Spanglish Into a Triumph for James Brooks

Spanglish is a relationship movie with a surprise ending in that the two principal characters in the movie actually do the right thing. Essentially, a housekeeper for a family becomes emotionally involved with the husband. The husband (Adam Sandler) and the housekeeper (Paz Vega) manage to almost lose it but do not act on their impulses, separating at the end with the husband going back to his dysfunctional wife (Tea Leoni) and two children, and the housekeeper moving on to another chapter in her life.

An Interview With “2BPerfectlyHonest” Director Randel Cole

When writer-director Randel Cole was looking for a way to tell his quirky story about the Gen X population, he rejected conventional storytelling techniques. “I tend to lose interest in straight linear stories,” he says, “so I thought it would be a challenging task as a writer to develop a story that is multi-layered and also adds suspense and hopefully audience interest without having to inject typical kind of formulaic devices that are commonly used in films to move the story forward.”

Why “Ghost” Appeals to Our Fervent and Subtle Imagination

Ghost is everything that is right about a really scary movie. There are clearly good guys and bad guys, there is uncertainty about whether all of the good guys will be standing at the end of the movie, there is romance, there is sacrifice, there is redemption, there is the surreal to deal with, there is trying to stay grounded in reality, there is good and evil, and there is the eternal question of whether good will triumph in the end. See Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in this romantic movie set as a drama with danger.

Borat: Not A Laughing Matter!

Borat the movie is marketed as a comedy, but the issues it raises are not very funny at all.

Film Review: The Prestige

When you are watching this ‘The Prestige,’ you’d better be watching really closely. As the movie has reiterated both in its dialogue and its actual form, every magic trick consists of three acts: “The Pledge,” “The Turn,” and the “Prestige.” And if you’re taking the film’s first words to your heart – Are You Watching Closely?’ – you’ll probably get to appreciate the film, and probably get really rewarded by it.

Million Dollar Baby – This Is One Fight Where You Get Your Money’s Worth

After watching so many pay-for-view, big time, hyped fights on the tube and being totally disappointed, watching Million Dollar Baby was refreshing because I really got my money’s worth. This is a really good film that has the hardware to prove it. When the 2005 Academy Awards presentation ended, Million Dollar Baby, nominated for 7 Oscars, won 4, including Best Picture, Best Director (Clint Eastwood), Best Actress (Hillary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald) and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman as Eddie “Scrap Iron” Dupris).