Archive for December, 2005

American Pie Presents: Band Camp – Franchise Spins Off In Strange Direction

December 29, 2005

With the burgeoning success of straight-to-DVD movies, I suppose it was only a matter of time before there would be STDVD

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“The Producers”

December 21, 2005

“The Producers” is a remake of the comic gem by Mel Brooks with more music and dancing added. The plot has been altered as well. All of these changes have not improved the original but instead make you appreciate the original even more. This stage-y production with a variety of performances ranging from good to poor will make you want to see the original again.

GRADE = “C”

Anime´: Saikano – War and Love With The Ultimate Weapon; Astro Boy: Kid Robot Fights For Peace By Busting Stuff Up!

December 20, 2005

“Rumor Has It”

December 20, 2005

“Rumor Has It” is a light-weight romantic-comedy about an unmarried young woman who travels from NYC to Calif. to attend her younger sister’s (only sibling’s) wedding. At this point she is considering getting married herself. This is a Jennifer Aniston film so if you don’t particularly like her – you may want to pass (unless you’re a Shirley MacLaine fan). Mainly, a ‘chick flick’.

GRADE = “B”

Dying Is Easy – Comedy Is Hard! Finding Good Comedies Is Harder…

December 20, 2005

TVonDVD: Spies, Superheroes and Cops – Classic Series Are More Fun On DVD!

December 19, 2005

Kiefer Sutherland

“Hoodwinked”

December 17, 2005

“Hoodwinked” is a musical detective/mystery takeoff on ‘Little Red Riding Hood”. Unfortunately, all of the effort put into this film results in a disappointing mis-fire. There are a few chuckles and most of the humor is directed at the adults. Probably not worth your time (or money).

GRADE = “C”

“Casanova”

December 16, 2005

“Casanova” is a costume romp with magnificent sets and good acting. Heath Ledger, in the title role, gives a performance that is a sharp contrast to the one in “Brokeback Mountain”. He’s certainly come a long way since “A Knight’s Tale”…

GRADE = “A-“

Michael Shanks Get’s ‘Payback’ On CSI: Miami

December 15, 2005

Michael Shanks talks about his upcoming guest role on CSI: Miami. EM caught up with actor Michael Shanks at the recent Creation Convention Salute to Scifi

Billie Joe Armstrong’s new animated movie Live Freaky Die Freaky…

December 14, 2005

Has anyone heard anything about Billie Joe Armstrong and Tim Armstrong’s new animated movie – Live Freak Die Freaky? I find it unusual that Billie Joe made a movie that…well isn’t really geared towards the average age of Green Days fans. The move is rated X and is completely graphic. But! You have to love that Billie plays Charlie Manson and everyone from Davey Havok to John Doe makes an appearance.