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On Interview with the Vampire

On Interview with the Vampire

Featuring Tom Cruise (Top Gun), Christian Slater (FernGully: The Last Rainforest), Kirsten Dunst (Bring It On!), Thandie Newton (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Chronicles of Riddick), and Stephen Rea (Underworld: Awakening), Interview with the Vampire is a drama horror film directed by Neil Jordan. It is based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne … Continue reading

On Top Gun

On Top Gun

Directed by Tony Scott (Enemy of the State, Unstoppable), I remember seeing Top Gun at the house of my friend Marlyan with, then best friend, Jennifer back in South Lawrence ages and ages ago. It was a nice summer day when this happened, certainly, and fairly close to the O’Connell South Common. The film features … Continue reading

On Daredevil

On Daredevil

Featuring Erick Avari (Stargate, Stargate SG-1, Independence Day, The Mummy), Jennifer Garner (Dude, Where’s My Car?, Pearl Harbor), Colin Farrell (A Home at the End of the World, Total Recall), Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), and Ben Affleck (Dogma, Good Will Hunting, Pearl Harbor, Forces of Nature), Daredevil is directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider film series) based upon … Continue reading

On Idle Hands

On Idle Hands

Featuring Devon Sawa (Final Destination), Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four film series), and Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day, Batman & Robin), Idle Hands is a stoner dark comedy body horror film directed by Rodman Flender, and written by Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer. Notably, the film features the band, The Offspring, which was … Continue reading

On A Home at the End of the World

On A Home at the End of the World

Featuring Colin Farrell (Total Recall), A Home at the End of the World is a film with a screenplay adapted by Michael Cunningham based on his 1990 novel of the same name. I have always found it to be a very good film. According to the Ten Years Ago blog post on the film: A … Continue reading

Spoilers! and Fandoms

Spoilers! and Fandoms

As someone who consumes a hell of a lot of media, I can honestly say I have also been a major consumer of spoilers, but I am not the only one – in a certain way, aren’t we all? Before going further, I would like to correctly define what the definition of “spoilers” is, as … Continue reading

On Stardust

On Stardust

Featuring Ian McKellen (X-Men film series, The Lord of the Rings film series, The Hobbit film series, Doctor Who‘s The Snowmen), Claire Danes (Princess Mononoke, The Hours, Terminator: Rise of the Machines), Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns, Hairspray, What Lies Beneath), Peter O’Toole (Casanova), and Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Stardust a film adaptation of the 1999 Neil Gaiman (Doctor Who‘s The Doctor’s Wife) … Continue reading

On What Lies Beneath

On What Lies Beneath

Featuring Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns, Hairspray), What Lies Beneath is  psychological horror film directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future film series, Contact).   According to Roger Ebert: What Lies Beneath” opens with an hour or so of standard thriller scare tactics, done effectively, and then plops into a morass of absurdity. Lacking a smarter … Continue reading

On Universal Soldier

On Universal Soldier

Unlike the apocalyptic 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, and Independence Day, Roland Emmerich’s Universal Soldier is much more akin to Stargate in terms of atmosphere and characterization – with more actions sequences. The film features Dolph Lundgren (Masters of the Universe), Michael Jai White (Spawn), Robert Trebor (Xena: Warrior Princess), and Jerry Orbach (Murder, … Continue reading

On Dredd

On Dredd

Featuring Karl Urban (The Chronicles of Riddick, Doom, The Bourne Surpremacy, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Xena: Warrior Princess), Dredd is an action film based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. It is unrelated to the awful Judge Dredd film, as a new film adaptation had been … Continue reading