Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) ★★★★

DIR: Kevin Smith CAST: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords, Jeff Anderson, Katie Morgan, Ricky Mabe Writer-director Kevin Smith returns to good form with this surprisingly tender story of two friends, and what happens when things get too serious. Zack and Miri two friends living together in a frosty Pittsburgh suburb. Both have […]

Alec to the Rescue! (1999) BARF!

DIR: Derrick Louw CAST: Barbara Carrera, Oliver Tobias, Cindy Marshall-Day Those in the mood for a ‘bad-movie’ night will probably get a kick out of this botched treasure hunt flick while others will spend the entire merciful 80-miunte run time trying to figure out what the razor thin characters are saying, thanks to some pretty rudimentary ADR work. […]

O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000) ★★★1/2

DIR: The Coen Brothers CAST: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman Those familiar with Homer’s The Odyssey will no doubt appreciate the subtle parallels between the text and the Coen Brothers’ most Coen-esque movie to date (which is saying something). Three fugitives escape a chain gang during the Great Depression in rural Mississippi. One of them has […]

The Terminator (1984) ★★★★1/2

DIR: James Cameron CAST: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield In the future, robots have taken over the Earth and enslaved the human race. A man named John Connor leads a resistance and is humanity’s only hope. The enemy knows this, so they send a cyborg back into the 1980s to kill John Connor’s mother […]

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) ★★★★★

DIR: George Lucas CAST: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee The entire culmination of George Lucas’ effort to tell the tale of Darth Vader’s origins comes together in his third and final installment of the Star Wars “prequel trilogy”. A lot was riding on this one, and it must be said that […]

Menace II Society (1993) ★★★1/2

DIR: The Hughes Brothers CAST: Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett, Bill Duke, Larenz Tate, Charles S. Dutton An organic look at the tough streets of Watts during the 90s, The Hughes Brothers deliver a disturbing and cautionary tale of young African Americans tempted by violence, drugs, sex, and each other’s way of looking at the world around them. […]

Shark Tale (2004) ★★★

DIR: Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman CAST: Will Smith, Robert DeNiro, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorcese The creators of the kid friendly Shark Tale sure went to a lot of trouble marketing the name talent involved behind the cheap-looking but colorful graphics. The “tale” is of Oscar (Smith), an average fish living in the big […]