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Once I dreamed of being a filmmaker. Now I just write reviews of them that no one reads. That's life I guess.

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  • Godzilla: Final Wars
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • O.J.: Made in America

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  • The Brain from Planet Arous

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  • Munchie

    Munchie

    GoodVibes Family Entertainment Presents

    TRAPDOG 

    INT. BILLY’S ROOM 

    Billy sadly sits on his bed.

    Billy: Boy, It sure is hard being the new kid in town, especially when you’re a geek like me. Man, if only I had a friend I’m sure things wouldn’t be so tough...

    He hears a noise.

    He looks to see something scuttle behind the cabinet. 

    Billy: Hey, who’s there? 

    He looks behind to cabinet to see some kind of furry critter.

    Billy: Hey, what are…

  • Star Trek

    Star Trek

    Like any long lived franchise, Trek has had its low points. You got your Spock’s Brains, your Shades of Grey, your Profits and Laces, your Thresholds, your A Night in Sickbays. Just recently we got a real wallop in Discovery season 4, ooh boy. I wondered if maybe that was the low point of the franchise, but my rewatch assured me no, that honor belongs to Star Trek 2009, which may lack the obvious defects the above contain, but what…

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  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The ancients believed that significant events were heralded by portents. Is it a coincidence then, that the same year Godzilla walked out of the sea and into our hearts, another reptilian monster made his debut? And sure, the Gillman may not have launched a series that continues to this day, or gained a famed rogues gallery, or have his own line of hot sauces, but he’s still remained an iconic beast in his own right, with his debut film being…

  • The Brain from Planet Arous

    The Brain from Planet Arous

    The monsters of American creature features of the 1950s are usually seen as representative of communism. However, I think you could argue that, like the film noir of the period, they represent the repressed darkness of the mind buried under the conformity of the times, the various giant insects and alien invaders being the irrational id they convinced themselves they had mastered. This is more indicative of that than most, with the typical white male hero of this dominated by…

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  • Billy Madison

    Billy Madison

    ★★★★★

    I would be remiss if I let Women’s History Month pass without talking about my favorite movie directed by a woman, Tamra Davies’ Billy Madison. Now you might assume I’m making some sexist joke, claiming my fav female directed film be a critically reviled crude comedy, but I am being completely serious. Billy Madison is a masterpiece, a comedy far above anything by Chaplin or Tati.

    One thing I don’t think many people understand is that this is a parody…

  • Anna

    Anna

    LUC BESSON: Oh-ho, the Americans, they have no taste for originality. It’s sequel this, reboot that.
    FRENCH CRITIC: Yes, Hollywood runs around like headless chickens, throwing everything they can into audiences’ faces, “you loved this before, you will love it again, no?”
    LUC BESSON: Exactly. We French invented the motion picture, and it is we who shall shepherd it through this dark time. My new film breaks new ground, offering something never seen before. It is about this woman. She’s…