F9: The Fast Saga

Film Title

F9: The Fast Saga

Synopsis

It’s a Dom Dom Movie

Director

Justin Lin

Cast

Vin Diesel
Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster
Tyrese Gibson
Charlize Theron
Helen Mirren
Kurt Russell

“F9” – Dumb a thousand times. F9 is one the dumbest movies I have ever seen. It was so dumb, rather than waste brain cells and precious time thinking about this travesty, I considered just writing the word “dumb” one thousand times and calling it a review. That is what this movie deserves. But, the […]

Concessions (2022)

Film Title

Concessions

Synopsis

A short film about the reflections on a closing theater

Director

Mas Bouzidi

Cast

Rob Riordan
Jonathan Price
Mas Bouzidi
Olive Ryan

It is not news to anyone that brick and mortar everything has been on the ropes for years. The covid pandemic was just another gut punch to retail and nothing was hit much harder than the cinema movie houses. Multi-screened theaters are going the way of the drive-in movie and the shopping mall. The competition […]

Christine (1983)

Film Title

Christine

Synopsis

A creepy boy buys a possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury that loves to kill

Director

John Carpenter

Cast

Keith Jordan
Harry Dean Stanton
John Stockwell
Alexandra Paul
Robert Prosky

I have three gods in my pantheon: Jim, Jimi and Herman. (That is, for those of you that are not American: Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Herman Brood.) All pantheons all need a degree of lesser gods, so there are: Stephen King, Freddy Mercury, Bobby Fischer, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Elon Musk [EDITOR’S NOTE: What is wrong […]

Memorable Movie Directors and Writers: Paul Schrader: Part 2

The biographies: Raging Bull (1980), Mishima (1985), Patty Hearst (1988) & Auto Focus (2002) Raging Bull is an essential watch, but it’s the kind of unsentimental, uncomfortable two hours that’s easier to admire than love. Jake LaMotta (De Niro) is an archetypal angry, destructive and self-destructive Schraderian character, although he stops short of being suicidal. […]

The 4 Best PC Games For Students

Nowadays, an increasing number of studies are finding evidence that playing video games can have positive effects on different aspects of life, including academic performance. So, if you’re a student looking for ways to improve your grades or simply want to have some fun, here are four great PC games that can help you do […]

Memorable Movie Directors and Writers: Paul Schrader: Part One

Men Gotta Have Fun I’ve always believed religion fucks you up and thank God it did just that to Paul Schrader. Raised in a strict Calvinist household, he famously didn’t get to see a movie until his late teens. No matter, because once he dipped an intellectual, alienated toe into the celluloid pool the floodgates […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 19

Movie: The Thing John Carpenter’s 1982 reimagining of The Thing is overflowing with ghastly horrors and delights, including some of the greatest (and nastiest) practical effects work of all time, not least in the famous blood test and defibrillator scenes. However, it is the first brief appearance by the Thing itself, seen in its true […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 18

Movie: A Few Good Men Courtroom drama has been harvested since the very existence of motion pictures. From masterpiece classics like 12 Angry Men and To Kill A Mockingbird to hilarious comedies like My Cousin Vinny, movie viewers have been mesmerized by the drama and histrionics in the courtroom. One of the most unforgettable is […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 17

Movie: Full Metal Jacket Virtually everyone who has any interest in movies at all has seen Full Metal Jacket, or at least the opening and unforgettable diatribe by R. Lee Ermey. It is noteworthy and unbelievable that Ermey was not cast in this role, but was merely hired by Stanley Kubrick as an advisor. Kubrick […]

Memorable Directors: Brian De Palma: Part 2

The Heaven’s Gate moment: Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Do you ever avoid a flick because the critics pissed on it? You know, stuff like Ishtar and Battlefield Earth. The laughable quality of these efforts is so taken for granted that they’re only supposed to be trundled out if a snigger fest is required. I […]

Memorable Directors: Brian De Palma: Part One

There’s only one way to describe Brian De Palma’s five-decade-long career: all over the shop. There have been glorious artistic highs, far too many Hitchcockian homages, the odd mainstream megahit, a sprinkling of high-profile awards, condemnation for tawdry subject matter, a pronounced tendency to work with the same collaborators both in front of and behind […]