Friday, May 19, 2006

Exorcist - The Beginning (Widescreen Edition)`` This movie is damned!'' exclaimed movie-magazine headlines seeing Exorcist: The Beginning , but those frightening warnings turned out to be inflated. Dealing a turbulent production history that actually did seem damned, Renny Harlin is much-maligned prequel to The Exorcist is a surprisingly qualified, serious-minded shocker occupied with the same nervous prophetic that made the 1973 original so phenomenally impressive. The story misses direction and feels cobbled together (perhaps the...

Exorcist - The Beginning (Widescreen Edition)

Dr. T & the WomenLoose-limbed and everyday even for a Robert Altman movie, Dr. t & the Women has a wily, offhanded card that makes up for its derelict construction. Richard Gere is eponymous gynecologist seems the framework of success: his agency is bundled regular with the ointment of Dallas is company matrons clamoring for an naming, his home life is signed with admiring wife Farrah Fawcett and daughters Tara Reid and Kate Hudson, and when he asks a interruption from the estrogen congestion there are...

Dr. T & the Women

One Night at McCool'sA silly endeavor to compound a standard film noir plot and a modern sex travesty about men who (to cite John Hiatt is song) let their little heads do the thought, One Night at McCool is is a bright comedy that never hits full velocity, coasting along amiably enough before spiraling into violence that frictions with its trashy sensitivity. It is not as svelte as Grosse Pointe Blank , but it is fun enough to commend, especially for those who tosh at the vision of Liv Tyler. The movie begins...

One Night at McCool's

A self-taught writer who had worked as a Pinkerton investigator, Dashiell Hammett initiated the hardboiled investigator novel and climbed to great celebrity before success seemed to make his life run. This documentary, an episode of the American Masters series of PBS, features interviews with Hammett is daughter as well as students and biographers, and tells the story of the writer is life in a suitably tough style. Indications from some of his known works, including The Maltese Falcon , ...

Dashiell Hammett: Detective/Writer

The Osbournes - The First Season (Censored)As the second season broadcast, the decay in tv evaluations and the warm sales of Kelly Osbourne is album signaled that the Osbourne family is 15 minutes were just about up. But this two-disc set is an essential time-capsule relic of that little and beaming moment when Ozzy and his family put their indelible cast on daddy civilization as the stars of the first world sitcom. For addled heavy-metal innovator Ozzy, his fiercely given wife and coach Sharon, and two (of three) of their children -...

The Osbournes - The First Season (Censored)

Back when Jack Nicholson was a Hollywood alien appearing in Roger Corman quickies such as Crybaby Killer and Little Shop of Horrors , it wasn't extraordinary for Corman to make a movie in just a few days. That was the case with this good little thriller, which was filmed in just three days using the same sets that Corman had used in his Boris Karloff thriller The Raven , which Corman had ended ahead of agenda. In fact, the sets were being charged down almost as smart as Corman could film...

The Terror