Archive for September, 2010

dvd review: MARTIN

September 28, 2010

Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 film Let the Right One In ranked as one of the best vampire flicks I’ve ever seen. With the Americanized remake due in theaters any day, I though it would be a good time to revisit my favorite vampire movie of all time. That would, of course, be none other that George A. Romero’s Martin. So, with that in mind, I’m re-posting an old review that I wrote for some website ages ago. (more…)

Spaghetti Western Archive – FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE

September 24, 2010

FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE (a.k.a. Four Gunmen of the Apocalypse) – 1975 director: Lucio Fulci; starring Fabio Testi, Michael J. Pollard, Tomas Milian, Lynne Frederick, Harry Baird

Those that know the work of director Lucio Fulci know him best for his audacious horror films like Zombie, Gates of Hell and The Beyond. But the fact of the matter is that Fulci, like most exploitation film directors in Italy, worked in a variety of genres. And while Fulci is best remembered for his gut-churning films that were often as visually stylish as they were incomprehensible, one of his all-time best films was this classic spaghetti western. (more…)

New Article on MSN: Teen Sex Comedies

September 8, 2010

Check out my most recent article on MSN, a loving tribute to the Goin’ All the Way teen sex comedy genre.

dvd review: SONS OF ANARCHY: Season Two

September 6, 2010

The first season of the FX series Sons of Anarchy started out strong, building up momentum until it reached its high point two or three episodes from the season finale. The second season picks up where the first left off; in terms of both story and emotional energy that propels the story. And in much the same way the first season built to an unrelenting fever pitch of violence and brutal emotions, so too does the second season. (more…)