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Looking for reasoning to a complicated world

By Shaun Gibson, published on Aug 24, 2013

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Tags: music, life, movie reviews, pictures, fun, random, changes to our world, out of this world, outer space, technology and weird stuff, movies and tv, world affairs and tagged change

Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol & Red Tails Movie Reviews

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jan 31, 2012

I recently scanned the movie section, and being the red-blooded guy that I am, two recent releases advertising some adrenaline-filled action caught my eye causing me to walk inside the darkened rooms of the silver screen. I've seen both of these movies within the past few days and thought I'd share some of my insights on both before you pluck down some of your had-earned dollar bills. Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol: This is the fourth installment of the mega-successful thriller which actor, Tom Cruise, has made famous again by resurrecting the theme of the TV series from decades... (more)

Tags: movie reviews, randy mitchell, mission impossible-ghost protocol, red tails, tom cruise, cuba gooding jr, terrence howard

Why “District 9” Should Be Watched

By SF Girl, published on Sep 18, 2010

Science Fiction is in its very nature a symbolic meditation on history itself—Frederic Jameson, critic

We call them “prawns”: bottom feeders, vermin: feared and hated aliens who descended unannounced—and unwanted—over Johannesburg twenty years ago. Their massive starship hangs poised over the crowded city, casting a daily reminder that we are not alone in the universe.The ship came and hovered in the hazy skies over Johannesburg, in a pall of silence. Humanity waited for something to happen; nothing did. A United Nations team was finally dispatched to investigate and what they found... (more)

Tags: movie reviews, science fiction, district 9, social commentary

The Haunting

By DLFerguson, published on Nov 12, 2009

 

            One the questions I get asked quite frequently by email, Skype, telephone and notes rubberbanded around thrown stones is: “What have you got against horror movies?  You’re always knocking horror movies and saying they’re stupid and make no sense.”

            That’s actually not true.  I’ve said that a whole lot of horror movies make no sense.  Even more not only make no sense, they’re stupid.  Most horror movies depend on The Idiot Plot: a plot that depends completely and solely on everybody in the movie acting like an idiot to keep the story going.  But there are... (more)

Tags: movie reviews, the haunting, shirley jackson, robert wise director

It's So Bad...that It's Good?

By Adina A. Abrahami, published on Jul 26, 2009

I find Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1934 film adaptation of Edgar Alan Poe’s short story The Black Cat, recently presented by the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto, CA, an example of how the concepts of high and low art are interchangeable, notably with respect to a progression in time and the subsequent change in an art form’s style definitive of a specific period.

The film was shot and distributed on behalf of Universal Studios to vast audiences during the thirties, a time when a financially torn America found itself begging for a glimmer of hope from a trustworthy face, and that face usually belonged... (more)

Tags: movie reviews, cult movie classics, the black cat

Westward The Women

By DLFerguson, published on Jan 30, 2009

WESTWARD THE WOMEN

1951

MGM

Directed by William Wellman

Produced by Dore Schary

Written by Charles Schnee

Based on a story by Frank Capra

Here’s a movie that even fans of movies in general and westerns in particular have told me they’ve never seen or heard of when I mention it and I can well understand why. WESTWARD THE WOMEN is by no means a traditional western and every time I watch it I’m kinda amazed that it was made in 1951 since the story is told in such a raw, unglamourized fashion. It features women and minorities prominently in the... (more)

Tags: movie reviews

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

By DLFerguson, published on Sep 19, 2008

1985Orion PicturesDirected by Guy HamiltonProduced by Larry Spiegel and Dick ClarkScreenplay by Christopher WoodBased on “The Destroyer” created by Warren Murphy and Richard SapirIn the 1970’s there was a revival of pulp adventure heroes of the 1930’s and 1940’s and the paperback racks in bookstores were stuffed with novels reprinting the adventures of such classic characters like Doc Savage, The Shadow, Conan The Barbarian, G-8 And His Battle Aces and The Spider. They were helped along by breathtakingly beautiful covers done by legends of the art world such as James Bama, Jim Steranko and... (more)

Tags: movie reviews, remo williams the adventure begins

There Will Be Boredom!

By m.zeno, published on Jan 18, 2008

Just because you have Daniel Day-Lewis in your movie does not mean that you can forego everything else, namely, - an equally stunning supporting cast, character development, a complete, well-developed story, and last but not least, - editing. If your going to make what is essentially a 3 hour movie, you'd better have some compelling reasons for doing it. Day-Lewis in the title role is a compelling reason, but he can't do it alone, and that is exactly where director and writer Paul Thomas Anderson leaves him, - stranded and alone on the screen with mediocre dialogue, a still-born story,... (more)

Tags: movie reviews, there will be blood reviews, there will be blood movie review

Death Proof

By DLFerguson, published on Nov 4, 2007

Once upon a time there was this street in Manhattan. 42end Street. Now before you jump up and say; "It's still there." Let me say that no. It' not. Oh, 42nd Street is there. But it's not there. Give me a minute to explain. Back in the 70's and 80's you could go to 42end Street between 7th and 8th Avenue and on both sides on the street there were nothing but movie theaters. Cheap movie theaters that showed double and even triple features. And when I say cheap I mean $2 or $3 bucks. That's right. You could go see two movies for three lousy dollars and stay in the theater until it... (more)

Tags: tarantino, movie reviews, death proof movie, grindhouse nyc

You Say You'd Like More Movie Reviews? Glad You Asked

By DLFerguson, published on Oct 23, 2007

First of all I'd like to thank all of you who were thoughtful enough to email me personally and ask questions about my writings. My movie reviews in particular. Some of you even asked me why don't I do an entire book of movie reviews. Little do you know that you should never give me such an opening. "And why is that?" .... some wiseguy in the twelfth row shouts out. Because I already have. DERRICK FERGUSON'S MOVIE REVIEW NOTEBOOK was published earlier this year and if you'd be at all interested in a copy for yourself then bounce on over here http://www.lulu.com/content/260678 for further... (more)

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