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Fracture: Lull Before the Storm

By C. Amoroso, published on May 5, 2007

At the dawn of the summer movie season, Fracture is the welcome lull before the storm of ostentatious blockbusters hit the screen. Director Gregory Hoblit presents a subdued psychological thriller for the semi-cerebral that intrigues more than it titillates. The mystery is not in who did it, but in how the self-admitted culprit plans to get away with it. The languid pace in Fracture allows the viewer to savor every scene of polite hostility between Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling as they mentally duke it out. What Fracture lacks in the usual sensational courtroom antics and gimmicks it more than... (more)

Tags: movie, police

Grindhouse: 70s B-Movie Homage with a 21st Century Twist

By C. Amoroso, published on May 5, 2007

Grindhouse, the latest Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino collaboration, pays homage to the low-budget campy exploitation films of the 60s and 70s with a 21st century 53 million dollar bankroll.

The double bill features Planet Terror and Death Proof peppered with three amusingly gruesome faux movie trailers directed by Eli Roth, Edgar Wright, and Rob Zombie. This 3 hour and 12 minute free-for-all has the big explosions, gruesome special effects, misogynistic violence, and scantily clad vixens that satisfy fans of this genre. In keeping true to the look of B-movies, Grindhouse shows... (more)

Tags: tarantino, zombies, is grindhouse a good movie

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