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Probably the best way to watch BE COOL is to realize right off the bat that this is a movie that knows itâ€™s a movie. Itâ€™s no more than an exercise for the actors to have fun and for us to sit back and just watch the actors having fun. Thatâ€™s all it is. Weâ€™re watching a bunch of highly talented folks hanging out and being filmed hanging out. They get to do familiar riffs on the conventions of the crime genre and they make no secret of the fact that theyâ€™re doing so. Nobody is straining to win an Academy Award or even to blow us away with theyâ€™re acting ability. BE COOL is the... (more)
Those of you who know me from past movie reviews Iâ€™ve written (Warning: cheap huckstering ahead!) which you can find collected in â€œDerrick Fergusonâ€™s Movie Review Notebookâ€ available through Lulu.com know that my favorite genre of movie is The Western. I love movies, period and I am the type of movie nut that will literally watch anything. Yes, even chick flicks. But Westernsâ€¦man, thatâ€™s my huckleberry right there. Give me a Saturday afternoon, two or three good Westerns to watch along with some cheeseburgers, potato chips and plenty of Coca-Cola and leave me alone. Thatâ€™s why... (more)
Iâ€™m going to give you the best recommendation I can give you for SHOOT â€˜EM UP and it comes from my wife Patricia. We went to see this movie and I was fully prepared for her to hate it. 86 minutes later we left the theater and I asked her what she thought of it. â€œI loved it.â€ Says she, taking me totally by surprise and yet again reminding me that I should never be so arrogant as to presume to predict what a woman will think. â€œWhat did you like about it?â€ I ask. Patricia smiles at me and says quite seriously: â€œI like a movie that gives you exactly what the title says... (more)
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM ends the same way that â€œThe Bourne Identityâ€ began: with a man floating in water. And like in that movie, the body of water is a symbolic womb in which the man is restored to life. Maybe Iâ€™m being a little bit too high falutinâ€™ and film criticy for what is essentially a high energy action/adventure espionage movie but itâ€™s a thought that occurred to me when at some point in the movie itâ€™s casually thrown off that Jason Bourne wasnâ€™t just a name picked at random. Think about it. Bourne=Born Again. Because in this movie we at last find out who Jason Bourne... (more)
Despite being made two years after the first Jason Bourne movie: â€œThe Bourne Identityâ€ THE BOURNE SUPREMACY could have been shot back to back with the earlier film as it picks up the story of Jason Bourne without a stumble or a hitch. It doesnâ€™t even take time to recap what happened in that earlier film but honestly, when we live in a world filled with Blockbusters, Netflixes, Targets, Wal-Marts, downloadable movie services like Vongo, PPV and such, is there any reason for a recap in any sequel? So with hardly so much as a title card to tell us what movie weâ€™re watching, THE BOURNE... (more)
Iâ€™m convinced that television shows like â€œAliasâ€ and â€œ24â€™ as well as movies like the â€œMission: Impossibleâ€ series and THE BOURNE IDENTITY are the reason for the recent rebooting of the James Bond franchise. Spies on television and in the movies have grown up and no longer take on world conquering supervillains with weird fetishes. No, the bad guys are more rooted in the reality of our world after 9/11 and so are the heroes. Take Jason Bourne, for instance. A killing machine of the highest order with a nearly superhuman capacity for taking punishment as well as dishing it out.... (more)
Iâ€™m not a football guy at all. My sports are baseball, boxing and tennis. I can understand the complexities of Star Trek technobabble or Pre-Crisis DC Comics continuity with no problem but trying to understand the rules of football makes me feel like the village idiot. Oh, if you invite me over to your house to watch a game with you, Iâ€™ll show up gladly with the beer and the buffalo wings but the only thing I understand about football is that one guy gets the ball and runs like his ass is on fire while a bunch of other guys try to stop him. So why did I watch FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS which... (more)
I've only seen "Angel Heart" maybe two or three times since I saw it in it's original theatrical run back in '87 and I was overjoyed recently to see that The Independent Film Channel had it on it's schedule and I got myself ready on my couch with my goodies wondering: could it still have the same effect on me after all this time? My happy answer is: YES. "Angel Heart" remains one of my personal favorites because it is photographed so well, the performances are all outstanding and it combines the private eye and supernatural genres flawlessly. It's a hell of a movie and given the subject matter,... (more)
Every once in a while I'll run across a movie that's a real eye-opener in terms of subject material and acting. Usually it's a movie I've heard or read about but rarely shown on television or available on DVD or VHS. A FACE IN THE CROWD is a movie I've never heard about and when it was shown on Turner Classic Movies the only reason I watched it was because the excellently informative and engaging host of Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne made the movie sound so interesting that I decided to give it a try, even though it was starring Andy Griffith who has never been the least bit interesting... (more)
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The world of 28 DAYS LATER will be very familiar to those of us who have watched End Of The World classics such as the George Romero DEAD TRILOGY, ON THE BEACH, THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL and THE OMEGA MAN.
People are fascinated by the idea of the World As We Know It Coming To An End. And 28 DAYS LATER does a truly awesome job of not only convincing us of the reality of what we're watching, it makes us think about the destructiveness of human nature. There is nothing in the movie that does not occur save through human arrogance and failure. Arrogance in our stubborn belief... (more)