Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

It only took $11,000, a nice suburban San Diego home and a tried-and-true gimmick to craft last year’s sleeper, “Paranormal Activity” - a clever first person perspective, shaky-cam “home movie” that told a rather effective haunted house…

Top Ten 90’s Bullies

The 1980's was a decade that established a very clear template for the beast that is the "Movie Bully". Be it Ace Merrill (Stand By Me), Heather Chandler (Heathers) or the legendary Biff Tannen (Back To The Future), a certain aesthetic had…

Frozen (2010)

Frozen is the type of movie that would work great in an elevator pitch because it’s basic premise can be summed up in one simple question - “What would happen if three kids got stuck on a ski-lift after a mountain had closed for the week?”…

Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Before I attempt to check my biased opinion at the door, allow me to state upfront that I dislike the notion that every classic horror film needs an update. I’m all for a good remake/re-imagining, but I think they should be reserved for…

The Lovely Bones (2010)

Let me first start out by saying that I have not read the book on which this flick is based. I am aware of how popular and loved it is, so I understand some of the backlash it received simply based on the fans expectations (believe me, if…

Cop Out (2010)

The Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn rips up on the soundtrack while Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan walk toward us in slow-motion during the opening images of Cop Out, Kevin Smith’s latest flick and his first real foray into big budget…

The Book Of Eli (2010)

It’s been 30 winters since “the flash” and Denzel Washington is carrying a King James Bible west on his way to the ocean. It’s made clear very early on that it’s not a good idea to get in his way. The Hughes Brothers Book of Eli is another…

Mystery Team (2010)

I first heard of Derrick Comedy a few years ago when I stumbled across one of their youtube skits called Girls Are Not To Be Trusted, where a character named Kevin uses his film class and all of his classmates short flicks to exact revenge…

Shutter Island (2010)

I just got back from my second screening of Martin Scorsese’s latest opus Shutter Island (saw it on opening day as well). I truly felt as though I couldn’t give any sort of intelligent criticisms about the film without having seen it for…