Movies

Bubba Ho-Tep

By Ray Macula / January 18, 2005 /

Run Down and Ritualistic Sacrifices Is Elvis dead, or is he some geriatric geezer in a dilapidated East Texas nursing home? Why does Ossie Davis think he’s JFK? There’s no clear answers to any of the questions posed either here or in the movie. What is clear is that two octogenarians with the assumed personalities…

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The Secret Window

By Ray Macula / January 5, 2005 /

Break Down and Ball Breaking Johnny Depp is back, this time as Mort Rainey, a writer with some “issues” one of them being a whiny, reciprocity-type chick Amy (Maria Bello) that’s putting him through a messy divorce. Also along for the let’s-kick-ol’-Morty-(or Johnny)-while-he’s-down-routine is her new pea-brained, muscle bound fuck buddy Ted (Timothy Hutton). If…

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Hidalgo

By Ray Macula / December 22, 2004 /

Breakdown and Breaking Balls A Western that takes place in the Middle East?! What the HELL?! But it’s true my friends, all too true. No, seriously. It’s based on the autobiography of Frank Hopkins. Speaking of whom, he’s played by Viggo Mortensen, and does a myriad of things throughout this film. He’s a scout at…

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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

By Ryan Livingston / December 16, 2004 /

Often, when a television show makes it to the silver-screen it, well, sucks. This is especially true of cartoons in general and really true of Nickelodeon “Nick Toons.” They seem to stretch a half hour episode into an hour and half of diluted jokes in some cases… crap. Thankfully, the nuts at United Plankton Productions…

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The Punisher (2004)

By Ray Macula / November 10, 2004 /

Set Up and Sarcasm In Marvel’s new conquest of cinematic features none are spared, sort of like the hero and villain characters in this 2004 movie about the popular Punisher comic series. Tom Jane plays Frank Castle a lawman who has the misfortune to kill the son of a respected business man and 800 pound…

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