Author: Blake French

Feast 3: The Happy Finish

Feast 3: The Happy Finish

Feast 3: The Happy Finish is a gleefully tongue-in-cheek, genre twisting horror romp that's certain to draw a cult following while sending the same number of viewers running for the hills. By the end of...

Movie Review posted on 26th February 2009

Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds

Consumed by remorse and despair, a successful businessman gives up all hope after accidentally killing six strangers and his beloved wife. To make amends, he decides to off himself and donate his bodily organs to...

Movie Review posted on 19th December 2008

Righteous Kill

Righteous Kill

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino -- has there ever been a better acting team? For the first time since 1995's Heat, the two have leading roles in the same film, and their presence has...

Movie Review posted on 12th September 2008

Never Back Down

Never Back Down

As Jake has an emotional breakdown and reveals his inner demons, his mentor listens with an attentive ear... as he browses the shelves for lettuce. That's right, the pivotal scene of Never Back Down takes...

Movie Review posted on 14th March 2008

The Condemned

The Condemned

When a movie features superstar wrestlers in leading roles, usually it's a glaring signal to drop everything and run from the multiplex. The Condemned is an exception to that rule; it has more merit than...

Movie Review posted on 14th May 2007

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Neil Jordan knows movies are a form of art. While much of his work carries a distinctive artistic style, his involving 1986 drama Mona Lisa even carries the title of the famous painting of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Secretary

Secretary

Secret desires and dark, unusual fetishes make for great fiction, but few filmmakers have enough courage to tackle ideas that private. However, Steven Shainberg has more than enough audacity and he doesn't hesitate to...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Joy Ride

Joy Ride

Ever make someone else the brunt of a practical joke -- only to learn the joke is really on you? The characters in Joy Ride have, and after the lessons they learn, you can...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Confidence

Confidence

If Heist held your attention and The Score kept you guessing, you need to see Confidence, James Foley's stunningly original sting movie that puts the majority of sting movies to shame. Who knew that...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

U Turn

U Turn

I can't imagine U Turn in any director's hands except Oliver Stone's. Breaking free from his political obsessions, Stone explores new territory, giving the material a stark edge, innovation, and a thick, memorable atmosphere....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Rush Hour 2

Rush Hour 2

I enjoyed the original Rush Hour, the 1998 action comedy that grossed more than $250 million worldwide. Through its central characters, played by Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, the film provided audiences with a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Big Hit

The Big Hit

Why would any producer gamble $13 million on a trash heap like The Big Hit? There's no excuse to give such a horrendous movie the green light. I hope Ben Ramsey's script was...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Speed

Speed

Speed is to hostage thrillers as Psycho is to slasher flicks. Voted one of AFI's Top 100 Most Heart-Pounding Movies of all time, few hostage movies reach this level of tension and sustain it throughout...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Taxi

Taxi

Meet Belle (Queen Latifah), a classic New York loudmouth with a hunky boyfriend and a dead-end job. By day, she works as a bike messenger, hustling from destination to destination, utilizing garbage truck roofs and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Mindhunters

Mindhunters

In Mindhunters, a serial killer uses broken watches to reveal the time he's going to murder his next victim. Ironically, the film itself is like a watch -- a classy watch, in fact -- but...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Rain Man

Rain Man

Do you know about "high level" autistic people? They are amazingly intelligent. They can carry on conversations, memorize phone books, follow schedules, recite statistics, calculate square roots, and count the number of toothpicks spilled on...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

61*

61*

Billy Crystal's 61* explains why baseball is more than a sport -- it's a legacy. I've always seen sports as simple games people play. Sure, those guys out there on the field have...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

I hate math. I've always hated math. It gives me a pounding headache. It would take a miracle to convince me of its value. But A Beautiful Mind has accomplished the impossible; after watching the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Civil Brand

Civil Brand

Civil Brand might think that it carries an inspiring message about courage, hope, and sacrifice, but it's really nothing more than pieces of other movie's messages pasted together. Civil Brand wants to be The Shawshank...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Enough

Enough

Agh... not another movie where a battered, defenseless chick learns to kick bad guy butt. How many times have audiences endured this sluggish story in the past ten years? But hey, just because it's...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Predator

Predator

The scariest thing about Predator is that its lead actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is currently serving as governor of California. I'm not questioning Schwarzenegger's leadership or intellectual abilities, but it does worry me that the he-man...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Sharks 3D

Sharks 3D

Last summer, while vacationing in the Bahamas, I snorkeled through an exotic underwater community, interacting with various tropical sea creatures face-to-face. Obviously, nothing compares to mingling with manta rays and socializing with sailfish in their...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Festival In Cannes

Festival In Cannes

Attending a film festival is a remarkable experience. For a few solid days, a individual can recline in comfortable movie theater seats, consume buckets of warm, buttery popcorn, and enjoy cold fountain drinks....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

I might be the only person in the world who thinks Brian DePalma's 1976 classic thriller Carrie (now out on DVD) is one of the most overrated, disappointing horror films of all time, but I...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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