Monthly Archives: April 2007

Movie Review: PEZHEADS


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Giant Tigger PEZ DispenserNot rated, material should be fine for people of all ages.

Rating: C

It’s a good concept, a movie about PEZ collecting. But the film is lacking a cohesive plot that ties it all together or makes you want to care about the people being profiled.  Try sending them on the ultimate PEZ quest or some other mission. Give us a reason to cheer for them, or otherwise inspire another audience emotion.

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Movie Review: King of Kong, a Fistful of Quarters


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Not rated (nothing offensive, other than a single recurring poo joke that could be construed as being family friendly)

Rating: B+

It’s a documentary about the “ultra-competitive world of World Record Video Gaming, specifically Donkey Kong”.  If you liked WORDPLAY or SPELLBOUND, you’ll love this one too.  It helps if you have some like of video games anyway.  

LOVED this film.  Great suspense, good characters, some funny bits too.  It helps that there’s a hero and a villain (and a figurative group of crazed villagers with flaming torches and pitchforks, trying to Keep the Man Down).

Movie Review: Disturbia


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Rated: PG-13 for suspense and a little violence.  High creepy factor in places.

Rating:  C

Good premise, but not enough creep for the creepy concept.  At least one good laugh, but not a lot of ’em. 

There might be two or three good suspenseful scenes, but nothing that can’t wait for DVD viewings.

Movie Review: Grindhouse


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Rated R for blood, language, blood, violence, blood, boobs, blood, and zombies.  And more blood.

Rating :

  • overall concept: B+
  • Tarintino’s part: C
  • Rodriguez’s part: B+
  • The fake trailers and commercials: A

Oh my god — if you love B movies with lots of zombies and blood and useless violence and gratuitous splatter shots and just plain fun, then you’ve got to see this.  If you do not enjoy those late-night bloodfests with lousy direction, dialogue, and gratuitous splatter shots, then you will not enjoy this film.

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Movie Review: Grindhouse


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Rated R for blood, language, blood, violence, blood, boobs, blood, and zombies. And more blood.

Rating — overall concept: B+. Tarintino’s part: C. Rodriguez’s part: B+. The fake trailers and commercials: A

If you love B movies with lots of zombies and blood and useless violence and gratuitous splatter shots and just plain fun, then you’ve got to see this. If you do not enjoy those late-night bloodfests with lousy direction, dialogue, and gratuitous splatter shots, then you will not enjoy this film.

The trailers and commercials and other aspects of the film that make this *look* like it’s been played over and over and over again from the mid-70’s until now? Perfect.

When it comes to the double-feature aspect, the only thing I’ll say is that the first film is a lot more exciting and interesting and funny throughout vs the second film. The second film is classic tarintino with tons of dialogue that really doesn’t seem to have any purpose in the film; I even started to nod off in parts of it. But the “climactic ending”, as some reviews have called it, IS worth sitting through to see it to the end.

Yes, there’s tons of gore. It’s done a little bit for shock value and a lot for humor. See it with a large crowd of people who don’t mind cheering at that stuff. Oh, and there are tons of fun cameos. Well, maybe not “tons”, but enough to make it interesting.