VIDEO GAME WEEK: Alone in the Dark (2005)

Every movie is someone's favorite movie. That's why I don't call these reviews. They're me exploring films, trying to figure out how they happened and what they are about. How do I do that about this film without feeling like I'm kicking a limbless child? Edward Carnby (Christian Slater, Heathers) is an occult detective and… Continue reading VIDEO GAME WEEK: Alone in the Dark (2005)

VIDEO GAME WEEK: Doom (2005)

Andrzej Bartkowiak has been the cinematographer on three films that were nominated for Best Picture Academy Awards: The Verdict, Terms of Endearment and Prizzi's Honor.  But he may be better known for his films that combined hip-hop and action, like Cradle 2 the Grave, Exit Wounds and Romeo Must Die. He's also been behind two video game films: Doom and Street… Continue reading VIDEO GAME WEEK: Doom (2005)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Santa’s Slay (2005)

If you ever wanted to watch a movie where Bill Goldberg hits Chris Kattan with the same sidekick that ended Bret Hart's career, good news. I have found the movie for you. Yep, the Mason family -- including James Caan, Rebecca Gayheart, Fran Drescher and Kattan -- are all fighting during Christmas dinner, but Santa arrives… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Santa’s Slay (2005)