The Dentist: A Filthy Abomination

          Do you have a phobia of Dentists? Then spare yourself the two hours of pure torture of watching the 1996 film The Dentist. This film stars Corbin Bernsen as Dr. Alan Feinstone, with a young Mark Ruffalo as the manager of one of his unfortunate patients.           Dr. Feinstone has an idyllic life until […]

American Psycho: a compelling reflection

Whether you’re looking for a compelling drama or in the mood for blood spatter and gratuitous sex scenes, American Psycho is the movie for you. Released in 2000, American Psycho stars Christian Bale, with cameos by Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, and Willem Dafoe. Set in New York in the 1980′s, American Psycho follows twenty-seven-year-old Patrick […]

No “Doubt” you should see this film

Two oscar winners, a Tony-winning play-what more could you ask for? Set in the Bronx, in the 1960′s, Doubt is a contemporary masterpiece starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep and uo-and-comer Amy Adams, fresh off her success with Disney’s Enchanted. What do you do when you have doubt? Do you share it, or do you […]

Clerks: the little indie film that could

“I’m not even supposed to be here today.” That is the famous line muttered by Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith’s 1994 film “Clerks.” Taking place in Leonardo, New Jersey, “Clerks” stars Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson, with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith as the infamous Jay and Silent Bob. Twenty-something Dante (O’Halloran) is unhappy with […]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Timeless Classic

             Released in 1961, Breakfast at Tiffany’s continues to draw fans. Set in swingin’ New York City, Breakfast at Tiffany’s stars Audrey Hepburn as the irrepressible Holly Golightly, George Peppard as her “knight in shining armor” Fred, Martin Balsam as “agent” O.J. Berman, and Mickey Rooney as crotchety upstairs neighbor Yunioshi.               Holly is a call […]

Please “Quarantine” this movie

What happens when you reproduce films, shot-for shot? You get failures like Psycho (1998) and, in this case “Quarantine” which is a remake of the Spanish film REC. “Quarantine” stars Jennifer Carpenter of “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “Dexter” fame, Steve Harris, Jay Hernandez, and Johnathan Schaech. Set in present day, “Quarantine” follows news […]

Shattered: good deja-vu

           How far would you go to protect your family? How far would you go to protect yourself? Which one is more important? In a little movie set in present day Chicago called Shattered, we find such answers in the performances by Gerard Butler, Maria Bello and Pierce Brosnan.              Shattered(or Butterfly on a wheel, in Canada) is […]

paranormal activity: why im now afraid of my home

    In this day and age, horror movies seem to be coming off some kind of assembly line; with a few minute details, they are pretty much all the same. I haven’t been scared by a movie since I was five and I accidentally saw a clip of Child’s Play. Therefore, when my husband […]