About Rich Drees

A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.

Shooting ANIMAL HOUSE

March 26, 2007

Pre-Saturday Night Live, the predominate comic voice in America in the 1970s was the National Lampoon magazine. It should come as no surprise that several of those responsible for the Lampoons’s early success – Michael [click for more]

Trailer Park: Opening This Weekend

March 22, 2007

Lots of new films opening this weekend. Here’s what you have to choose from- The Hill Have Eyes II The Last Mimsy Pride Reign Over Me Shooter TMNT

The GRINDHOUSE Gang

March 21, 2007

We still have a little over two weeks until Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t get some glimpses of what’s in store for us. Thanks to the folks [click for more]

The Battle for THE UNIVERSE

March 20, 2007

Across The Universe, the 1960s set musical utilizing the songs of the Beatles, is at the center of yet the latest round in the ongoing Hollywood struggle between art and commerce. Specifically, director Julie Taymor [click for more]

Not Starring In…

March 18, 2007

Last month I told you about how Howard Stern almost starred in Barry Levinson’s film Man Of The Year. But it’s no secret that actors are linked to films that they never actually appear in. [click for more]

Trailer Park: Opening This Weekend

March 15, 2007

Daydreams of infidelity and impending disaster dominate the two major studio realeases this weekend while the indie studios give us tales of love in London and tribal conquest in 18th-century Kazakhstan. I Think I Love [click for more]

MPAA Clarifies R Rating, World Shrugs

March 15, 2007

The Hollywood Reporter has posted a story today where the Motion Picture Association of America’s Classification And Ratings Admission has announced a change of wording that will accompany the “R” rating certificate on future movies [click for more]

The Spoils of 300

March 13, 2007

This past weekend’s $70 million box office gross for the historical action/drama 300 surprised and surpassed nearly everyone’s expectations*, making its director, Zack Snyder, Hollywood’s Golden Boy of the moment. And that’s good news for [click for more]

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