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.

Tony Jaa Talks THE PROTECTOR

September 12, 2006

When the Thai action film Ong-Bak opened in the United States, martial arts film fans finally were let in on a secret other film fans around the world already knew- that newcomer Tony Jaa could [click for more]

Fox’s IDIOCRACY

September 7, 2006

This past weekend director Mike Judge’s long awaited follow-up to his hit comedy Office Space (1999), Idiocracy, finally appeared in theatres, though one would be hard pressed to know it. The film stars Luke Wilson [click for more]

Review: CLERKS II

July 20, 2006

Whoever coined the phrase “You can’t go home again,” may want to re-evaluate that sentiment after viewing writer/director Kevin Smith’s Clerks II, his sequel to the 1994 indie comedy that launched his career. Although Smith’s [click for more]

Entertainment Weekly, You Are Dead To Me

June 19, 2006

Dean Wormer?- Dead! Neidermeyer?- Dead! Entertainment Weekly?- Dead! Dead to me at least. So glossy press release reprint source Entertainment Weekly has published a list of their 25 favorite online entertainment sites. And in between [click for more]

Andy Hardy’s Dilemma

June 19, 2006

So this past Saturday night I fall asleep on the couch watching Turner Classics’ all-night William Powell-Myrna Loy marathon. No biggie, though, as I’ve seen all 13 of their collaborations numerous times, even the rather [click for more]

Kevin Smith: Still Clerkin’

June 6, 2006

OK. I’ll admit that headline sucks. So let’s just move past that and get down to brass tacks, as it were. This past Thursday, I attended the second day of director Kevin Smith’s Vulgarthon film [click for more]

Blogs And Blobs

May 31, 2006

So… This is that “Blog” thing all the kids are talking about… Hello and welcome to the Editor’s Blog here at FilmBuffOnLine. My name is Rich and I’m your host. Those who know have heard [click for more]

POUND: Revisiting A Neglected Cult Classic

April 7, 2006

Although much has been written about the numerous films from early in Hollywood’s history that weren’t preserved, the same neglect can happen to more modern films as well. Case in point- writer/director Robert Downey, Sr.’s [click for more]

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