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.


August 1, 2007

Director Ridley Scott has announced that he had finally finished his ”Final Cut” edit of his futuristic noir classic Blade Runner (1982) and that it will be released in a variety of collector’s editions on [click for more]

Number 5’s Alive! And For Sale

August 1, 2007

Number 5, the heroic robot from the 1986 Steve Guttenburg comedy Short Circuit and its 1988 sequel Short Circuit 2, is one of the keynote items up for an online auction tomorrow and Friday from [click for more]

FilmBuff Newsreel Goes Live!

August 1, 2007

We here at FilmBuffOnLine are thrilled to announce the debut of a new feature here at the site- the FilmBuff Newsreel. The Newsreel is a new news initiative for the site that will deliver to [click for more]


July 10, 2007

One of my all time favorite movies is the Zucker-Abrams-Zucker disaster spoof Airplane!. If you by chance haven’t seen the film, there’s no real way to describe the film’s offbeat, random, out-of-left field sense of [click for more]


July 6, 2007

It’s been a question that seems to have been on Disney fans’ lips since the first DVD players rolled off the assembly lines and into retail outlets over 10 years ago- “When is Disney going [click for more]


July 3, 2007

Transformers is a pure summer popcorn movie- high concept, high octane and highly disposable. For the uninitiated, i.e., those who somehow remained unaware of the popular 1980s cartoon series, its numerous spin-offs, toys and comics, [click for more]

Nancy Drew- Movie Star

June 15, 2007

Many sleuths have made the translation from print to movie screen. Many of them have been hardboiled detectives, gentlemen criminologists and sweet little old ladies who have a flair for solving murders. But there was [click for more]


June 9, 2007

A young woman hangs upside down, naked and gagged, above an ornately tiled tub surrounded by candles. An older woman enters, disrobes and lies down in the tub. Reaching beside her, the older woman brings [click for more]

Script Review: CASINO ROYALE

June 7, 2007

Screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade Second Set of Revisions by Paul Haggis Draft Dated December 13, 2005 Any film franchise that wants to achieve any amount of longevity is going to have to [click for more]

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