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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.

Review: I, ROBOT

July 16, 2004

One of the seminal short story collections in science-fiction literature is Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot. The stories introduced the idea of the Three Laws of Robotics, hardwired into every robot’s computerized brain prohibiting them from [click for more]

Review: SPIDER-MAN 2

June 30, 2004

The two years since Peter Parker (Tobey McGuire) has become Spider-Man have been rather rough for the young hero. The photos that he takes of his alter ego in action are used by newspaper publisher [click for more]

Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

June 16, 2004

Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) is an inventor whose rather unorthodox methods have not endeared him to the rather staid members of the Royal Academy of Science. When Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent) mocks Foggs’ theories, a [click for more]

Review: VAN HELSING

May 7, 2004

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano herald the return of spring, the arrival of summer can only mean that our local cineplexs will soon be swamped with a multitude of high concept action blockbusters. While [click for more]

2003 National Film Registry Picks

December 28, 2003

The Library of Congress has announced its 25 picks for this year’s addition to its list of “Culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant films on the National Film Registry. This year’s titles span the length of [click for more]

Script Review TIME BANDITS II

October 1, 2003

By Charles McKeown Second Draft September 4, 1996 In 1981 Monty Python member Terry Gilliam released Time Bandits, his first major step away from his work with the British comedy troupe and a film that [click for more]

Review: ANYTHING ELSE

September 19, 2003

The advertising for the new Woody Allen film Anything Else have played up the film’s two leads, young actors Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci, while downplaying Allen’s involvement to the point of virtually not admitting [click for more]

Review: AMERICAN SPLENDOR

September 12, 2003

“Write what you know.” It’s familiar advice that’s dished out high school composition courses everywhere. It’s something that Harvey Pekar has embraced, turning his life as a file clerk in Cleveland into the basis of [click for more]

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