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.

Jennifer Connolly Heads To EARTH

November 6, 2007

Jennifer Connolly is taking the lead female role opposite Keanu Reeves in Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming remake of the classic The Day The Earth Stood Still. Kathy Bates is also in talks for a role [click for more]

Stallone Has DEATH WISH

November 5, 2007

With the success of Rocky Balboa under his belt and the growing interest in the upcoming Rambo sequel, it certainly seems that Sylvester Stallone’s career is on an upswing. Apparently hoping to capitalize on that [click for more]


November 2, 2007

For several years during the late 1960s and early `70s, Frank Lucas was one of Harlem’s most successful businessmen. He had the acumen to go directly to a supplier for his wares, cutting out the [click for more]

Everyone’s Escaping From NEW YORK

October 31, 2007

It seems that everyone is trying to get away from New Line’s planned remake of John Carpenter’s ’80s action classic Escape From New York. Recently, it had been rumored that Brett Ratner, the director of [click for more]

CRANK 2 Amping Up

October 31, 2007

Released last fall, Crank was one of those films that was completely unapologetic for what it was- a hyper bit of cinematic pulp with no pretensions of aspiring to be anything else. Essentially a remake [click for more]

Kevin Smith Protests His DOGMA

October 30, 2007

It’s been a story that writer/director Kevin Smith has told in his numerous speaking engagements and which has been captured on his first Evening With Kevin Smith DVD. The weekend his controversial religious comedy Dogma [click for more]

Toho Returns To Kurosawa’s HIDDEN FORTRESS

October 30, 2007

Cameras start rolling later this week on a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s classic film The Hidden Fortress, according to an announcement from in today’s Variety from Japan’s Toho Studios. The remake’s director, Shinji Higuchi, comes [click for more]

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