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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.

Review: BAD SANTA

November 26, 2003

If the title and the film’s R rating aren’t enough to clue you in, let me drive it home for you. Bad Santa is not in any way, shape or form a movie for kids. [click for more]

Review: LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION

November 15, 2003

Without a doubt, the cartoons manufactured by the Warner Brothers studios through the 1930s to the `50s were the best produced anywhere. Characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd, to name a few, [click for more]

Review: LOVE ACTUALLY

November 6, 2003

In the weeks before Christmas, love may be in the air of London, but some people are having trouble connecting. Newlywed Juliet (Keira Knightley) can’t understand why her husband’s best friend (Andrew Lincoln) is acting [click for more]

Review: ELEPHANT

October 26, 2003

In Elephant, director Gus Van Zant takes us through a normal, almost banal day at a suburban Oregon high school whose student body is as varied as any high school in the country. There are [click for more]

Review: INTOLERABLE CRUELTY

October 12, 2003

Miles Massey (George Clooney) has it all. As a divorce lawyer, his Massey Pre-nuptial Agreement is considered the most ironclad in the business. He is so successful he has a tab at the local Mercedes [click for more]

Review: KILL BILL, VOLUME 1

October 11, 2003

Director Quentin Tarantino has never hid his love for 1970s exploitation genre films. His occasional film festivals held in Austin, Texas in conjunction with the Austin Film Society have often featured forgotten and nearly-forgotten grindhouse [click for more]

Review: LOST IN TRANSLATION

October 4, 2003

Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a stranger in a strange land. A movie actor whose career has seen better days, he finds himself in Tokyo working as a pitchman for a Japanese brand of whiskey. [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: BUBBA HO-TEP

September 21, 2003

It’s an audacious concept. An aging Elvis Presley living in a Texas backwater nursing home teams up with a black man who thinks he’s John F. Kennedy to defeat a mummy that’s been feeding on [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]

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