Reel Shorts | Knight and Day

23 06 2010

by Kam Williams

Diaz and Cruise Crisscross the Planet in Dizzying Spoof of Spy Genre
This high-octane, espionage thriller is the epitome of escapist summer fare. It’s got all the basic ingredients the blockbuster recipe calls for to keep you thoroughly entertained for the duration, from a multi-layered mystery to international intrigue to breathtaking cinematography at exotic locales to death-defying stunts to generous helpings of screen chemistry served up by a couple of matinee idols. Read the rest of this entry »





DVD Den | Hot Tub Time Machine

23 06 2010

by Kam Williams

Raunchy Time-Travel Comedy Arrives on DVD
This relentlessly-vulgar exercise in depravity easily outdoes many of the earlier examples of the shock genre, such as “There’s Something about Mary” (1998) where Cameron Diaz mistakes semen for hair gel? Here, you better brace yourself for the sight of a guy messily ejaculating all over the face of one of his buddies. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Shrek Forever After

21 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Ogre Matches Wits with Rumpelstiltskin in Uninspired Franchise Finale
As first adapted to the screen in 2001 from William Steig’s popular children’s book, “Shrek” was an enchanting fairy tale with a marvelous moral about appreciating each other’s inner beauty. While delivering that heartwarming message, the picture kept you in stitches via the hilarious antics of the title character (Mike Myers) and his trash-talking companion, Donkey (Eddie Murphy). Although that animated adventure spawned a couple of engaging-enough sequels, judging by “Shrek Forever After” it is clear that the scriptwriters have run out of ideas for the expiring franchise.

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