EuroTrip – Quickie Review

A group of recent high school graduates head to Europe to adventure and frivolity. Surprisingly entertaining and very funny teen romp comedy. The plot is pretty thin, but it’s a continuous string of amusing scenarios and vignettes. Chock-a-block full of crude and inappropriate humour which is welcomed and delightful. Also, it features one of the …

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Dead Birds – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 23 / Film #2

Early work from the writer of You’re Next and The Guest. This is a surprisingly effective horror-western about a group of bank robbers that hide out in a haunted house after a heist goes wrong. Creepy effects, genuine jump scares. Cast of great character actors including Mark Boone Junior and Michael Shannon. A nice find …

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Shallow Ground – Quickie Review

Ultra low budget, ultra violent movie. Starts off with a bang, but slowly goes out with a whimper. The script ranges from clever to contrived, but there’s enough originality to hold one’s interest.

5 Faves: Films of 2004

1. Million Dollar Baby 2. Collateral 3. Spartan 4. Fahrenheit 9/11 5. Spider-Man 2 Just Missed The Cut: Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Hotel Rwanda, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Terminal Need To See: Alexander, The Assassination Of Richard Nixon, I Heart Huckabee’s, Kung Fu …

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Saw – Quickie Review

The first of the series is still the best. Extreme gory, very original, creative deaths and a jaw dropping twist ending. It’s enjoyable and continues to be creepy.

Collateral – Quickie Review

Beautifully filmed Michael Mann movie. L.A. should definitely get character billing. Moody, taut, nicely paced. Cruise makes a great baddie.