Sunday, August 29, 2004

Riding Giants

Now this is more like it. In the words of Nicole Ritchie, "Loves it." The story of big wave surfing in Hawaii and California and the surfing celebrities involved. Bravo guys, this was an awesome film and absolutely enjoyable. I was glued to my seat. Part one of a two film day. Starting in Red Bank...


...and ending at the Monmouth Loews. I wasn't as pleased with Hero, even though it was brought to us by one of my favorite auteurs, Quentin Tarantino. I just didn't connect with it. I got more out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and liked Iron Monkey considerably more.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Open Water

Wow! The reviews were great, but I did not expect to like this movie that much! What Jaws did for the Summer of 1975, Open Water does for the Summer of 2004! You'll think twice about going scuba diving after seeing this movie! Excellent direction. Awesome tension and a gripping premise. See it!

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Alien vs. Predator

Contrary to what most all of the critics have said in their reviews, I really liked AVP. Like Alien: Resurrection, Fox had to take some creative license with the two icons, but I think that the result was an exciting and enjoyable movie. And the end is a mind-blower! Wow. If there is an AVP sequel, I'm there. There were lots of enjoyable in-jokes in AVP too. For example, Lance Henriksen's Charles Weyland character has an additional "Bishop" tacked onto his name and he does that cool knife thing with a pen on his hand just like Bishop did in Aliens. AVP did very well at the box office during this opening weekend, despite nearly unanimous scathingly negative reviews, so that says something about what the American public wants to see. I saw AVP for free with the pass that was packed with the new Predator SE DVD. Nothing like a free ride to a great movie.

Alien vs. Predator

Alien Vs. Predator rocked theatres this weekend and I'm happy to say that I was there to witness it. The critics hated it, but, hell, what do they know? Check out my movie review page to see what I thought about this classic match-up. The summer movie season is drawing to a close, with only a couple weeks left to go. Let's see, what's left? Exorcist: The Beginning and Open Water (opening widely) next weekend (Friday, August 20th) and then Anacondas on Friday, August 27th. Then...well, that's all she wrote.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Fatboy Slim Is Back!

Fatboy Slim returns on October 5th a new CD called Palookaville. It's about time. The new single, a cover of Steve Miller's The Joker, sounds pretty good! Read and listen here.

The Return of The Prodigy

...and, speaking of returns after long hiatuses, The Prodigy will be back on September 14th with their looooonnnnnggg awaited new release Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. You can sample two tracks off the album at The Prodigy Team website here. Warning: If you are expecting The Prodigy to sound like they did on their last album, 1997's Fat of the Land (you remember...Firestarter, Breathe and Smack My Bitch Up were the most popular songs), you will be in for a surprise. They have abandoned the vocal style of that release and, instead, have returned to the beats that characterized their first two albums Experience and Music for the Jilted Generation. From the looks of the two advance cuts, it's gonna be a great album.

Friday, August 13, 2004

DVD Profiler Returns!

DVD Profiler returns, rising Phoenix-like from the ashes of database hell!

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Movie Reviews Page

It's finally done. Check out my Current Movies mini-review page. Everything you always wanted to know about every movie that I have seen in theatres this summer. I will be continuing this page into the rest of the year too. Most recent additions: The Bourne Supremacy, The Village, The Terminal, Anchorman and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. More to come.

Friday, August 06, 2004

The Bourne Supremacy

I discovered the first film very late, only last month. Supremacy blew me away. Excellent flick. I am looking forward to the last chapter.

Monday, August 02, 2004

The Village

I am never let down by Night. I thought the payoff of this movie was so cool. And the performances were great too. Bryce Howard was exceptional. Awesome summer entertainment.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

I had no idea that Metallica was experiencing this type of strife within the band. The movie reminded me a whole lot of The Beatles' Let It Be, but without the "concert film" baggage. I enjoyed every minute of this even though I really didn't enjoy the St. Anger album all that much.