23 March 2010

OLR: Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

Die Hard welded to a '90s comedy, but without the laughs of either. (5/10)

d. Steve Carr

22 March 2010

OLR: El laberinto del fauno (2006)

Brutal and beautiful, but mostly brutal. (8/10)

d. Guillermo del Toro

OLR: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

A textbook example of how to create heroes and villains in documentaries. (7/10)

d. Seth Gordon

19 March 2010

OLR: Punisher: War Zone (2008)

I'm bummed this didn't do well, as I really want to see more Ray Stevenson Punisher. (8/10)

d. Lexi Alexander

OLR: Mystery Science Theater 3000: "The Final Sacrifice" (1998)

I think I enjoy the bad movieness of it more than the riffing, which felt light. (7/10)

d. Tjardus Greidanus & Kevin Murphy

15 March 2010

OLR: Airplane! (1980)

I think I watch these old comedies just to see their classic lines recited in context for once. (7/10)

d. Jim Abrahams & David Zucker & Jerry Zucker

14 March 2010

OLR: Black Dynamite (2009)

This is how perfect a parody this is: my friend thought this really was a '70s blaxploitation movie until the middle of the film. (8/10)

d. Scott Sanders

13 March 2010

OLR: Rocky II (1979)

Takes a while to get there, but the fight at the end is excellent. (7/10)

d. Sylvester Stallone

06 March 2010

OLR: The Crazies (1973)

Though I wouldn't wish Dawn of the Dead away, it'd've been interesting to have seen Romero follow this line of though about humans reacting to the end of polite society -- whether due to zombies or disease -- in further horror movies. (8/10)

d. George A. Romero

OLR: Rocky (1976)

Rocky's semi-brain-damaged babbling is inexplicably endearing. (8/10)

d. John G. Avildsen

OLR: The Nines (2007)

An original idea that kept me guessing, plus there was some social commentary buried in here to chew on too. (7/10)

d. John August

02 March 2010

OLR: Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

The film's biggest problem was the unfocused and padded script, but I suppose this shouldn't be a shock coming from folks only used to writing 5 minutes sketches. (6/10)

d. Kelly Makin