HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (TV MOVIE)


2007 DIRECTOR: Kenny Ortega NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Considered by High School Musical fans as the weakest of the lot, I couldn't disagree more. This is the second film of the trilogy, which we see Troy (Zac Efron) try to find his place in the … Continue reading HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (TV MOVIE)

PRIDE AND GLORY


2008 DIRECTOR: Gavin O'Connor NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Let's get straight to it. This is very much a cop thriller for serious fans of the genre. "Average Joe" need not apply. The top-notch cast, headed by Edward Norton and Colin Farrell as … Continue reading PRIDE AND GLORY

MEN IN BLACK (aka MIB)


1997 DIRECTOR: Barry Sonnenfeld May Contain Spoilers! As The X Files was taking our TV sets by storm in the 90's, Men In Black couldn't have shown up at a better time. Playing into the paranoid feel of the Sci-Fi conspiracies and Roswell Alien Autopsy Tapes, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones took this very dour genre into a new and lighter direction, … Continue reading MEN IN BLACK (aka MIB)

PREDATORS


2010 DIRECTOR: Nimród Antal NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Am I the only person who struggles to see Adrian Brody as an action hero? Certainly one taking up the mantle of Arnie from the 1987 classic, Predator (1987)? Well, maybe or maybe … Continue reading PREDATORS

PENELOPE


2006 DIRECTOR: Mark Palansky NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO In a word, strange: This is set in a strange New York meets London(shire) sub-universe, with a strange cast telling and equally strange story. Christina Ricci is a rich girl who has been cursed … Continue reading PENELOPE

SHE’S ALL THAT


1999 DIRECTOR: Robert Iscove May Contain Spoilers! She might be "all that", but the film certainly isn't. Rachael Leigh Cook is poorly cast as the charismatically challenged lead, with Freddie Prince Jr. simply going through the motions in this often retread tale of a mousey bookworm teenage girl, who is turned into a cool chic, … Continue reading SHE’S ALL THAT

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS


2002 DIRECTOR: Shane Meadows NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO This is no Western, though it takes its inspiration from the genre. This was actually my first Shane Meadows film, a director known for his urban style and dry wit, this was a bit of … Continue reading ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT


1977 DIRECTOR: Hal Needham NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO This Burt Reynolds classic was a staple of the festive season during the 1980's, as the pairing of Reynolds and Sally Field, a runaway bride who finds herself on the highway with the infamous … Continue reading SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT

HAPPY GILMORE


1996 DIRECTOR: Dennis Dugan NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection?  NO Adam Sandler. He's an acquired taste and I'm still waiting get it. Happy Gilmore is a throw-back to comedies such as Caddyshack (1980), at the same time that Tin Cup (1992) was probably doing it … Continue reading HAPPY GILMORE

ALL OF ME


1984 DIRECTOR: Carl Reiner NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO This is neither Steve Martin nor Lily Tomlinson's best work, but as classic 1980's comedy goes, it's not bad. Steve Martin is a lawyer on the edge, when he is sent to see … Continue reading ALL OF ME