American Psycho

“I absolutely loved it. It reminded me of ‘My Fair Lady.’ And it was the only movie I’ve seen that made me want to go out and buy new luggage.” — John Waters on the film “American Psycho.” Hmmmm…I never knew that a naked man, covered in blood, chasing a prostitute with a chainsaw could […]

Vampires

I hate John Carpenter, but I love vampires, so I rent the damn thing. My hatred of John Carpenter stems from Prince of Darkness, the 2nd most rancid piece of celluoid I have ever seen. (The first is The Flintstones, the only film I have ever walked out of.) Prince of Darkness sucks on so […]

Permanent Midnight

Being a writer for the TV show Alf would drive me to take drugs, too. Based on the book of the same name, Permanent Midnight is the story of TV writer Jerry Stahl and his struggle with heroin addiction. And what a struggle it is. He starts out filching his roomates Percodan, is introduced to […]

A Simple Plan

Why is Billy Bob Thornton so good at being stupid? One may as well ask why RuPaul looks so good in a dress or why Clinton can’t keep the presidential pecker to himself – it is what they were born to do. Thornton steals the show as the ‘one taco short of a combination platter’ […]

The Wizard of Oz

Absolutely, positively, undeniably my favorite film ever. No other film comes even close. Screw all those people that think Star Wars is the best film ever made. There would be no Star Wars if it wasn’t for The Wizard of Oz. (After that statement, I guess I should expect to get hate e-mail…) I was […]

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Ted’s vampire adventure. Okay, there’s a little bit more to this film than that, but not much. The early nineties was a scary time. Old classics were being remade left and right and quality was not a concern. This film fell to the bottom of the heap, flattened between Branagh’s bizarre Frankenstein flick and The […]

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

As I walked into the theater on opening night, I noticed two things – first, somehow this film hadn’t sold out as I thought it would and second, two different showings of ‘The Horse Whisperer’ had. This could only mean one thing – I was in Plano, Texas. By the time that the previews began, […]