| May 23, 2010
| 9:14 AM
A lot of horror movies have gotten remakes in recent times, and this one also makes the list. In an almost-40-years-later revisiting of filmmaker George A. Romero's cult classic, a sheriff (Timothy Olyphant, "Justified") tries to prevent his entire Iowa...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 12:43 PM
Anchor Bay / 2010 / 101 min. / R
Director Breck (son of Michael) Eisner comes back from his expensive, 2005 studio flop, SAHARA, with this much more modest remake of George Romero's 1973 THE CRAZIES. If this film is any indication, Eisner is...
| Dec 20, 2009
In times of political rot and confusion and pain, one needs something like cosmic silliness, not to make sense of things, but for those who don't expect a life after death, we need an experience, in this life, of the dream of heaven. Tossed into fear,...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 9:34 AM
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Recap: Remake of the 1973 George A. Romero virus thriller where, one by one, the good people of Ogden Marsh become murderous lunatics, owing to a nearby downed plane carrying germ-warfare viral nastiness leaking straight into the...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 8:13 AM
3 Waffles (Out of 4) - You know how much I hate nepotism and would rather mock the rich and the famous than laud them or even give them the faintest of praise. However, I can't deny the obvious (and it is killing me to my core). The spawn of Michael...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 8:19 PM
Like everybody else right now, I could write a top 10 list of the best films of 2010, and if I did, it would be filled with a bunch of pretentious art-house films nobody saw, ’cause that’s how I roll. But for this feature, I’d much...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 5:02 PM
Do you believe in zombies? I don't.
Ghosts, yes. Zombies, no.
A person can only deal with so many paranormal issues at one time. But believe in them or not, zombies are coming to Costa Mesa, sort of. Not real zombies — movie zombies, and their...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:20 AM
On a sweltering Saturday morning in early June, downtown Atlanta is looking much the worse for wear. Trash and ruined vehicles partially block the streets. Atop an abandoned military tank, some crows peck at a corpse.
And then, of course, there are the...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A below-average Joe drops by his ex-girlfriend's apartment just as a zombie virus breaks out in the German capital in "Rammbock," an effective slice of genre moviemaking on a budget.
Frosh helmer Marvin Kren and scribe Benjamin Hessler have clearly...
| May 9, 2011
| 1:44 PM
Photo by Eric Bojanowski
“I mean, it started out as a joke,” says Aaron Gentry as he sits with five other members of the band Dick Knuckle at a table in the outdoor, smoker-friendly section of a Boca Raton Flannigan's. “Our bands were...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:50 AM
A scene from Deadheads
There's something oddly tropical about the crop of roughly 150 American independent, world and documentary films screening at the 26th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, opening this Friday and running through...