NICOLAS CAGE'S DARK FILM "WEATHERMAN" IS WORTH A LOOK
It's a shame that the
marketing campaign is making this look like a big time comedy. With
numerous shots of Nicholas Cage getting pelted with shakes and sodas, and
a goofy edited sequence
where his wife reminds him
not to forget tartar sauce to the point where it becomes fate that he
does, many folks in the crowd clearly thought this was going to be a laugh
packed affair from start to finish.
The Weatherman is dark.
There are laughs, but the laughs are largely uncomfortable laughs that
make you feel guilty for doing so. Its an incredibly well done film with
serious dramatic scenes that are likely to give both Nicholas Cage and
Michael Caine Oscar nominations. The script is smart and Gore Verbinksi's
direction is brooding and understated.
I think this is Cage's best work since Leaving Las Vegas. As tortured
Weatherman David Spritz, who's trying to jump start his career, parental
role, failed marriage, and the relationship with his father, Cage is
perfectly cast. And though Michael Caine seems to be in 800 movies per
year, his performance in this film as Cage's seemingly perfect father is
Most of the folks I talked to in the theater afterward did not like this
movie at all. The woman running the publicity for it said she hated it as
well, so take my opinion for what is worth. If you like dark comedy
dramas, and like Nicholas Cage, though, I think you'll find it a pretty
deep, meaningful, and entertaining film.
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Our famous Cavin Wong designed squid shirt
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DOMINO is the real life story of a
model turned bounty hunter of the same name. If this film is any
indicator of what really happened, Domino apparently had a poorly written
life surrounded by underdeveloped characters who existed in a universe of
nauseatingly choppy editing, eye straining lighting effects, and epilepsy
inducing light flickers.
Don't let the impressive cast deceive you.
It's a crime that someone could put together an ensemble consisting of
Kiera Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, Lucy Liu, Delroy
Lindo, Mena Suvari and squander it on such an utter piece of crap.
Had they all hopped in a van and drove to Robert Rodriguez's ranch to make
a sequel to SIN CITY, the world would be a better place.
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THE ENTIRE REVIEW
"BETTER OFF DEAD"
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THE TOP 10 CLASSIC ARCADE GAME SONGS!
I love classic arcade game music almost
more than I love Devil Dogs (sorry, Marcia). And it's the classic
games o' the 80s that always have the best music. Here's a trip down
memory lane with the best of them all.
#10 SPY HUNTER
Featuring a modified synthesizer version of the famous Peter Gunn theme,
it really gets you in the mood for hunting spies. Pretty much all
you did in this game was drive down the street and shoot every car you
saw, so they might as well have named it "Super Highway Kill Spree" and it
would have probably been more appropriate.
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FOR THE WHOLE LIST
THE HALLOWEEN BABE GALLERY
Most people would be happy to lose their
rotten yappin' kid on an international flight, but Jodie Foster can't seem
to relax after she wakes up with her daughter missing. Nobody else
on the plane remembers seeing her, and she's not on the passenger list.
Sound like an episode of The Twilight Zone? If it only it were that
short. The 88 minute search for the wandering brat is about as
exciting as it sounds. Why someone as skilled as Foster is wasting
her time with this boring mess is perhaps the biggest mystery of
Flightplan. If you'd like to hear our special audio review of the
film, check out Episode 18 of our podcast! You can
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BRUCE CAMPBELL: THE INTERVIEW
Halloween is right around the corner, and
so is our vast library of world famous spooky features. We'll be
revising the 100 SCARIEST MOVIE
SCENES OF ALL TIME so if you have some suggestions for changes let me
know. Just CLICK HERE to
read the original from 3 years ago, and then email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your
SELLING FOR CAPTAIN O
To poor comic book readers who couldn't
keep up with the stiff inflation rates to continue purchasing Jughead each
month, there were many money making opportunities to be had within the
pages of the comics themselves! I sold seeds door to door for The
American Seed company, and enterprising young kids could also sell
America's favorite newspaper, Grit! Keith Lowell Jensen explores the
pleasures and perils of selling overpriced greeting cards door to door,
all in the quest to win "fabulous prizes".
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PARTY WITH RETROCRUSH THIS HALLOWEEN
This Sunday and Monday (Oct 30th), join retroCRUSH as
a special Halloween edition of Trash Film Orgy. retroCRUSH
writers Robert Berry, Keith Lowell Jensen, and Retro Randy Waage
will be there to party with you at the Zombie Prom and watch Carrie
and Prom Night. We'll be bringing vintage videogames to play,
and will be recording podcasts live each night! Click the
picture up above for more details!
COOL FIREFLY LIGHTS!
Not too long ago, I was really missing how cool
fireflies looked at night. They don't exist where I live anymore, so
in desperation I turned to the internet to see if there was a way to
order live fireflies, and release them in my backyard. I
figure one night of firefly magic might be worth it. They're
one of the great nostalgic things from my childhood that I wish I
could have again. Of course, fireflies can't survive a night
in a glass jar, let alone UPS shipping, so I came up dry.
What I did find, though, is a kickass company called
Firefly Magic that sells sets of custom made LED lights that you can
put in your yard and enjoy the same eerie firefly light effects
every night of the year! I got a solar powered set of 12
lights that I had fully installed within 30 minutes of taking them
out of the box. They're now one of my favorite things, as my
friends and I love just staring at them in my backyard at night.
They have the same color and random pulsing pattern as the real
thing. I've got a short video of them in action that you can
watch if you
HERE. Give the fine folks at
FIREFLY MAGIC a visit and
check them out for yourself. I can't think of a more unusual
and rewarding gift you could give.
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TRASHY SPACE GIRLS A GO GO!
retroCRUSH's favorite artist Johnny Ryan is back with
an all new, all fantastic issue of Angry Youth Comix. Arguably
his best issue yet, this epic features wigs made of crap, retarded
Hitler, giant robot prostitutes, and a special trailer for TRUCK
MASTERS 6! Pick it up at your local comic shop, or buy it from
FANTAGRAPHICS on the web. When you compare that to the
price of your average
$300 Colon Surgery Book, it's quite a deal! If you like
Tales From The Crypt parodies with tampons in them,
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a special tale from Johnny. And for our final Johnny Ryan plug
of the hour, kindly
to check out all the swell original art he has for sale, including
some swinging new watercolors featuring The Unknown Comic and more!
IT'S THE COOLEST KEYCHAIN EVER!
The TV B GONE keychain is becoming my favorite toy.
With its ability to turn off (or on) any TV by just holding down the
button and pointing it at the tube of choice, the mischief
possibilities are endless! You can turn TVs off at
restaurants, department stores, even your own set. I've tried
it out with smashing success, visiting Target and turning of a set
connected to an XBOX that some kid was playing very intently.
The local Chinese joint that plays the TVs too loud are no longer a
problem, and when walking past a Radio Shack that was closed for the
evening, I pointed it through their window and turned on a few of
their sets to catch the end of Monday Night Football. Now if
only they could invent one of these that turned off car stereos!
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