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January 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Why did Mike Myers "high-concept" attempt not work?

"The Love Guru" leads Razzie Award contenders (the awards they give to the worst films).

Now, I haven't seen "The Love Guru" but from the trailer, I could tell that it was Mike Myers attempt to do Austin Powers as a guru. Now making high-concept films, or films with similar storylines to other popular films, usually works...when it is done right.

You see, if you look at I.S. member Alyn Darnay's book "The Script," you would see that high concept works only when a certain… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on January 23, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments


Nope, really do not blog busy to be blathering online! ;) I'm all about the visuals.

Added by CreativeMakeup on January 22, 2009 at 9:43am — No Comments

Babylon A.D.-DVD Review-Y.E.T.


Starring: Vin Desel, Michelle Yeoh, Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson and Mark Strong

Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz

Rated: This version of the film is Unrated and contains added violence, action, language and sexuality

By John Delia

This is one of those action junkie films that gets you involved in the plot with a lot of explosions, fighting, chases with a lot of shooting, fantasy guns,… Continue

Added by Al McGhee on January 13, 2009 at 11:12am — No Comments

Bride Wars-Review By John Delia


Starring: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Johnson and Candice Bergan

Directed by: Gary Winick

Rated PG for suggestive content, language and some rude behavior

By John Delia

I did not care very much for Bride Wars, but since it was targeted to women, that may be one of the reasons. Much like Sex and the City, Muriel’s Wedding or The Devil Wears Prada just to name a few, Bride Wars was too… Continue

Added by Al McGhee on January 11, 2009 at 9:17am — No Comments

Not Easily Broken-Movie Review By John delia


Starring: Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lewis, Maeve Quinlan and Eddie Cibrian

Directed by: Bill Duke

Rated PG-13 for sexual references and thematic elements

By John Delia

Although Not Easily Broken is a little preachy and somewhat predictable, I liked the film for the delivery of the challenging storyline with it’s myriad of everyday problems. Well acted out… Continue

Added by Al McGhee on January 11, 2009 at 9:02am — No Comments

John Delia's top Ten for 2008


By John Delia

In choosing my top 10 films of 2008 I took the following into consideration; most of the Best Film nominations for the Oscars come from movies that are drama related. I am not a huge fan for the way the Academy of Arts and Sciences chooses their best films, best actors, etc., in fact with some 300 plus films a year, I don’t know how the voters see them all. So I am choosing 10 films of a dramatic nature and 10 that are action adventure or… Continue

Added by Al McGhee on January 7, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

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