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Archive for July 2011


6 'n 90.  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.


The Islander.  Jim Morton, expert on extreme cinema, shares the remainder of his movie picks to take with him on a deserted island.


Super 8.  Kids vs. the army.  Alien vs. the earth.  Pickup vs. Train.  The only one who comes out of this looking better than expected is the truck.


Larry Crowne.  In his new film, Tom Hanks goes to college and learns about economics, public speaking, and love.  But judging by Larry Crowne, maybe he should have taken a couple of film courses also.


Green Lantern.  With the release of Green Hornet and Green Lantern, the studios should declare a moratorium on making movies about superheroes with the word "Green" in their name.  This means you, Green Arrow.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds!


This week's guest on The Islander is author Jim Morton.  He was a contributing editor to Incredibly Strange Films and in the early 80s put out the fanzine Trashola.  He has forgotten more about horror and sex-ploitation films than most people will ever know, and his picks definitely reflect his eclectic tastes.


Midnight in Paris.  Paris might be a "movable feast," but Midnight in Paris is more like a buffet stuck in the 20s.


Kung Fu Panda 2.  In the 80s, a film was released with the tagline, "The movie that kicks you in the face!"  Panda 2 is more like a kick in the gut--or maybe just a bit lower.


Bridesmaids.  "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride."  As far as comedy goes, this might not be such a bad thing.


The Tree of Life.  Silly and pretentious?  Or a daring, surprising film?  Or maybe, a little bit of both?

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