Serenity

Rating: **** Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin, Ron Glass, Sean Maher, Adam Tudyk, Chiwetel Ejiofor Review: Like Firefly, the failed-until-DVD TV series that spawned it, Serenity is destined to find its success in the home market rather than in theaters. The TV show got shafted by Fox, but found enough popularity (rabid, vocal, online popularity) to motivate Universal to greenlight a big-screen version. The film, shot on a shoestring budget, was a disappointment at the box office. But even before its release on Tuesday, the DVD for Serenity was scoring high...

why lie? i need milk...

Our good friend Keith is back to his panhandling ways. But in order to be more in line with the Christmas Holiday Spirit, Keith begged for money dressed as Santa Claus, rather than his traditional banana costume. Keith claims to be making a documentary film on panhandling. I still maintain...

podcast: bruce campb...

Well I finally decided to break down and get into that podcasting thing that all the kids seem to be into nowdays. I’ve already lost many things that would have made great podcasting material down the memory hole. But one thing that was still sitting on hard drive was my interview with...

The Producers

Rating: **1/2 Director: Susan Stroman Starring: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Farrell Review: When I was a kid, I saw an HBO presentation of Richard Harris doing a revival of Camelot. It was shot on stage, like a concert film. It rocked, if rocked is a term we want to...

King Kong

Rating:***** Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Naomi Watts, Adrian Brody, Jack Black Review: Peter Jackson’s epic remake of King Kong has two things going for it. One, it delivers some of the most exciting action sequences and special effects ever put on film. Imaginative, non-stop,...