Movie/DVD Review: THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT movie poster | ©2015 IFC Films

Rating: R Stars: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Angarano, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Mann, Gaius Charles, James Wolk, Nelsan Ellis Writer: Tim Talbott, based on the book THE LUCIFER EFFECT by Dr. Philip Zimbardo Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez Distributor: IFC Films Release Date (home video): November 17, 2015 THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, based on Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s book THE LUCIFER EFFECT, chronicles a real-life event that was supposed to be a psychological study that morphed into something so disturbing that practically everybody has heard of it, albeit perhaps not by name. In 1971, Zimbardo, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DREDD 3D

DREDD 3D movie poster | ©2012 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris Writer: Alex Garland, based on the JUDGE DREDD comic created by John Wagner and Carlos Esquerra Director: Pete Travis Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: September 21, 2012 Apart from shared comic book origins, DREDD 3D has nothing to do with the 1995 Sylvester Stallone starrer JUDGE DREDD (or the 1997 and 2003 iterations). This is a good thing, as the new version has a sense of internal coherence that helps us take it seriously on its own terms. Director Pete Travis makes good use of 3D and slow motion to […]Read On »

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TV Review: GOOD VIBES – Season 1 premiere – “Pilot”

Mondo and Lonnie in GOOD VIBES - Season 1 | ©2011 MTV

Network: MTV, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: October 27, 2011 With so many animated series vying for audience attention on network and cable television, GOOD VIBES feels like it’s come a little too late to the party. It’s MTV’s companion piece of the return of BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD and it’s a nice fit – it has  similar scatological humor, but it also doesn’t break any new ground either. The premiere episode introduces us to the overweight Mondo (voice of Josh Gad). He’s just moved to the Sunny California beach town of Playa Del Toro with his hot mom Babs (Debi […]Read On »

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Movie Review: NO STRINGS ATTACHED

NO STRINGS ATTACHED movie poster | &copy Paramount Pictures

Sometimes there is no accounting for what turns people on, let alone what people think will turn other people on. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher are, together and separately, talented and attractive, and there’s nothing really offensive about their romantic comedy NO STRINGS ATTACHED. True, it defies logic and credibility in several major ways and its tone manages to be bland yet inconsistent, but it’s not mean-spirited, which gives it some points.

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