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The Secrets Men Keep!

Before the Siege on Waco  in 1993 and the Oklahoma Bombing of 1995, domestic terrorism was a close kept secret. But since 1978, The UnaBomber had been terrorizing America, practically in secret. Basic Instinct screenwriter Joe Eszterhas‘s 1988 thriller “Betrayed” was a head of it’s time. Critics of the time Leonard Maltin and Roger Ebert ripped the film apart complaining how unfeasible…

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MOVIE MADNESS #150: THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS

It’s southern-fried “Smokin’ Aces” at its greasy and cheesiest. “Baytown Outlaws” is the debut film from director Barry Battles. His style is part-Tarantino, part-Guy Ritchie and part-Joe Carnahan. And Battles seems to have had a field day with this brainless B-movie romp. After her ex-husband Carlos (Billy Bob Thornton) shoots Celeste (Eva Longoria) three times…

Retro Review: Adam

Hugn Dancy stars as Adam, a shy, enigmatic young man who lives in the same building as Beth (Rose Byrne). Adam has Aspberger’s Syndrome, which Adam claims forces him to never tell a lie and makes his social interactions very challenging. Aspberger’s is a mild form of autism. Adam and Beth meet one day when…

Retro Review: Against the Ropes

There have been great boxing movies like “Rocky”, “The Champ” and of course the historic “Raging Bull”. There were even some more average but enjoyable boxing films like “Goldie and the Boxer”, “Gladiator” and “Streets of Gold”. But in the new film, “Against the Ropes” it seems to have forgotten where the heart of the…

Retro Review: Æon Flux

In the new sci-fi film, Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, an ultra-slick infiltrative revolutionary in the distant future. Her body has been enhanced with all sorts of gadgets, gizmos and honed to perfection. She works for a group whose sole purpose is to bring a corrupt government to its knees. What is their plan…