Saturday, March 12, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
A shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Straightforward, almost literal remake of the Brian De Palma classic is very professionaly made and has a good cast, but never manages to reach the impact of the original.
Maltin**: "Too similar to the well-remembered 1976 film...Moore is very good, but while Moretz tries hard, she can't overcome her misfortunate miscasting. Climax is much less impressive than in the original movie, reminding us tha CGI is not always an improvement."
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana le Fey.
Colorful nonsense offers lota of incomprehensive magic and action and fairly little romance, but is clearly intended for an audience of kids.
Maltin**1/2: "Formulaic but enjoyable-enough mix of large-scale action and humor..., ostensibly inspired by the famous sequence in Disney's FANTASIA. Wittiest part of the film is the inventive use of Manhattan locations, from Wall Street to a ledge on the Chrysler Building."
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A book I've been trying to ourchase for 14 years. In 2002 I pre-ordered the title before it's release in 2003. My online retailer wasn't able to deliver upon its release, but upheld my order for several years until they gave it up and cancelled my order. Meanwhile, the book was being offered by other dealers for horrendous sums. Even for this new edition I had placed the order in July 2015 and never really believed I'd get it. Voila, 8 months later: here it is!
It's a comprehensive history of (English) industrial music and therefore quite essential to me.