Author Archives: JD Wright

Director Spotlight: Clerks 2

I’m disgusted and I’m repulsed and I… I can’t look away – Becky

Full disclosure time; the original Clerks is one of my most memorable movie experiences.  I was working in a video store when I came across it, and it  made my experiences in retail, somehow, bearable.  So when I heard that Kevin Smith was making a sequel, I knew I had to see it.  And since it got him a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival, I had high expectations.  Clerks 2 blew them all away.

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Thor

“I still don’t think you’re the god of thunder… but you ought to be”

Marvel Studios (the movie branch of the comic publisher) struck gold with Iron Man – a movie whose success they’ve been trying to replicate ever since. Does Thor once again capture lightning in a bottle, or is the thunder-god’s movie just a passing drizzle? Read the rest of this entry

Fright Night (Devil’s Advocate Review)

“I may not be drunk enough for this” – Peter Vincent

Fright Night, a remake of the 80’s horror film of the same name, aspires to be a blend of Rear Window and Dracula. But the best parts of this movie are used sparingly, giving us far less Rear Window, and more tween drama.

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Green Lantern

Beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!

Warner Brothers’ latest attempt to transform a DC Comics’ property into a franchise scores, but Green Lanterns‘ light doesn’t burn as brightly as it could.

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Thor

“I still don’t think you’re the god of thunder… but you ought to be”

Marvel Studios (the movie branch of the comic publisher) struck gold with Iron Man – a movie whose success they’ve been trying to replicate ever since. Does Thor once again capture lightning in a bottle, or is the thunder-god’s movie just a passing drizzle? Read the rest of this entry

Director Spotlight: Raising Arizona

“It ain’t Ozzie and Harriet” – H.I. McDunnough

Raising Arizona is the strangest kidnapping movie I’ve ever seen, and the funniest.

H.I. McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) is a failure of a criminal.  After multiple arrests following a string of failed convenience store robberies, he proposes to one of the corrections officers in the prison, and upon his next release marries her and settles down.  Having married, H.I’s wife Edwina (Holly Hunter) has decided that the next natural step is to have a child.

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