Archive for November, 2009

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Hey, Passport fans! Our domain guys are going through another week of upgrades, so there won’t be any new reviews posted until November 20th. But until then, we’ve posted three new reviews; I take on The Butcher, while Chris Luedtke critiques Carved and Infernal Affairs. Enjoy, and we’ll see you next week!
-A.J. Hakari
Creator and lead [...]

“Infernal Affairs” – Chris Luedtke

I’m about ready to projectile vomit all over the thought of a remake of any sort. The Hollywood meat grinder continues claiming victims, and I’m practically on my knees every day, praying for a cleansing bath of originality. The good to bad ratio is very much in the shadow of the negative, as this critic’s [...]

“Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman” – Chris Luedtke

Forgiveness is a virtue, or at least that’s what I’ve heard. But being forgiving can sometimes be difficult. Take the movies, for instance. Ideal expectations include an interesting plot, enjoyable characters, a tense climax, and a resolution by the time the credits hit. Granted, any of these parts can call for change, provided it’s for [...]

“The Butcher” (2009) – A.J. Hakari

As filmmaking gimmicks go, the first-person perspective is a step above 3-D. It does put you right in the show, minus the headache wearing those glasses gives you. Still, beyond that, there’s little use for it; some of these flicks would’ve been even better off were they shot traditionally. But the least of The Butcher’s [...]

“They Came Back” – Chris Luedtke

They Came Back is about all that can be done to reinvent the walking dead. The joys of watching heads get split open, brains eaten, and flesh torn to shreds and whole sets being painted red are more than appealing to any horror buff. But what about those of us that want something a little [...]