Author: Chris Coffel

Owen and Abby meet on the jungle guy in Matt Reeves' Let Me In 0

Let Me In far exceeds expectations

When people heard director Matt Reeves was remaking Let The Right One In, the popular vampire movie from Sweden, there was an immediate uproar. People were afraid it would be Americanized and dumbed down....

Misguided Sympathies of Flowers is certainly misguided 0

Misguided Sympathies of Flowers is certainly misguided

Misguided Sympathies of Flowers is supposed to be about isolation. It’s supposed to be about how a mentally ill homeless woman deals with being alone. It’s supposed to be dramatic and disturbing. At least...

Care a sad tale of mental illness 0

Care a sad tale of mental illness

Care directed by Erika Gronek was the one documentary piece I screened as part of the Celluloid in the Sun Showcase at the AZ Underground Film Fest and it was an interesting doc to...

Return to Mayhem more teaser than short film 1

Return to Mayhem more teaser than short film

One of two animation shorts I saw at the Arizona Underground Film Festival was The Villikon Chronicles: Return to Mayhem. The three minute short, written by Bryan Kinnaird and directed by Rebecca Friedman, is...

The Coen Brothers take on a John Wayne classic with True Grit remake 0

The Coen Brothers take on a John Wayne classic with True Grit remake

This Christmas Ethan and Joel Coen, the award winning sibling directing and writing team behind such classics as No Country For Old Men and The Big Lebowski, take their first crack at the western...

The Ruffians ventures into the underground 0

The Ruffians ventures into the underground

You ever wonder what’s in those huge underground tunnels you see around town? You know the ones. You can often find them under a bridge or overpass. I always thought they were bum tunnels....

Bloody Basin a killer short 0

Bloody Basin a killer short

It’s bad luck to kill a coyote. It’s really bad luck to kill a coyote if you’re a college kid trespassing on sacred Native American soil with three of your college buddies. This is...

Two Arizona guys review Machete 0

Two Arizona guys review Machete

Back in 2007 when Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed up to release their films Planet Terror and Death Proof together as one package titled Grindhouse, they kept audience members entertained in between the...

Trailer: Fair Game 0

Trailer: Fair Game

Back in 2004 Joseph Wilson’s book The Politics of Truth was released. The book is a personal memoir about how Wilson claims to have evidence that Iraq was not trying to buy uranium from...

Trailer for DC Entertainment’s ‘RED’ starring Bruce Willis 1

Trailer for DC Entertainment’s ‘RED’ starring Bruce Willis

At the San Diego Comic-Con this year, DC Entertainment premiered the trailer for their upcoming film Red, based off the 3-part limited comic release from Homage Comics.

Salt isn’t the right vehicle for a summer thrill ride 3

Salt isn’t the right vehicle for a summer thrill ride

Evelyn Salt is CIA. Or she’s a Russian spy. Or she’s an American spy. Or she’s some kind of Russian/American spy hybrid. Either way, I don’t care and neither should you.

Inception is really is a dream 0

Inception is really is a dream

Acclaimed British director Christopher Nolan, of films such as The Dark Knight and Memento, is back again this summer with Inception. Inception takes viewers on a ride from dreams to reality to dreams to...