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[Posted by: Martin Keller]

Profile: When I first started writing this column, I did so knowing that I would have to watch many films. I had a head start with the first three (Schwarzeneggar, Willis and Stallone), but with Jason Statham and now Milla Jovovich, and other profiles in the future, I have created a task bigger than I expected. A process consisting of sifting through films, choosing the ones that were must-sees and ones that would be good supplements, queue-ing them up, and waiting impatiently at the mailbox. Then to strengthen the blow, I sat through films that no one should ever have to watch, films with little to no redeeming qualities. This is an action star column, and I am aware of the odious amounts of cinematic fluff that would come my way, but I always expected decent action at the very least. Something that provoked me on at least a visceral level, that made whoop and holler, and instilled me with the confidence to crush my enemies under my boot heel. Alas, I have been thwarted, and after doing my research on Milla Jovovich, I have come away with very few positive things to say. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore.”

Rushmore, like the rest of Wes Anderson’s films, is something that is a little different from the rest of cinema. His own world is placed out for the world to see, drawing on his own experience and life, in order to provide the audience with pure entertainment.That is not to say that there aren’t films that are similar, or things that have been drawn on to create his films, but a Wes Anderson film is exactly that, a Wes Anderson film. And Rushmore is a Wes Anderson film. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Round these parts, we don’t take kindly to cider poachers.”

2009 was a pretty special year for the animation world. The biggie was, of course, Pixar’s brilliant Up, but there was also another little gem in there that year, and that was Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, the children’s story by Roald Dahl.

If you have seen any Wes Anderson before, then there are a number of things that Anderson does that appear in here as well. The framing of each shot is so beautifully done, that you can forget that you are watching a film about a bunch of talking animals. It reminds of going to the theatre, how they often seem to be delivering in the audiences direction, but just looking past you, but as film allows, and Anderson does so well, the background is used to perfectly complete each image that he creates. Another fantastic component is, just like Pixar does so well, you forget that the film is aimed at children, and it is done so simply. By just treating children like adults, and understanding that you can make children and adults laugh with the same jokes. (more…)