Sunday, May 25, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Dir. Steven Spielberg
Hollywood icon Harrison Ford returns to the role of the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones nearly 20 years after he last donned the famous fedora and bullwhip to save the world from imminent peril. Joining Ford for this latest installment of the Steven Spielberg-George Lucas collaboration are Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent, Karen Allen, John Hurt and Shia LaBeouf as Jones's headstrong young sidekick.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Lost Boys (1987)

Dir. Joel Schumacher

Shortly after moving to a California coastal town, Mike (Jason Patric) gets mixed up with a rough biker crowd. There have been some strange deaths and rumors of vampires in the town, and Mike's younger brother Sam (Corey Haim) fears his sibling might be in more trouble than anyone realizes. In an effort to save Mike, Sam teams up with two vampire-hunter friends and tries to rid the town of evil in this 1987 thriller.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Don't Deliver Us From Evil (1970)

Dir. Joel Seria
When two Catholic school students become friends in 1970s France, the girls' shared interest in "forbidden" pleasures leads them down a path of sadism and moral perversion. Initially banned for blasphemy, this controversial drama from director Joel Seria never reached U.S. theaters. Extras include an interview with British crime expert Paul Buck, who discusses the film's thematic parallels to 1994's Heavenly Creatures (helmed by Peter Jackson).

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Dir. Steven Spielberg

The second film in George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones trilogy takes Indy (Harrison Ford), his young sidekick Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan) and spoiled songbird Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) to a mysterious fortress in India. The trio risks everything to find a village's missing magic stone -- and in the process stumbles upon the rituals of a demonic cult. It's a jam only the whip-toting adventurer could get out of alive!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Death Proof (2007)

Dir. Quentin Tarantino

Popular cult filmmaker Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this high-octane thriller that stars Kurt Russell as a serial murderer who uses his revved-up car as a killing machine. After transforming his Dodge Charger into an indestructible weapon, Stuntman Mike climbs behind the wheel to terrorize a group of women on the road. Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Jordan Ladd and Vanessa Ferlito also star in the ultimate road rage film.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Dir. Peter Jackson

From the director of the Lord of the Rings comes a chilling true-life drama about an obsessive friendship that led to murder. In 1950s New Zealand, introvert Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) befriends self-confident Juliet (Kate Winslet, in her film debut); soon, the two are inseparable, retreating to an imaginary world. Their relationship intensifies in the face of opposition from their families ... opposition that ultimately has bloody consequences.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

April Stats

April Total = 8
2008 Total = 40

Rent - 2
Own - 6
Theater - 0
TV - 0
Other - 0
First Viewing - 6