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Movie Review: ‘Land’ gets lost in silliness

18 Jun

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Land of the Lost (2009) (PG-13) 101 min.  directed by: Brad Siberling. Starring: Will Ferrell, Ana Friel, Danny McBride, John Boylan. cinematography: Dion Beebe original score: Michael Giacchino.

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I wasn’t expecting epic storytelling or thoughtful science when I went into Land of the Lost.  It obviously doesn’t have those things and neither did the original series. What I was hoping for was a reasonably exciting adventure, some good laughs and most importantly a creative use of the prehistoric setting. Unfortunately, what we get instead is a series of Will Ferrel bathroom jokes, out of place sexual references and a ‘plot’ that basically consists of notes taken on a napkin while browsing through an episode of the original series. Continue reading

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Remembering David Carradine and ‘Q: The Winged Serpent’

7 Jun

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There have been a fair number of articles and retrospectives in the past few days looking back over the career of veteran David Carradine, who died last Wednesday in Thailand. One of the most interesting was a eulogy by Carradine’s friend and fellow actor Michael Madsen which you can find HERE. Elsewhere, it’s all Kung-Fu this, and Kwai Chang Caine that and for the younger generation he’s mostly just Bill who Uma killed by edict of Tarantino. Sort of strange to be remembered for so few performances when your filmography contains over 200 acting credits. Continue reading