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Posts by Joe Martinez

Grab Bag Review: ‘Sinister’ Scares

With a generic title and a cast with only one fading star, Ethan Hawke, Sinister will probably slide under the radar of many movie goers. But for an unassuming horror film with a storyline similar to ...

The original Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness are crucial cult horror/comedy classics.  So yes, I am wary of this remake. I really like Sam Raimi’s early low budget horror films so remaking ...

Grab Bag Review: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Angst and Love in 90′s White America

The Perks of Being A Wallflower (written and directed by Stephen Chobosky) provides a mirthful and emotionally satisfying coming of age story about a shy high school outcast. The film is based on Stephen Chobosky book ...

For our readers who are documentary fans (especially those in LA), ArcLight Cinema is now taking votes on their Facebook page  to determine which films will make it into ArcLight Cinemas 2nd Annual Documentary Film Festival. ...

Very cool. JoBlo.com is offering this free download that Rian Johnson, the writer and director of Looper, with his commentary. You can download the track and listen on your mp3 player when you give the film ...

Grab Bag Review: ‘Looper’ Breaks the Cycle of Bad Sci-fi

Nicely done, writer/director Rian Johnson, nicely done. I’ll try not to give anything away because this is one of those films that is much better going in as fresh as possible.  I love genre mixing and ...

Pushed back to a 2013 release, Gambit, a Coen Brothers written/directed film, looks like a return to their goofier style seen in Raising Arizona. I could care less about Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth (who looks ...

Review: ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ -A Recurring Dream That’s Not Half Bad

This is a nice little independent film from the producers of This American Life NPR radio show about the true story of comedian Mike Birbiglia’s relationship and sleepwalking problems. Sleepwalk with Me is entertaining and funny ...