Laura DeLucia

Vin Diesel; still really cute

Prepare for the return of everyone’s favorite baldy. Packing some neat tricks, though in a contrived plot, Vin Diesel returns in the film Knockaround Guys. Despite being the son of a notorious Brooklyn mobster and prince of the criminal dynasty, Matt Demaret (Barry Pepper), is incapable of the swift terror necessary for the carefully structured […]

Cage and Slater go to war

We often see portrayed the sad and lonely Indian, mistreated since Christopher Columbus first set foot onto American soil. In the new feature Windtalkers, however, we gain more complex image of the Native American. Laying aside personal disdain for the U.S. government, a number of Native Americans enlisted in World War II to assist in […]

Monsters show softer side

Finding monsters under the beds and in the closets of frightened, easily influenced children may take on new proportions after the release of the newest Disney film, Monsters, Inc. By the makers of Toy Story, the adventurous tale of two corporate monsters Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) and James P. Sullivan (voiced by John […]

Gruesome From Hell goes overboard

As the film’s title appropriately suggests, From Hell gruesomely interprets the legend of Jack the Ripper in a complex, tangled web of serial murder, insanity, mutilation and even love. The film opens with a disturbing, pounding heart beat, drawing the viewer into a ghastly sequence of blood, rats, flies and flashing camera techniques uncharacteristic of […]