Film Fetish interviews Extract’s Clifton Collins Jr. about the art of acting, working with Mike Judge, getting into ‘R-Rated’ trouble in the heartland and more

I recently interviewed actor Clifton Collins Jr. and some of his answers may surprise or even shock you. He claims to have a cousin named Chris Craig. I personally don’t believe Clifton is English or that his cousin was in involved in the landmark legal case or the film Let ‘Em Have It. More research …
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2009 Newport Beach Film Fest call for submissions

The Newport Beach Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with an action-packed line up of independent and studio films from around the globe. From premieres of contemporary cinema, to live fashion shows, and tastes of Newport Beach’s finest culinary creations, we are offering filmmakers the ultimate Festival experience.  The Festival features nightly special …
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Bowling for Columbine film review

Year: 2002 Why is America so violent? In Micheal Moore’s recent best selling book, "Stupid White Men," he raises this question to a pre-911 America and finds fault with the greedy, unscrupulous white men who run the government and corporate America. In his post 911 documentary he takes further aim at their children, in particular …
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Alien film review

The good news: Sigourney Weaver’s famous underwear shot, which probably launched millions of now middle-aged men straight into puberty and beyond, has survived Ridley Scott’s keen eye in his digitally remastered 2003 director’s cut of Alien. As for the bad news, well, there really isn’t any. Alien, first released in 1979 and in theaters right …
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The Animatrix film review

The ANIMATRIX is a series of animated short films, inspired by and linked to the MATRIX universe. They were created by some of the hottest Japanese animators working in the industry today. The following reviews are for each of the nine shorts. The Final Flight Of The Osiris The first short within the Animatrix disc …
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Attila film review

It’s been rumored in some history books that Attila the Hun died of an exploding blood clot while in the throes of sexual ecstasy – what a way to go, huh? Unfortunately, that’s a scene you won’t find in the USA Network’s made for television Attila, the latest attempt to cash in on the success …
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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me film review

James Bond is back – NOT! – as one vaguely remembered star of stage and screen might have said. Instead of Bond, it’s super-groovy spy Austin Powers (Mike Myers) making his triumphant return to the silver screen, the British secret agent frozen in the 60’s and thawed in the 90’s, where/when he returned to active …
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Bamboozled film review

Welcome to a piece of American history. In the old music hall, white comedians and song ‘n’ dance men would splash their faces in charcoal, maybe throw on a pair of white gloves, then go through the step-n-fetchin’ routine, the exotica and the buffoonery of perceived black culture. Jim Crow, Amos ‘n’ Andy, Mammy, L’il …
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Barbershop film review

It seems every black ensemble film these days yanks at the same old yarn of bringing back good values to the ‘hood – keep your nose clean, love thy neighbor, and treat your woman right. But Barbershop, swelling with the classic Horatio Alger-like “Pull your community up by the bootstraps” message, is populated by surprisingly …
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Barbershop 2: Back in Business film review

The first Barbershop was a pleasant surprise, an easygoing comedy that had its ear turned toward the community and its heart in the right place. The sequel doesn’t surprise us – we know what to expect by now – but that doesn’t make the visit any less pleasant. Because movies are filmed months in advance, …
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Big Daddy film review

Having seen young Anakin Skywalker in all those commercials, I was curious to see how his pairing with Adam Sandler would pan out in this revisionist Star Wars called, strangely enough, Big Daddy. We are first introduced to a young Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sandler), who finds his life at a standstill, unable to progress to the …
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