All posts for the month August, 2008

Death Race

Movie review by Greg Carlson A trashy update (in name only) of 1975’s Paul Bartel/Roger Corman “Death Race 2000,” “Death Race” continues to blur the line between motion picture entertainment and video game. So it will come as no surprise that the movie’s director is Paul W.S. Anderson, the helmer behind “Mortal Kombat” and “Resident […]

The Wackness

Movie review by Greg Carlson A routine coming-of-age tale enveloped in the haze of 1994 memories and plenty of marijuana smoke, “The Wackness” mostly lives up to its unfortunate title. Writer/director Jonathan Levine clings to the bare bones basics of moviemaking in both plot and style, and the results will try the patience of audience […]

Sean Dillon Interview

Interview by Greg Carlson Trollwood Performing Arts School alum and Fargo, North Dakota product Sean Dillon, a New York City-based actor, has a small but memorable role in “The Wackness.” Dillon graciously and on short notice agreed to chat with HPR Associate Film Editor Greg Carlson about his experiences working on the film.   Greg […]

Pineapple Express

Movie review by Greg Carlson “Pineapple Express” will win plenty of stoner fans looking for an easy good time, but considering some of the creative team’s recent work, the formulaic movie stumbles too often to be recommended. Writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, under the producing tutelage of Judd Apatow, delivered last summer’s surprise comedy […]

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Movie review by Greg Carlson “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” clearly intends to wink at its audience and have a rip-roaring old time, but the writing is so painful and so laborious, smart moviegoers will feel like the joke is on them. A textbook lesson in hackneyed and forced, the latest entry in […]