‘Tales from the Darkside: The Movie’: Darkly Funny and Surprisingly Gory (review)

Rated R version of the ’80s TV show, divided into three segments. The wraparound story involves little Timmy (Matthew Lawrence), who’s trying to avoid being cooked for a dinner party by Betty (Deborah Harry) and is distracting her with tales. “Lot 249,” adapted from an Arthur Conan Doyle story, involves poor college student Bellingham (SteveContinue reading “‘Tales from the Darkside: The Movie’: Darkly Funny and Surprisingly Gory (review)”

‘Psycho’ (1998): Don’t Waste Your Time (review)

Marion (Anne Heche) is longing to get married to her boyfriend Sam (Viggo Mortensen), but neither of them have the money. She sees her opportunity when her boss gives her a boatload of money to deposit in the bank, and instead she runs away with it. She winds up at the Bates motel, run byContinue reading “‘Psycho’ (1998): Don’t Waste Your Time (review)”

‘Hannibal’: Anything’s Better Than the Book it’s Based On (review)

Hannibal picks up a few years after The Silence of the Lambs left off. Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore replaces Jodie Foster) is in trouble with the FBI over a drug bust gone wrong. Her career has basically been a disappointment, since she never managed to get ahead; she’s still being held back because she’s aContinue reading “‘Hannibal’: Anything’s Better Than the Book it’s Based On (review)”