Archive for 1991

The People Under The Stairs

Posted in Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller with tags on November 3, 2009 by Mark Hobin

PhotobucketPhotobucketEntertainingly campy horror film is the story of a boy who stumbles upon a group of strange people that have been locked away in the basement of an old house. Shlocky movie effectively blends comedy with scares for an uneven story. Director Wes Craven combines some compelling fantasy elements with a socially minded story about child abuse for a bizarre tale that is captivating. Actors Everett McGill and Wendy Robie are enjoyably over-the-top as the Robesons, the cruelest parents/landlords ever,

Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted in Comedy, Drama with tags on November 12, 2008 by Mark Hobin

PhotobucketPhotobucketComedy drama about a woman who finds strength to assert herself in the modern day through the stories of two women in the past. The film’s framing device is somewhat awkward, but this likeable feminist drama benefits from a great ensemble cast. Actress-turned-author Fannie Flagg was nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay in adapting her novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafĂ©.


Posted in Adventure, Family, Fantasy with tags on July 3, 2008 by Mark Hobin

Steven Spielberg’s worst film. A huge, overblown mess.