Sleeper Celluloid: Real Reviews of Fake Movies

A Review of Baby Alive

(To see the official Baby Alive poster, click here.) In Baby Alive, Detective Wendy Buckem (Sissy Spacek) finds herself on the trail of a killer targeting young mothers-to-be. Part thriller, part reality TV, the cast features MTV Teen Mom and…

A Review of Kodak: The Film

Director: Martin Scorsese; Narrator: Bill Cosby (To see the official Kodak: The Film poster, click here.) A week before the iconic film and camera company received the dire warning from Wall Street, threatening the delisting of its shares from…

A Review of Bosom Bros 8: Bros 4 Life

Director: Michael Bay; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Jessica Alba, Tyrese Gibson (To see the official Bosom Bros 8: Bros 4 Life poster, click here.) Let me just start this review by saying WOW.…

A Review of Twenty

Director: Rob Marshall; Writer: David Koepp; Producers: George Clooney, Amy Cosgrove; Cinematographer: Roger Deakins A.S.C.; Edited by Anne Coates A.C.E.; Music by Howard Shore; Original Songs by Sir Elton John; Cast: Ben Foster, Ellen Page, Nick…

A Review of A Bird in the Hand

Director: Martin Brest; Screenplay: Eleven writers credited; Cast: Hugh Grant, Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Cera, Julia Roberts, Queen Latifah, Stanley Tucci (To see the official A Bird in the Hand poster, click here.) Once every…

A Reivew of Abbott Awaits

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson; Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maya Rudolph, Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Melora Walters, Michael Penn, Luis Guzmán, Ricky Jay, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Alfred Molina, William H. Macy; Adapted from the novel by Chris Bachelder (To see the official Abbott Awaits poster,…

Brown, Branagh, Berlin: Michael Mann’s Burned

Director: Michael Mann; Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Kris Kristofferson, Corinna Harfouch, Ewan McGregor, Judy Dench, Til Schweiger, Jürgen Prochnow, Carey Mulligan (To see the official Burned poster, click here. To see the Criterion Collection Burned poster, click here.)  I saw this movie at…

A Review of The Trigger

Dir: Fritz Lang; Writer: Fritz Lang; Cast: Frank Overton, Eunice Grayson, Ross Tilton (To see the official The Trigger poster, click here.)  Near the end of his life, shortly after making The Thousand Eyes of Dr.…

A Review of Charly

Dir: Gus Van Sant; Writer: Dustin Lance Black; Producer: Harvey Weinstein; Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Christina Applegate (To see the official Charly poster, click here. To see the alternative official Charly poster, click here.) With most filmmakers…

David Fincher’s The Batman

Dir: David Fincher; Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker; Producers: Art Linson, Joel Silver; Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Michael Uslan; Cinematographer: Andrzej Sekula; Editor: Angus Wall; Music: Trent Reznor; Original Songs: John Mayer; Cast: Edward Norton, Helen Mirren,…

A Review of The Sadness of Our Generation

Dir: Adam Sandler, Screenplay: Adam Sandler, Cast: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino When Jack & Jill hit theatres in 2011, it suggested an artist at a crossroads. While the critical response at the time of…