The Spirit (2008) – 27 Second Review

The Spirit poster

Written by: Frank Miller, based on the comic by Will Eisner
Directed by: Frank Miller
Starring: Gabriel Macht, Dan Gerrity, Jaime King, Eva Mendes, Ellen Dolan, Scarlett Johansson, Louis Lombardi, Samuel L. Jackson, Arthur the Cat

Review: Evil personified? It is Samuel L. Jackson wearing a Nazi uniform, while delivering a smug monologue, and dissolving a cute fluffy kitten. I giggled until I couldn’t breathe. And I agree, Sam. Toilets are always funny.

Time: 13 seconds


Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) – DVD Review

Once Upon a Time in Mexico DVD


Written and Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Danny Trejo, Enrique Iglesias, and Gerardo Vigil


  • Running audio commentary with writer/director Rodriguez
  • “Ten Minute Flick School”
  • Inside Troublemaker Studios featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • “Ten Minute Cooking School”
  • The Anti-Hero’s Journey
  • Film is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody: special effects featurette
  • DVD-ROM: Test your Wits in the Shooting Gallery and the Loteria

Released by: Columbia/Tri-Star Home Entertainment
Rating: R
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Own it.


2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) – DVD Review

2 Fast 2 Furious DVD cover art


Written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas
Directed by John Singleton
Starring Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Devon Aoki, and James Remar


  • “Driving School” features for Gibson, Walker, and Aoki
  • Car close-ups for Gibson, Walker, and Aoki
  • Bio features on Gibson, Walker, and Aoki
  • Running audio commentary by director Singleton
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Car modification featurette
  • Stunt featurette
  • Music featurette with Ludacris
  • Cast and filmmaker bios
  • Video game preview
  • Pop-up text commentary/trivia
  • DVD-ROM content

Released by: Universal
Rating: PG-13
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rent it if you must.