|5/16/2004 -- Okay, after a brief break, we're back. And boy do we have some updates for
you! First, a slew of DVD reviews: The crazy and fun Looney
Tunes: Back in Action; a look at the John Wayne classic, The
Quiet Man; the not-so great Win
a Date with Tad Hamilton!; the dark yet powerfully acted The
Shape of Things; the “unfunny” Calendar
Girls; and the VERY unfunny Duplex.
On the film side, we offer two drastically different movies: the dark and unique
Saddest Music in the World, and the bubbly yet dull New
York Minute. Finally, we feature a terrific Q&A; with documentary
Lynch regarding her film, Chisholm '72.
5/3/2004 -- Two new film reviews join the ranks: 13
Going on 30 and Mean
Girls. On the DVD side, we have a look at the dark drama, 21 Grams. Then,
the charming Darisa Diaz gives us
a comparison between the 1974
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and it's 2003 remake.
4/30/2004 -- A new collection of DVD reviews are now available! Check out the sugary-sweet
Actually, the tense Runaway
Jury, the powerful 50s classic Imitation
of Life, or the wonderfully campy Superman
4/27/2004 -- We're playing catch up today, as a slew of new reviews are posted. On the DVD
side, we have looks at Something's
Gotta Give, Lost
in Translation, Pieces
of April and View
from the Top. On the film angle, a write-up of Young
4/23/2004 -- The modern-day fairy tale Ella
Enchanted offers a sweet tale of a young woman cursed by her fairy
godmother, but even the efforts of its cast can't save the film from a lack
4/22/2004 -- Our latest contributor, Marty Leicht,
offers his take on the John Ford western classic, She
Wore a Yellow Ribbon, starring John Wayne.
4/20/2004 -- Yet another horror classic gets a face-lift, but the 70's fright flick —
Chainsaw Massacre — is actually treated with care and is full of shocks.
4/18/2004 -- See the zombie flick in a whole new light with England's latest farse, the
highly comical Shaun
of the Dead.
4/16/2004 -- Shannon O'Neill makes her film review
debut with Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while Doyle
returns with his take on Spielberg's holocaust epic, Schindler's
List, now available on DVD.
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4/15/2004 -- A new slew of DVD reviews range from the horrific - Gothika
- to the dramatic - The
Magdaline Sisters - with a little teen angst in between, How
4/13/2004 -- Under
the Tuscan Sun gets high marks, while The
Lizzie McGuire Movie gets a low grade in our latest set of DVD reviews.
4/9/2004 -- Mark Doyle joins our group with
an outstanding Q&A; with film legend Ray
Harryhausen. Plus, Daryl Grove
offers a look at the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, Kill
Bill Vol. 2.
4/8/2004 -- A series of new reviews have been posted today: Bend
it Like Beckham, Vampire
Effect, and our new writer presents her first outstanding contribution, Dogville.
4/2/2004 -- We welcome two new contributors, Tim
Steffen and Darisa Diaz, who come
to us with two outstanding reviews: The
Ladykillers and Daddy
3/30/2004 -- Michael Sheridan offers high praise
for the horror remake, Dawn
of the Dead, a near perfect fright flick.
3/29/2004 -- Our examination of the Alien franchise moves on with a review of Alien3,
and Daryl Grove returns with his
take on the DVD of Aronofsky's Requiem
for a Dream.
3/23/2004 -- We continue our look at the Alien films with a review of Aliens.
3/22/2004 -- We begin our week-long look at the Alien Quadrilogy with a review of the sci-fi horror classic, Alien,
has been posted in our DVD
3/20/2004 -- A new book review of Robert Rodriguez' classic filmmaking tome, Rebel
Without a Crew, has been posted.
3/18/2004 -- Michael
Sheridan addresses the accusations of anti-semetism leveled
Passion of the Christ".
3/16/2004 -- Our new forums
have been launched! Sign
up today and discuss movies, the craft of filmmaking, our features
or your own film projects.
3/15/2004 -- A few articles
have been posted to our lineup. They include a humorous and honest
look at the present
state of Sundance, an interview with television writer Russ
Woody, a look screenwriting
contests and an essay on filmmaking.
3/14/2004 -- New DVD
reviews have been added to the site: the controversial Bowling
for Columbine, Miller's
Crossing: Special Edition and the Hitchcock classic, Rebecca.
3/12/2004 -- Several new film
reviews have been posted to the site. They include: Matrix:
Bill: Vol. 1, Roger
3/10/2004 -- Light & Shadow
is reborn! The new site is revamped and relaunched with its new
moniker: Tail Slate magazine:
The Source for Film Knowledge! The new site continues
the tradition of the old, with a mission statement to provide articles
and reviews to analyze and demystify the filmmaking process. We
will also be featuring interviews with notable and unknown filmmakers,
actors and writers, as well as works about different aspects of
the film world, from contests to screenwriting.