Tag Archives: Carla Gugino

WARNING: Anyone Can Get A PhD…

Women in Trouble (2009) begins, as all movies should, with a 20-second close-up of Carla Gugino wearing a nun’s habit… before pulling back to reveal that her character, ‘Elektra Luxx’, is shooting a sex-flick with her “cowgirl” co-star ‘Holly Rocket’ … Continue reading

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“Natural Born Killer Naturals”

Like an idiot, I’ve been working through my movie watch-list in alphabetical (rather than chronological) order, which is how I ended up seeing Elektra Luxx (2010) before its predecessor, Women in Trouble (2009). Thankfully it isn’t too difficult to figure out … Continue reading

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Booze, Broads, & Bullets

[Contains unnervingly toy-like CGI cop cars and SPOILERS!!!] As inspiration for a script I’m working on, I decided to revisit Robert Rodriguez’s “translation” of Frank Miller’s Sin City comic book series (2005)… but, being a geek, I held out for … Continue reading

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Mermaids Vs. Angels!

Now that I have a carrier-bag of X-Files DVDs to work through, I find I have a lot less patience when it comes to watching the random movies that crop up on TV. For instance, this weekend Ch5 were showing Mermaids … Continue reading

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Downbacks

[Contains pop-star slapping SPOILERS!] As the American TV networks announce all their shiny new shows at the industry upfronts, three of my regular lunchtime amusements ground to a halt this week: Bob’s Burgers went from strength to strength in its … Continue reading

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Fangs For Nothin’

Back in the day, I snarkily dismissed Heroes as a superhero show created by people who hated comic books, and were deliberately conspiring to make the genre as boring and bland as possible… in much the same way that the writer/director of … Continue reading

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Not So Racy

It’s always good when a children’s movie can impart wisdom while it entertains, and Race to Witch Mountain (2009) hammers home a vitally important life lesson for its young, impressionable audience: Sci-Fi nerds are worthless idiots, but cab-driving ex-cons are … Continue reading

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