Film Review: Thinner (1996)


¬† SYNOPSIS: Obese attorney Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) accidentally runs over a gypsy woman with his car. When his police cronies and the judge help Halleck cover up the incident, the victim’s father, Tadzu Lempke (Michael Constantine), puts a carb-conscious curse on his daughter’s killer. Before long, hefty Halleck is dropping an incredible 40 pounds a week, and his only hope of survival lies in Tadzu’s hands. Based on Stephen King’s best-seller. REVIEW: Stephen … Continue reading

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Interview: Tom Holland (5 or Die, Child Play, Fright Night, Thinner)


MJ :¬†How did you come up with the concept for “5 or die” ? TH :¬†It’s experimental, in the sense that we had the writers guild strike and no one was working.¬†This was last spring.¬†A bunch of us thought with everyone sitting around doing nothing, wouldn’t it be great to create something.¬†Everybody is interested in the internet.¬†It’s like one of the old musicals from MGM when I was a kid, with Mickey Rooney & Judy … Continue reading

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