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Heavy Petting (Docurama)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
1989, Rated R This 1989 documentary about societal attitudes of the 1950s toward teen sexuality follows the Atomic Café template. Archival footage from old sex-education films, Hollywood mo  

All That Jazz: Special Edition (20th Century Fox)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
1979, Rated R One of the most iconic musical films of all time, Bob Fosse's All That Jazz is an essential dramatized portrait of the man who single-handedly shaped the vernacular of jazz dance.   

Maxed Out (Magnolia)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
2005, Not Rated The American debt crisis is raked over the coals in this fascinating but ultimately flawed documentary from James D. Scurlock. While not uniquely American, our debt dilemmas are a  

M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (Fox)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
1983, Not Rated By the time M*A*S*H pulled into its 11th and final season, it was a far different vehicle than the one that rolled out in the fall of 1972. It was certainly light-years from Rober  

On Stage at World Café Live (Decca Vision)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
2007, Not Rated As PBS begins broadcasting the 13-episode On Stage at World Café Live series, Decca Vision is releasing in-concert episodes on DVD. So far, 11 are available -- David Poe, Liv  

Creepshow III (HBO Video)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
2006, Rated R Completely lacking in speculation and/or allegory, this latest installment of the tired horror genre, put out by HBO Video plays like a direct-to-video toss-off made without an ounc  

Couch Potato: DVD Review: A Purge of Dissidents

(IPECAC)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
2007, Not Rated Twisted animation with a raucous, cacophonous soundtrack, A Purge of Dissidents is the product of a unique collaboration between graphic artist Dalek and Noise Rock collective HAZ  

Couch Potato: DVD Review: Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

(Universal)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
1932, Not Rated Comparisons are inevitable between Howard Hawks' 1932 gangster classic, Scarface: The Shame of a Nation, and Brian De Palma's 1983 remake, Scarface. As there should be. The stor  

Couch Potato: DVD Review: George Lopez Show

The Complete First and Second Seasons (Warner Home Video)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
2002-03, Not Rated Taking a formula that powered The Drew Carey Show and making some adjustments, producer Bruce Helford (who also developed Carey's show) created a nearly equally successful veh  

Venus (Miramax)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
2006, Rated R Peter O'Toole earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in this touching, often very funny portrait of an aged British actor named Maurice who becomes smitten with a y  

Letters From Iwo Jima (Warner Home Video)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
2006, Rated R Clint Eastwood's admirable, often poetic, sometimes overbearing companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers presents the battle for Iwo Jima from the Japanese point of view. But there  

The Untouchables: Season One, Volume One (Paramount)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
1959, Not Rated As The Sopranos reaches its conclusion, it's a useful time to reflect on how important the Mob -- and depictions of criminal violence in general -- has been to the development o  

Comedy of Power (Koch Lorber Films)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
2006, Not Rated The classical roots of comedy exist in tragedy and that is exactly what is missing from French master Claude Chabrol's Comedy of Power. This tale, inspired by a true story of cor  

Tim Buckley: My Fleeting House (MDV Visual)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2007
2007, Not Rated Buckley, the handsome Folk/Rock/Jazz/Soul/avant-garde singer/songwriter of the late 1960s/early 1970s, had a mesmerizing, multi-octave voice and introspective, melancholy-tinged   

Twin Peaks: The Second Season (Paramount)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
1990-'91, Not Rated When filmmaker David Lynch wanted to continue on television the surreal, subconsciously pitched exploration of the underside of small-town life that he began in Blue Velvet,