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The Wackness (Sony)

2008, Rated R

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Cliched and perceptive in equal measure, writer/director Jonathan Levine's entertaining, occasionally affecting coming-of-age drama waxes nostalgic for ... the summer of 1994?  

Wall-E (Disney)

2008, Rated PG

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Chances are the Walt Disney Company is counting their blessings that they didn't part ways with Pixar after making 'Cars.' The computer animation juggernaut — and arguably a Disney savior — has again proved who wears the pants in the relationship.  

Studio One Anthology (Koch)

1948-58, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The Golden Age of network television occurred early in its existence, the 1950s, when executives still believed it had a mission to elevate as well as entertain and the creatives believed they could produce anything, not just endless variations on lowest-common-denominator formulas.  

Priceless (First Look)

2007, Rated R

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Audrey Tautou's exotic visage is enough to melt the most discerning of men, let alone the haplessly smitten Frenchmen that populate Pierre Salvador's Priceless, a frothy update of "Breakfast at Tiffany" set amid lush, upscale hotels in the south of France.  

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (Magnolia)

2008, Rated R

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Hunter S. Thompson’s life was made for the movies. The hellion youth turned hellion writer practiced an immersive form of journalism, dubbed Gonzo, that plunged him into American powder-kegs from the Hell’s Angels violent ranks.  

Beaufort (Kino)

2007, Unrated

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Were the most recent nominees for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language really the best of the best? At last, the populace at-large can answer that question as said films trickle into the general marketplace. Recently released on DVD, the nominated film from Israel, "Beaufort," details the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Beaufort Castle.  

The Visitor (Anchor Bay)

2008, Rated PG-13

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Richard Jenkins should work more ... or at least be in more films like "The Visitor," a compelling but sometimes preachy look at the hot-button issue of immigration and deportation.  

Regular or Super: Views on Mies Van Der Rohe (Icarus Films)

2005, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The answers aren't all that simple: Everyone wanted to design something in Montreal around the time of Expo '67, and it turns out Mies' colleagues did most of the work. But it's also a beautiful building.  

Monster Camp (Lifesize Entertainment)

2007, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Across the country, proud misfits gather in wooded areas, football fields and other public places to create real-life costumed fantasies where elves, orcs, knights, wizards and other Dungeons and Dragons/World of Warcraft-inspired creatures interact, adventure and, most importantly, battle to the “death.”  

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3 (Time Life)

1968, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It at first seems odd, now that the Smothers Brothers’ famous late-1960s CBS television series finally is being released on DVD, that it begins with the third season in 1968-1969.  

The Office Season 4 (Universal)

2007, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Arguably the show’s best season, viewers are again compelled to get the DVD in order to pick up on all of the subtle gags that might have been missed the first time around.  

Ladies and Gentleman, the Fabulous Stains

DVD Review

0 Comments · Thursday, October 9, 2008
Back when cable superstations were new in the early 1980s, USA Network used to play Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains seemingly every weekend. It was a good film with strong music, barely released to theaters, about an inexperienced, Runaways-like, teen-girl Punk band confronting the road’s and fame’s challenges.   

Privilege

DVD Review

0 Comments · Thursday, October 9, 2008
British director Peter Watkins creates a multi-faceted critique of celebrity, corporate culture, government and religion in his criminally underappreciated 1967 film Privilege.  

Life: Season One

DVD Review

0 Comments · Thursday, October 9, 2008
LIFE: SEASON ONE (UNIVERSAL)2007-’08, Not RatedLife: Season One gives us Charlie Crews (Band of Brothers’ Damian Lewis) as a cop, wrongly accused of murder and incarcerated for years, who   

You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story (Plexifilm)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
BY Steven Rosen | Posted 07/23/2008 You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story