“The Crazies” is one of the few remakes that is better than the original. Read more »
“The Blind Menace” is a fascinating character study.
The 5 film “Miyamoto Musashi” film series is slowly paced, but interesting nonetheless. Read more »
“When In Rome” is your typical, modern, romantic comedy starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. Bell has tried a number of different character genres since the demise of “Veronica Mars” and she still seems to be struggling to find the right kind of role. This movie certainly is not the vehicle she’s been looking for. Read more »
“Have Gun Will Travel” starred Richard Boone as Paladin, a gentleman/gunfighter who lived in the Carlton Hotel in San Francisco and acccepted jobs that took him to frontier towns. The series is legendary and sophisticated for its time, tackling themes that were very controversial for its time. Boone cemented his stardom playing the black outfitted gunslinger who would rather settle things peacefully but would fight with fury if needed, carrying a hidden derringer in his belt and his trademark chess piece calling card, which he managed to flash in just about every episode. Read more »
“The Illusionist” is a great romantic thriller set in the Victorian era in Vienna. Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell and Jessica Biel star in this visually rich drama that will have you wondering”how did he do that?”. Read more »
This special anniversary collection contains mostly classic cartoons (already released in other collection sets) and 5 new to dvd shorts, mostly modern cartoons or releases from the television show. These cartoons are not up to par with the classics from Hanna-Barbera/Tex Avery from MGM. If you are a collector, you probably already own most of these shorts. Read more »
“The Book Of Eli” stars Denzel Washington as a mysterious man wandering “West” in a post-apocalyptic US with a sharp blade and a book which may mean the beginning of new life in the devastated country. Not far into the film, we see where civilization has deteriorated as Eli encounters ambushes and witnesses brutal behavior by gangs roaming the countryside. When he walks into a small town, his troubles really start as Gary Oldman, a local leader of the town, suspects that Eli is carrying the book he has been seeking to build his power base. Mila Kunis plays a sassy teen who wants to go with Eli on his quest. Jennifer Beals is her blind mother and main squeeze of Oldman’s, and Ray Stevenson is the gang member with a soft spot for Mila. Tom Waits has an excellent cameo as the town trader and electronic expert, who recharges Eli’s first generation iPod. Michael Gambon also has a short but sweet character cameo. Read more »
The Moody Blues, known for their cosmic rock abilities, releases this great blu-ray disc of their full concert at the Isle Of Wight Festival of 1970. Known as Britain’s Woodstock”, the Isle Of Wight Festival had some of the greatest groups in rock history perform on its outdoor stage, including The Who, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix (his last performance) and The Moodys.
Fans of the group will enjoy seeing the Moodys in their prime; and will also revisit the festival through recent interviews with four of the founding members. Read more »