“District 9” is one of the best science fiction films of the year but could have been even better. Continue reading
The first RiffTrax Live release is a winner. Continue reading
Ostensibly, the release of this three-DVD set was timed to coincide with Guy Ritchie’s recent reboot of the Sherlock Holmes story. A perfect marketing decision on A&E’s part. But while this set does provide a healthy reminder of the more traditional depictions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, there are some other interesting factors that bubble up when going through the five episodes of the series featured here. Continue reading
When John Cleese joined forces with the other members of Monty Python, he was the most recognized face in the bunch, having made his name on shows such as The Frost Report, Marty and At Last The 1948 Show. And by the time he parted ways with Python, he was a bona fide star. As you would expect, the BBC were willing to do anything to keep their comic actor bringing in viewers. So in 1975, they gave him free reign to conceive, write, produce and star in a new series. Continue reading
Cinematic Titanic is back and better than ever with their first live DVD release of “East Meets Watts.” Continue reading
Brittany Murphy rocketed to fame in Clueless and got some major acting roles, especially her portrayal of a young psychic in “Don’t Say A Word”, and the amorous object of Mickey Roarke’s affection in “Sin City”. She used her voice talents in the 2006 “Happy Feet” CGI animated hit. Regardless of why she died, she was a very talented actress of her generation and leaves behind some great performances. She was only 32.
Gene Barry will be best remembered for his television roles as Bat Masterson and the suave millionaire Amos Burke of “Burke’s Law”, which won him a Golden Globe in 1965. Barry came to fame after his role in George Pal’s original science fiction classic “War Of The Worlds” and ironically, his last performance was in Spielberg’s remake. He also appeared in “Thunder Road” with Robert Mitchem. Barry went on to star in the television series ,”Name Of The Game” and reprised his Amos Burke character for a couple television movies in the 90’s. He also appeared as Bat Masterson, along with Hugh O’Brian as Wyatt Earp in two television movies. Gene Barry was 90 years old and died on December 10th.