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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Blu-ray

Oliver Stone drops the ball with “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” Continue reading

January 10, 2011 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bones Season 5 Blu-ray Review

There’s nothing special about the formulaic “Bones.” Continue reading

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Machete Blu-ray Review

“Machete” is a huge disappointment. Continue reading

January 6, 2011 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dragon Ball: Curse Of The Blood Rubies DVD Review

“Curse Of The Blood Rubies” is a fast paced “Dragon Ball” movie. Continue reading

January 6, 2011 Posted by | DVD review | , | Leave a comment

Doctor Who: Meglos and Doctor Who: The Dominators DVD Reviews

 

“Meglos” and “The Dominators” may not be great episodes, but they have their moments. Continue reading

January 5, 2011 Posted by | DVD review | , , , | 1 Comment

Howl DVD/Blu-Ray Review

Most biopics or films based on real events take judicious liberties with the subjects and incidents they are portraying for dramatic or comedic effect, the makers of Howl instead stuck strictly to the source material. And for good reason as the film focuses on both one of the most dramatic pieces of poetry to come out of the 20th century, but also the controversy surrounding its publication in 1956. The publisher of the work, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Books, was brought to trial on obscenity charges after 500+ copies of the book coming in to the country from the printers were seized.

Rob Epstein and Jeffery Friedman, co-directors of Howl who are also responsible for the peerless documentaries The Times Of Harvey Milk and The Celluloid Closet, take a non-fiction approach to bringing the poem and the trial to screen. They use actors for all the parts in the film, most notably James Franco who embodies the voice and diction of the late Allen Ginsberg, but all the dialog is taken from transcripts of the trial, and an interview with the poet from the same year.

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January 4, 2011 Posted by | Blu-Ray review, DVD review | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gangland Season 6 Blu-ray Review

“Gangland” is a disturbing, but watchable documentary series. Continue reading

January 2, 2011 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | | Leave a comment

2010 Web stats in review

Wow!  Thanks everyone.  Happy New Year!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Continue reading

January 2, 2011 Posted by | News | Leave a comment

And Soon The Darkness and The Disappearance Of Alice Creed DVD Reviews

 

“And Soon The Darkness” and “The Disappearance Of Alice Creed” are two intense character centric crime flicks. Continue reading

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A Nanny For Christmas DVD Review

You can do worse than see the predictable “A Nanny For Christmas.” Continue reading

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