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Chinatown Blu-ray Review

“Chinatown” is a neo-noir classic. Continue reading

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March 30, 2012 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , | Leave a comment

There Be Dragons Blu-ray and DVD Reviews

 

There be problems with “There Be Dragons.” Continue reading

March 30, 2012 Posted by | Blu-Ray review, DVD review | , , , | Leave a comment

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review

“Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” is strictly for kids. Continue reading

March 30, 2012 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | | Leave a comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXIII DVD Review

“King Dinosaur” and “Last Of The Wild Horses” save an otherwise so-so set. Continue reading

March 27, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RiffTrax: The Crater Lake Monster and The Galaxy Invader DVD Reviews

The RiffTrax gang is at the top of their game with “The Crater Lake Monster” and “The Galaxy Invader.” Continue reading

March 27, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , | Leave a comment

The Sitter Blu-ray Review

“The Sitter” lacks laughs. Continue reading

March 26, 2012 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , | Leave a comment

Corman’s Word DVD Review

Anyone who is truly a lover of movies has to give some love to Roger Corman.

The man was never responsible for anything resembling art, but he did manage to accidentally churn out a few films which could be considered underground classics. Unlike fellow schlockmeisters of the era, namely William Castle and Samuel Z. Arkoff, Roger Corman never aspired to be anything more than he was…a purveyor of cheap, fun, low-brow entertainment.

But what’s ultimately amazing about Corman is the lengthy list of other actors, writers and directors whom he gave their first shots in the movie business. It reads like a who’s-who of Hollywood big shots: Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Martin Scorcese, Peter Bogdonovich, Robert DeNiro, John Sayles, Ron Howard, Pam Grier, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern…the list goes on and on, and a good number of them are featured in this loving tribute to the man who allowed them to eventually become household names.

“Corman’s World” is a fast-paced documentary which concisely chronicles Corman’s nearly 50 year career in a mere 90 minutes, featuring dozens interviews and film clips which offer no apologies for what some cinema snobs might deem a dubious career. Corman himself is also interviewed, and shown overseeing his latest production, “Dinoshark,” for the SyFy Channel.

Whether one likes Corman’s brand of cinema schlock, after seeing this fun and informative retrospective, you can’t help being somewhat in awe of what the man has accomplished.

Extras:
Extended Interviews
Special Messages to Roger
Trailer

March 26, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , , | Leave a comment

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) DVD Review

Rooney Mara carries “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Continue reading

March 25, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , , , | Leave a comment

Camel Spiders DVD Review

“Camel Spiders” is an incredibly dumb killer spider flick. Continue reading

March 24, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , | Leave a comment

Regular Show: Slack Pack DVD Review

“Regular Show” is an entertaining animated series. Continue reading

March 22, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , , , | Leave a comment