DVD REVIEW: “B.B. King: The Life Of Riley”

What can one say about Riley King, better known and loved by the world as B.B. King, one of the greatest blues guitarists ever, that hasn’t been said a million times before without sounding insincere or hackneyed?  Not much, frankly.  ...

Popdose Giveaway! “Hector and the Search for Happiness”

“We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness, but with the happiness of the pursuit.”

Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, The World’s End) stars in the new film, Hector and the Search for Happiness, now in ...

Blu-ray Review: “Neighbors”

Anyone going into Neighbors expecting just another Seth Rogen gross-out raunchfest will be surprised; I know I was when I watched it. True, there are plenty of outrageous, ‘R’ rated drug and nudity driven moments throughout the film, but there is ...

Roger Dean Vs. James Cameron: Are These Your Floating Islands?

This week, director James Cameron laid claim to mountains coming out of the sky and standing there.

Anyone who has a thing for 70’s prog rock and science fiction probably wondered if Cameron did too when they saw 2009’s Avatar, with its ...

DVD Review: A Tale of 9/11, “Out of the Clear Blue Sky”

At the start of the work day of September 11, 2001, it was business as usual for the employees of Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world’s largest traders of US Government bonds. The firm occupied the top floors, 101-105, of the ...

DVD REVIEW: Devo, “The Men Who Make The Music”

Do I REALLY need to spell out the importance of Akron, Ohio’s finest, the one and only DEVO?  Forget it; I won’t.  You should know.  And if you don’t, there’s a lot you can learn on your own.  This band ...

DVD/Blu-ray Review: “Breathe In” and “Hateship, Loveship”

Guy Pearce is one of this generation’s finest and most underappreciated actors. He’s appeared in award winning films (L.A. Confidential, The King’s Speech), critical darlings (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert, Memento), and even a couple of summer blockbuster (Prometheus, Iron Man ...

Blu-ray Review: “Proxy”

I sometimes marvel at the marketing of certain movies. Take for instance Proxy, a new film by director Zack Parker, co-written by Parker and Kevin Donner. One look at the Blu-ray artwork, with the blood red saturated image of Alexia Rasmussen ...

Robin Williams 1951 – 2014

I was going to write about the mini love affair I had with the Ringo Starr song “Photograph” this weekend, in it’s glorious beauty and underlying sadness.

I was going to write about Morrissey, you stupid ass, when will you grow ...

DVD Review: “Kilimanjaro”

I love it when gems like Kilimanjaro happens across my desk. Discovering a small budget, big hearted film like this one fills me with excitement and makes me want to tell anyone I can to seek out the movie. An accomplished ...

Film/TV/Live Event Review: Monty Python Live (Mostly)

It is a difficult prospect to bring out the old favorites and play them once again for the audience. We’ve seen it again and again with groups like The Police, Genesis, and even Led Zeppelin. There is an all-too-adoring and forgiving presence ...

The Great Summer Movies: This Town Needs An Enema

Picture a pre-pubescent me, acne sprouting up like weeds across the oily plains of his face, visiting his local comic book shop.

His eyes dart across the racks. His heart starts to race. He picks up every Batman comic he can find. ...

Popdose Rewind: Soundtrack Saturday: “Bull Durham”

“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game — the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, ...

No Concessions: Go “Apes”

A conversation designed to get you out of the house and into seeing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes this weekend.

You’re kind of down on the movies this summer. Yet I hear you think it doesn’t suck. That not only ...

FILM REVIEW: “Roger Ebert – Life Itself”

Life Itself is the gripping, heartwarming, detailed and powerful story of the inimitable Roger Ebert, the beloved film critic from the Chicago Sun-Times (as well as scriptwriter, author and all around media giant).  Mr. Ebert passed away in April 2013, ...