Blu-ray Review: “Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection”

I’m always suspicious of these specially packaged Blu-ray collections, especially ones that are obviously repurposing previously released discs. However, the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection is definitely one of the finer box sets I’ve come across. The release comes from Universal Studios ...

No Concessions: Blood on the Festival Floor

The 52nd New York Film Festival saw more of me than in the past few years, as fortunate scheduling allowed me to see eight films during the event, which ended on Sunday, and one more entrant outside Lincoln Center. Of course, ...

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 ...