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, ...

MOVIE REVIEW: “The Internet’s Own Boy”

It isn’t enough that we live in a time of “Big Brother is REALLY watching you” with downloading documents from the internet and having authorities at your door a minute later.  Such is the tragic case of Reddit co-founder and ...

Blu-ray Review: “Non-Stop”

Like Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson is never more an A-lister than when starring in a movie released at a B time of the year. January, April, October–he does brisk business in the thrillers that have been his bread and ...

DVD REVIEW: Suzanne Vega, “Live Solitude Standing”

Suzanne Vega has always been a delight in my musical life; I can’t pretend that I haven’t loved her from the moment I heard “Marlena On The Wall”.  She is a gifted writer, singer, musician, artist.  Her 1987 album Solitude ...

Dunphy Knows It All: Fixing Tom Cruise

The big Tom Cruise summer movie Edge of Tomorrow came out last weekend. There’s a good chance that it went away as fast. In the onslaught of young adult novel adaptations, superhero antics, various examples of cgi-assisted badassery, there was little interest ...

TV Review: “The Case Against 8″

My initial attempt to watch The Case Against 8 was interrupted ten minutes into the documentary. My 15-year-old daughter entered the room and asked what the film was about. She was just 6 in 2008, so I wouldn’t expect her to ...

Film Review: “Jersey Boys”

Inevitably, Jersey Boys, the king of Broadway’s biography-based “jukebox musicals,” has become a movie. Less expected is that producer-director Clint Eastwood, who is old enough to have first-hand knowledge of jukeboxes, has brought it to the screen. This is only startling on ...

The Great Summer Movies: Fish Make Love In It

My dad didn’t take me to see Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I went with my friend Jack and his dad.

But my dad took me to see Batman a few weeks later, in that perfect summer of 1989. He took ...