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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: “Ghost Writer”

This here is my third attempt at writing a review of Alan Cumming’s new film, Ghost Writer, which recently appeared on DVD shelves...

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DVD Review: “That Lucky Old Sun”

Rolling Stone writer David Wild makes a very good point in the feature-length documentary Going Home that is central to the That Lucky Old...

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DVD Review: “Supercop”

I met my wife in Hong Kong. But my first love there was Jackie Chan. I wasn’t alone in my affection: His movies, released on major...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Greek, Chapter 2”

ABC Family has a real winner in the series Greek. It’s a TV dramedy that revolves around a group of college students at fictitious...

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DVD Review: Ping Pong Playa

Ping Pong Playa is the bomb, yo. With a quirky, offbeat story that sends up sports movies but wears its charm and heart openly on its...

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DVD Review: “The Films of Michael Powell” (“A Matter of Life and Death” and “Age of Consent”)

As I try to figure out my top DVDs for 2008, a must for my 2009 list has already arrived. Hot on the heels of its excellent...

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DVD Review: “The Women”

The Women (2008, Warner Bros./Picturehouse) purchase this DVD (Amazon) Critics and film fans often tsk and tut when a studio fast-tracks a...

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DVD Review: “It” and “The Shuttered Room” (Warner Bros. Horror Double Feature)

Did everyone have a late-night horror show in their local TV market? Cleveland had The Hoolihan and Big Chuck Show (later The Big Chuck and...

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DVD Review: “Towelhead”

Towelhead (2008, Warner Independent) purchase this DVD (Amazon) Screenwriter Alan Ball rose to prominence with 1999’s American...

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DVD Review: “The Brides of Fu Manchu” and “Chamber of Horrors”

“You have no will, no mind of your own,” intones the dastardly villain in The Brides of Fu Manchu, one-half of a horripilating...

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DVD Review: “Mamma Mia! The Movie”

Mamma Mia! The Movie (Two-Disc Special Edition (2008, Universal) purchase this DVD (Amazon) I freely admit I’m not the target...

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DVD Review: “Anamorph”

Somewhere in the translation from script to screen, a really smart idea got lost when Anamorph was made. That’s not to say that the...

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DVD Review: “Beautiful Ohio”

Beautiful Ohio (IFC, 2008) purchase this DVD (Amazon Chad Lowe has long suffered being the second banana to his brother and his ex-wife....

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DVD Review: “Encounters at the End of the World”

Encounters at the End of the World (2008) purchase this DVD (Amazon) I had a very odd application. I had to explain that I was into things...

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DVD Review: “Get Smart”

Get Smart (2008) Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin Director: Peter Segal purchase this DVD (Amazon) In the...