Tag: DVD Reviews

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “The Loretta Young Show: 100th Birthday Edition”

The Loretta Young Show, which aired on NBC from 1953 to 1961, embodies a lot of TV history. First of all, it’s an anthology...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Reviews: Stocking Stuffers

Blast off into the holidays with The Rocketeer and other recent releases....

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DVD Review: “Trailers from Hell, Vol. 2”

Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, Roger Corman and more share some of their favorite movie trailers in "Trailers from Hell, Vol. 2," and Tony...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: A Double Dose of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (“Hamlet” and “Gunslinger”)

Tony Redman reviews the latest releases from Shout! Factory's Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: "Hamlet" and "Gunslinger."...

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DVD Review: “The Tillman Story”

The excellent documentary, "The Tillman Story" is on DVD and reviewed....

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DVD Reviews: A Couple of SOBs — “Harry Brown” and “Solitary Man”

Film legends Michael Caine and Michael Douglas return with two diversely different films. Both men, each two-time Academy Award winners, no...

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DVD Reviews, Film, Music

DVD Review: Chickenfoot, “Get Your Buzz On Live”

Chickenfoot.  When word of the band name of Sammy Hagar’s new “supergroup” leaked out, half the internet responded by...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Triumph, “Greatest Hits Remixed”

Back in the ’80s, I don’t think I could have given you the name of five songs by Triumph, and perhaps, not even one song by the...

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TV on DVD: “Mystery Science Theater 3000, Volume XVII”

Chances are, even if you’ve never seen an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (or MST3K for short), you still know the basic concept:...

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DVD Review: Robin Wright Shines in “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee”

Halfway through Rebecca Miller’s excellent The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, I began to wonder whether actress Blake Lively (Gossip Girl)...

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DVD review: Sam Rockwell can’t save “Gentlemen Broncos”

Gentlemen Broncos is the brainchild of Jared and Jerusha Hess, the creators of Napoleon Dynamite. Whereas that cult classic was able to...

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DVD Review: Kurt Russell Is the King in John Carpenter’s “Elvis”

The 1979 biopic, Elvis, has finally found a home on DVD thanks to Shout! Factory. This made-for-TV movie was a huge success when it...

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DVD Review: Tony Jaa “Ongs” Your Ass with Prequel Fu

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) paired Jackie Chan and Jet Li in the nick of time. Two years later 55-year-old Chan is playing the Mr. Miyagi...

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DVD Review: Take That, Beotch! “Bitch Slap” Arrives on DVD

Outrageous, over the top and a purely visceral experience, Bitch Slap is a throwback to the grindhouse pictures of the ’60s and...

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DVD Review: Paul Giamatti as Paul Giamatti in “Cold Souls”

The latest entry into the category of Kaufman-esque surreal comedies, derived from the name of writer/director Charlie Kaufman, whose films...

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DVD Review: Uma Thurman Takes On “Motherhood”

Writer-director Katherine Dieckmann’s new indie film, Motherhood, has the look and feel of an extended episode of Sex in the City, if...

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The Popdose Interview: R.J. Cutler Fashions “The September Issue”

The documentarian who co-produced The War Room enters the battlefield of fashion with Vogue editor Anna ("Nuclear") Wintour in...

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DVD review: Robert De Niro wants you to know that “Everybody’s Fine”

Robert De Niro stars in Everybody’s Fine, a remake of a 1990 Italian film starring Marcello Mastroianni. You can feel the sentimental...

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DVD Review: “Women in Trouble”

Women in Trouble is yet another L.A. ensemble movie in which various strangers intersect on one day and all lives are altered in some way....

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DVD Reviews: A Slam Dunk and a Missed Layup—”More Than a Game” and “Hurricane Season”

With the NBA All Star Game behind us and March Madness just around the bend, two new DVD releases about basketball should keep all you...

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DVD Review: Enter “The House of the Devil”

Solid craftsmanship disguises some rickety timber in The House of the Devil. Writer/director/editor Ti West says in one of the DVD’s two...

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DVD Review: “Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy”

Roberto Rossellini’s status as a father of neorealism is eclipsed by his notoriety as the father of Isabella Rossellini. His adulterous...

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DVD Review: “A Serious Man”

“Everything I thought was one way turns out to be another.” I don’t proclaim myself to be a huge fan of the work of Joel and Ethan...

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DVD Review: “Adam”

In the film, Adam¸ we first meet Adam as he watches his father’s casket get buried. For the first time in his life, he is alone. He...

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DVD Review: Revisiting “Paris, Texas”

1984 was a great year for foreign-language and independent cinema in the U.S. Off the top of my head I can recall seeing the following at...

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DVD Review: Clive Owen in “The Boys Are Back”

Within the first fifteen minutes of the film The Boys Are Back, sports journalist Joe Warr (Clive Owen) watches his wife, Katy, succumb to...

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DVD Review: William Shatner in “Kingdom of the Spiders”

Giant insects were all the rage in the nuclear-obsessed 50s—the king-sized ants of Them! (1954) led to an all-out assault of...

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DVD Review: “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (available today on DVD) should have been Ferris Bueller, the corrupt college years. Based on the exploits...

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DVD Review: Bruce Willis and the “Surrogates”

You’d think that with all the miracles that CGI is capable of someone in Hollywood would figure out what to do with Bruce Willis’ hair....

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DVD Review: Nirvana, “Live At Reading”

Can you remember 1992? I certainly can, and what I remember is that trash TV — and to some extent, even the mainstream media —...