Video & DVD

Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988), John De Bello’s follow-up to his 1978 monster movie spoof Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, was a big deal when I was a kid. The animated adaptation of the films, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Series, aired and re-aired on Saturday mornings from the time I was six […]

| June 29, 2016
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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

CGI, or computer generated imagery, has run rampant throughout all of media. Television shows and even commercials use CGI on a regular basis. The most prevalent user (and abuser, depending on the individual’s point of view) is the motion picture industry. When a special effect needs to be brought to the screen, the easiest way […]

| June 29, 2016
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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

How do you put a price on a human life? How do you determine if killing an innocent civilian is worthwhile collateral damage, when the alternative is to allow a group of terrorists to set off a suicide bomb – presumably killing scores of innocent lives? These kinds of questions are asked, and answered, every […]

| June 29, 2016
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TV on DVD

The Wonder Years: Season Five

The Wonder Years: Season Five

As I was preparing this review, a few ideas popped into my head of how I could lead off the opening paragraph. I wanted to catch the reader’s attention with something inventive or eye catching. The more I contemplated this beginning, the more I realized that going the simple route was better. So here goes: […]

| June 14, 2016
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Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: The Complete Season One

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: The Complete Season One

American animation studio Filmation produced this serialized adaptation of the Tarzan tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs for CBS beginning in 1976. The series embodies all the most predictable yet charming techniques at Filmation’s disposal including the rotoscoped figures and the oft-recycled sequences of animation that make Filmation cartoons what they are. As someone not well-versed […]

| June 14, 2016
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Ballers: Season One

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Ballers: Season One

It seems that you can’t step out your door these days without being hit with a promo for a new Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson project.  The man has established dominance in the marketplace.  What is his edge on the competition?  Well, while they’re sleeping, he is hitting the gym in between set visits.  His personal […]

| June 10, 2016
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