Archive for December, 2010

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

| December 10, 2010

Produced for Television in 1984 and re-released by BFS Entertainment, the famous Sherlock Holmes story of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Ian Richardson as Holmes is a much a softer, sensative and well-humored person than the dark and distant quality he has in other film adaptations. He isn’t as restless or impatient for clues to […]

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Nanny for Christmas

Nanny for Christmas

| December 9, 2010

I spent half my time watching Nanny for Christmas thinking I was watching a Hallmark movie. It just has that “feel” to it. Definitely PG if not G-rated. It has the typical Hallmark trademark of a strong heroine lead who struggles with her job, then falls in love when she’s not looking for it, and […]

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Hemingway’s Garden Of Eden

Hemingway’s Garden Of Eden

| December 9, 2010

Ernest Hemingway could possibly be my favorite novelist of all time. I love everything he has done, and I find that I can continue reading the same works of his, over and over, and I find new things I never noticed before. Garden Of Eden was one of the last things of his I ever […]

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PBS Presents Sherlock: Season 1

PBS Presents Sherlock: Season 1

| December 9, 2010

It was clever of the creators of this BBC Masterpiece Mystery mini-series Sherlock to set the Holmes stories in present day London. Dr. John Watson’s service in Afghanistan has erie significance in the War on Terrorism. Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, The Last Enemy) is aptly cast as a young and handsome Holmes for all the gay […]

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Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct: The Complete Series

Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct: The Complete Series

| December 8, 2010

From legendary animator Gerry Anderson, creator of Space 1999, UFO, and Thunderbirds, comes Space Precinct, a sci-fi police procedural that straddles the line between decidedly adult and children’s television. A British/U.S. co-production, the series initially aired between 1994 and 1995 and most recently aired over November 30th and December 1st of this year in a […]

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The Boys/Waking Sleeping Beauty/Walt & El Grupo

The Boys/Waking Sleeping Beauty/Walt & El Grupo

| December 7, 2010

Go behind the scenes at Walt Disney Studios with the release of The Boys, Waking Sleeping Beauty, and Walt & El Grupo, a trio of documentaries now available on DVD. These three, separately-sold but bonus features-packed DVDs look at some of the most important people, events, and periods in the history of the beloved studio. […]

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Graham Parker & The Figgs – Live At The FTC

Graham Parker & The Figgs – Live At The FTC

| December 7, 2010

In a career spanning nearly 35 years, this is singer/songwriter Graham Parker’s first live performance DVD. Recorded on April 23, 2010 at the FTC Stageone in Fairfield, Connecticut, this is a performance DVD that was worth the wait. In the 80’s, Parker was well-regarded, if not well-known, as a songwriter of some very powerful songs, […]

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Lady Parts

Lady Parts

| December 3, 2010

If the Lady Parts crew weren’t so serious about their Chicago-produced web comedy, there’s no way it would be this funny. I keep wanting to put a “z” in place of the “s” to match the show’s hard edge. It’s too difficult to pick a favorite episode because every one is a short and sweet […]

Alien 2: On Earth

Alien 2: On Earth

| December 2, 2010

The premiere title in Midnight Legacy’s niche library, Alien 2: On Earth, is one of the most surprising Blu-ray releases I have encountered since turning to the format. The film itself is an unofficial Italian sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, which pre-dates James Cameron’s official sequel, Aliens, by 6 years. Of course, it has […]

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