Archive for May, 2011

A Thousand Clowns

A Thousand Clowns

| May 31, 2011

A Thousand Clowns is a MGM DVD release of a 1965 movie starring Jason Robards, who plays the ultimate slacker named Murray who has been taking care of his 12-year-old nephew named Nick. Well, Nick is the young boy’s name for the moment, because when he turns 13, he’s allowed to pick whichever name he […]

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Red Faction: Origins

Red Faction: Origins

| May 31, 2011

In the year 2125, Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom in the hit action game Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now, Syfy and THQ are teaming up to continue the saga of conflict on Mars 25 years later in an all-new Original Movie, Red Faction: Origins. Stargate Universe’s Brian J. Smith stars as Jake Mason, […]

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Drive Angry

Drive Angry

| May 31, 2011

The Nicolas Cage super actioner Drive Angry could have just as easily been titled after the famous Stone Cold Steve Austin creed, “Arrive, Raise Hell, Leave.” Following the classical narrative formula that features a “goal-oriented protagonist,” Drive Angry sets up its plot and then hurtles through its narrative at top speed, following its “man on […]

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A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” hits the spot

A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” hits the spot

| May 31, 2011

As an indie filmmaker living in the Inland Empire in California, my exposure to theater has been more than limited. When I resided in New York and Chicago, I loved to attend plays. Los Angeles’ theater row is small, but it has ton’s of character. The city itself is so large, and theaters litter neighborhoods […]

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The Royal Wedding: William & Catherine on DVD

The Royal Wedding: William & Catherine on DVD

| May 31, 2011

This release, now available from BBC Video, features two hours of the BBC’s coverage of the royal wedding between HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. This DVD includes the entirety of the ceremony itself, as well as highlights of the BBC’s pre- and post-wedding programming. Selecting “Play Feature” […]

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Make Believe by J. Clay Tweel

Make Believe by J. Clay Tweel

| May 29, 2011

The documentary, Make Believe, directed by J. Clay Tweel, will make you believe in the power of magic. The film follows six teens competing in the World Magic Seminar’s Teen Competition in Las Vegas. This prestigious competition is extremely tough to be accepted into, but once young magicians are in, they know they have talent. […]

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The Snowman

The Snowman

| May 29, 2011

Of the four Harry Hole books by Nesbo available in the States, The Snowman is the best by far. Fans of this series might wonder how this could be possible after losing so many wonderful characters in previous novels, but Jo Nesbo does a superb job of creating wholly new characters for us to enjoy […]

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Million Dollar Decorators

Million Dollar Decorators

| May 28, 2011

Now that all the major network shows are over for the summer, I’m going to throw you a solid and give you a tip on what to watch during the interim. Go ahead and set your dvr for Million Dollar Decorators, which premiers on May 31 at 10pm on Bravo. What sets this apart from […]

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Platoon

Platoon

| May 25, 2011

MGM Home Entertainment celebrates the 25th Anniversary of writer/director Oliver Stone’s Platoon with the release of this 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, now available. Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Editing, and Sound, Platoon is hailed by many as being among the very best films to focus on the conflict in Vietnam. And […]

The Happy Thieves

The Happy Thieves

| May 24, 2011

“There’s a touch of larceny in all successful men,” Jimmy Bourne (played by Rex Harrison) declares in director George Marshall’s (Destry Rides Again) hilarious comic heist film, The Happy Thieves. In truth, Jimmy himself embodies a bit more than a touch of larceny, for, despite the appearance that he is a wealthy socialite, he is […]

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