Archive for May, 2011

The Twilight Zone: Season 4 on Blu-ray

The Twilight Zone: Season 4 on Blu-ray

| May 17, 2011

The 1963 season of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone was the only season of this classic series to feature hour-long episodes. And while scant few of the 18 episodes in this season are remembered as series classics, their all-star casts and Image Entertainment’s terrific Blu-ray release make for a season you’d be remiss to miss […]

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The Terminator

The Terminator

| May 17, 2011

Tanks crushing skulls. Cyborgs exterminating humans in a post-apocalyptic future. A hulking Austrian automaton stalking ‘80s L.A. A lone human soldier sent back through time to protect the mother of the future savior of mankind. We know the characters, we know the images, we know the story. It doesn’t get much more iconic than the […]

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Burning Palms

Burning Palms

| May 16, 2011

I would have never imagined that I would see a woman in a movie be raped and then track the rapist down because he left behind his driver’s license. But she tracks him down, not to persecute him, but to ask him to come back to her house—and wait—DO IT AGAIN! The lady in this […]

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Daydream Nation

Daydream Nation

| May 16, 2011

Daydream Nation is yet another in a seemingly endless stream of unbearably quirky indie flicks to annoy those audiences futilely seeking respite from Hollywood’s equally monotonous fare. Only, in place of the amusing quirks that characterize the people and places of other such films, Daydream Nation opts for a darker variety. To this end, writer/director […]

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The Feathered Serpent

The Feathered Serpent

| May 15, 2011

On May 17, 2011, Acorn Media will release The Feathered Serpent on DVD, marking the first time the series has been made available to audiences in the United States. Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who) stars in this sensational costume drama that originally aired in two, six-part series on the UK’s ITV in 1976 and 1978. In […]

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Circles of Deceit

Circles of Deceit

| May 15, 2011

In these four, feature-length dramas from ITV Studios Limited in the UK, Dennis Waterman (Minder, The Sweeney) stars as ex-SAS operative, John Neil, now working as a secret agent for the British government. Originally airing between 1993 and 1996 in the UK, these immensely engaging spy thrillers are being presented here for the first time […]

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Sons of the City: New York

Sons of the City: New York

| May 14, 2011

Image Entertainment presents a great DVD called Sons of the City: New York, which is about great basketball players from the great city of New York. There’s no better time to offer this DVD to basketball fans than now during the championship games. The documentary begins with Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah, John Salley, Tom “Snatch” […]

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Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

| May 12, 2011

Jumping the Broom is the first African-American-centered movie that I have seen in a long time that didn’t have the obligatory church scene, with the choir jamming, the preacher “whooping” and the sistahs consumed by the Holy Ghost. Now I’m not saying that this is a bad thing—I am just saying that Jumping the Broom […]

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Falling Skies

Falling Skies

| May 11, 2011

This summer, TNT goes all out with the brilliant new sci-fi/post-alien invasion series, Falling Skies. Falling Skies launches with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 19 at 9.pm. and will air regularly on Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). It should garner the same attention that The Walking Dead has for AMC, and for many of […]

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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

| May 10, 2011

“We need in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers,” Bayard RustinThe Brother Outsider is a documentary that covers the extraordinary life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Rustin was an activist and a gay, Black man born in Pennsylvania in 1912. Rustin was the architect behind the esteemed 1963 March on Washington, after his […]

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