Archive for January, 2012

Fairy Tail: Part Three

Fairy Tail: Part Three

| January 31, 2012

The third installment of Fairy Tail brings with it all the greatness that the show began with. If you were a little discouraged by the last few episodes on the second set, don’t worry: The first episode on this third set puts all your faith back into the show. The story is written at a […]

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My Reaction to Oscar Nominations for 2011 Films

My Reaction to Oscar Nominations for 2011 Films

| January 31, 2012

RANT Since the first time the Oscars were first telecast in the mid-fifties, I’ve been enthusiastic about them. I haven’t missed a telecast. Starting in the mid-sixties or maybe before, I have seriously followed the nomination process. Without exception, in the past, I’ve agreed with a huge percentage of the choices receiving nomination. NOT THIS […]

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Reviews – 2012

Reviews – 2012

| January 31, 2012

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN  Rated: 9 I saw THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN yesterday (Opening day-July 3, 2012) and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you have any interest in this type film, I urge you to see it…and soon. Both Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are perfectly cast and are as accompolished as they are attractive. ARGO  Rated: 9 […]

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Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 1 and 2

Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 1 and 2

| January 31, 2012

The great gift of TV on DVD is when you get hooked on a show, you can watch as much as you want; or at least, as many episodes as you can get your hands on. And it is very, very easy to get hooked on Poirot. Each 30 minute episode is like a little […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition

To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition

| January 31, 2012

In celebration of Universal Studios’ 100th Anniversary, the studio is re-releasing some of their most important films for the first time on beautifully restored Blu-rays. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) is appropriately one of the first titles in the year-long lineup to receive a loving restoration for its own 50th Anniversary. This 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy […]

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Kiss Me, Stupid

Kiss Me, Stupid

| January 31, 2012

After his success with Irma La Douce, Billy Wilder decided to move from the steamy streets of Paris to the outskirts of Las Vegas with Kiss Me, Stupid. Loosely adapted from the play The Dazzling Hour by Anna Bonacci, Wilder and writing partner I.A.L Diamond would serve up a romantic comedy filled with their favorite […]

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Futurama: Volume 6 on Blu-Ray and DVD

Futurama: Volume 6 on Blu-Ray and DVD

| January 31, 2012

The Comedy Central renewal of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s Futurama initially recieved its share of expected negative criticism. I, for one, believe their recent output to be as strong as their run on FOX, and the reduced number of episodes per season (thirteen down from a usual twenty-two) has strengthened the watchability of […]

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Dead Hooker in a Trunk

Dead Hooker in a Trunk

| January 30, 2012

After gaining a lot of attention at various film festivals over the last couple of years, Jen and Sylvia Soska’s Dead Hooker in a Trunk is finally getting a U.S. DVD release. It’s no surprise that the film has been talked about extensively in genre circles: it’s a ridiculously gory cartoon, a (nearly) all-girl show […]

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Bollywood Beats

Bollywood Beats

| January 30, 2012

Bollywood Beats is a lively story about Indian immigrants living in California who sign up for dancing classes and find community as well as fun. Raj, who leads the classes, has great ambition to be a dancer—for hip hop videos or other avenues—all to the consternation of his father, who wants him to work in […]

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The Double

The Double

| January 30, 2012

A deadly Soviet assassin called Cassius thought to be long dead kills a US Senator. So naturally, the CIA agent (Richard Gere, Chicaco) who devoted his career to catching Cassius is brought out of retirement to team up with an arrogant young FBI agent (Topher Grace, Spider-man 3) to stop Cassius once and for all. […]