Archive for September, 2012

Portlandia Season Two

Portlandia Season Two

| September 25, 2012

Portlandia first made waves when it aired on IFC and hipsters realized they had a place to call home. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein lead their absurdist cast of guest stars in various skits and sketches that take place around the beautiful Northwestern city. VSC is bringing the acclaimed second season to blu-ray and DVD […]

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Ga-Rei-Zero: The Complete Series

Ga-Rei-Zero: The Complete Series

| September 24, 2012

Ga-Rei-Zero‘s first two episodes makes one very nostalgic for the anime that was distributed in the early 90’s. There’s school girls with swords, giant mythical creatures and violence galore. Then all of that fades away into the current trend that plagues the anime medium today, generic formulas and cliches that have been done to death. […]

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Fafner: The Complete Series

Fafner: The Complete Series

| September 24, 2012

It’s unfortunate that the world of Fafner is much more interesting than any one of its characters and the boring situations they find themselves in. Released in Japan in 2004, Fafner a group of Japanese people that inhabit Tatsumiya Island, a serene and quaint town that houses a well knit community, on the surface. It […]

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End of Watch

End of Watch

| September 23, 2012

Every once in awhile a movie will come along and completely shock people.  End of Watch is one of those movies.  With a marketing campaign roughly 1/16 of what The Avengers’ was, David Ayer’s film hits theaters this weekend without much buzz. Once people leave the theater that will change. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña […]

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All of the Emperor’s Men: Kurosawa’s Pearl Harbor

All of the Emperor’s Men: Kurosawa’s Pearl Harbor

| September 23, 2012

There have been many occasion’s where a film director has been replaced on a project because it has spiraled out of control. From Richard Donner’s firing on Superman II to Anthony Mann’s Spartacus, which eventually was handed over Stanley Kubrick, there have been plenty of times in film history where filmmakers and producers have clashed […]

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space on Blu-ray

Killer Klowns from Outer Space on Blu-ray

| September 22, 2012

Killer Klowns from Outer Space‘s cult following has grown steadily since its release in 1988, and thus it was only a matter of time really before it received the full HD treatment. Now, thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, this most curious entry in horror from special effects team the Chiodo Brothers (Critters, Team […]

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The Victim

The Victim

| September 21, 2012

With his being snubbed of the nomination for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar he should have won for his performance in James Cameron’s criminally underrated  masterwork The Abyss, I can’t call Michael Biehn an Oscar winner.  Even though he has never gotten the recognition he has deserved for being the talented actor that he is, […]

Bad Karma

Bad Karma

| September 21, 2012

Molloy (Ray Liotta) has turned his life around.  He used to drink and do drugs endlessly, and commit armed robbery with his friend and partner Yates (Dominic Purcell; Prison Break).  In the three years since Yates was sent to prison, and Molloy subsequently hit rock bottom, he has managed to get sober, get a real […]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes – 2 Miniseries

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes – 2 Miniseries

| September 21, 2012

Steven Moffat has ruined me for Sherlock Holmes media.  His TV series Sherlock is the yardstick by which all future exposure to the great detective will be measured.  So, digging into these old Christopher Lee miniseries, I couldn’t help but wonder how Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would handle these cases.  Fortunately, the cast here […]

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Sky Commanders: The Complete Animated Series

Sky Commanders: The Complete Animated Series

| September 20, 2012

Sky Commanders is a terrific case study in the state of cartoons in the 1980s. Like so many series of that era, including fan favorites G.I. Joe and Transformers, Hanna-Barbera produced Sky Commanders to tie in to and promote a line of gimmicky action figures. As shady as this business practice looks from the audience’s […]

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