Archive for November, 2012

What A Man

What A Man

| November 30, 2012

What do you think of when I say the words “German romantic comedy?” It’s hard to think of anything, right? It just seems… well, wrong, really. The world of German cinema and the romantic comedy seem so diametrically opposed. And yet, that’s what the directorial debut of Matthias Schweighofer, What a Man, which attempts to […]

Get Your Game On With “Thunderstruck”!

Get Your Game On With “Thunderstruck”!

| November 27, 2012

Get your game on when Thunderstruck slams onto Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on December 4th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. This family-friendly basketball comedy stars NPA All-Star MVP Kevin Durant repare for a slam dunk as Thunderstruck arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on December 4 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment […]

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The Day

The Day

| November 27, 2012

What if one day in the near future, a significant portion of the population decided to start hunting, killing, and eating the rest of humanity?  What if they were so successful that no government or military was able to stop them and in the course of events, these predators managed to wipe out most of […]

Ai Yori Aoshi The Complete Series

Ai Yori Aoshi The Complete Series

| November 25, 2012

Ai Yori Aoshi The Complete Series is part of FUNimation’s anime classics collection and consists of Ai Yori Aoshi and Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi. At first glance the series appears to be just another harem anime, filled with fan service, but beneath its shallow presentation there is a rather good tale of two young lovers.  […]

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The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

| November 24, 2012

A new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is now playing in limited release. The Central Park Five chronicles the events of April 19, 1989, in New York when five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem (Raymond Santana, 14, Kevin Richardson, 14, Steve Lopez, 15, Antron McCray, 15, Yusef Salaam, 15, and Kharey Wise, 16) were arrested […]

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Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child

Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child

| November 23, 2012

“Every artist has one basic theme they want to talk about.” This is the essence of the film Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child. Helnwein, an Austrian artist born in Vienna a few years after the end of World War II, became obsessed with violence against children when he learned of the horrors they endured […]

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The Night of the Devils (1972)

The Night of the Devils (1972)

| November 22, 2012

Since launching their US imprint, Raro Video has consistently delivered excellent releases of little-seen Italian films that had somehow eluded legitimate releases here in the States. Their DVD releases of such rarities as The Perfume of the Lady in Black and To Be Twenty nicely complemented their slate of lesser known works by major names […]

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Power Rangers: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy

Power Rangers: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy

| November 20, 2012

Do I really need to explain what Power Rangers is? Is there anyone out there who has yet to experience this media phenomenon even least in passing? It seems impossible to me that anyone born before 1993 when Saban’s Power Rangers premiered could have been bypassed by the nearly 20-year-old series’ iconic imagery of spandex-clad […]

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Dark Horse

Dark Horse

| November 20, 2012

Writer/director Todd Solondz’s filmography gets more and more fascinating with each subsequent picture. Since 1995, he has produced a half dozen of the most consistently compelling pieces of cinema to emerge from any American independent filmmaker in the past quarter of a century, each release more artistically daring than the last. Among his credits are […]

Tenchi in Tokyo

Tenchi in Tokyo

| November 20, 2012

My familiarity with the Tenchi Muyo series has only been recent, with my first excursion being Tenchi Universe. Its been a series that I’ve overall avoided over the years, due to my inability to enjoy any facet of the harem genre of anime. Even with my distaste for it, I could see the reasons why […]

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