Archive for July, 2013

Power Rangers Samurai: Vol. 5

Power Rangers Samurai: Vol. 5

| July 13, 2013

With the release of Power Rangers Samurai: The Ultimate Duel, I’ve at last made my way through every single episode of the Samurai/Super Samurai saga (constituting the series’ 18th and 19th seasons, respectively). And I’m sure I’ve said it before, but it definitely begs repeating: this is great Power Rangers! Sure, the Halloween episode may […]

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Homegoings

Homegoings

| July 13, 2013

Homegoings is a great documentary about an undertaker in Harlem, New York, named Isaiah Owens. The documentary is now being aired on Public Broadcasting Service’s POV (Point of View) program via streaming. Owens says that he always knew that he had a calling to be an undertaker. Even as a young boy, he played funerals […]

Would You Rather

Would You Rather

| July 13, 2013

Every year, Mr. Lambrick (Jeffrey Combs; Re-Animator) hosts an event at his home.  The eccentric billionaire invites 8 hand-chosen, unrelated people to dinner with the promise of a game, and the idea that the winner will receive a substantial amount of money – presumably enough to set them up for life.  The game in question […]

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The Hunt

The Hunt

| July 12, 2013

Neurologist Oliver Sacks once said, “Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.” Perception and the malleability of memory are key components in director Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film The Hunt. The story follows Lucas (played by Mads Mikkelsen), a […]

The House I Live In

The House I Live In

| July 9, 2013

In 2008, the night Barack Obama was elected President, Eugene Jarecki was watching the election coverage with his childhood maid, an African American woman who had lost her son to drug abuse.  The conversation Jarecki had that night inspired him to start making this documentary about the war on drugs and how shockingly little the […]

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Combat Girls

Combat Girls

| July 9, 2013

Combat Girls (Kriegerin)is one of the most potent dramas I’ve seen this year and one of the strongest releases from Artsploitation Films to date. Set in modern day in Germany, a suburban girl named Marisa (Alina Levshin) is a hardcore Neo-Nazi, who goes along with her boyfriend Sandro (Gerdy Zint) and his group of friends […]

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Hey Bartender

Hey Bartender

| July 9, 2013

Just last week for the 4th of July celebration, it was my duty to pick up some beer for a friends barbecue party. I went to a local Binny’s here in Chicago and I walked a little bit past the beer section and stumbled upon the cocktail section. The massive amount of bitters, glasses and […]

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Portlandia: Season Three

Portlandia: Season Three

| July 8, 2013

Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and an incredible array of guest stars take aim once more at the often horribly misguided, liberal lifestyles of the inhabitants of Portland, Oregon in the third season of the award-winning IFC comedy series, Portlandia. With the release of season three’s ten episodes and the “Winter Special” on Blu-ray and DVD […]

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Kimba the White Lion: Complete Series

Kimba the White Lion: Complete Series

| July 8, 2013

On July 9th, 2013, the complete, 52-episode run of the classic anime series, Kimba the White Lion (1965-66), hits stores in a 10-DVD collector’s edition from Nozomi Entertainment. Repackaged and remastered since the release of Nozomi’s previous, Ultra Box Set release, this complete series collection features the entire run of the English-language version of Kimba, […]

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Cross Bearer

Cross Bearer

| July 8, 2013

Being a horror fan, I often find myself in discussions with other horror fans about what movies we may have recently watched, and unfortunately more often than not we compare notes on what we disliked about those films. Watching a lot of independent horror films naturally leads to these kinds of conversations for horror fans […]

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