Archive for September, 2015

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary Celebration

| September 30, 2015

On Blu-ray, The Rocky Horror Picture Show looks and sounds sweet, just like a Transvestite from Transylvania should. And I know you must have been shivering with anticipation when you heard that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment was re-releasing Rocky Horror on Blu-ray (as well as DVD and Digital HD) in a new, 40th Anniversary […]

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Theresa is a Mother

Theresa is a Mother

| September 30, 2015

The film Theresa is a Mother has proven to be a hit on the festival circuit with more than a dozen audience and jury awards. The movie follows the titular parent (played by writer-director C. Fraser Press) as she picks herself up and learns whether you can go home again.  Veteran actors Edie McClurg (Ferris […]

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White Shadow

White Shadow

| September 29, 2015

A certain threshold of nerve, motivation or endurance (or likely all of the above) is necessary for viewing something as heavy and as vexing as White Shadow—but this is as it should be. The film is as dire, appalling and frightful as its subject matter as it glaringly opens our eyes to a world where […]

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The Connection (La French)

The Connection (La French)

| September 28, 2015

The moment that I saw the classic Gaumont logo in front of the title credits of The Connection, (La French), I knew that I was in for a treat. From its stylized, production value to its suave cast of characters, The Connection acts as a perfect companion piece to William Friedkin’s The French Connection, as […]

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King of the Hill: Season 12

King of the Hill: Season 12

| September 23, 2015

I never really got into King of the Hill when it was on the air.  I like Mike Judge, and Greg Daniels has created one of the best sitcoms ever with Parks and Recreation, but their joint efforts on a folksy Texas animated series always felt disconnected at best and mean spirited at worst.  Most […]

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Hitler: The Last Ten Days

Hitler: The Last Ten Days

| September 23, 2015

Assembled largely from firsthand accounts, this film tells the story of the final days of Adolf Hitler’s life, hiding away in  his bunker with his girlfriend, his most trusted advisors, and their families while Germany crumpled around them. I for one am pretty tired of seeing movies about Hitler, whether they’re docudramas like this or […]

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The Farewell Party

The Farewell Party

| September 22, 2015

The Farewell Party is a serious, and surprisingly funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma. […]

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Olive Films’ Black Caesar/Slaughter

Olive Films’ Black Caesar/Slaughter

| September 22, 2015

Olive Films has been making it a point to release some essentials in Blaxspoitation cinema and giving them quality Blu-Ray releases that no fan should miss. In this latest wave of films, we’re going to take a look at Larry Cohen’s gangster film Black Caesar, starring Fred Williamson and the Jim Brown action vehicle, Slaughter. […]

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Dirty Work

Dirty Work

| September 21, 2015

I am a huge fan of Norm MacDonald. His deadpan delivery and explanations of punchlines are hilarious. Unfortunately, Norm’s humor doesn’t appeal to the masses. That’s probably why MacDonald is more widely recognized as Colonel Sanders in the new Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials, which is truly sad. Norm’s work as the host of Weekend Update […]

Chain of Command

Chain of Command

| September 21, 2015

I recently started listening to a fun new podcast called The Black List Table Reads.  The blacklist is an annual list of promising screenplays in Hollywood that have not been produced.  The podcast takes scripts from this list and produces them as radio plays complete with professional actors (Colin Hanks, Paul Scheer), score, and sound […]

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