Archive for August, 2016

Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season

Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season

| August 30, 2016

[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the Blu-ray collection I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season is now available on Blu-ray including Digital HD and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Its release comes a week after the […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Kick-ass Female TV Characters

The Countdown: Top Ten Kick-ass Female TV Characters

| August 30, 2016

There’s nothing quite like a strong, intelligent, empowered female character who doesn’t need to be rescued and isn’t defined solely by her need to get a boyfriend.  Someone who not only will keep up with the boys but put them in their place with grace and civility.  Someone who is part of the media world […]

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2016 Portland Film Festival

2016 Portland Film Festival

| August 26, 2016

The 2016 Portland Film Festival will screen 54 narrative and documentary feature films and 89 short films selected from over 3,800+ submissions. The fourth annual Portland Film Festival will take place August 29 – September 5, 2016, at Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst Theater, and will include over 20 educational panels & forums, 12 archival presentations and many […]

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High-Rise

High-Rise

| August 25, 2016

J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel High-Rise had been declared “unfilmable,” but as David Cronenberg showed us with adaptation of Burroughs’ Naked Lunch (1991) and his 1996 adaptation of Ballard’s Crash, we should never let the supposed unfilmability of a work stop us from adapting it to screen. After all, you might just produce something incredible and […]

The Bloodstained Butterfly

The Bloodstained Butterfly

| August 24, 2016

Arrow Video continues their work in giving great new editions to classic Italian thrillers with their latest release, a Blu-ray/DVD combo of Duccio Tessari’s The Bloodstained Butterfly. Tessari’s Death Occurred Last Night recently received the Blu-ray treatment from Raro Video, but unfortunately many of his films have yet to see official home video releases in […]

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Weiner

Weiner

| August 23, 2016

During his time in congress, Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was a passionate and vocal advocate for the fair treatment of all Americans, and a loud opponent to bureaucratic incompetence gumming up the works and keeping congress from fulfilling its chief purpose: serving the people who elected them to be there.  He was blunt, candid, informal, unconventional, […]

Psycho IV: The Beginning

Psycho IV: The Beginning

| August 23, 2016

On paper, the idea that Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) should have ever had sequels seems incredibly misguided. The film is, after all, one of the most acclaimed horror films of all time. And you could never hope to replicate the film’s brilliance on either a technical of narrative level, lest you were a genius of […]

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

| August 22, 2016

[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the Blu-ray collection I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] Typically, when you see a superhero team-up on TV, you get two or three heroes at most. And even then, you’re looking at one or two episodes […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Movies From The Past

The Countdown: Top Ten Movies From The Past

| August 22, 2016

This week on The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews podcast, Paul and Wayne are talking about their top ten movies set before the 20th century, so I naturally tweeted them that the best one was Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  It takes place a long LONG time ago after all and I […]

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DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

| August 20, 2016

DC Super Hero Girls debuted in 2015 as a line of action figures along with a YouTube series tie-in. The YouTube series boasts 24 webisodes across two seasons to date, each with a run time of approximately 1-4 minutes a piece. The series centers on the young heroes who attend Super Hero High School, not […]

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