Video and DVD

Neighbors

Neighbors

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most concentrated cinematic sources of secondhand embarrassment I’ve ever known is John G. Avildsen’s Neighbors (1981), which is now available on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment. Teeth-gratingly awkward from beginning to end, I can’t say that Neighbors makes me laugh per se. And normally that would be a pretty damning statement to […]

That Girl in Yellow Boots

That Girl in Yellow Boots

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

That Girl in Yellow Boots features Ruth (Kalki Koechlin) who has traveled across half the world, driven to find her missing father — the last remaining link to her tragically broken family. Lost and alone in the sprawling chaos of Mumbai, trapped in a metropolis erupting with a million screaming dreams and fears, she survives […]

×
The Rover

The Rover

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a tendency in post-apocalyptic action movies and dystopian thrillers to show off.  Each despairing vision of the future must come with intricate steampunk-inspired production design, as though even the most economically and spiritually devastated society there is still enough currency left to design several Tumblr accounts worth of exotic costumes and locales.  Let’s […]

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

As far as I’m concerned, the Halloween season started on September 16 this year with the release of Dark Sky Films’ 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Tobe Hooper’s seminal Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Anyone who truly appreciates Halloween knows that it’s more than just the one day a year when kids (and some […]

×
Leap Frog: Counting on Lemonade

Leap Frog: Counting on Lemonade

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the newest Leap Frog Letter Factory Adventure: Counting on Lemonade join Tad, Lily, and Leap along with their friends Cousin Toad, Matilda, Quigley and Burfder, as they embark on a lemonade stand adventure. The story is simple; the frogs would like to buy new books in order to donate them to the library. They […]

×
Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a documentary where British musician Robert Plant pays homage to the influence of Memphis Blues on the British playlist, unlikely folks are paired together to highlight the city’s great contribution to the musical lexicon, not only of the United States but the world over. Take Me to the River won an audience award at […]

×
Words and Pictures

Words and Pictures

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Words and Pictures is a delightful movie starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche as two teachers at a private school in the outskirts of New York City, whose lesson in getting along becomes a bit tangled with their efforts to dislike one another. Owen plays Jack Marcus and Binoche plays Dina Delsanto, who is a […]

×
Stratusphere Yoga

Stratusphere Yoga

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stratusphere Yoga is a collection of 10 minute routines created to localize and tone different parts of the body. The short routines make it easy to put it into your busy schedule. The routines are hosted by Trish Stratus, a seven-time WWE champion and a fitness expert. The routines combine typical yoga moves and strength […]

×
Sonno Profondo (Deep Sleep)

Sonno Profondo (Deep Sleep)

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The neo-giallo has become a popular style among independent filmmakers over the last few years. The relative success rate for these films has been all over the place, which also reflects where the films are coming from: Italy, France, Spain, Australia, America, etc. Now we can add Argentina to the list of countries contributing films […]

×
Night Moves

Night Moves

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The late director Robert Altman had a notorious aversion to story.  He believed story and plot were a distraction to the study of simple human behavior.  Kelly Reichardt approaches her films much the same way, focusing less on story – or even character – and more on how certain types of people behave in a […]

×