Video and DVD

Favorites of the Moon: 30th Anniversary

Favorites of the Moon: 30th Anniversary

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thirty years ago, a gem of a film called Favorites of the Moon was released to wide international acclaim. The Cohen Film Collection has released the debut of this fairly obscure film on DVD and Blu-ray, finally allowing citizens of the United States to see a remastered version of Otar Iosseliani’s unique, impressive, ambitious, sprawling […]

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Dream Deceivers

Dream Deceivers

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The raving and remonstrating over subliminal messages in popular music is over. Sure, zealous listeners claim to hear voices of the Illuminati in contemporary hip-hop, but the hoopla is mostly a thing of yesteryear. In David Van Taylor’s 1991 documentary Dream Deceivers, the story of two teenagers who attempted suicide due to the urging of […]

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Locke

Locke

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Narratively, Steven Knight’s Locke (2013) is as simple as a film gets: while driving to London, Ivan Locke makes a series of phone calls that threaten to unravel the comfortable life he has known. A man. A car. A phone. Superficially, that’s the movie. And apart from the occasional intervention of voices on his car […]

Breastmilk

Breastmilk

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Throughout August, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with other organizations, hopes to bring the newest research and services to the attention of the public and empower women to breastfeed their babies. A lot of factors play into whether or not a woman decides to breastfeed: […]

Hell on Wheels: Season 3

Hell on Wheels: Season 3

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I try to avoid jumping into series in the middle.  If I’m going to watch something, it’s going to be from the beginning.  However, I’ve been really impressed with AMC’s other original content with shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead so I decided to give this one a shot.  Actually, I […]

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Boredom

Boredom

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m sure we all have words in our vocabulary that we have no problem using correctly in everyday conversation, but when asked to define we struggle conveying the word’s meaning to someone else.  This is largely how I felt watching Boredom, a new documentary about what it means to be bored.  As filmmaker Albert Nerenberg […]

Legendary

Legendary

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The best way to draw attention to an upcoming film is to catch the audience’s attention with a clever title. Normally, the title has something to do with the film in question. For example, Gremlins has gremlins terrorizing a small, peaceful town. Also, there is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is pretty self-explanatory. And then there’s Legendary which neither describes […]

The Protector 2 and The Ong Bak Trilogy

The Protector 2 and The Ong Bak Trilogy

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was thrilled to learn that Magnolia Home Entertainment was slated to release four new Blu-rays featuring Thai action star Tony Jaa—The Protector 2 (2013) and a collected re-release of The Ong Bak Trilogy—on a single day (July 29th, 2014 o be exact). After all, Tony Jaa is one of my favorite martial artists currently […]

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The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Trip to Bountiful is a delightful movie that stars Cicely Tyson as Carrie Watts who is the matriarch of a family that has moved from a small town in Texas to Houston. She was born and raised in Bountiful, and she is dead set on returning there again before she passes away. But there […]

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Shout! Factory announces special presentation of James Brown

Shout! Factory announces special presentation of James Brown

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shout! Factory’s critically acclaimed 3-disc DVD set I Got The Feelin’ – James Brown In The ‘60s will be available for viewing in its entirety, for free, on the James Brown YouTube channel, and on Pluto.TV’s James Brown channel (Ch. 117), from August 1-10. With the new James Brown biopic Get On Up in theaters August 1, Shout! Factory will be […]

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