Video and DVD

Teachers

Teachers

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m really surprised I haven’t seen this movie before, or at least heard of it.  Given the cast (Nick Nolte, Judd Hirsch, Crispin Glover, Morgan Freeman, Laura Dern, Ralph Macchio) it seems like this would have hit my radar at some point.  I’ll say up front that I really enjoyed it.  I’ve been watching a […]

Taken 3

Taken 3

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

I can’t say I fully understand the current cultural obsession with Liam Neeson’s action movie persona. Somehow, you put a gun in Liam Neeson’s hand and give his character some thin excuse to kill five or six dozen foreigners and people flock to the theaters. What I do understand is that the man, as an […]

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s really tough to make a movie stand out today with so many films available to the average viewer. Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu offer up a massive array of options, and VOD services like Amazon Prime and iTunes allow viewers to catch movies at home on or near their theatrical release dates. It […]

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Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Béla Anton Leoš Fleck plays the banjo. Considering what he’s done with the instrument, transforming it to work in a multitude of styles and genres, makes him quite possibly the most famous banjo player in the world. But the Béla Fleck we meet in the film Béla Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto would […]

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Sweet Lorraine

Sweet Lorraine

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In Sweet Lorraine, Tatum O’Neal (Paper Moon, Little Darlings, Rescue Me) plays a New Jersey housewife whose past in the clubs and streets of New York City rears its ugly head as her husband campaigns for office in their small town. Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan, Scarface), Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction) and Julianne Michelle (Apartment 1303) […]

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Cooley High

Cooley High

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

No release I’ve personally reviewed from Olive films is as historically significant as their upcoming Blu-ray release of Michael Schultz’s Cooley High (1975). By my estimation, this puts it easily among the distributor’s top three most important releases, along with High Noon (1952) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Cooley High differs from those […]

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Dance With Me, Henry

Dance With Me, Henry

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m not that familiar with Abbott and Costello.  Of course I’ve seen “Who’s on first” because it’s possibly the most famous piece of sketch comedy ever written, but I think this is my first time seeing them in a feature length film.  I didn’t have many expectations other than for it to be funny.  I […]

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Bio-Dome

Bio-Dome

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently listened to an interview with Pauly Shore in which he talked about developing the character we all associate with him.  The idiotic, constantly befuddled clown that we see in movies like Bio-Dome, Son in Law, Encino Man, and even A Goofy Movie is the result of a lot of work on Shore’s part […]

Firewalker

Firewalker

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Internet tells us that Chuck Norris is a lot of things. He’s able to divide by zero, make onions cry, control time, and yes, cook minute rice in thirty seconds. He’s even, I’m led to believe, the reason there’s been no life discovered on Mars. There is one thing he’s not though, and that’s […]

Beside Still Waters

Beside Still Waters

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

By the time I finished watching the preview I was interested enough to watch this film, but I don’t think that I knew what I was going to be watching. There were a lot of things that it seemed to have going for it. The cast, mostly unknown, were charming and believable. The screen direction […]

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