Articles by Michael Pflug

The Crimson Pirate

July 1, 2003 // 0 Comments

1952 was a grand year for fans of the Hollywood swashbuckler. ’Scaramouche, ’ ’The Master of Ballantrae, ’ and ’The Crimson Pirate, ’ all debuted on the silver screen and now Warner Brothers was released all three classic films on DVD. In [...]

The Right Stuff

June 18, 2003 // 0 Comments

Based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book, 1983’s "The Right Stuff" is a superb film about the early days of the American manned space program. While the epic-length movie manages to capture most of the nuances of the book, it’s the talented [...]

633 Squadron

June 12, 2003 // 0 Comments

’633 Squadron’ features Cliff Robertson as RAF Wing Commander Roy Grant. It’s 1944 and the Allies must destroy a Nazi V2 rocket-fuel plant in occupied Norway in order to avert an all out rocket attack on England that could jeopardize D-Day. With the [...]


April 30, 2003 // 0 Comments

As a little kid growing up in the late 1970s my afternoons revolved around the TV adventures of "Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot, " "Ultraman," and "Kimba the White Lion." So why am I blathering on about all of this? Well [...]

Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean

April 28, 2003 // 0 Comments

I was first introduced to Rowan Atkinson’s unique form of physical comedy while watching old "Blackadder" episodes on late night public television. I was hooked at first sight although I will admit that I’ve always had a weakness for that [...]


March 28, 2003 // 0 Comments

When I first heard about "Below" I knew that this was a movie for me. A film about a haunted World War Two submarine penned by Darren Aronofsky, directed by David Twohy, and starring the vastly underrated Bruce Greenwood is a can’t miss [...]

The Fast Runner

February 19, 2003 // 0 Comments

"The Fast Runner" is a film shot entirely on location and using the Inuktittut language that focuses on the struggle for survival of one small band of Inuits living in the harsh Arctic wilderness. And if that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea [...]


January 29, 2003 // 0 Comments

With front of case blurbage along the lines of ’House arrest has never looked so sexy!’ and ’Awesome ’80s Soundtrack!’ I was somewhat apprehensive when — after much prodding — I finally sat down to review ’Cherish.’ Well, I’m [...]

Human Nature

January 13, 2003 // 0 Comments

With the recent critical buzz surrounding screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s latest two efforts, ’Adaptation’ and ’Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, ’ it’s only fitting that New Line would release on DVD one of his lesser known works, 2002’s [...]

The Thief Of Baghdad

December 6, 2002 // 0 Comments

The 1940 Alexander Korda production of ’The Thief of Bagdad’ remains to this day the definitive treatment of the classic ’1001 Arabian Nights’ fables. Created at a time of looming global warfare, the film must have offered a great escape from the [...]
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