Black Snake Moan

June 29, 2007 // 0 Comments

I was truly taken by surprise by Craig Brewer's darkly comic and utterly brilliant film "Black Snake Moan." Because of a marketing campaign that turned me off, I simply shrugged this one off as controversial, independent self-indulgence [...]

Rio Bravo

June 11, 2007 // 0 Comments

Understandably, Westerns are sadly still somewhat of a rare commodity on the fledgling high definition formats and as such every entry is truly welcome. As part of the celebration of John Wayne's 100th Birthday, Warner Home Video has prepared a high [...]

The Frighteners

June 4, 2007 // 0 Comments

What a difference 10 years make. When "The Frighteners" first appeared in 1992, few people had heard of the name Peter Jackson, an independent filmmaker from New Zealand with a knack for dark horror comedies, such as "Dead Alive (aka [...]

The Road Warrior

May 11, 2007 // 0 Comments

After making a huge splash on the scene with "Mad Max, " director George miller and Mel Gibson teamed up again to present fans with a sequel to the violent action film. "Mad Max 2, " or "The Road Warrior" as it was called in [...]

The Game

May 1, 2007 // 0 Comments

For many film fans, David Fincher has become equivalent for dark movies with a twist and an edge. He has eloquently proven his ability to masterfully handle dark themes during his career and his thriller "Seven" a few years ago, has practically [...]


April 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

Bill Condon's "Dreamgirls" was certainly a remarkable film that made quite a splash during the awards season earlier this year and not surprisingly, it not only garnered accolades but also some trophies to show for. A Golden Globe for Best [...]

The Jerk

April 23, 2007 // 0 Comments

It is striking that Universal Home Entertainment is selecting pretty much the same titles for release on HD-DVD for early adopters as they did 10 years ago when DVD first launched. As such it is not very surprising that Carl Reiner's "The [...]

Children Of Men

March 29, 2007 // 0 Comments

When the HD-DVD version of "Children Of Men" landed on my desk earlier this week I hadn't even heard of this film before. I went to the Internet movie Database to take a quick look at the movie's specs to find an 8.2 user rating. [...]

The Departed

March 12, 2007 // 0 Comments

Martin Scorsese's genius and talent explodes in this rip-bang, return-to-gangster form of a film that easily deserved the big dog Oscars heaped on its plate at the end of February. I remember my first viewings of 'Raging Bull, ' [...]


March 9, 2007 // 0 Comments

"I got all kinds of guilt…" Morality tales are often packed with warnings about the ways we should proceed through our lives. On one hand, they tap into our subconscious and remind us that consequences lurk in every corner of every decision we [...]
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