The Muppet Christmas Carol

December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

We all are familiar with Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol, " if not by having read the actual novella then by having watched one of the countless film adaptations and retellings that have graced the big and small screen for generations. [...]

Catch Me If You Can

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

In 2002 Steven Spielberg turned towards a project that was rather unusual for him, creating a highly entertaining look at one of America's most notorious forgers and the chase to bring him to justice. The film was "Catch Me If You Can," [...]

Little Shop of Horrors

October 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

"Little Shop of Horrors" may not really qualify as a horror movie, but I feel it nonetheless fits perfectly in the theme and spirit of Halloween. Warner Home Video has just prepared a glorious Blu-Ray version of Frank Oz's version of the [...]

Dark Shadows

September 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

The gothic horror soap opera "Dark Shadows" has been flickering across TV screens for many years and has drawn legions of fans in its following. While I've seen the occasional episode here and there, I have to admit that it's never [...]

Ed Wood

September 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Tim Burton's loving tribute to cult-trash director Edward D. Wood Jr. is available on Blu-Ray Disc, at last. I did not hesitate for a moment to put this disc in my player and give it a spin to see how it lives up in high definition. The film tells [...]

The Muppets

March 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

It has been a very long time since the Muppets were riding high on the wave of popularity and for the past ten years, they were practically all but forgotten. But al of that changed in a heartbeat when Disney released the new movie "The Muppets" [...]

To Catch A Thief

February 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Cary Grant and Grace Kelly were an incredible match-up in the 50s and after watching Paramount Home Entertainment's latest Blu-Ray Disc version of the Alfred Hitchcock mystery "To Catch A Thief, " their presence is still mesmerizing, even [...]

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

February 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

It has been quite some time since Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor teamed up in a series of comedies at the peak of their careers, but nonetheless, I am always getting excited when I am able to catch one of those romps. One of the best movies the repeated [...]

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

December 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Having grown up watching the original "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" with Gene Wilder in the lead of Willy Wonka, yet not seeing the film for quite a few years, I took some time to revisit this classic tale. Around the same time, Tim [...]

Burke & Hare

December 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

"Burke & Hare" has made its way to our shores at last. After being stuck in the morass of international distribution, John Landis' latest film is finally available for viewing in the US, courtesy of IFC and MPI Media. I had been [...]
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