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 [...]

Straw Dogs

February 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sam Peckinpah's 1971 crime drama "Straw Dogs" has long been hailed as a masterpiece and a highly controversial film. A while ago, MGM Home Entertainment has released a high definition version of the movie for fans to enjoy. The nature of [...]


February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

When "Contagion" ran in theaters, the film intrigued me, conjuring up memories of "Outbreak, " an epidemic movie about the outbreak of a previously undiscovered virus. Yet, "Contagion" seemed to have a different feel to it [...]

To Kill A Mockingbird

February 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Based on the classic Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, "To Kill A Mockingbird" is a legendary movie, uniquely strong and sensitive about racism and the ways of the Old South during the Depression in the 1930s. It has been turned into a [...]

Tora! Tora! Tora!

December 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Cooperative movie productions have become fairly common in Hollywood. Studios pool their resources, minimize risk by sharing the production costs, even if it means sharing credits with your competitor. In business terms that is a major step, as anyone can [...]

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 [...]

Father Of Invention

October 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

When "Father of Invention" first showed up on my desk, I wasn't sure what to make of it. I had just recently re-watched "21, " however, and that movie reminded me that Kevin Spacey is actually a pretty cool actor. With that as an [...]

Citizen Kane

August 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Writing a review about "Citizen Kane" is like meeting your all-time favorite actor or director, only to stutter and stammer through the encounter. What new observations can I add that has not already been discussed in the six decades since the [...]

The Big Lebowski

August 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

There truly aren't that many movies that I have on heavy rotation over the years. We have "Casablanca", "Citizen Kane", "Apocalypse Now", the television series "The Sopranos". For many reasons "The Big [...]

The Name of the Rose

August 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

"The Name Of The Rose" is a dark murder mystery set in a monastery in Italy during the 14th century. It is a film of European origin and thus, hardly surprising, it has a very different flair than Hollywood productions. Instead of the glossy, [...]
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