Gene Hackman

The Firm

May 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

The first time I watched "The Firm" many years ago, I was mesmerized by its almost hypnotic feel that weaves its way through the films latter third. A real-life thriller adapted from the novel by John Grisham, the film is not only one of those [...]

Bonnie and Clyde

May 1, 2008 // 0 Comments

When "Bonnie and Clyde" arrived in theaters in 1967, it was a smash hit. Its approach to the real-life crime sprees of the notorious outlaws was brutally violent, starkly sexual and profoundly disturbing in its up close and personal depiction of [...]

Superman II: Two-Disc Special Edition

January 31, 2007 // 0 Comments

Following on the heels of 1978's mega-blockbuster "Superman: The Movie, " the 1980 sequel found its way to theaters not without its share of backstage drama. With Richard Donner leaving production after filming much of it concurrently with [...]

Superman: The Movie – Four-Disc Special Edition

December 18, 2006 // 0 Comments

Look! Up in the sky! It's…well, you know. We are all more than familiar with the Superman mythology by now, and over the past few weeks, it seems that every incarnation of the comic book legend has been spruced up, repackaged, and placed [...]

Superman: The Movie

December 15, 2006 // 0 Comments

It's simply been a long time since I last sat down to watch the original "Superman", or any of it's sequels for that matter. I now had the chance to view the newest addition to the HD-DVD catalog lineup, 1978's "Superman: The [...]


May 12, 2006 // 0 Comments

It is almost as if time is repeating itself – in a good way. Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" was one of the first DVDs that Warner Home Video released when the format launched in 1997. Here we are, 9 years later and Warner is giving us [...]

Runaway Jury

February 25, 2004 // 0 Comments

French politician Georges Clemenceau once remarked: "War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men." Jury "consultant" Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman) embraces a more adaptable and personally lucrative philosophy for our overly [...]

Unforgiven: Special Edition

September 12, 2002 // 0 Comments

After releasing Clint Eastwood’s outstanding and thoughtful Wild West drama "Unforgiven" as one of the first DVDs in the market in 1997, the studio has finally revisited this film and is now bringing it back as a 2-disc Special Edition that [...]

The Royal Tenenbaums

July 11, 2002 // 0 Comments

I first encountered the work of Wes Anderson and his cohorts the Wilson brothers (Luke and Owen) back in 1996 with their debut film, "Bottle Rocket." It’s hard to explain exactly what it was about that quirky little movie that captured my [...]


March 19, 2002 // 0 Comments

David Mamet surely ranks as one of the finest screenwriters currently working in the film industry. While not every script he’s penned has been a gem, they all offer insightful character exposition and often biting social commentary. When Mamet also [...]
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