Martin Sheen

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," [...]

The Echelon Conspiracy

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Borrowing ideas from other movies and mindlessly stringing them up in an attempt to create a new movie is typically a bad idea. Just watch any Quentin Tarantino movie and you can witness how ridiculously clueless such "inspired" filmmaking can [...]

Columbo: The Complete Third Season

July 22, 2005 // 0 Comments

Once again the bumbling LAPD detective is back at it again as Universal Home Entertainment is releasing ’Columbo: The Complete Third Season.’ This season includes some of my favorite episodes of the show, most notably ’Any Old Port In A Storm’ [...]

The Final Countdown

March 11, 2004 // 0 Comments

When I originally saw "The Final Countdown" in theaters in 1980 I never realized it was such a "small" movie. Small in terms of its budget, of course, and not in terms of the achievement, because as this DVD just reminded me, "The [...]


February 12, 2002 // 0 Comments

Today, more than ever, the media loves to scrutinize the media. And now, as it has been throughout history, this kind of coverage can, at times, thrive on sensationalism. So, whenever a product is labeled as "controversial" or [...]

Apocalypse Now Redux

December 3, 2001 // 0 Comments

When "Apocalypse Now" first appeared in August 1979, the film industry had just come to grips with the "blockbuster mentality" fostered by the wild successes of such popcorn pictures as "Star Wars," "Jaws," [...]


November 22, 2000 // 0 Comments

Sometimes it is hard for me to believe how far DVD has come in such a short period of time. Only a year ago, a film like "Gettysburg" was somewhere on the backlist of all DVD releases, mostly because of its significant running length and DVD’s [...]

Wall Street

November 3, 2000 // 0 Comments

"Greed is good!" is one of the maxims of Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s film "Wall Street, " and at times we are tempted to believe his reasoning. However, once greed is out of bounds and limitless, it poses a very serious problem, [...]

The Dead Zone

September 28, 2000 // 0 Comments

Paramount Home Video has done a fantastic job with the transfer for the new DVD of ’The Dead Zone’. Considering that this is a seventeen year old film, that was shot on relatively low budget, this new digital transfer looks quite good. The film is [...]