GLENN TILBROOK: ONE FOR THE ROAD (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

Glenn Tilbrook, solo artist and former member of the New Wave band Squeeze, arrives in Buffalo, NY, expecting to begin his own U.S. tour in an RV, as he had planned. But there’s no RV…


Posted on February 22, 2007 by

GLENN TILBROOK: ONE FOR THE ROAD (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

Glenn Tilbrook, solo artist and former member of the New Wave band Squeeze, arrives in Buffalo, NY, expecting to begin his own U.S. tour in an RV, as he had planned. But there’s no RV…


Posted on February 15, 2007 by

PUTTING IT TOGETHER: A MUSICAL REVIEW (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

There’s a slew of documentaries on Broadway and shows from past decades released on DVD, and America’s stages could certainly use more attention…


Posted on February 11, 2007 by

ALONE WITH HER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 79 minutes

“Alone with Her” burrows into you, picking at every moral you have, pinching, prodding…


Posted on February 9, 2007 by

THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS (DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 1989
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 0 minutes

Writer/director Steve Kloves keeps his characters grounded as people, most important, because when something witty comes out of their mouths, it’s just a part of who they are, not Kloves writing it just to be smart about something…


Posted on February 9, 2007 by

CINDERELLA III: A TWIST IN TIME (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 74 minutes

After Stepmother raised the wand to the sky and turned time backwards so she could fix what she believed to be wrong with the glass slipper situation, it was Anastasia’s foot on which the glass slipper fit.


Posted on February 8, 2007 by

FROM OTHER WORLDS

FROM OTHER WORLDS
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

Now here’s a versatile attempt at the sci-fi genre, which makes its mark by not being an outright sci-fi movie…


Posted on February 5, 2007 by

GLACIER BAY

5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 28 minutes

Besides cinematography that elegantly captures the sumptuous essence of gatherings designed to celebrate a major achievement within a family and a spirited, piano-led score, “Glacier Bay” has a twist that is genuinely surprising…


Posted on February 5, 2007 by

PETER’S PRICE

PETER’S PRICE
4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

Cohen hooks the entirety of his premise on the question of who these men are…


Posted on January 28, 2007 by

SO ON TV, WHAT AM I?

SO ON TV, WHAT AM I?

The Santa Clarita Valley is one of the prime filming locations for many TV shows and movies. There’s a scene a bit before the climax of “Little Miss Sunshine” where Dwayne (Paul Dano) decides he doesn’t want to go any further. That was filmed here. And the town of Agrestic in “Weeds” is comprised of […]



Posted on January 16, 2007 by

10 ITEMS OR LESS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 82 minutes

Every Hollywood filmmaker should make at least one truly indie film in their career, free from the meddling minds of executives and other marketing types, in order for audiences to sense their unclouded personalities…


Posted on January 8, 2007 by

THE TOTALLY RADICAL PAUSE TAPE (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 32 minutes

While his partner holds up a knife, decked out in a foreboding black mask, standing still, Pig Head Man slowly and continually squeezes his breasts…


Posted on December 27, 2006 by

THE SCROOGE CHRONICLES – REGINALD OWEN (1938)

THE SCROOGE CHRONICLES – REGINALD OWEN (1938)

Whether you’ve read the original Dickens story or seen one of the many movie or TV adaptations available of “A Christmas Carol,” it’s common knowledge that Scrooge is seen as miserly, unpleasant, wishing ill of all cheery Christmas celebrants with a swift, “Bah, humbug!” That’s the general take, changed by all actors who play him based […]



Posted on November 29, 2006 by

ANIMATING HELLBOY: AN INTERVIEW WITH TAD STONES

Can’t wait for “Hellboy 2″ to hit theaters? Then get your “Hellboy” fix with Cartoon Network’s new animated film “Hellboy: Sword of Storms.” Animation vet and director of “Hellboy: Sword of Storms,” Tad Stones, talks all things Disney, Mignola and “Hellboy 2″ in this exclusive interview…



Posted on October 26, 2006 by

THAT’S IT, MR. SORKIN. GOODBYE.

THAT’S IT, MR. SORKIN. GOODBYE.

Dear Aaron, I think I’ve been faithful enough to your two most distinguished achievements in television history to refer to you by your first name, and I’m sure that’s ok. I was struck still and stunned by the first episode of “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” Judd Hirsch’s rant, the tension in the control […]



Posted on October 24, 2006 by

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