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Wedding Daze

January 18, 2008

It really isn’t fair that an awful film like License to Wed (2007) received a wide theatrical release while Wedding Daze a.k.a. The Pleasure of Your Company (2006) is released direct-to-video (it did receive a limited theatrical release in England in... 

Factory Girl: Unrated

July 17, 2007

Charles Taylor’s recent article in the New York Times documented the checkered production history of Factory Girl (2006), a biopic about Andy Warhol star, Edie Sedgwick. The shoot was plagued with a shifty financial backer, delays and re-shoots. Then,... 

Reds: 25th Anniversary Edition

October 23, 2006

The 1970s saw the rise in prominence of the director in Hollywood and this resulted in many movies being pushed through the system that wouldn’t normally have been made. However, by the time of the Heaven’s Gate (1980) debacle, the rule of the director... 

Relative Strangers

August 28, 2006

Relative Strangers is such a perfect example of the importance of a good script. Not even the combined might of Danny DeVito, Kathy Burke and Neve (schwing) Campbell, can save this generic and mostly unfunny movie. Comedies about parents haven’t... 

The Lost Boys

December 8, 2004

At the time of its release, The Lost Boys (1987) was seen as an MTV-style take on the vampire film with a young, attractive cast and its music video look. It has been almost 20 years and the film has aged surprisingly well. Sure, there is some cringe-worthy... 

Nixon

November 11, 2003

Nixon (1995) was initially available only in a DVD with minimal extras. Recently, Stone has revisited his entire canon with special edition treatments. Nixon was the last hold-out and has finally received a proper two-disc Collector’s Edition complete... 

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