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The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2-Disc Collector’s Edition

August 26, 2008

 The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2-Disc Collector’s Edition

When The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) debuted in theatres, it was a modest commercial success but hardly the massive hit Disney had hoped for, especially with the pedigree of Tim Burton’s name above the title. It was well-received by critics who... 

Son of Rambow

August 25, 2008

 Son of Rambow

The things we see at an impressionable young age, be they films, television programs, books or music, leave a lasting impact on us because we haven’t had many life experiences up to that point in our lives. So, those formative experiences tend to leave... 

Mon oncle Antoine

August 20, 2008

 Mon oncle Antoine

For the last 25 years, Claude Jutra’s Mon oncle Antoine (1971) has been regarded as the “best Canadian film ever made” by film scholars, critics and directors. His film is a classic coming-of-age story set in rural Quebec during the 1940s. Jutra... 

Rogue: Unrated

August 14, 2008

 Rogue: Unrated

After the surprise success of his debut film, Wolf Creek (2005), horror fans eagerly anticipated Greg McLean’s next film about a killer crocodile entitled, Rogue (2007). However, a rival croc film, Primeval (2007), stole its thunder, tanked at the box... 

Smart People

August 12, 2008

 Smart People

Smart People (2008) is the latest in a long, checkered lineage of quirky, independent film dramedies (comedy-drama hybrids). Jodie Foster’s Home for the Holidays (1995) established the template with the following ingredients: take a dysfunctional family... 

Lonesome Dove: Two-Disc Special Edition

August 11, 2008

 Lonesome Dove: Two-Disc Special Edition

Based on Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel of the same name, Lonesome Dove was adapted into a four-part television mini-series that focuses on the relationship between two retired Texas Rangers as they drive a cattle herd from Texas to Montana... 

Shutter: Unrated

August 4, 2008

 Shutter: Unrated

When Hollywood first started remaking Asian horror films, A-list actresses like Naomi Watts and Jennifer Connelly starred in them. Over time, as the public’s fascination with them waned, not so high-profile actresses like Amber Tamblyn and Kristen Bell... 

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