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Slumdog Millionaire

March 31, 2009

 Slumdog Millionaire

With the exception of Steven Soderbergh, Danny Boyle is one of the most versatile filmmakers currently working. He’s tried his hand at all kinds of different genres, from thrillers (Shallow Grave) to horror (28 Days Later) to science fiction (Sunshine).... 

Return from Witch Mountain: Special Edition

March 30, 2009

 Return from Witch Mountain: Special Edition

With the success of Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) a sequel was inevitable and three years later it became a reality with Return from Witch Mountain (1978). Tony (Eisenmann) and Tia (Richards) return to Earth to experience life in a big city. They beam... 

Marley & Me: Two-Disc Bad Dog Edition

March 27, 2009

 Marley & Me: Two-Disc Bad Dog Edition

If Marley & Me (2008) taught us anything it is to never underestimate the power of a cute dog to sell a ton of movie tickets at the box office. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have some human eye candy in the form of Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson... 

Escape to Witch Mountain: Special Edition

March 25, 2009

 Escape to Witch Mountain: Special Edition

One of the good things to come from the release of Race to Witch Mountain (2009) is that Disney has gone into their vaults and given the original and much beloved children’s classic Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) the special edition treatment. Disney,... 

Gulliver’s Travels

March 23, 2009

 Gulliver’s Travels

In the 1930s, Walt Disney’s most formidable competition was the Fleischer brothers, Dave and Max. They pioneered numerous innovations in animation as is evident in the short films that they made about Popeye and Superman. In the ‘30s, they embarked... 

Quantum of Solace: Two-Disc Special Edition

March 19, 2009

 Quantum of Solace: Two-Disc Special Edition

With the successful reboot of the James Bond franchise with Casino Royale (2006), fans speculated what the next adventure would be and who would be the director. With the new look and attitude expertly established by Martin Campbell, the producers made... 

The Odd Couple: Centennial Collection

March 18, 2009

 The Odd Couple: Centennial Collection

Based on Neil Simon’s hit Broadway play of the same name, The Odd Couple (1968) features the classic comedic duo of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as hopelessly (and hilariously) mismatched roommates. Mike Nichols directed the play which won several... 

Dead Like Me: Life After Death

March 17, 2009

 Dead Like Me: Life After Death

Fans of the television series Dead Like Me were heartbroken when it was canceled five years ago and thought that they would never see new adventures of George (Muth) and her fellow grim reapers. Like Firefly however, Dead Like Me has been given a second... 

Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition

March 13, 2009

 Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition

Pinocchio (1940) marked Walt Disney’s second foray into animated feature film territory, after the phenomenonal success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Based on Pinocchio: Tale of a Puppet by Carlo Collodi, early drafts stuck closely to the... 

The Exterminating Angel: Criterion Collection

March 11, 2009

 The Exterminating Angel: Criterion Collection

The Exterminating Angel (1962) marked the end of legendary filmmaker Luis Bunuel’s 18-year stint in Mexico and the only film from that period in which he had complete artistic freedom. He had just come off the controversy of Viridiana (1961) and was... 

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