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For All Mankind: Criterion Collection

June 29, 2009

 For All Mankind: Criterion Collection

“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…” President John F. Kennedy said these words on September 12, 1962. He issued this challenge to America and 24 brave men... 

Night Train

June 26, 2009

 Night Train

There is something about a mystery or a thriller set on a train in transit to somewhere that is inherently cinematic. Alfred Hitchcock made one of the greatest films of this kind with Strangers on a Train (1951) and Lars von Trier definitely made one... 

Shopaholic Fun Facts

June 23, 2009

 Shopaholic Fun Facts

The film shot inside of some of the most exclusive stores and boutiques in New York, including Barneys New York flagship store on Madison Avenue, Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue, Scoop and Catherine Malandrino in the Meat Packing District,... 

P.J. Hogan Feature: Confessions of a Shopaholic

June 23, 2009

 P.J. Hogan Feature: Confessions of a Shopaholic

CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC focuses on the incorrigible Becky Bloomwood: beautiful, warm hearted and vivacious, when it comes to shopping, she has no control whatsoever. Her finances are disastrous, yet that does not stop her using her credit card over... 

Confessions of a Shopaholic: Two-Disc Special Edition

June 23, 2009

 Confessions of a Shopaholic: Two-Disc Special Edition

With Muriel’s Wedding (1994), Australian filmmaker P.J. Hogan injected fresh, new life into the romantic comedy and all to the beat of a memorable soundtrack dominated by Abba songs. He gave the film an edgy quality with a shocking plot twist partway... 

The Seventh Seal: Criterion Collection

June 22, 2009

 The Seventh Seal: Criterion Collection

It’s safe to say that The Seventh Seal (1957) is Ingmar Bergman’s most famous film judging by how firmly entrenched it has become in popular culture over the years. Key images and scenes from it, including Death (Ekerot), the chess game, and the Dance... 

My Dinner with Andre: Criterion Collection

June 19, 2009

 My Dinner with Andre: Criterion Collection

When I was a kid my parents used to let me stay up and watch Siskel and Ebert on television. This was back in the day when they were still on PBS and had yet to hit the big time. Their show gave me my first exposure to Louis Malle’s My Dinner with Andre... 

The Transformers: The Complete First Season (25th Anniversary)

June 12, 2009

 The Transformers: The Complete First Season (25th Anniversary)

When The Transformers debuted on American television in September 1984 with the episode “More than Meets the Eye,” a whole generation of kids fell in love with transformable robots and the accompanying toys became all the rage, spawning a legitimate... 

Clips from The Transformers: The Complete First Season (25th Anniversary Edition)

June 12, 2009

 Clips from The Transformers: The Complete First Season (25th Anniversary Edition)

Below are bonus clips from the DVD. Season One: Clip 1 Season One: Clip 2 Season One: Clip 3 Season One: Clip 4 Season One: DVD Trailer  Read More →

Shameless Series 6

June 4, 2009

 Shameless Series 6

Having been a big fan of Shameless from Series 1, and Series 6 will not disappoint. There are the usual laughs and Series 6 continues with the same mix of sex, drugs and scams that it has always had. I wonder what people must think of urban Manchester... 

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