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Wiseguy: The Collector’s Edition

March 30, 2010

 Wiseguy: The Collector’s Edition

Along with Crime Story, Wiseguy was one of the earliest attempts at creating multi-episode story arcs on American network television during the 1980s. Up until that point, conventional wisdom was to have stand-alone episodes, that way a show could easily... 

Cannes movie legend feared dead!

March 26, 2010

 Cannes movie legend feared dead!

The Cannes Film Festival is just around the corner, but sadly tragedy has struck it before it’s even begun as one of the true legends of Cannes, Jacques D’Azur, is missing and feared dead. The Internet is awash with rumours and news about what happened... 

The Men Who Stare at Goats

March 22, 2010

 The Men Who Stare at Goats

George Clooney is one of those versatile actors that can easily go back and forth between big budget studio films like Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and smaller, more personal independent films like Good Night, and Good Luck (2005). One gets the feeling that... 

Bigger Than Life: Criterion Collection

March 19, 2010

 Bigger Than Life: Criterion Collection

Bigger Than Life (1956) is an intriguing work in director Nicholas Ray’s fascinating filmography. He got his start in progressive theater and radio and an interest in social commentary manifested itself in his Hollywood debut assisting Elia Kazan on... 

My Neighbor Totoro: Special Edition

March 18, 2010

 My Neighbor Totoro: Special Edition

Hayao Miyazaki’s films have the ability to put you back into that innocent mindset when you were a child and that is what makes them so superior to the current crop of meager Disney fare. His films are filled with beauty and wonder and this is no more... 

Up in the Air

March 16, 2010

 Up in the Air

With the phenomenonal success of Juno (2007), director Jason Reitman could have easily faded into obscurity and been labeled a one-hit wonder. Undaunted, he followed up that film with the equally successful Up in the Air (2009), which, like his previous... 

Ponyo

March 15, 2010

 Ponyo

There’s always a certain amount of anticipation for a new film by Hayao Miyazaki. This legendary Japanese anime filmmaker is responsible for some of the most imaginative fantasy films ever made with the likes of My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and Spirited... 

Kiki’s Delivery Service: Special Edition

March 11, 2010

 Kiki’s Delivery Service: Special Edition

Witches are traditionally presented as evil ugly hags in films and television. Sure, there are the notable exceptions but for every Charmed or Practical Magic (1998), there are countless negative portrayals, like Suspiria (1977) or Drag Me to Hell (2009).... 

Zombieland (Blu-Ray)

March 11, 2010

 Zombieland (Blu-Ray)

Let’s make no mistake about this, Zombieland doesn’t exactly have much in the way of a plot – and that’s saying something when you consider it’s being compared to other zombie movies. Reportedly inspired by the British comedy Shaun of the Dead,... 

Five things to do at the Cannes Film Festival

March 11, 2010

 Five things to do at the Cannes Film Festival

With this year’s Oscars just behind us, it’s time to look forward to the next big event on the film calendar: The Cannes Film Festival 2010. This year’s festival runs from May 12th to May 23rd, and as ever is expected to attract the cream of the... 

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