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Stripes: Extended Cut

January 14, 2006

A general rule of film should be “that anything with Bill Murray in is worth a look.” That’s what Stripes brings; a comedy classic, from the early eighties, given the special edition treatment, starring Bill Murray, that is worth a look. A million... 

Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Double Feature Gift Set

January 10, 2006

  Right from the get-go the Ghostbusters movie (1984) was destined for greatness. The teaming up of, arguably, the three funniest men in the business must’ve seemed like instant box-office success to the studio execs at the time. And it was. The... 

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Two-Disc Special Edition

October 4, 2005

There’s always a certain amount of trepidation when a filmmaker like Wes Anderson, known for making intimate and personal films, starts making movies on a more ambitious scale – bigger budgets and movie stars in an attempt to appeal to larger audience... 

Garfield

June 15, 2005

And so the laconic lasagne-loving fat orange cat finally makes it to the big screen, now an entirely CGI creation, but will his fanbase go along for the ride? The answer is probably no, and Jonathan Frakes will probably tell you why after his disastrous... 

Coffee and Cigarettes

April 18, 2005

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) is a collection of short films that filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has been making on and off for almost 20 years. Shot in between his feature films, these vignettes are a celebration of, well, coffee and cigarettes. Each story features... 

Ed Wood

April 2, 2005

Ed Wood (1994) is a gloriously atmospheric, black and white love letter to cinema. Tim Burton understands that for the devoted cineaste, the best moments in life have often been spent in a darkened movie theatre being enveloped by a film and becoming... 

The Royal Tenenbaums

November 2, 2003

Set to the same wistful, sentimental tone as A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), The Royal Tenenbaums begins with a hilariously edited montage (narrated dryly by Alec Baldwin) that introduces the Tenenbaum children at an early age. Chas (Stiller) is a financial... 

Lost in Translation

October 1, 2002

Witty, pleasant and a tremendously funny romantic comedy – yeah, if you were talking about ‘The Return of the King’ but not the words I would use to describe ‘Lost In Translation’, a pathetic attempt at romance in film. Ok... 

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