The Hit: Criterion Collection

May 8, 2009

The Hit (1984) is a significant film for several reasons: it served as a comeback, of sorts, for actor Terence Stamp, it provided a young, up-and-coming Tim Roth with his first major film role, and it was the beginning of a great run of films for director... 

Wall Street: 20th Anniversary Edition

September 14, 2007

When Oliver Stone made Wall Street (1987), he was riding high from the commercial and critical success of Platoon (1986). His father, Lou Stone, had been a stockbroker on Wall Street in New York City and this film was a son’s way of paying tribute to... 

Elektra: Director’s Cut

February 8, 2006

Based on the lukewarm critical and commercial reaction to Elektra (2005), is a Director’s Cut really warranted? Apparently, somebody thought so and following on the heels of the much better Daredevil (2003) Director’s Cut we get a slight tweaking... 


October 24, 2005

The only thing to survive the debacle known as Daredevil (2003) was the positive reaction, by audiences, to one of the characters in the film, Elektra, played by Jennifer Garner. This may have been more as a result of her fresh-faced, girl-next-door charisma... 

Superman 1 & 2 Box Set

May 8, 2003

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Superman and he’s here on DVD in one glorious set. In these heady times when heroes are needed, America’s greatest hero of them all steps up to the plate and smacks a home run for Uncle Sam. The man... 

My Boss’s Daughter

July 21, 2002

Ashton Kutcher is the current flavor of the month. The success of his MTV show, Punk’d and the Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) movie has catapulted this young actor onto the hot list. It also has studios scrambling to release anything and everything...