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Timer DVD

Even if you are not a big fan of “chick flicks,” you should give this one a chance.  The plot of the movie is little more than that of two people falling in love after overcoming several obstacles.  This comedy … Continue reading

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Le Grand Voyage DVD

This movie tells a story of a contemporary French-Moroccan family.  In order for the aging illiterate father to fulfill his religious obligation of a pilgrimage to Mecca (while the oldest son is not available), the youngest son is summoned to … Continue reading

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DVD – The Tudors, the Complete Final Season

Having enjoyed the first three season’s of Showtimes “The Tudors”, I was anxious to view this fourth and final season.  In this final season, we meet King Henry VIII’s last two wives, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr, who are played … Continue reading

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Blade Runner: The Final Cut (DVD), directed by Ridley Scott

It’s easy to forget now, nearly thirty years (!) after its theatrical release, that “Blade Runner” was pretty much a box-office flop. But it’s true; this science fiction film is one of those movies that needed time to ripen. The … Continue reading

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Easy A

Easy A is an absolutely brilliant movie! Emma Stone is fantastic in the lead role, and the rest of the cast are terrific, too. The script is incredibly smart, sharp, hilariously funny and emotionally resonant. The movie shows some of … Continue reading

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3 Days of the Condor

3 Days of the Condor is a classic 70’s film that had somehow escaped my attention until now. Although I’m not a big fan of Robert Redford, he is adequate in this part. Faye Dunaway is fine. The real star … Continue reading

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The Road [DVD], directed by John Hillcoat

We all know movies can be a tremendous letdown if the source material (generally a book) was very good. And in fact, the film adaptation of “The Road” got mixed reviews, though perhaps some of those were unfair. There’s not much dialogue … Continue reading

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Gosford Park directed by Robert Altman

I was excited to see Robert Altman’s take on the 1930’s-era country house murder mystery in the theatre, but when it was over, my reaction was “Wait, who did it?” Then I watched it again on DVD and was intrigued … Continue reading

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Paris, Texas [DVD], directed by Wim Wenders

We’ll always have “Paris, Texas.” Or at least we will as long as the excellent Criterion Collection DVD version is available. Released in early 2010, this two-disc set presented the usual DVD extras such as commentaries, interviews and deleted scenes, … Continue reading

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It Might Get Loud [DVD], directed by Thomas Tull

Early on in Thomas Tull’s documentary about three of rock ‘n’ roll’s seminal guitarists, the White Stripes’ Jack White gives his humorous prediction of what will happen when he meets up with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and U2′s The Edge. … Continue reading

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