Monthly Archives: July 2012

This Week’s New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

Like last week there appears to be no mainstream Hollywood film dominating the new DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week, but there are still some interesting choices to be had. Several films from the Marilyn Monroe catalog are re-released today, plus the Kevin Costner cable TV mini-series, Hatfields & McCoys comes to the stores, and […]

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The Watch – Film Review

In the new science-fiction comedy The Watch Ben Stiller plays Evan, the fastidious manager of a Costco warehouse who loves to arrange things.  He doesn’t have what you can call real friends, just acquaintances; people he knows through the various clubs he continually organizes.  “I don’t have any black friends,” he states in an introductory […]

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This Week’s New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

This week’s new DVD releases appear to be more TV oriented than film.  In fact, there doesn’t appear to be a new mainstream film released this week on either DVD or Blue-Ray.  Below are a few selections of new DVDs for the home market either for purchase or rent. For Blu-Ray fans, Star Trek: The […]

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The Dark Knight Rises – Film Review

During the forties, the fifties and, to a lesser degree, the sixties, most films had a supporting feature – the ‘B’ movie.  These tended to be low budget with unknown actors starring in what was considered novelty films; UFO stories, monster movies, and corny super-heroes.  At the time, many kids who accompanied their parents to […]

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Oslo, August 31st – Film Review

“I got some money today,” states lead character, thirty-four year old Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie) talking to his friend.  “My first thought was to use it for heroin.”  He then adds, “It just instinctively popped into my head.” The title, Oslo, August 31st, is the location and the date upon which most of this remarkable […]

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30 Beats – Film Review

This really doesn’t work. As written and directed by Alexis Lloyd, 30 Beats is an independent ensemble project that follows ten people during one hot summer in New York.  All of the performers tend to be attractive, glossy magazine types who bare little resemblance to anyone real, not to mention that their sexual encounters are […]

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