FUTUREWORLD Blu-ray Review

     April 10, 2013

In 1973, Michael Crichton wrote and directed Westworld, a sci-fi classic that went on to influence The Terminator, Crichton’s own Jurassic Park and one of the best episodes of The Simpsons.  A few years later TV creators Richard T. Heffron, Mayo Simon, and George Schenck made …

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Blu-ray Review

     January 13, 2013

If Disney ever made a film about the post-apocalypse, it might look something like the first twenty minutes of Beasts of the Southern Wild, a film so gorgeously designed, soulfully acted and inventively produced that I feel kind of bad …

Venture Bros. Season 4 Part 1 DVD Review

     January 13, 2011

One of the hallmarks of a great television series is the willingness to shake up the status quo, to risk alienating the audience in the service of letting the characters and story evolve.  No two creators seem to embrace this …

FROZEN Blu-ray Review

     October 13, 2010

The simple concept, well executed: Something of a holy grail for the indie auteur and something that Adam Green (Hatchet) managed to pull off with Frozen. Too-handsome Dan (Kevin Zegers), his too-sweet-and-innocent girlfriend Parker (Emma Bell) and lifelong/douchey best friend …

WHIP IT Blu-ray Review

     February 25, 2010

Roller Derby is a sport primed for cinematic treatment. A fast paced game of passion and pageantry played by colorful and attractive women, chock full of good-natured violence and brimming with personality. It is a rowdy, populist sport, reborn screaming …

WRONG TURN 3: Left for Dead Blu-ray Review

     November 25, 2009

The Wrong Turn movies have carved a fun niche for themselves in the grim, serious and sadistic world of modern horror.  While the original was rescued from the backwoods meat-shack of mediocrity by a better-than average cast and some expectedly …

RENO 911!: The Complete Sixth Season DVD Review

     August 9, 2009

Reno 911! is comedy TV’s old reliable. While it has never really captured the zeitgeist in the way that something like South Park or, hell, even Mind of Mencia did, for the last six years it has been chugging along, …

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