THE ILLUSIONIST Blu-ray Review

     June 30, 2011

First of all, I must state that this is not The Illusionist, the brilliant film from 2006 with Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti, but the French animated film The Illusionist from 2010, that also happens to be rather brilliant in …

THE GREEN HORNET Blu-ray Review

     June 6, 2011

It is really difficult to reboot a franchise that was already kind of boring to begin with. The original Green Hornet 60s TV series, though it boasts incomparable Bruce Lee as Kato, was deadly dull. In fact, the only episode …

WALT & EL GRUPO DVD Review

     January 8, 2011

A handsome and brilliant man wearing a fedora travels to distant lands, fighting Nazis. Sound familiar? Well, this man was Walt Disney, not Indiana Jones, but Walt fought Nazis all the same. Once upon a time way back in 1941, …

THE BIONIC WOMAN: SEASON ONE DVD Review

     October 21, 2010

The thick and manly Lee Majors is part of the last wave of 1950’s-style leading men. Tanned, helmet-haired and squint-eyed (complete with crow’s feet), Majors wears 70’s styles such as a powder blue denim suit like nobody’s business, and has …

ELVIS 75th Birthday Collection DVD Review

     July 12, 2010

This year on January 8, Elvis Presley would have celebrated his 75th birthday. The occasion was commemorated with a huge party in Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie went before a throng of fans during record-breaking …

True Blood Season 2 Blu-Ray Review

     May 17, 2010

The True Blood actors were brilliantly cast and have completely become the characters created in the now-famous Charlaine Harris “Sookie Stackhouse” books. Strangely, some of the actors that embody southerners in the show are from quite different areas of the …

MAD MEN Season Three DVD Review

     April 13, 2010

Mad Men is all about veneer, the illusion of the perfect person and the perfect family in the early 1960’s. Our hero Don Draper works at an ad agency, Sterling Cooper, and creates the illusion of the perfect life in …

MONK Season 8 – The Final Season DVD Review

     April 11, 2010

Here’s what happened: Monk is about a brilliant San Francisco detective who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. This phenomenally funny and touching series has come to an end, and this DVD set contains the last season of a run of excellent …