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Second Time Around

Contrary to the argument provided by one of my more "cherished" readers, the mere fact that a movie like Nacho Libre is doing well at the box office does not make it a good movie. Conversely, a movie ...   More
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 David Walker

The Quiet Earth

It is a tranquil summer morning in New Zealand when Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) wakes to the start of a new day. Things are quiet as Zac begins his morning ritual—a bit too quiet. And as he vent ...   More
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 David Walker

Winter Soldier and Purlie Victorious

Not sure what to watch on DVD this week? You could check out the special edition of Smokey and the Bandit, or maybe the unrated director's cut of The Boondock Saints. Or maybe you could watch somethin ...   More
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 David Walker

The Seven-Ups

More often than not, I wonder who decides what films get released on DVD. With recent theatrical releases, of course, it's obvious. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 was just in theaters a few months ago, and, t ...   More
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 David Walker

Same Old Stuff

Unrated! Extended cut! Better than ever!Better than ever?This week marks the release of Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State and Con Air—all of which are now available as unrated extended cuts. The ...   More
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 David Walker

The Harder They Come

Stuart Samuels' documentary Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream screens this weekend at the Northwest Film Center, offering insights into the history surrounding six cult classics (see ...   More
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 David Walker

The Sex & Violence Double Feature

Remember the good old days of home video, when we watched things called VHS tapes (or maybe even Beta) that we rented at the grocery store, on machines that loaded from the top? Back in those days the ...   More
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 David Walker

The Gladiators

A subversive anti-war film.

If you don't pay close attention, you might think that the only thing DVDs are good for is collecting television shows that aired just a few weeks ago, or multiple versions of the crap that was dumped ...   More
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 David Walker

Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even

Sometimes a film can perfectly capture a moment in time, embody the zeitgeist in such a way that all can look to it and say, "Yes, yes, this is what it means to be alive today." Maybe you saw the worl ...   More
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 Margaret Seiler

The Girl Next Door

Don't confuse this 1999 documentary with the insipid 2004 comedy of the same name. The latter was a lame-brain ripoff of Risky Business, while the former Girl Next Door is a thought-provoking portrait ...   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 David Walker
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