Archives by Tag 'Reviews'

DVD New Releases – 8/11/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, August 10, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) Be sure to look after the break for a couple bonus must-not-miss trailer videos. * “I Love You, Man”:http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1155056/ – After watching *Planes, Trains, and Automobiles* this weekend — yes, we had a […]

DVD New Releases – 8/4/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, August 3, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) * “Big Trouble in Little China”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090728/ – I’ve always found this to be _too_ over-the-top, but the fanboys go nuts for Kurt Russel and oriental magic. * “My Cousin Vinny”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/ – This is […]

DVD New Releases – 7/13/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, July 13, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) I didn’t post a release list last week because there was only one new worthwhile release — a film from 1962 released on DVD. * “Lonely are the Brave”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056195/ – Kirk Douglas stars […]

DVD New Releases – 6/9/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, June 8, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) * “Gran Torino”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205489/ – After Eastwood ripped out my joy with *Million Dollar Baby* I didn’t feel he deserved my trust, so I’ve been holding out on seeing *Gran Torino* until the “this […]

DVD New Releases – 6/2/2009 (and 5/26/2009)
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) I feel bad this list is late…again, and missing a week…but I took the slow train to L.A., taking over a week to get there and back, returning Tuesday, and I have been […]

DVD New Releases – 5/19/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) I feel bad this list is late but I was in Vegas, returning Monday night, and I have been playing catch-up. * “A Bug’s Life”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120623/ – The second Pixar feature film release wasn’t […]

DVD New Releases – 5/12/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, May 11, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) * “Fargo”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116282/ – Any Coen brothers movie remastered for Blu-Ray is a must, and this is no exception. I can’t wait to see the vast expanses of ice and snow, with sharp splatters […]

Give TV a (Second) Chance
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2009

As we stand at that brink of season finales and mid-season “replacements” that are mere weeks old I would like to talk a little about the state of television. It seems not as long as 75 days ago that Joss Whedon laid another golden egg on our squawk box, and “Dollhouse” is universally loved — […]

Korean Is The New Chinese?
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In retrospect, I note the rise of Korean Cinema by Chan Wook Park’s Oldboy which slipped through Austin in late 2003 (at “BNAT 5”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2003/12/08/837/) and was the first “hit” (relative to foreign film popularity), but “this article”:http://www.filmfestivals.com/database/film/filmus_korea.htm marks the beginning of the shift with Chunhyang (from Im Kwont’aek) at the 2000 Cannes Festival. Whenever it […]

Five Movies You’re Not Supposed To See (in the U.S.A.)
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, April 13, 2009

Due to the mechanations of corporate studios and distributors there are movies that get released in foreign countries, but not in the US. Here’s a list of five movies that are worth seeing, but are illegal to watch in the US, and what you would have to do just to watch them is often technically […]