BLU-RAY MOVIE REVIEWS

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Rad Bennett Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Sony
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This pungent, funny/sad, character-driven show portrays New York City firemen
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Marc Horowitz Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Paramount
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Event Horizon is a suspenseful and entertaining interstellar-hor
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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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Orson Welles's 1955 attempt to create a European count
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Rad Bennett Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
20th Century Fox
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Boston Legal is broadcast in high-def on ABC, where its det
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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

The New World (New Line; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras •••), Terrence Malick's film about the fateful collision of English settlers with Native Americans in 1607, is short on dialogue and long on trippy shots of sunlight leaking through virgin forests.

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Mel Neuhaus Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

One was a gregarious actor who became a cultural icon. The other was an erudite, poetic soul hiding in a sadistic, foul-tempered drunk ... and arguably America's greatest director.

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Marc Horowitz Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Warner
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George Clooney put on close to 30 pounds, grew an unruly
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Brandon Grafius Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Paramount
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Another dystopian vision of the future, another ass-k
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Tom Norton Posted: Jun 17, 2006 0 comments

In these still early days of HD DVD, it's a little creepy that three of the releases have been films about bad cops: <I>Assault on Precinct 13</I>, <I>Training Day</I> (see below) and now <I>16 Blocks</I>.

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Tom Norton Posted: Jun 17, 2006 0 comments

<I>Training Day</I> is about a bad cop. A very bad cop who has convinced himself that if he can do good in questionable ways and get a little action on the side for himself (not to mention for a few bad cop buddies), that’s the name of the game. When it comes to breaking in a rookie, however, he gets more than he bargained for.

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Tom Norton Posted: Jun 17, 2006 0 comments

Stephen Sommers, director of a fun ride in <I>The Mummy</I> and an unnecessary, overblown sequel in <I>The Mummy Returns</I>, brings us a whole bevy of uglies in <I>Van Helsing</I>. It's a monster mash, with Dracula getting together with his vampire brides, the Frankenstein monster, Mr. Hyde, wherewolves, and various other hangers on.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments

In Match Point (DreamWorks; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound •••½, Extras: None), Woody Allen creates a Shakespearean tale of ambition, passion, and madness that can only end in tears, and he does so in a uniquely cinematic way. By usual DVD standards, the quality of the picture and sound might seem lacking.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments

So much fuss has been made about Brokeback Mountain (Lionsgate; Movie ••••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras •••), especially after it was nominated for eight Oscars (winning three), that it's not worth rehashing the details here.

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Marc Horowitz Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Sony
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Unlike The Crying Game, writer/director Neil Jordan's other film a
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Mike Mettler Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments

With a slew of superheroes in theaters this summer - X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns, My Super Ex-Girlfriend - we feel a musclebound DVD assessment is in order. Batman Begins, a benchmark title, ascended beyond this list to the pantheon of torture test discs and will be revered in a future issue.

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