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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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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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Brandon Grafius Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Universal
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This six-disc set brings us 12 more one-hour episodes of dust, grime, an
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Ken Korman Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Universal
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Jane Austen has been done to death on film, but that doesn'
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Rad Bennett Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Disney
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Cowritten and directed by Andrew Adamson (who also brought us
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Ken Korman Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Miramax
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Now known for the vivid, otherworldly look of movies like The City of Lo
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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Sony
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Michelangelo Antonioni took the premise for an intrigue-filled thriller - burne
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Rad Bennett Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Time Travel Borg Paramount
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Paramount has already released all of the original Star Trek shows and
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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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Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Universal
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The first thing I noticed after picking up this two-disc set was that the

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