BLU-RAY MOVIE REVIEWS

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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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Tom Norton Posted: May 30, 2006 Published: May 31, 2006 0 comments

As submarine movies go, <I>U-571</I> is far from a classic. It includes scenes we've seen in countless other submarine films, and its history is warped (implying that the U.S. Navy and not the Royal Navy captured the Nazi Enigma machine and broke the German naval codes&mdash;though the end titles do correct the record).

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Tom Norton Posted: May 30, 2006 Published: May 31, 2006 0 comments

As noted in another blog, I've been having fun lately with unexpectedly good movies that fell through the critical and audience cracks during their theatrical releases. And <I> The Greatest Game Ever Played</I> certainly surprised me as much as any of them.

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Tom Norton Posted: May 30, 2006 Published: May 31, 2006 0 comments

I have mixed feeling about the Bourne films. This one is the sequel to the first, <I>The Bourne Identity</I>. The two movies feature a rogue, on-the-run, amnesiac CIA hit man trying to discover who he really is, and in the process discovering "talents" that he didn't know he had.

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Tom Norton Posted: May 28, 2006 0 comments

I've been experiencing an unusual run of good films on standard definition DVD lately, though most are not of any special demonstration quality, nothing gets blowed-up real good in most of them, few were big hits, and several are set in the past. But I'm a sucker for almost any historical film or TV miniseries (HBO's two part <I>Elizabeth I</I> resides on the HD PVR in my cable box even now waiting for me to find the 4 hours I need to invest in watching it!)

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