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Tom Norton Posted: May 28, 2006 0 comments

A bored, rich widow, Laura Henderson (Judi Dench) buys a failed London theater on the eve of World War II. But she soon discovers she has no idea what to do with it. After she hires an experienced producer (Bob Hoskins) the theater is briefly successful running music hall reviews. But soon reality sets in and the competition drives them into the red.

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Tom Norton Posted: May 18, 2006 0 comments

And now for something entirely different. Film critics and theater audiences had a mixed reaction to this computer-animated release. So mixed, in fact, that it moved in and out of theaters last fall before it had a chance to develop any word of mouth.

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Tom Norton Posted: May 18, 2006 0 comments

When a rogue Russian extremist seizes control of enough of Russia's armaments to nuke the US, the <I>USS Alabama</I>, along with other nuclear missile subs, is sent in harm's way as a deterrent or possibly even a first-strike weapon to take out the Russian missiles before they can be launched.

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Tom Norton Posted: May 17, 2006 0 comments

Start with a look at Marine boot camp not much different than what we've seen in countless war movies. Move on to a boring look at bored Marines killing time in the desert in the buildup to the 1991 Gulf War. They're depicted as dumb, disorganized, rowdy, and undisciplined. The promotional copy for the movie, included in the cover art, says that the troops are "in a country they don't understand, against an enemy they can't see, for a cause they don't fully grasp. Believe me, the troops in the first Gulf War were fully briefed on the country they were going to, could usually see the enemy (his back, typically), and understood that they were fighting to free a country occupied by the forces of an expansionist dictator. That promotional copy was clearly written as a not-too-subtle analogy to the <I>current</I> Iraq war.

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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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John Ford's fanciful tale of Abraham Lincoln as a young
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Rad Bennett Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Warner
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One of the many extras on this two-disc set provides a
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Rad Bennett Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Platinum Edition Disney
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Walt Disney's c
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Brandon Grafius Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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Steven Soderbergh's magnum opus - a taut, u
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Ken Korman Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments

The most surprising Oscar winner for Best Picture in decades, Crash (Lionsgate; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound •••½, Extras ••½) has a couple of secret weapons that quietly recommended it to members of the Academy. First, it captures the true look and feel of Los Angeles, where the majority of Oscar voters live.

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Mel Neuhaus Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments

The greatest kaleidoscopic experience without the benefit of hallucinogens, the terrific six-disc Busby Berkeley Collection (Warner; Movies ••••½, Picture/Sound ••••½, Extras ••••) has five of the choreography genius's best-known works: Gold Diggers of 1933, Footlight Parade (1933), Dames (1934), Gold Diggers of 1935

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Josef Krebs Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Anniversary Edition Paramount
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The 2001 DVD
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Al Griffin Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments

David Lean's 1970 epic Ryan's Daughter (Warner; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras ••••) gets the grand treatment in this two-disc special edition. Sourced from restored 65mm picture elements, the 2.2:1 transfer is consistently crisp, revealing every crag in stone houses.

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Mike Mettler Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
  1. THE SOPRANOS (HBO, above - left). Jersey mafia don Tony Soprano: bigger than your average bear, and ten times as deadly. These movie-quality transfers set the standard, with excellent contrast, rich colors, and crisp, atmospherically lit images.
  2. THE SHIELD (Fox). Det.
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Rad Bennett Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Disney/Studio Ghibli
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This two-disc set offers three ways of watching Hay
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Josef Krebs Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Walk the Line: single-disc edition 20th Century Fox
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