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Rad Bennett Posted: Jul 15, 2011 0 comments

The first animated movie by Pirates of the Caribbean auteur Gore Verbinski, Rango isn’t your average cartoon. Above all else, it’s a western, having so many references, tributes, and in-jokes about the old American frontier that you expect Frankie Laine to come in on the soundtrack, singing his theme song from Tim Conway’s 1967 sitcom of the same name.

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Brandon Grafius Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

If something scared an audience the first time, it should work again, right? And the third, fourth, and fifth times, yes? Well, House of Wax (Warner; Movie •½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras ••) steals its title from a Vincent Price vehicle, but it's little more than an amateurish excuse to slice and dice attractive teens.

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Marc Horowitz Posted: May 04, 2011 0 comments

File this one under Wasted Potential. The Green Hornet does have plenty of visual style, courtesy of director Michel Gondry. It also has the likable Seth Rogen as the title character, the awesome Christoph Waltz (Oscar winner for Inglourious Basterds) as the bad guy, and Cameron Diaz as the brainy eye candy.

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Rad Bennett Posted: Nov 09, 2006 0 comments
Series •••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras
Once again, HBO goes where other networks dare not, with a series that
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Ken Korman Posted: May 30, 2007 0 comments

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Rad Bennett Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Movie ••• Picture •••• Sound •••½ Extras ••½

If you like English comedies of manners, yo

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Rad Bennett Posted: Apr 04, 2006 0 comments
20th Century Fox
Movie ••½ Picture/Sound ••••½ Extras •••½
The second disc of this two-disc
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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jul 13, 2008 0 comments
New Line Blu-ray Disc
Movie ••½ Picture •••½ Sound •••½ Extras½


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Brandon Grafius Posted: Nov 06, 2005 0 comments

Family Guy was canceled after its third season, but phenomenal DVD sales and a successful afterlife in reruns have brought the series back to prime time again. To celebrate, creator Seth MacFarlane picks his Top 5 episodes for Family Guy: The Freakin' Sweet Collection (20th Century Fox; Series •••, Picture/Sound ••½, Extras ••).

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Mel Neuhaus Posted: Sep 14, 2005 0 comments
Movie •• Picture/Sound ••• Extras ••½
Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Will