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Ken Korman Posted: May 06, 2011 0 comments

Consider the dense, multi-layered, centuries-old, and sometimes impenetrable culture of New Orleans — especially in the months just after Hurricane 

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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 14, 2006 0 comments

An edgy update, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Warner; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras ••••) takes several liberties with Roald Dahl's classic book, but it also manages to convey the story's dark humor.

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Posted: May 17, 2009 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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The increased visual resolution of the Blu-ray Disc format isn't only there to bo
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Ken Korman Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Crimson Tide Touchstone Unrated Extended Edition
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras
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Marc Horowitz Posted: Mar 12, 2007 0 comments
20th Century Fox
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Forest Whitaker'
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Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 17, 2007 0 comments

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Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 11, 2009 0 comments
You might think that a film about two young women who clean up the bodily fluids of dead people could be depressing - and you'd be right.
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Josef Krebs Posted: Aug 15, 2011 0 comments

You don’t watch Fast Times at Ridgemont High for any home theater glories. More likely, it’s a favorite movie to get stoned to — er, a series of memorable vignettes of high-school teenagers attempting to lose their virginity while surviving soul-destroying service-industry jobs.

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Ken Korman Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments
New Line
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What do you get when you put a mainstream Hollywood tale of retribution in
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Kevin James Posted: Jul 12, 2011 0 comments

If you were around during the launch of high-def TV, you may remember an interesting phenomenon: People with HDTVs became oddly knowledgeable about esoteric topics, such as the migratory patterns of North American birds or the concept of Dark Matter.

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Ken Korman Posted: Nov 09, 2006 0 comments
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The only thing more heartbreaking than watching
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Mel Neuhaus Posted: May 30, 2007 0 comments

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Rad Bennett Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Golden Collection, Vol.
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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

The following reviews appeared as "Reference DVD" features in the Movies section of Sound & Vision. Out of the 22 discs chosen for their exceptional audio and video from September 2000 through July/August 2003, I consider these five the standouts. BLUE CRUSH Universal

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Marc Horowitz Posted: Dec 29, 2011 0 comments

Like all seminal works, 1959’s Ben-Hur elicits some strong opinions. Is it one of the best films ever made? Or is it simply an overhyped sword-and-sandals flick? And how does it compare with the likes of Lawrence of Arabia, Quo Vadis, Spartacus, or even the Lord of the Rings trilogy?