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Brent Butterworth Posted: Feb 23, 2010 0 comments
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Terminator Salvati

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Ken Korman Posted: Dec 06, 2005 0 comments
Beyond the Fringe Acorn
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Dave Chappelle is a funny man, and his Block Party has some good la
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Marc Horowitz Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
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Event Horizon is a suspenseful and entertaining interstellar-hor
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Mel Neuhaus Posted: Feb 13, 2007 0 comments

The Criterion Collection

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Ken Korman Posted: Mar 05, 2009 0 comments
Miramax/Buena Vista
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The end-of-the-world movie has evolved
Mike Mettler Posted: Apr 05, 2011 0 comments

“It’s a timeless record with so much detail,” says surround-sound remix guru Richard Chycki about Rush’s 1981 masterpiece, Moving Pictures. “I’m glad you’ve clued into all of the nuances.” Chycki is referring to what I said to him last week about the PCM 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mixes he did for MP’s 30th anniversary reissue. Today marks the release of the CD+DVD version, something certainly worth getting if you’re not equipped for Blu-ray — but the much preferred Holy Grail CD+BD version won’t be out until May 3.

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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Jan 14, 2006 0 comments
The Wages of Fear The Criterion Collection
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Rad Bennett Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
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When a group of teens goes blitzing around lower Manh

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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments

Director Louis Malle made his feature debut in 1958 at age 24 with Elevator to the Gallows (The Criterion Collection; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound •••½, Extras •••½), a coolly controlled tale of a murder plot gone awry.

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Marc Horowitz Posted: Mar 12, 2007 0 comments
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A baby hasn't been born on Earth
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Mel Neuhaus Posted: Dec 12, 2007 0 comments

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Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 11, 2009 0 comments
Call me crazy, but I couldn't help seeing Coraline as an indictment of capitalism. I'm referring to the part of capitalism that, with its eye-popping advertising, promises everything you thought would make you happy but actually offers a mostly gray, overworked existence in which you're a slave to the computer, you have no time for your family, and your soul is not your own.
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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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