BLU-RAY MOVIE REVIEWS

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Al Griffin  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments

The New World (New Line; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras •••), Terrence Malick's film about the fateful collision of English settlers with Native Americans in 1607, is short on dialogue and long on trippy shots of sunlight leaking through virgin forests.

Mel Neuhaus  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments

One was a gregarious actor who became a cultural icon. The other was an erudite, poetic soul hiding in a sadistic, foul-tempered drunk ... and arguably America's greatest director.

Marc Horowitz  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments
Warner
Movie •••½ Picture/Sound ••• Extras ••½
George Clooney put on close to 30 pounds, grew an unruly
Brandon Grafius  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments
Paramount
Movie ••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras ••½
Another dystopian vision of the future, another ass-k
Ken Korman  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments
Universal/DreamWorks
Movie ••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••½
Five Oscar nominations notwithstanding (including on
Tom Norton  |  Jun 17, 2006  |  0 comments

In these still early days of HD DVD, it's a little creepy that three of the releases have been films about bad cops: <I>Assault on Precinct 13</I>, <I>Training Day</I> (see below) and now <I>16 Blocks</I>.

Tom Norton  |  Jun 17, 2006  |  0 comments

<I>Training Day</I> is about a bad cop. A very bad cop who has convinced himself that if he can do good in questionable ways and get a little action on the side for himself (not to mention for a few bad cop buddies), that’s the name of the game. When it comes to breaking in a rookie, however, he gets more than he bargained for.

Tom Norton  |  Jun 17, 2006  |  0 comments

Stephen Sommers, director of a fun ride in <I>The Mummy</I> and an unnecessary, overblown sequel in <I>The Mummy Returns</I>, brings us a whole bevy of uglies in <I>Van Helsing</I>. It's a monster mash, with Dracula getting together with his vampire brides, the Frankenstein monster, Mr. Hyde, wherewolves, and various other hangers on.

Al Griffin  |  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.

Marc Horowitz  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Sony
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••
Unlike The Crying Game, writer/director Neil Jordan's other film a
Mike Mettler  |  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.

Josef Krebs  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Universal
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras ••••
The first thing I noticed after picking up this two-disc set was that the
Brandon Grafius  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Universal
Series •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras ••••
This six-disc set brings us 12 more one-hour episodes of dust, grime, an
Ken Korman  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Universal
Movie •••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••
Jane Austen has been done to death on film, but that doesn'
Rad Bennett  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Disney
Movie •••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras ••••
Cowritten and directed by Andrew Adamson (who also brought us

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