LATEST ADDITIONS

Steve Guttenberg  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  0 comments
We’ve all made mix “tapes” of our favorite tunes, and now the Beatles’ producer, Sir George Martin, has made his—Love was conceived for the Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas stage show. Or perhaps Love was inspired by the infamous Danger Mouse/Jay-Z mashup, The Grey Album, but, whatever the reason, I’m thrilled with Love, it’s all you need, after all.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Mar 13, 2007  |  0 comments
Video: 3
Audio: 4
Extras: 3
Oddly enough, I’ve seen this movie a bunch of times, at least in its original form. Kneel before Zod! Most of this movie was shot concurrently with the original Superman, but the producers took it away from director Richard Donner and made it more comic-bookish by putting it into the hands of a new and mostly disliked director, Richard Lester. The punished trio from the beginning of the first movie break free and decide to take over Earth. Superman does what he does and makes Terrence Stamp cry.
Chris Chiarella  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Mar 13, 2007  |  0 comments
Get Back
Would you believe that
Get Smart has returned on DVD? I don’t think we’ve ever reported on a TV title in the Reference Corner column before, and perhaps that’s because there are too few TV-on-DVD sets like this one.
Nikhil Burman  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Mar 13, 2007  |  0 comments
Video: 4
Audio: 4
Extras: 4
Forget the two-dimensional superhero that Rocky became in the sequels. The guy we meet in this first installment is a highly sympathetic character—an aging, likable loner with nothing going for him. He gets a title shot out of the blue and, in a touching moment, ultimately decides that all he can hope to do is go the distance. Then there’s the great supporting cast, highlighted by Burgess Meredith’s inimitable Mickey the trainer, Talia Shire’s sensitive Adrian, and the always underrated Carl Weathers as the larger-than-life but self-absorbed champ, Action Jackson...er, Apollo Creed.
Gary Frisch  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Aug 13, 2006  |  0 comments
Video: 4
Audio: 4
Extras: 3
Steven Spielberg strikes a conciliatory tone in his introduction to this two-disc presentation of his acclaimed revenge opus. Clearly responding to some criticism, he notes that he is “in no way, shape, or form” attacking Israel in the film. We’ll take him at his word; however, Munich is a harsh look at how the country sought to avenge the kidnapping and murder of its athletes at the 1972 Olympics by implementing its own campaign of sanctioned murder.
Corrina Y. Jones  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Aug 13, 2006  |  0 comments
Video: 4
Audio: 3
Extras: 3
Devout fans of the cult phenomenon The Boondock Saints will sing praise for the quality improvement in this definitive re-release of the DVD as an Unrated Special Edition. The two-disc set, packaged in a sleek metal box, has been digitally remastered for sound and picture, now boasting an anamorphic presentation that will find redemption with enthusiasts.
Mike Prince  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Aug 13, 2006  |  0 comments
Video: 2
Audio: 2
Extras: 2
With so many unanswered questions remaining from their first outing, Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return with a dozen children for yet another wacky family adventure, where, if we’re lucky, perhaps we’ll learn a lesson. The unnecessary sequel finds Martin’s brood going up against Eugene Levy’s eight overachieving children on a scenic summer vacation. While watching Martin, Hunt, and Levy on screen is always a treat, the family film has very little to offer that it didn’t bring to the table the first time around.
Gary Frisch  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Aug 13, 2006  |  0 comments
Video: 4
Audio: 3
Extras: 0
Forbidden love is a frequent Woody Allen theme, and it’s at the root of his latest, highly acclaimed film. Shot entirely in England, Match Point tells the story of Chris (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a former tennis pro who falls game, set, and match for the sensuous American Nola (Scarlett Johansson). The problem is, Nola’s engaged to Tom, who’s not only Chris’ good friend but may soon be his brother-in-law by way of Chris’ pending marriage to Tom’s sister, Chloe.
Tony DeCarlo  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Jul 13, 2006  |  0 comments
Video: 3
Audio: 3
Extras: 1
An engaged gal comes home to Pasadena for her sister’s wedding and suspects that her family may be the one the book and movie The Graduate is based on in this comedy that has tons of talent associated with it but never takes off. Sarah (Jennifer Aniston) finds out that the week before Mom married Dad, Mom got freaked out, ran off to Mexico, and had a quickie affair with a high-school big man on campus Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner). With that info and in doing the math, she realizes it’s conceivable that her dad…well, isn’t. She seeks out and finds the wealthy tech magnate Beau, whom she has a one-nighter with and gets some answers from.
Corrina Y. Jones  |  Apr 13, 2007  |  First Published: Jul 13, 2006  |  0 comments
Video: 4
Audio: 3
Extras: 4
An updated treatment of the ancient Celtic epic made famous through Wagner’s opera, Tristan & Isolde retells the medieval tragedy of star-crossed lovers who must hide their passion out of loyalty to king and tribe.

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