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 |  Feb 03, 2006  |  0 comments

In a recent interview about The Aristocrats, you said, "It's the singer and not the song." I see the Aristocrats joke as having a Grateful Dead/Phish kind of vibe where people start within the same framework, but then go off in their own directions. It's very much improvisational, though it's more bebop jazz than Phish.

 |  Oct 03, 2005  |  0 comments

You've made three El Mariachi and three Spy Kids films, and now I hear you're making Sin City 2 and Sin City 3. What is it about trilogies that you find so attractive? I was glad when I did Once Upon a Time in Mexico because it made El Mariachi and Desperado feel more complete to me.

 |  Dec 31, 2004  |  0 comments

Spider-Man 2 was great, but the operating-room scene with Doc Ock was terrifying!We call that the Birth of Doc Ock. I wanted to frighten the audience and make Doc Ock a very feared adversary for our hero. I started in horror films, and I employed a lot of techniques I learned from making those movies in that sequence.

 |  Sep 05, 2005  |  0 comments
From Reservoir Dogs.
I hear you're calling in from the set of The Sopranos. I'm directing the next episode - Episode 5. We're in preproduction right now.
Mike Mettler  |  Jul 06, 2008  |  0 comments

What makes the release of Heroes: Season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc worth our time, attention, and dollars?

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 17, 2008  |  0 comments

Why did you decide to remaster the Boston Greatest Hits CD (Epic/Legacy)? For one thing, the other Greatest Hits CD [from 1997] was horrible-sounding - not as bad as Third Stage [chuckles], but it was an older CD, back from the days when Pro Tools was still a fledgling thing, and a lot of that mastering was done in 1

Jamie Sorcher  |  Jun 10, 2005  |  0 comments

Jamie Sorcher talks to the natural-born killer turned Nature Boy about his health-conscious documentary Go Further on DVD, his favorite flicks and tunes, and, of course, Cheers.

 |  May 05, 2006  |  0 comments

When installer Jack Schroeder bought 52 acres of land in southeastern Wisconsin a few years ago, the previous owner had one request. Having spent 45 years planting and maintaining the thousands of trees on the property, building rocks walls, and creating miles of trails, essentially turning it into a vast park, he asked Jack to keep the land intact and development-fee.

Barry Sonnenfeld  |  Oct 03, 2007  |  0 comments

In the time since I wrote about the installation in my Telluride home for the September issue (Rocky Mountain Picture Show), I've updated the screening room with Sony's new VPL-VW200 1080p SXRD projector ($15,000).

Kevin James  |  Apr 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Many people spend a lot of time selecting their gear with barely a thought to how they're going to hook everything up - until it's unpacked in the living room. In a modern A/V system, however, making the right connections can have a big effect on what you see and hear.

A. Grimani  |  Aug 21, 2005  |  2 comments
Bass is like salt. Really, it is. Salt is a seasoning, a treat that we add to good food to make it taste even better. Bass is the same way. A sound system without it lacks the last little element that transforms an ordinary activity like listening to music or watching a movie into an extraordinary, emotionally charged experience.
Al Griffin  |  Jul 30, 2009  |  0 comments

When the Blu-ray Disc format was first announced, a feature that industry execs liked to pimp in their PowerPoint presentations was BD-Live. With your player plugged into a home network, we were told, a BD-Live-enabled disc could access all manner of wonders by way of the Internet -things like games and extra scenes and commentaries not included on the original disc.

Ken Richardson  |  Jun 05, 2006  |  0 comments

In your new book with Howard Massey, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles (Gotham), you write that "true Beatles fans" should get the mono versions of Revolver and Sgt.

David Ranada  |  Aug 05, 2001  |  0 comments

Some readers shy away from the "in the lab" boxes in our test reports, probably because it's hard to judge what represents desirable performance if you don't have a lot of experience with the kinds of figures we publish.

David Ranada  |  Dec 21, 2001  |  0 comments
Digital surround receivers are by far the most complicated products we test. Not only do they have two primary modes of operation - two-channel stereo and multichannel surround sound - both using their digital inputs, but today they may also be called on to handle multichannel high-resolution analog signals from a DVD-Audio or Super Audio CD player.