Articles tagged dvd

The World(s) That Video Made

Video Revolutions is a brief, brilliant inquiry into the history of a complex, contested medium.

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‘Maxwell Street Blues’ Is a Toe-Tapping Time Capsule

Viewing Maxwell Street Blues paradoxically stirs simultaneous emotions of melancholy and elation. Much like what happens when singing the blues.

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‘Bride Flight’ Is Beautiful but Predictable

Despite its serviceable storyline, Bride Flight is visually sumptuous and the characters are truly endearing.

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Life, Murder and Companionship: Dexter’s Quest for Friendship

Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.

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A Riveting Story Is Elevated by Captivating Performances in ‘Barney’s Version’

This is not a romantic comedy as its trailer misleads; rather, it’s a drama that carries us through the defining moments that occur within nearly 40 years of the eponymous character’s life.

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Discover a Hero in ‘Cedar Rapids’

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.

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‘Vanishing of the Bees’ Could Do with More Honey, Less Vinegar

Vanishing of the Bees flits about from topic to topic -- and loses its way.

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Is ‘The Other Woman’ Competing in the Cliché Olympics?

Although The Other Woman has the potential to be socially relevant given today’s blended families, it doesn’t present anything new.

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What Really Happens When You Get ‘Lucky’?

Director Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound) explores the lives of lottery winners (odds: 1 in 200 million) while looking at Americans' fascination with playing the lottery.

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‘Wild Target’: Moral Ambiguity Without Messy Drool

Thoughtfully drawn characters give audiences something to relate to and laugh at in the offbeat comedy, Wild Target.

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30 Dec 2008 // 6:44 AM

In 2008, VHS finally died for good, DVD sales flattened and Sony’s Blu-ray format bested Toshiba’s rival HD-DVD in the war for the next-generation

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15 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Constantines Hard Feelings [MP3]       Clipse What’s Up [MP3]       The Gossip Yr Mangled Heart (Live)

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13 Feb 2008 // 9:10 AM

The speed of technological innovation means many of our treasured home movies and videos are locked in formats that are hard to access and becoming

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American Idol Talent Challenge

What's really key in the American Idol "Talent Challenge" is the little machine that comes with it. This thing is high magnitudes of awesome.

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