Thursday, January 24 2008
It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.
Sunday, January 20 2008
Norman Jewison’s didactic film is a classic example of liberal guilt as entertainment.
Tuesday, December 4 2007
This show's seriousness can be seen by its attempt to involve professional science fiction writers (such as Theodore Sturgeon) and adapt contemporary SF stories, as well as reaching back to works of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Mary Shelley.
Tuesday, July 18 2006
While much of the original outrage will fall flat on audiences raised on our current post-modern sense of mockery, there is still a great deal to enjoy in this early attempt at directorial dadaism.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Hollywood's most recent millennial offering is End of Days, the latest in a long line of apocalyptic visions that have seen the planet threatened by the likes of aliens, asteroids, tidal waves, even bats.
Do you ever wonder what Arnold thinks about himself? Is he proud of his lunkhead-robot self-image? Is he aware of how demented he looks when he smiles on a wide screen? Does he ever fret that people - even his fans - see him as a guy version of the dumb blond, rippled and well-posed?"
Crazy in Alabama concerns two concurrent stories, which take place in small town Alabama in the mid '60s. One centers on the inhumanity and injustice of segregation, while the other tells of a woman following her dream, even though it means killing her husband and deserting her children to do so.