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Sunday, January 20 2013

The Best Guilty Pleasure Films of 2012

As much as we hate to admit it, these addictive missteps captured our attention in ways cinema shouldn't. Others will condemn them. We can't complain... not at all.


Monday, January 12 2009

Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.


Monday, April 28 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?


Reviews

Tuesday, January 8 2013

Once More Into the Sea... 'Finding Nemo: Collector's Edition'

This three-disc (two Blu-rays, one DVD) Collector's Edition of Finding Nemo packs in all the stuff from the old DVD release plus a bunch of new bonus materials that offer a retrospective on a now-classic Pixar film. The video presentation is stunning.


Tuesday, June 19 2012

Pulpy Thrills and First-Rate Eye-Poppery: 'John Carter'

In order for Star Wars, Superman or Avatar to have happened, Edgar R. Burroughs’ John Carter stories had to happen first.


Thursday, March 8 2012

'John Carter' is a Boys' Adventure

John Carter finds on Barsoom an audience who wants to believe in him.


Thursday, January 8 2009

Wall-E

The first half hour of Wall-E is a lyrical, magical achievement in filmmaking, which if it ended there, would make the movie an undisputed classic.


Thursday, June 26 2008

WALL∙E

For much of WALL∙E, the titular robot speaks not a word, but instead whimpers or exclaims, his language an assortment of expressive erps and eeps.


Blogs

Friday, June 8 2012

Get 'Carter': 'John Carter' (Blu-ray)

There are many problems with John Carter...and none of them are on the screen.


Monday, March 12 2012

Burying Burroughs... Prematurely?

So, the critical consensus is in and after three official days of box office figures, the pundits are predicting that John Carter will be the first major flop of 2012.


Monday, June 30 2008

Robot Holocaust

In the second half of our Disney discussion, the way in which the dystopian world of WALL*E was sold to a susceptible public is dissected.


Sunday, June 29 2008

Consumer Apocalypse: WALL-E

As part of a double dose of Disney Monday, Chris Barsanti looks at the recent release from CG savants Pixar.


Friday, June 27 2008

'WALL*E' is Wonderful!

By its very definition, imagination is limitless. The only true restrictions to the notion exist in the connection to actual human thought. Clearly, whoever is


News

Wednesday, October 1 2008

The end is here: 9-11 attacks and the new millennium revive apocalyptic movies

Flooded cities. A plague of blindness. Humanity huddled in bunkers. It's just another night at the movies. The Katrina documentary "Trouble the Water," the viral-outbreak


Thursday, July 17 2008

'Wall-E,' Pixar's surprisingly political postmodern masterpiece

Conservatives love to complain about Hollywood liberalism, but most of the political films that shuffle through the cineplexes are standard-issue leftie hackwork that neither persuade


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