Short Ends and Leader

July 2009

Bryce Dallas Howard: Franchise Killer!

Remember, she's driven bigger and better franchises to the verge of complete collapse - what's to say that Bella and her brood are immune?


Thrills, Italian Style: Torso (1973) and The 10th Victim (1965)

Along with their French, Japanese, and American brethren, the Italians were instrumental in bringing Golden era motion pictures - and all their phony, studio-bound ideals


RomCom-trast: ‘Ugly Truth’ vs. ‘(500) Days of Summer’

Does anyone really care about the romantic comedy anymore? Does anyone see the once burgeoning chick flick genre as anything but a placeholder for the


Fast & Furious: 2-Disc Special Edition (2009)

In Hollywood, career desperation can take on many forms. There’s the comedian who tries for drama, the failed thesp who hopes to find solace


‘Loop’ is a Savage Political Satire

No matter the culture, no matter the country, politics is farce. It’s the crazed game playing of people so drunk on power that they


‘Fall’ Is An Effective End of the World Thriller

It’s a classic “what if” scenario. You live a troubled life in a small Spanish town. Your mother hounds you over your lack of


‘Alice’ in Blunderland?

With the 'Net abuzz with news of a recently released teaser trailer for the upcoming Disney effort (March 2010 is the proposed time frame for its debut), it's interesting to note what this new version of Alice is… and is not.


Combat Shock: The Tromasterpiece Collection

Here's a look at the amazing Tromasterpiece Collection 2 Disc DVD set for the brilliant Buddy Giovinazzo's film Combat Shock, aka American Nightmare.


Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Shirin’

A delightful, experimental discovery from the master of Iranian cinema...


Improving On Perfection: Watchmen - Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)

Watchmen: Director's Cut is released today in both a Standard DVD and Blu-ray Edition. The film can also be seen On Demand, and ordered from ITunes


June 2009

May 2009

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//Blogs

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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