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May 2007

Viewer Discretion Advised: 19 May, 2007

It’s time to get out that eye patch, warm up some scurvy, and preen your shoulder parrot as pirates rule the roost this weekend.


Depth of Field: 10 Tell-All Tomes for the Film Fanatic

Before the days of DVD, when commentaries and behind the scenes featurettes were restricted to the occasional Criterion laserdisc, the only way to get the


Short Cuts - In Theaters: 28 Weeks Later

If there is such a thing as a successful piecemeal horror film, 28 Weeks Later is it. A sequel in source only to the wildly inventive 2002


Who’s Minding the Store: 15 May, 2007

Saddle up shoppers – this is going to be one confusing (and cash draining) DVD roundup. On top of the titles chosen by SE&L


Depth of Field: Bad Ideas - #1: Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe

Perhaps you’ve seen the trailer. It features a whisper thin slacker type sitting by the seashore, melodiously requesting that somebody listen to his story “


Short Cuts - Guilty Pleasures: Ragin’ Cajun (1991)

Vietnam veteran Cage Diamate is in trouble. He’s indebted to the mob, required to fight in illegal kickboxing matches. He is also tormented by


Short Cuts - Forgotten Gems: True Confessions (1981)

When the body of a young woman is found along an L.A. street, her body bisected and lacking a single ounce of blood, Detective


Viewer Discretion Advised: 12 May, 2007

In keeping with the inherent structure of one of this week’s premieres, SE&L is going to suggest an American Idol like theme


Short Cuts - In Theaters: Spider-man 3 (2007)

It’s hard to figure out just what the Spider-Man franchise has left to accomplish. After a record breaking weekend, earning more in three days


Depth of Field: Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

“It seems like a big budget remake or our film.” —Eric Zala, “Belloq” and director of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, commenting on


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