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Sunday, October 7 2007

Part 1 - All Time Classics

Where it all began... how TV became the cultural icon it is today, and the seminal shows that offered audiences a glimpse into the medium’s artistic potential.

Tuesday, June 5 2007

Kids’ DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.

Sunday, March 18 2007

Cinema Cuba Libre

The primary goal of The Cuban Masterworks Collection seems to correspond with Engel's call "to break down the reluctance of non-Cuban audiences to look at their films at all, and to make them look without prejudice."

Tuesday, February 27 2007

Lest We Should Forget

The unanticipated moments, the flickering images of people dying and afraid, make the War Chronicles series a haunting testimony to the tribulations of the individual despite the script's framing narrative depicting the nearly anonymous unfolding of events.

Tuesday, December 5 2006

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children?

As our inner Helen Lovejoy knows full well, Christmas Is For Thee Children. So what on earth can we pick up for our kids from Wal-Mart that'll fit into an SUV laden with goodies from the Pottery Barn and beyond? Well, DVDs. Obv. And why not start with the Christmas Classics?

Wednesday, October 11 2006

Kids DVDS - October 2006

The debut DVD release for Disney's 1990's TV series, TaleSpin, is a joyous hybrid of widespread source material that includes three ever-loveable characters from The Jungle Book -- Baloo, King Louie, and Shere Khan.

Monday, October 2 2006

Fight the Power?

If the right to vote is so important, why aren't more people angry at the admitted flaws in the 2000 and 2004 elections? Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and documentarian Ian Inaba have some very disturbing answers.

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