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Wednesday, September 28 2005

Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)

While Hellworld is a pretty good generic horror movie, it is an abysmal Hellraiser film.


American Beer: A Bockumentary (2005)

The dedication that Paul Kermizian and his crew have to their beer is remarkable.


Tuesday, September 27 2005

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

While Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie proved to be just a little scary for a two-year-old, the prospect of living with even one of Disney's Princesses for any length of time fills me with dread.


The Billy Nayer Show: The Early Years (1992-1994)

It's Cory McAbee's look, that Rat Pack meets rat feces façade, that wins us over.


Monday, September 26 2005

Experiments in Terror (2003)

It's rather like being invited over to watch David Lynch's home movies.


The Brown Bunny (2003)

The Brown Bunny remains a stubbornly disengaging film, daring you to dislike it.


Friday, September 23 2005

Gladiator: Extended Edition (2000)

It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.


Thursday, September 22 2005

SCTV: Volume 4

Whether taking on film, music, television or book, these cunning Canadians exposed the foibles of mass media while entertaining and enlightening.


At Last the 1948 Show

Despite a deft mixture of traditional polish and youthful verve, At Last the 1948 Show doesn't quite cross the line from good to great.


Tuesday, September 20 2005

Monty Python’s Flying Circus - Eric Idle’s Personal Best

Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.


Monday, September 19 2005

Rumpole of the Bailey - Set 3, Series 5-7

Rumpole plots were primarily an outlet for Mortimer's humor, morality, and social viewpoint.


Sunday, September 18 2005

Wire: The Scottish Play: 2004 [DVD]

Two distinct performances from post-punk pioneers Wire; one consistent vision.


Friday, September 16 2005

Home Movies: Season 2

Small, Bouchard, and Galasky are likable humans, but sweeter cartoons.


Do Not Adjust Your Set

Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.


Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Simple, kind, honest, and unpatronising, Because of Winn-Dixie handles the friendship between Opal and her mutt quite perfectly.


Wednesday, September 14 2005

Witness: Special Collector’s Edition (1985)

Bemused at times, Detective John Book is nonetheless captivated by the Amish community's simplicity, its decency, and its ability to thrive despite its antiquities.


Tuesday, September 13 2005

Green Day: The History of Green Day: Suburbia Bomb [DVD]

It's a DVD for those who enjoy interviews of people who knew Green Day in retrospect, but lacks in any actual show of music.


Memories of Murder (2003)

Memories of Murder not only brings a fresh perspective to the forensics subgenre, but also thoughtfully considers Korea's political framework.


Cypher (2002)

Just like the spies' mission as they hunt for secrets and significance inside massive corporate databanks, this film's point is unclear.


Monday, September 12 2005

Titus: Seasons 1 & 2

It avoids usual sitcom setups and sappy wrap-ups, instead considering the effects of what Titus calls 'hard, old school' parenting on young Christopher (Titus).


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