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Wednesday, January 26 2005

M*A*S*H: Season Seven (Collector’s Edition)

As long as Baby Boomers still roam the earth, M*A*S*H will probably always be showing somewhere on cable.


The Golden Girls: The Complete First Season

Their advice -- dished out to each other or the seemingly endless numbers of relatives and friends -- reveals dignity and shrewdness.


Wetherby (1985)

Crippled by their past and unable to function in the present, these characters represent what David Hare calls 'the part-emotional landscape that is England.'"


Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Kevin Conran seems pleased to admit that he has never stepped foot inside Radio City Music Hall.


Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Special Edition (2004)

Paul W.S. Anderson says, 'For me, there is in modern times, a definite fear of loss of identity. And that's what the undead represent. They are the mass, there's no differentiation between them.'"


Predator 2: Special Edition (1990)

According to director Stephen Hopkins, 'Los Angeles, with all its glare and dust, felt like a Western town to us, sort of a mining town that had been shoved up really quickly.'"


Mean Creek (2003)

'This shot here... is like a window opening up onto this kid's world,' says Jacob Aaron Estes.


Late Night Shopping (2001)

Late Night Shopping makes no promises, because, you know, the open ending is much more honest in this age of cinema. And so what?"


De-Lovely (2004)

As legendary songwriter Porter, Kevin Kline's deft, unshowy performance contributes to the film's charm.


Alien vs. Predator (2004)

The monsters are functions of the franchise, but also vaguely resistant, less transparent than they seem.


Monday, January 17 2005

ABC News Presents: The Search for Paul

It's intellectual vanilla pudding; pleasant enough while it's going down but nothing you'd ever crave.


This So-Called Disaster (2004)

This So-Called Disaster is more impressionistic than comprehensive.


Species III (2004)

Following the law of diminishing returns, the straight-to-video Species III is the least effective entry in the trilogy.


Paparazzi (2004)

Bo stalks the paparazzi with an obsessiveness that trumps their stalking of him -- but it's okay, because he's defending his family.


The Girl From Paris (2001)

The Girl From Paris details the ways that farming is lonely and difficult.


First Daughter (2004)

This is the film's premise, that Sam's existence is simultaneously ideal and outrageous, typical and desirable.


Code 46 (2004)

According to screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, 'The 20th century was the Freud century, and the 21st century's going to be the genetics century.'"


Bandit Queen (1994)

The camera is as restless and as relentless as its object, Phoolan Devi.


The Battle of Algiers: Criterion Collection (1967)

Things are never as simple as administrations would like us (and themselves) to believe.


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