Tag: DVD Review

Treme Season 2 DVD Review

     May 29, 2012

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The first season of Treme faced the unique challenge of making New Orleans approachable for outsiders.  Viewers had to be immersed (and entertained) in a world with hurricane aftermath, generations of racial tension and an exclusive music scene. Somehow David …

THE SUNSET LIMITED DVD Review

     April 6, 2012

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Projects in Hollywood need a name attached—script quality and director’s vision and rarely make a project happen until someone that Hollywood trusts to make money joins the project.  The Sunset Limited is scripted by the writer of No Country For …

GAME OF THRONES Season One DVD Review

     March 7, 2012

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HBO’s Game of Thrones comes at an interesting time in geekdom, and its success speaks to the barriers that have been broken. Though fantasy and science fiction have often been popular cinematically, on television it’s been stuck in a Stargate-esque …

AN IDIOT ABROAD DVD Review

     February 25, 2012

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An Idiot Abroad is a BBC travel series dedicated to the seven wonders of the world and the culture that surrounds them.  It isn’t a new idea.  Dozens of shows have tackled the exact same subject using a combination of …

WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY DVD Review

     February 16, 2012

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Woody Allen deserves a three hour documentary, and with Robert B. Weide’s Woody Allen: A Documentary, the artist’s life and work is put into great perspective. Done originally for PBS, the two part film covers his early years working as …

PROJECT NIM DVD Review

     February 14, 2012

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With British documentary maker James Marsh’s often wild mix of genuine footage and re-creations, in lesser hands his movies could easily slip into something approaching an episode of Cops.  But luckily, as he proved with the Oscar-winning Man on a …

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM Season Two DVD Review

     January 9, 2012

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Rather quietly, Steve Dildarian’s The Life And Times Of Tim has become one of the subtlest, funniest, and crudest (in terms of the animation, but the writing team isn’t afraid of getting saucy) animated series on television. The show has …

LARRY CROWNE DVD Review

     December 23, 2011

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For as long as I can remember, Tom Hanks has been the reigning champ of the romantic comedy genre.  Oh, sure, upstarts have come along every few years to try and overthrow the dude’s throne, but if you’ve ever seen …

30 ROCK Season Five DVD Review

     December 11, 2011

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30 Rock has come a long way from being the “Untitled Tina Fey Project”. While it hasn’t been a ratings blockbuster, it’s crawled its way inside pop culture in a way other shows would kill for. It’s also launched (and …

ONE DAY DVD Review

     December 5, 2011

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One Day follows the progression of one couple from their first meeting in 1988 through their much-changed lives twenty years later. The film, which is based on the novel by David Nicholls (who also wrote the script), gets along by …