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Classic film Napoleon worth the watch
Pat Brown gives us the goods on Abel Gance’s classic, Napoleon, then finds plenty of fault in Religulous.
Looking back on Clint Eastwood
After years spent both in front of and behind the camera, Clint Eastwood has decided to step away from the former. Pat Brown doesn’t think it will last long.
Going Beyond the Mat: The Possible Basis for The Wrestler
Another film suggestion for those consuming wrestling in pop culture, plus a few new DVDs you can skip over.
A Cynic’s Oscar Picks: Predicting the Academy’s Behavior
It’s Oscar season and Pat Brown is pondering the Academy. So grab a 30 pack of PBR, call your cousin in Vegas and roll out the red carpet.
Guy Maddin’s Frenetic, Canadian Post-Modernism
A must see for those interested in the film noir genre, Brand Upon the Brain! manages to be as personal as it is experimental and stylized.
What Makes The Dark Knight So Cool, Part 1: The Politics
It may not be the fourth-greatest film ever made, but Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is destined to be one of those fondly remembered pop masterpieces, the rare film which satisfies a large number of …
Prince Caspian on DVD: I Bet the Book Was Better
A few people have spent time predicting the end of the superhero movie in recent months, but the genre-movement whose demise I’m anticipating (sooner and with more glee) is the children/teen-oriented fantasy film. The Lord …
New DVDs Have Black Friday in Mind
The Christmas shopping season starts this weekend, but the disc everyone wants for their respective holiday is still two weeks away. But I’m sure that there will be no shortage of mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, …
What Do Star Trek, WALL-E and Monty Python Have in Common?
A slew of films are out today on DVD, including a couple of the summer’s biggest hits. There’s also one of those holiday-convenient box sets. But before we get into all that, have you seen …