Posts in category "DVD"

The Five Coolest Guys 1990-2010

The Five Coolest Guys 1990-2010
  This ran last year.  If it were to be republished, we could probably add Steve McGarrett (the 2.0 version) to this list. Girls love him, and guys want to be him.  Australian Alex O’ Laughlin has brought back the cool TV cop. Entertainment Weekly Magazine just came out with it’s list of the 100... Read more »

DVD Review - Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Every so often a movie comes along that you know will become a cult classic.  A perfect example is “The Big Lebowski.” It had an assortment of quirky, yet loveable characters, a crazy, but fascinating plot, and some compelling action. Scott Pilgrim vs the World will probably be another one of those kinds of movies. ... Read more »

And the Oscar Nominations Go To.....

And the Oscar Nominations Go To.....
Colin Firth nominated for Best Actor in “The King’s Speech” The King’s Speech, a film about the efforts of England’s King George VI to overcome his speech impediment rally his country on the eve of World Ward II,  led the pack with twelve nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Supporting Actor... Read more »
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Eleven of the Most Underrated Comedies You Need to See

I’ve seen lots of lists of the top ten comedies.  You know them by now.  I wanted to give everyone a list of movies that get routinely left off those lists, yet are classics in their own right. Each and every one of these comedic tour de farces are in my permanent DVD collection. Below... Read more »

DVD Review - Into the Wild with Emile Hirsch

DVD Review - Into the Wild with Emile Hirsch
Emile Hirsch as Chris McCandless I remember reading “Into The Wild” by Jon Krakauer, not long after finishing Krakauer’s better known second book, Into Thin Air.  The latter was the riveting story of an ill-fated climb on Mt. Everest.   It landed atop the literary Mt. Everest – the New York Times bestseller list.   After... Read more »

Monday Morning QB

Monday Morning QB
Ah, the last weekend of “vacation” for many, but the second week of my convalescence.  That meant more TV and video watching.  It also means many of the regular shows return for their spring runs, including the laughable sci-fi show “V” on ABC.  They should call it “U” for unbelievable that four people can take... Read more »
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Tuesday Afternoon Special

Tuesday Afternoon Special
This past weekend has been a veritable buffet of entertainment – a smorgasbord of movies, television, music, books, and even a trip to the theater for yours truly. Jim Ortlieb (L) of the Chicago cast of “Billy Elliot” chats with Steve Leventhal (R) after a performance of the hit musical. We’ll start with late last... Read more »

DVD Review - Whip It

This was a fun two-hour escape from reality.  A nice effort from Drew Barrymore, in her directorial debut.  Unlike Jennifer Aniston, my favorite movie punching bag, she does have some skills as a director, and in her limited role in this movie.  If you want to see her act, there are quite a few other... Read more »

Review - An Education

By David SchusterIt took the promise of a very good movie to drag me away from Game 1 of the World Series. Yes I had heard that “The Education” was a finely crafted movie with great performances but little did I think that those adjectives would turn out to be understatements. This is what they... Read more »
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DVD Review - 500 Days of Summer

By Steven Leventhal There aren’t a lot of films about angst-riddled young adults that make for enjoyable viewing, but “500 Days of Summer” is an exception. The film centers around young Tom Hansen, superbly played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (yes, the kid from TV’s “3rd Rock from the Sun”) all grown up now and working at... Read more »
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