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ZOMBIE MOVIES


DVD & TV
After 20 long years, filmmaker George A. Romero returns to the zombie genre that he helped define with Land of the Dead (see story, page 55). With that in mind, it seems like a good idea for a Film Fe ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 David Walker

The Peter Fonda B-Movie Double Feature


DVD & TV
Dirty Mary/Crazy Larry (1974) One of two cult classics starring Peter Fonda to be released on DVD this week, director John Hough's epic chase film has earned its place in film history for, among other ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 David Walker

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Under the Flag of the Rising Sun


DVD & TV
It wasn't until near the end of his life and career that Japanese filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku really came to the attention of American audiences. In 2000, his final film, Battle Royale, exploded on the s ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 David Walker

Random Rentals (or, Learning From My Mistakes)


DVD & TV
The other day I went to the video store looking for something that wouldn't be too intellectually challenging, but would prove some mindless fun. There were all sorts of movies to choose from, but the ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 David Walker

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The Job/The Great Rock-'n'-Roll Swindle


DVD & TV
Check This Out: The JobWhen a television series is canceled after only one season, it usually means one thing: The show sucked. But every now and then a show comes along that isn't total crap but stil ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 David Walker

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Bad Day at Black Rock


DVD & TV
Blurring the lines between westerns, film noir, and mysteries, Bad Day at Black Rock is hard to categorize. Released on DVD this week, director John Sturges' 1954 film is a seamless marriage of multip ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 David Walker

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DVD & TV
Check it Out: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack JohnsonNot to be confused with pop musician Jack Johnson, or Mos Def's rock group Black Jack Johnson, the Jack Johnson was the first, un ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 David Walker

Warm Springs


DVD & TV
Of the tens of thousands of photographs in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, only two show the three-term president in a wheelchair. HBO's biopic Warm Springs, from longtime television d ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Autumn Depoe

Check this out / Skip This


DVD & TV
Check this out: New SuitNew Suit screened at the Portland International Film Festival back in 2003 and was quickly forgotten-but not before it made enough of an impression on me that I was excited to ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 David Walker

Check this out: Incident at Loch Ness


DVD & TV
Late last year, Incident at Loch Ness crept into the Hollywood Theatre. I was instantly taken by the film, a dark, twisted comedy that brilliantly played with the notions of fact and fiction. And sinc ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 David Walker
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