Archive for June, 2000

Thirteen Days

In October, 1962, U-2 surveillance photos reveal that the Soviet Union is in the process of placing nuclear weapons in Cuba. These weapons have the capability of wiping out most of the Eastern and Southern United States in minutes if they become operational. President John F Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review July

CAVEMAN’S VALENTINE, THE (R)

Kasi Lemmons directed this smart, involving but ultimately sad tale of a schizophrenic who suspects that a homeless man found frozen to death in Manhattan park was actually murdered. Read the rest of this entry »

Candleshoe

Jodie Foster made several films for Walt Disney Pictures. My all-time favorite is “Freaky Friday.” I can’t wait for that one to arrive on DVD. In “Candleshoe,” the future Oscar- winning actress teams up with previous Oscar winners Helen Hayes and David Niven. Even though it’s still lightweight Disney fluff, the union is special indeed. Read the rest of this entry »

A Boy and His Dog

Oh no! Those nasty nuclear bombs have gone off and turned the United States into a post apocalyptic wasteland. No, I’m not talking about Starbucks. I’m talking about turning rolling hills and green meadows into endless, flat, bone-dry horizons. Okay, so I am talking about Starbucks. Read the rest of this entry »

Hotel Rwanda

All one has to do is sit through Hotel Rwanda to arrive at the same question. As the rest of the world turned their back, Rwanda experienced a bloody civil war that over the course of three months left more than one million people dead and butchered. Read the rest of this entry »

The Blair Bitch Project

Here’s something out of the ordinary. A trio of filmmakers investigate a myth with the hopes of turning their footage into a documentary. The trio seek out the cast members of “The Facts of Life,” who had disappeared from the television landscape without a trace. They attempt to find out whether or not star Lisa Whelchel was like the character she played on the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Varsity Blues

Here’s a bright idea. Make a movie about high school football starring teenage and prison shower heartthrob James Van Der Beek (of “Melrose Creek,” or “Dawson’s Place,” or something like that). Then get MTV, the cable shrine for 14-year old Spice Girl fans on Prozac, to produce it. Read the rest of this entry »

Frequency

A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via short-wave radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fire, and manages to save his life. However, what he does not realize is that changing history has triggered a new set of tragic events, including the murder of his mother Read the rest of this entry »

Big Momma’s House

FBI agent Malcolm Turner is known best for being a brilliant, master of disguise. Malcolm’s latest assignment sends him to small-town Georgia, where he’s assigned to trap a brutal bank robber (and a recent prison escapee) who they suspect will be coming down to visit his ex-girlfriend Sherry and her son. Malcolm sets up a stakeout across from the home of a larger-than-life southern matriarch known as Big Momma, who’s about to be visited by Sherry Read the rest of this entry »

The Red Violin

When most people look at a Stradivarius, they only see a musical instrument. When someone who has a passion for music sees a Stradivarius, they see more. They see its soul, its history, and most of all, its allure. It’s not just musical instrument, but a connection to a time and place that no longer exists. Read the rest of this entry »

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Based on the book by the famous Dr. Seuss. Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville Read the rest of this entry »

DVD Wish List

Spielberg Titles:

Always

Close Encounters of Third Kind

E.T.

Empire of the Sun Read the rest of this entry »

DVD Titles Available

DVD TITLES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

LEGEND: Rating: G/PG/PG-13/R/NC-17/Unrated Pan & Scan (Cropped for full screen) Full Frame (Filmed in 1.33:1 aspect ratio) Letterbox (Widescreen) Screen Ratio: 1.33:1 (Full screen) 1.85:1 (Widescreen) 1.66:1 (Widescreen) 2.35:1 (Widescreen) 16×9: Enhanced for Widescreen Televisions Dolby Surround (2 or more tracks) 5.1 Dolby Digital (Digital Stereo/5 Channels) Read the rest of this entry »

Tribulation

Tom Canboro is a police detective with a Christian sister, Eileen, a brother, Calvin, a wife, Susan, and eccentric brother-in-law, Jason. One night, Jason seemingly goes insane and tries to kill Eileen, calling her a “hater”. Tom soon realises this may be a conspiracy going as far as devil worship, but as he speeds in his car to get help, he suddenly looses control and crashes Read the rest of this entry »