Archive for June, 2000

Films Review July


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 »


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 »

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 »

DVD Wish List

Spielberg Titles:


Close Encounters of Third Kind


Empire of the Sun Read the rest of this entry »

DVD Titles 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 »