I can probably state as fact that many of you reading this are not familiar at all with the general manager of your local cable company – I guess most are bean counters, flesh pressers and empty suits. Oklahoma City, from whence I hail, has been very fortunate with Cox Communications – their company is very community driven and its management staff very public and outgoing. [Read on here…]
Afternoon, folks. We’ve got a new Blu-ray review for you to check out today: Our own Joe Marchese has turned in his thoughts on Twilight Time’s The Sound and the Fury. Do check it out.
In announcement news today, Sony has set the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/11 (SRP $35.99 and $30.99). Extras will include at least one featurette – Inside “Inside Llewyn Davis”. [Read on here…]
So it turns out The Desolation of Smaug is pretty good. I mustered up the energy to catch a double-feature screening last night with a friend, and it was a fine evening’s entertainment. If you enjoyed the first Hobbit film, I think you’ll like this one a great deal more. The pacing is much more engaging. Fans of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy will definitely feel more at home here, as in this film the prequel trilogy really begins to reveal its connections to the previous films more strongly… and not just in the fact that Legolas (Orlando Bloom) features prominently. As one would hope, Smaug himself is wonderfully realized.
Smaug aside, with any luck you have a good art house theater in your neck of the woods, because there are a number of fine indie films worth seeing this holiday season: American Hustle, the Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, All Is Lost, Nebraska, Her, 12 Years a Slave and many more. This is the time of year when all the great dramas get dumped into limited theatrical distribution so they quality for Oscar nominations, so be sure to head out to your local theater over the next 2 or 3 weeks. [Read on here…]
Afternoon, folks! Hope you all had a nice holiday weekend with family and friends. Sarah and I spent our Thanksgiving in New Orleans with family and it was pretty swell. I ate way too much good food (NoLA is like that). If I lived there, I’d have to run about 12 miles a day just to work off the calories from everything I wanted to eat: Crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, po-boys, tartine, beignets and cafe au lait… MMmmmmmm. They do know how to cook down there.
So we’ve got a couple things for you this afternoon. First, our own Tim Salmons has checked in with reviews of two more classics on Blu-ray Disc from Criterion, including Richard III and The Earrings of Madame de…. Enjoy! [Read on here…]