Category Archives: Video

Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (24 Hour Vampire Mission Edition)

“subUrbia” (1996, Warner Archives Collection) Richard Linklater and Eric Bogosian transpose the setting of Bogosian’s play from a convenience story parking lot in Massachusetts to one in Texas, but retain its core premise, with a cross-section of disaffected high school … Continue reading

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters  “Live At David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption”

I’m going to start this review off by dispensing with the large, white elephant in the room; Led Zeppelin. I don’t want to start a review of anything Robert Plant does by even mentioning the band, I don’t really even … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Doctors, Cowboys and Presidents Edition)

“Last Flag Flying” (2017, Lionsgate) Vietnam vet Steve Carell seeks out two fellow Marines – hard-living bar owner Bryan Cranston and one-time hellraiser Laurence Fishburne, now a pastor – to assist him in traveling to Washington, D.C., where he will … Continue reading

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‘Come Together’ Documents Nicely the Beatles Tribute Bands and Their Fans

The Beatles hold a unique place not in just our musical history but our cultural history as well. A new documentary from Devolver Digital Films, Come Together, covers the role that tribute bands play in keeping the Beatles music alive … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “J.D.’s Revenge”

Hard-working law student Glynn Turman is chosen to be a subject in a hypnotist act, and to the dismay of his wife (Joan Pringle) and friends, discovers that the experience has allowed the spirit of J.D. Walker (David McKnight), a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 2018 House Cleaning Part 2 (Actors of a Certain Age Edition)

Here’s a quintet of (relatively) new Blu-rays from Kino Lorber, all starring leading men who, despite being past their prime by Hollywood standards, could still carry a picture through talent, screen presence or an abundance of good will generated by … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – A Surfeit of Strange

You could spend all of 2018 dissecting and bemoaning the strange, weird and just plain awful aspects of 2017, but on Saturday mornings, I prefer to recall the strange from that year in a entertaining, digital-based audio-visual format and not, … Continue reading

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DVD/BD Review: D.O.A. – A Right Of Passage (MVD Rewind Collection)

One of the recurring themes in the movie D.O.A.: A Right Of Passage, filmed in 1978 in a semi-aborted attempt to document the Sex Pistols’ American tour, is the frequent accusation that punk rockers are all in it for the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 2018 House Cleaning (Out with the New Edition)

As its title suggests, “Super Dark Times” (2017, The Orchard) focuses on the bleaker aspects of growing up aimless in a dead-end town. First-time director Kevin Phillips and screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski understand teenage language and behavior and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (High Tension for the Holidays 2017 Edition)

“Luke Cage: The Complete First Season” (2017, Buena Vista Home Entertainment) If you grew up in the 1970s, you knew Luke Cage as Power Man, the first African-American superhero with his own comic book series. Though possessed of superhuman strength … Continue reading

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