Interview: Roman Coppola

We talk to A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III writer and director and current Academy Award nominee Roman Coppola about creating his latest trippy, mind bending comedy, working with Liam Hayes on the film’s groovy soundtrack, subliminal messages in advertising, working with Charlie Sheen and Bill Murray, and why he likes coming back to the same kinds of characters.

This Week in DVD: 2/5/13

This week at the video store we check out Flight, Here Comes the Boom, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Alex Cross, Les Infideles, The Inbetweeners Movie, and L’affaire Dumont.

This Week in DVD: 1/29/13

This week on DVD and Blu-Ray, the crew looks at Hotel Transylvania, The Imposter, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, For a Good Time Call…, Coriolanus, Game Change, Life’s Too Short, The Awakening, End of Watch, and Legend of a Warrior.

This Week in DVD: 1/8/13

As we dig out from piles of new releases from before and after the holiday season, we take looks at the home video releases for Looper, Frankenweenie, Cosmopolis, Dredd, Pitch Perfect, Compliance, The Words, Hit and Run, and season one of Anger Management

This “Week” in DVD: 12/18/12

With films coming to home video two days this week (Tuesday and Friday) here’s part one of our look at the latest releases including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Killer Joe, Total Recall, Premium Rush, and Arbitrage.

The New Old: The Wonderful World of Disney

Nothing but titles from the house that Mickey Mouse built in this week’s archival DVD column, as our film editor explains why he has a hard time talking about Cinderella (as well as looks at The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Great Mouse Detective), while Phil Brown and Dave Voight look at a couple of Pixar gems on Blu-ray: Finding Nemo and Up

This Week in DVD: 12/4/12

Looking ahead at the holiday DVD and Blu-ray shopping season, we don’t like much of what we see, including Men in Black III, Hope Springs, Ted, The Bourne Legacy, Lawless, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, but the post-apocalyptic thriller The Day is better than it has any right to be, Laurence Anyways is an exceptional Canadian film, and there’s also that Batman movie from that really famous director guy.

The New Old:
Nothing But Classics

Just in time for your Black Friday holiday shopping sprees, Phil Brown takes a look at some of the biggest classics for film buffs and genre buffs that are currently on Blu-ray retailer shelves: Lawrence of Arabia, E.T., They Live, Dark Star, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Sunset Boulevard, and Rosemary’s Baby,

Manborg Review

Despite forgetting to add in a certain degree of sincerity that 80s and 90s cheeseball replicas need to succeed as comedies, the ultra low budget Manborg from Winnipeg’s Astron 6 has enough funny moments and interesting stop motion effects to spare.

The Other Horrors of the 1980s

Just in time for Halloween, resident film writers Phil Brown and Andrew Parker take a look at some of their favourite, less iconic horror films of the 1980s. No Shinings, Evil Deads, Freddys, Jasons, Pinheads, or Chuckys allowed.

This Week in DVD: 10/30/12

This week at the video store, we check out the timely comedy of The Campaign, the out of time Oliver Stone thriller Savages, the zombie apocalypse of [REC]3: Genesis, the romantic dramedy stylings of A Little Bit of Heaven and Ruby Sparks, and the goings on in the world of Mad Men.

The New Old: Love & Darkness

This week’s archival home entertainment column takes a look at some real heavy hitters with Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love, Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire, the campy Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, and director’s cuts of both Frank Oz’s Little Shop of Horrors and the Al Pacino ham-fest The Devil’s Advocate.