This week, some films to appeal to our younger memories, as Phil Brown looks at the Blu-ray debuts of Jaws and The Royal Tenenbaums and Andrew Parker dives into new blu's for Grosse Pointe Blank and Halloween 4 & 5
While sick, one of our film critics went through a bunch of re-releases from the 80s and 90s from the 20th Century Fox archives (now being distributed by Anchor Bay). Without rhyme or reason he watched Ghost in the Machine, Six Pack, Hear No Evil, Jack the Bear, The Pirate Movie, Quicksilver Highways, Tough Enough, a made for TV remake of Vanishing Point, and former NFL great Howie Long's first starring role in Firestorm. We don't fully know why he did it , either, but some of them were good!
This week's archival DVD column takes a look at various people of different backgrounds struggling to find themselves, as we look at Martin Scorsese's debut, Mean Streets, a pair of films from Whit Stillman, the first season of the UK TV show The Inbetweeners, and Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law
In our archival home entertainment column for this week, we look at forms of grand theatre and the theatre of the somewhat absurd, as Phil Brown looks at Ken Russell's Altered States and Andrew Parker takes a look at some classic Kenneth Branagh Shakespeare with Twelfth Night and the 80s cheeseball classic No Holds Barred.
In this week's archival DVD column we look at some great re-releases including the 40th anniversary of Deliverance, a pair of Criterions featuring Spalding Gray from director Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, and some of the best no holds barred matches from the WWE.
In this week's archival DVD and Blu-ray column, Phil Brown looks at three cult favourites that break genre expectations: Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave, Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude, and the John Wayne classic Hondo.
This week's archival DVD and re-release column looks at two different bands out outlaws: Clint Eastwood's Josey Wales and the hardcore wrestlers of ECW.
This week's archival home entertainment column takes a look at the equally surreal worlds of professional wrestling (The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions) and the mind of John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich).
Lots of talk about boys and men this week as Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at the coming of age tale La Haine, Andrew Parker looks at the Quebecois hockey comedy Les Boys II, and Phil Brown looks at Men in Black, About a Boy, and the almost childlike inhibition of Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
This week brings four DVD re-issues all dealing with various sorts of modern problems: Chinatown, The Terrorists, Modern Problems, and the entire series of Alf.
Here's lookin' at the gorgeous new Casablanca box set, kid. Also, a look at three other classic sets from the Warner Brothers archives courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.
In our new archival DVD column, Andrew Parker takes a look at the splatter action classic Battle Royale, while Phil Brown takes a look at Jim Jarmusch's revisionist western Dead Man.