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6 Things You Should Know About Renting From...
Netflix provides a movie and television programming rental service at flat monthly fees. The company has no brick-and-mortar stores, and instead interfaces with its customers via the Internet and the United States Postal Service. A large number of titles are available on DVDs and Blu-ray discs that will be delivered to the subscriber by mail. In addition, a much smaller number of titles can be streamed to the subscriber over the Internet.
How to Rent and Watch Movies from Amazon on...
Amazon is America's largest online retailer. The company's primary business is selling a wide variety of goods — especially books, DVDs and music CDs — that are ordered on their Website and shipped by mail or package delivery services. But they also offer some products that they deliver digitally to customers who have a broadband Internet connection.
"THX 1138" DVD
Before George Lucas became famous, he co-wrote and directed an excellent movie titled THX 1138starring Robert Duvall. Now a restored director’s cut of that film is being released as a superb two-disc DVD set loaded with worthwhile bonus materials. A single-disc version is also available, but missing most of the extras. With either DVD version you'll get a first-rate movie and an excellent commentary track, but I recommend the two-disc version because of its terrific bonus materials.
Best Quotes from 'The Notebook'
If you are looking for quotes from The Notebook, well, you are are looking in the right place. We got all Noah and Allie your heart can handle.
Movie Quotes From Casablanca
Movie Quotes From "Casablanca" (1942) Related Resources • Movie Quotes From "American Beauty" • Movie
Streaming Movies and Television Programming...
In addition to receiving optical discs via US mail, all Netflix subscribers are permitted, at no extra cost, to stream movies and television programming over the Internet to their PCs. The big advantage to this method is that the content can be viewed almost immediately, but there are major drawbacks.
Movie Quotes From The Incredibles
Movie Quotes From "The Incredibles" More About "The Incredibles" on DVD • In-Depth Profile: "The Incredibles"
Sexy Beast DVD Review - Home Video DVD Pick of...
Pick of the Week: " Sexy Beast " DVD "Sexy Beast" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Tagline:
Movie Quotes From All About Eve
Movie Quotes From "All About Eve" (1950) Explore More Movie Quotes • Movie Quotes From "American Beauty"
Thirteen Days Movie Review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine reviews: cuban missile crisis reconnaissance photographs naval blockade right hand man aerial reconnaissance
movies on video and DVD new releases - recent...
A look at new videos and DVDs coming out this week.
Renting From Apple's iTunes Store
Apple is a company that makes consumer electronics, and its best-known products are Macintosh computers, iPods and iPhones. In addition, Apple operates an online business called the iTunes store and through it has become American's largest music retailer. Via download, the iTunes store sells not only music, but other digital media, including audiobooks, games, movies and television shows.
Movie Quotes From Sunset Boulevard
Here's some of my favorite movie quotes from Sunset Boulevard. This is part of a continuing series of features focusing on my favorite movie quotes. Enjoy the quotes, and if you have some favorite movies lines you enjoy--or a quote have a question -- post a message the to the About Home Video/DVD Fourm.
Combos
Here are some examples of combos, including TV DVD, TV DVD VCR, and other combos. Page 2.
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About xXx on Blu-ray DVD.
Movie Quotes From American Beauty
Here's some of my favorite movie quotes from American Beauty. This is part of a continuing series of features focusing on my favorite movie quotes. Enjoy the quotes, and if you have some favorite movies lines you enjoy--or a quote have a question about--post a message the to the About Home Video/DVD Fourm.
Movie Quotes From Sideways
Here's some of my favorite movie quotes from Sideways. This is part of a continuing series of features focusing on my favorite movie quotes
What You Should Know About Blockbuster Downloads
Blockbuster rents movies and TV shows via download over the Internet, but not as part of any of its subscription plans. Instead, you have to pay individually for each movie or TV show you download.
Irish-Themed Movies
I've come up with a list of ten movies about the Irish that I've enjoyed. I think all of these films are worth seeing and all increase our understanding of what it means to be Irish.
Renting From Redbox
Redbox is a company that rents DVDs for a dollar a night from thousands of automated kiosks. Find out about what you need to know about renting from Redbox.
"Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Two" DVD Review
Although some episodes didn't draw me in completely, I had a lot of fun watching Xena Warrior Princess - Season Two on DVD. And I suspect fans of this popular TV series will probably enjoy the DVDs even more than I did.
Netflix vs. Blockbuster
At its core, Netflix's business consists primarily of interfacing with subscribers via the Internet and sending them DVDs via US mail. Its only major competition for this business comes from the mostly similar online rental service run by Blockbuster. The two companies are more or less competitive in terms of price, but there are differences in what customers get.
Hitchcock and the Oscars - Home Video - DVD -...
Did you know that only one movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock ever won the Academy Award for Best Picture? Which movie was it?
The Ultimate Gift DVD
The Ultimate Gift DVD -- Explore The Ultimate Gift DVD special features. Find out more about the The Ultimate Gift DVD.
Movie Quotes From Raging Bull
Here's some of my favorite movie quotes from Raging Bull. This is part of a continuing series of features focusing on my favorite movie quotes.
Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier DVD
I was so impressed by this two-disc DVD set that I have no hesitation in calling it one of the best DVDs of the year. I've always been fascinated by Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, and Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier has deepened my understanding and appreciation of this extraordinary film.
Billy Elliot Movie Review
Let's take a look at my video/DVD pick of the week - Billy Elliot.
Page Two: Irish-Themed Movies
I've come up with a list of ten movies about the Irish that I've enjoyed. I think all of these films are worth seeing and all increase our understanding of what it means to be Irish. Page 2.
Thirteen Days Movie DVD Review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine reviews: defense robert mcnamara cuban missile crisis anatoly dobrynin cuban blockade missiles in cuba
DVD Movie Review - Don Giovanni.
Ivana Redwine reviews the DVD release of Don Giovanni.
DVD Pick: "La Traviata"
To my mind, Franco Zeffirelli's dazzlingly cinematic 1982 Italian-language movie version of Giuseppe
Movie Quotes From There Will Be Blood
Here's some of my favorite movie quotes from There Will Be Blood. This is part of a continuing series of features focusing on my favorite movie quotes.
XXX Movie Trailer
Watch a movie trailer for XXX.: james bond film xander cage national security agency asia argento blu ray disc
'Righteous Kill'
Righteous Kill DVD profile, including Righteous Kill DVD release date selected special features and more about the Righteous Kill DVD.
Movie Quotes From Jerry Maguire
Movie Quotes From "Jerry Maguire" (1996) Related Resources • More Features About Famous Movie Quotes
The Class-Action Lawsuit Against Netflix Over...
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Pick of the Week: Casablanca DVD
Casablanca is beloved by a wide cross-section of Americans, and it's been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. This seems to me to be one of the relatively few films that is highly regarded by both cineastes and the general public alike. Read a full-length review of the two-disc Special Edition DVD set of this great classic that is loaded with extras.
'Midnight in Paris' DVD Review
This romantic comedy is reviewed on DVD.
Top 10 Ingmar Bergman Movies
I have long been intrigued by dreams, myth, and psychology, and perhaps that explains my attraction to the movies of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Below I've given brief descriptions of 10 of my favorites, ordering them according to the date of their initial theatrical release. I've also tried to sketch an outline of the most productive part of Bergman's filmmaking career. As one who loves humanistic movies, I have found the body of work summarized here to be immensely rewarding
Six Feet Under - The Complete Fifth Season DVD...
Six Feet Under - The Complete Fifth Season is on DVD March 28, 2006. Find out about Six Feet Under - The Complete Fifth Season on DVD, including selected details of what's on the Six Feet Under - The Complete Fifth Season DVD.
DVD Pick: <i>Adoration</i>
Adoration DVD review, including a review of Adoration the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Adoration DVD.
Video / DVD Review Startup.com Movie DVD -...
Ivana Redwine reviews Startup.com.: kaleil isaza tuzman youthful optimism goldman sachs high school friends silicon alley
Home Video | DVD - New Releases of Movies
There are some interesting video/DVD releases slated for April 9, 2002, including Mulholland Drive, Serendipity, and Spy Game. Let's take a look at these films, along with a few additional releases of interest, and take a sneak peek at next week's videos and DVDs.
DVD Pick: "Goodfellas" Special Edition
Based on a true story, Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas is an unforgettable biopic about a low-level mobster named Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). I think what makes the movie so compelling is Scorsese's close observation of the details of Hill's extraordinary world. Now this great film is available as a two-disc Special Edition DVD set.
A Beautiful Mind | DVD Movie Review - DVD Pick...
I thought that A Beautiful Mind played much better on DVD than it did when I saw the movie during its theatrical release. I found A Beautiful Mind to be more of a fable than a character study, although Russell Crowe's performance adds dimension to a character who is scripted as more mythic than real. Read my review of A Beautiful Mind on DVD.
Platoon Movie DVD Review - Page One of a Review...
Let's take a look at Platoon.: natural born killers willem dafoe director oliver stone tom berenger forest whitaker
Coming Soon to Video DVD - New DVDs for 12-06-05
Coming Soon to Video and DVD Part 3: A Sneak Peek at Next Week's Releases on Video/DVD There are some
Enemy at the Gates - Review - Enemy at the...
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at Enemy at the Gates.
Glengarry Glen Ross | DVD Movie Review -...
Although Glengarry Glen Ross is pretty stagy, I loved the sparkling dialogue and the brilliant performances by the all-star cast. Read my brief review and overview of Glengarry Glen Ross on DVD.
DVD - Sunshine - Sunshine DVD Release Date -...
Sunshine DVD -- Explore The Sunshine DVD special features. Find out more about the The Sunshine DVD.
DVD Pick: "Leave Her to Heaven"
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Once Upon a Time in America the Movie | Once...
I was mesmerized by the visual flow and haunting music of Once Upon a Time in America. I think the movie occasionally goes too far over the top, but it packs one whale of an emotional wallop.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Movie DVD Review
Let's take a look at my video/DVD pick of the week - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon .
DVD Pick: 'North by Northwest' (50th Anniversar...
North by Northwest DVD review, including a review of North by Northwest the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the North by Northwest DVD.
Home Video/DVD - Past features and Movie...
Past issues of weekly features and columns. Includes articles on films released on video and dvd, information about special and hidden features on DVDs along with home video technology.
Pick of the Week: “Chicago” DVD
I laughed a lot while watching Chicago, and it contains about 15 song-and-dance numbers. However, the filmmakers didn’t want the story to stop while the musical numbers are performed, and lovers of traditional musicals might be disappointed. I see the movie as more of a comedy with musical numbers than as a musical. Read a full-length review of Chicago on DVD.
What You Should Know Before Renting From...
The core of Blockbuster's business is operating a chain of several thousand brick-and-mortar stores that rent DVDs, Blu-ray discs and video games. But the company also offers several options for renting movies and television programming which involve the Internet, and that will be the focus here.
Notorious Movie DVD Review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine reviews the Criterion Collection DVD of Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious.
'Contagion' DVD Review
Read this DVD review of Contagion and find out about the movie and what is on the DVD.
Talk to Her the Movie | Talk to Her DVD Review
Pick of the Week: "Talk to Her" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Length: 112 minutes MPAA
Video: Thank You For Smoking
Video clips from the movie Thank You For Smoking, and more about the film. Explore more about the movie Thank You For Smoking on DVD.
The Scorpion King - DVD Product Summary and...
Product Review "The Scorpion King" Collector's Edition DVD Guide Rating - Pros • The Rock's undeniable
Top 10 Renoir Films on DVD
Jean Renoir (1894-1979), son of celebrated impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, was one of the greatest and most influential of all filmmakers. He was noted for his use of deep-focus photography, unerring sense of composition, fluid visual style and profoundly humanistic sensibility. He made about 40 movies, beginning in the silent era and continuing up to 1969. Ordered by theatrical release date, here's my list of the top 10 Jean Renoir films available on DVD.
Frida the Movie | Frida DVD Review
Review: "Frida" DVD "Frida" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Tagline: "Prepare to be seduced."
Pick of the Week: "The Lord of the Rings: The...
I found The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers to be highly cinematic moviemaking and mythic storytelling. However, it's basically an action-adventure movie, and for me some of the action sequences became tedious. Read a full-length DVD review of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
One Hour Photo the Movie | One Hour Photo DVD...
I found this suspense movie to be truly creepy and horrifying. What made the film compelling to me was the portrait of modern loneliness and disconnection it created. Read a DVD review of
Movie Review - The Lord of the Rings - The...
I found The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring DVDs to be dazzlingly cinematic and intellectually engaging. J.R.R. Tolkien's much-loved novel comes vividly to life on the screen. Read my review of the DVDs.
DVD Pick: Mr. Arkadin (Criterion Collection)
Mr. Arkadin (1955) is one of the strangest movies I've ever seen, yet it's quite entertaining. Read a review of this movie on DVD.
Movie Review - Mulholland Drive DVD
Mulholland Drive is not easy to understand, but it is one of the best movies of recent years. Read my review and find out why I was mesmerized by Mulholland Drive on DVD.
Gosford Park | DVD Review of Gosford Park DVD...
Gosford Park is a drama directed by Robert Altman, and it's at the level of his best work, including MASH, Nashville, and The Player. Ivana Redwine reviews the DVD movie Gosford Park.
Road to Perdition | Movie Trailer for Road to...
"Road to Perdition" Movie Trailer Watch the movie trailer for "Road to Perdition." Return to Movie Trailers
Three Colors Trilogy the Movie | Three Colors...
I think Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy is an innovative masterpiece of world cinema that works both intellectually and humanistically. Read a DVD review of Three Colors Trilogy.
Insomnia | DVD Pick of the Week - Insomnia -...
I found the psychological thriller Insomnia compelling throughout and particularly enjoyed Al Pacino's performance in the leading role. Read a DVD review of Insomnia.
DVD Pick: 'Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth'
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth DVD review, including a review of Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth DVD.
Pick of the Week: “The Quiet American&#148...
Because of its compelling mix of the political and the personal, along with Michael Caine's superb performance, The Quiet American drew me in completely. Several powerful films have been inspired by Graham Greene’s fiction, and this movie is yet another. Read a full-length review of The Quiet American.
Memento Movie DVD Review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at Memento.
DVD Pick: Public Enemies (Two-Disc Special...
Public Enemies DVD review, including a review of Public Enemies the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Public Enemies DVD.
Movie Review - The Man Who Wasn't There
Billy Bob Thornton is memorable as a laconic, chain-smoking barber in this evocative character-driven crime drama that is reminiscent of the film noirs of the past. Read Ivana Redwine's DVD review of The Man Who Wasn't There.
Saw III DVD
About Saw III on DVD, including selected DVD special features, and more about the movie Saw III on DVD.
Nip/Tuck Video Clips DVD - Nip/Tuck S2 on DVD...
Watch Nip/Tuck video clips and find out more about the release of the second season DVD set.
DVD Review Legend - Home Video / DVD Guide...
Pick of the Week: " Legend"(1985) DVD "Legend" (1985) - Ultimate Edition DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine
In the Bedroom | DVD Movie Review - DVD Pick of...
I recently watched In the Bedroom at home on DVD, and I really liked the first two-thirds of it, where it is essentially a hard-hitting drama about an American family dealing with tragedy. But eventually the film took a turn into thriller territory that was too abrupt for me.
The Red Shoes Movie DVD Review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine reviews The Red Shoes Criterion Collection DVD.
The Mummy Returns Movie DVD Review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at The Mummy Returns - Collector's Edition DVD.
Far From Heaven the Movie | Far From Heaven DVD...
Far From Heaven combines fine acting, stunning cinematography, good dialogue, and a lush score in one of the most engaging movies I've seen recently. Read a DVD review of Far From Heaven.
Pick of the Week: 'The Hours' DVD
I found The Hours to be emotionally and intellectually engaging, and I thought the performances of the 3 leading actresses were terrific. But the film may speak mainly to those who love novels.
"The Grapes of Wrath" DVD
I think the great strength of the American classic movie The Grapes of Wrath is that director John Ford and cinematographer Gregg Toland created visual images of the Great Depression that are indelibly etched in my memory. The film’s dialogue sometimes sounds stagy to me, but I still admire the strong performances of Henry Fonda as Tom Joad and Jane Darwell as Ma Joad.
Alfred Hitchcock - A Tribute - Home Video/DVD...
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at Alfred Hitchcock's life and films.
Video - DVD - Pick of the Week - The House of...
Let's take a look at my video/DVD pick of the week - The House of Mirth.
Venus DVD
Venus DVD -- Explore Venus DVD special features. Find out more about the Venus DVD.
The Fast and the Furious Movie DVD
Product Review "The Fast and the Furious" DVD "The Fast and the Furious" DVD Guide Rating - Pros • Fascinating
DVD Pick: Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier
Apocalypse Now is one of the great movies of all time. Beginning with winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, Francis Ford Coppola stunned the film world in 1979 with his brilliant Apocalypse Now. Years later, the footage shot in the 1970s was reedited and released in 2001 under the title Apocalypse Now Redux. Read a review of Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier on DVD.
La Vie en Rose Movie Trailer
About the movie La Vie en Rose, including a movie trailer for La Vie en Rose. The La Vie en Rose movie trailer is available in different formats.
DVD Profile/Review: 'Elvira's Haunted Hills'
The movie Elvira's Haunted Hills on DVD is the focus of this feature.
Top 3 Vietnam War Movies on Video/DVD
The Vietnam War has been the subject of some of the most emotionally powerful, complex, and harrowing movies ever made. Here's a list of a few of my favorites.
Sunrise Movie DVD Review
F.W. Murnau's classic Hollywood silent movie Sunrise is on many lists of 100 greatest films, but it has been rather difficult to see for many years. At last Fox has released this great movie on a DVD that comes with some nice extras, which I've listed below. However, to the best of my knowledge, as of the time of this writing -- March, 2003, it's unlikely you'll be able to buy or rent the Sunrise DVD at a regular store or order it from a major online retailer. In the last paragraph of this article, I'll describe a way of getting the DVD through January 31, 2004. But first I'll give a brief discussion of the film. Read a review of Sunrise on DVD, a masterwork of silent film directed by F.W. Murnau.
Grand Illusion - Review - Criterion Collection...
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at Criterion Collection DVD of Jean Renoir’s Masterpiece Grand Illusion.
The Passion of Joan of Arc DVD Movie - Director...
A couple of years ago I had the good fortune to see Carl Theodore Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) on the big screen. Read my DVD review of The Passion of Joan of Arc.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding DVD Review
My Big Fat Greek wedding was a big hit in theaters, and I loved it on DVD. Although not a perfect film, I thought My Big Fat Greek Wedding had the combination of humor, warmth, and romance that so many filmmakers try for but seldom achieve. Read a review of My Big Fat Greek Wedding on DVD.
DVD Review - Do the Right Thing - DVD - Spike...
Pick of the Week: "Do the Right Thing" DVD "Do the Right Thing" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating
Pearl Harbor DVD Review
I didn’t see Pearl Harbor during its theatrical release and most of the reviews I read were negative, so I expected something unwatchable when I started to watch this movie on DVD. But, much to my surprise, I found the film, which is packed with action, to be reasonably entertaining.
Sexy Beast - DVD Review - Product Summary
Product Summary "Sexy Beast" DVD “Sexy Beast” DVD Guide Rating - Pros • Ben Kingsley gives a memorable
Monsoon Wedding Movies DVD
>Directed by Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay, Mississippi Masala, Kama Sutra, Monsoon Wedding is an ensemble comedy that is a joyous celebration of life. The characters speak mostly English, but they also speak Hindi a lot, and some characters occasionally speak Punjabi. When I watched this movie on DVD recently, I found it to be enchanting. Read my review of Monsoon Wedding on DVD.
DVD Profile: Five Best Picture Oscar Winners
Explore Oscar-winning films in this DVD profile and review.
Top Romantic Movies
There's no guarantee of finding romance in real life, but if you know where to look, you can usually find romantic movies at least, and I've listed below some of my favorites that are available on video and DVD.
Home Video/DVD - Full Product Review - How the...
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine reviews the DVD of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
New Video Releases | New DVD Movies - Including...
New Video and DVD Releases Part 1: This Week's New Releases on Video/DVD by Ivana Redwine There are some
DVD Review - Dr. Strangelove DVD - Stanley...
DVD Pick: "Dr. Strangelove" Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Tagline: "The hot-line suspense
Chocolat Movie DVD Review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at Enemy at the Gates.
Everyone Says I Love You Movie DVD Review
Let's take a look at my video/DVD pick of the week - Everyone Says I Love You.
Home Video/DVD - New Video Releases Coming Soon...
Here's a look at upcoming movie releases on video and DVD.
Underworld on DVD | Streaming Video Clips of...
Are you a fan of the movie Underworld? Do you want to know more about Underworld on DVD? Here's a plot summary of the movie, DVD release information, movie trailers, a streaming music video, and more.
Region Codes
Region Codes: Most movie DVDs have a region code intended to restrict the area of the world in which they can be played. Most DVD players sold in a particular area of the world will not play a DVD encoded for a different region. Find out more about region codes.
DVD Pick: The Pianist
The Pianist eschews easy emotional connections and refuses to oversimplify, and I think it is one of the most powerful Holocaust films ever made. Read an in-depth DVD review of The Pianist.
Minority Report | DVD Review - Minority Report...
In Minority Report, Steven Spielberg has created a fascinating portrait of the near-future. Minority Report is filled with thought-provoking and resonant ideas, and it also works as an action thriller. Read my in-depth review of Minority Report on DVD.
E.T. the Movie | E.T. Review
Pick of the Week: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" Two-Disc DVD Set Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating
Hamlet Movie
Let's take a look at my video/DVD pick of the week - Hamlet.
'Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail' DVD
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail DVD profile, including Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail DVD release date selected special features and more about the Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail DVD.
The Broken Hearts Club Movie Review
Video/DVD pick of the week - The Broken Hearts Club, a romanticized look at life, love, and friendship in the gay community of West Hollywood, California.
Pick of the Week: The David Lean Collection
I can't think of another DVD box set that provides so much entertainment that will be enjoyed by almost anyone. Two of the films -- Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge on the River Kwai -- are great, and the third -- A Passage to India -- is very good indeed.
Forrest Gump Movie DVD review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at Forrest Gump.
Top Action Movies
Movies can show fierce battles, high-speed chases, and horrific explosions that most of us will never experience in real life, and I think such sequences properly used make films far more emotionally engaging. Here I've selected movies containing action that is well-integrated into the story. This is my personal, idiosyncratic list of favorites, and it doesn't necessarily reflect the popular wisdom on action movies. For the sake of focus, I've limited my choices to English-language talkies.
Black Hawk Down | DVD Review of Black Hawk Down...
Black Hawk Down, directed by Ridley Scott, is an action movie that reenacts the real-life Battle of Mogadishu from the American point of view. I admired Scott's brilliance in telling the story visually, and I found Black Hawk Down well worth watching when I saw it recently on DVD. Read my DVD review of Black Hawk Down.
The Widow of St. Pierre Movie DVD Review
Ivana Redwine reviews The Widow of St. Pierre on DVD.
Gandhi Movie DVD Review
Ivana Redwine reviews the DVD version of Gandhi.: director richard attenborough john briley ivana redwine mohandas k gandhi nonviolent civil disobedience
Dancer in the Dark DVD
About the movie Dancer in the Dark on DVD.
Online DVD Rental Services
Looking to finally dive into the online DVD rental world? Let's take a look at the prices and pro and cons for the two companies that rent DVDs online.
DVD Pick: "The Jerk" (26th Anniversary Edition)
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Monster's Ball Movie DVD Review
Monster's Ball takes on some big themes, too, including American race relations and capital punishment, but young director Marc Forster, who was raised in Switzerland, managed to avoid the clichés that plague most films addressing these issues. I watched this movie recently on DVD and found it to be absolutely riveting from beginning to end. Read my review of Monster's Ball on DVD.
DVD Movie Review - Moulin Rouge - Home...
Pick of the Week "Moulin Rouge" DVD "Moulin Rouge" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Tagline:
Pick of the Week: "Confessions of a Dangerous...
George Clooney makes an assured directorial debut with this biopic based on Chuck Barris' cult book, and Charlie Kaufman's witty script strikes the right balance between the comic and the tragic. In addition to creating TV's The Dating Game and The Gong Show, Chuck Barris claims in his autobiography he was an undercover assassin for the CIA.
DVD Pick: M*A*S*H
Robert Altman's landmark film MASH chronicles the zany antics of American medical personnel who treat the wounded during a war in Asia, but the movie is darker and edgier than the TV series. Find out more about the movie and the DVD in this DVD review.
Home Video - DVD - Review - The Seventh Seal -...
Ivana Redwine reviews: long journey home plague epidemic rocky seashore gunnar bjornstrand inevitability of death
'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'
Zack and Miri Make a Porno DVD profile, including Zack and Miri Make a Porno DVD release date selected special features and more about the Zack and Miri Make a Porno DVD.
"The Ring" DVD Review
The Ring has truly creepy moments creepy, but I would have been more horrified if the characters had been developed enough to draw me in fully. Read a DVD review and overview of The Ring.
DVD Pick: Roman Holiday Centennial Collection
Roman Holiday DVD review, including a review of Roman Holiday the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Roman Holiday DVD.
Daddy's Little Girls DVD
Daddy's Little Girls DVD -- Explore Daddy's Little Girls DVD special features. Find out more about the Daddy's Little Girls DVD.
Movie Still From Jet Li's Fearless
Explore still photos from the movie Fearless. Page 4.
DVD Pick: Bukowski: Born Into This
I only knew a little about Los Angeles poet and novelist Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) before seeing the fascinating film Bukowski: Born Into This (2003) on DVD. Having heard so much about his drinking and fighting, I was surprised that in the documentary he comes off as likable. About 45 books of Bukowski's writings were published in his lifetime. He wrote six novels, two of the best-known being Post Office (1971) and Ham on Rye (1982). He also authored many poems and short stories.
DVD Pick: The Sound of Music 40th Anniversary...
Ever since I was a child, I've been enchanted by The Sound of Music, and after seeing this film on DVD, I can see why I've always loved it. Now that I'm older, I consider The Sound of Music to be a guilty pleasure, but it is still one of my favorite movies. I agree with those who say the characters and situations aren't completely believable, but that is also part of the charm. I can forgive this film its flaws--many of which are the flaws of an old-fashioned musical.
DVD Pick: The Grapes of Wrath
A DVD version of The Grapes of Wrath has finally become available, and I found this great American classic film as moving as ever when I watched it at home recently. The picture and sound quality are very good, and the DVD contains an informative scholarly audio commentary track, along with miscellaneous other bonus materials.
'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal...
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull DVD profile, including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull DVD release date selected special features and more about the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull DVD.
Joan of Arcadia on DVD - About TV Series Joan...
About the TV series Joan of Arcadia on DVD.: joan of arcadia new dvd releases title tv product disclaimer quot
videos - dvds - AFI's 100 Years 100 Thrills...
Let's take a look at the video/DVD availability of the top ten movies on AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Thrills list.
Brotherhood of the Wolf | DVD Movie Review -...
What I like best about Brotherhood of the Wolves is how it refuses to be confined to a single genre, and you never know quite what to expect next. There are lots of action sequences, but these are mixed nicely with sequences that have the mood of a good werewolf movie and sequences that are like an R-rated Merchant-Ivory film. Read my review of Brotherhood of the Wolves.
DVD Pick: "Ghost World"
Ghost World is an evocative look at contemporary American culture as seen through the eyes of an oddball young woman. Although the protagonist is in her late teens, her story will have resonance for thoughtful viewers of all ages. Read my full-length movie review of Ghost World and find out more about this fascinating film on DVD.
Before You Buy Blu-ray Discs
You love to watch movies and TV series on Blu-ray disc and DVD. However, the number of titles out on Blu-ray disc is limited. Also, in order to see the difference between Blu-ray and DVD, you must have a Blu-ray player that can play the discs along with an HDTV that has a large enough screen size and resolution. Be advised that not all Blu-ray players will play all Blu-ray discs. So make sure your Blu-ray player has the necessary firmware updates, or you'll risk experiencing playback problems.
Top 10 Memorable Movie Moms
Here's a brief look at three of my favorite movies about motherhood and mothers. These films all have memorable mothers as characters, and all these movies have touched my heart and made me think about my own mother in different ways.
Ingmar Bergman - A Tribute - Favorite Films,...
Ingmar Bergman is one of my favorite directors. This is my tribute to the movies and life of Ingmar Bergman.

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