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These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
DVD Profile: Five Best Picture Oscar Winners
Explore Oscar-winning films in this DVD profile and review.
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
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"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.
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:
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.
"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.
'Midnight in Paris' DVD Review
This romantic comedy is reviewed on 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.
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
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Movie Quotes From All About Eve
Movie Quotes From "All About Eve" (1950) Explore More Movie Quotes • Movie Quotes From "American Beauty"
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.
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.
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.
DVD Pick: Black Snake Moan
Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci, Black Snake Moan was written and directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow). Black Snake Moan is a blues film that takes its title from a traditional song by Blind Lemon Jefferson. At the movie's emotional high point, Jackson performs that song during a thunderstorm.
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
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.
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.
Movie Quotes From Jerry Maguire
Movie Quotes From "Jerry Maguire" (1996) Related Resources • More Features About Famous Movie Quotes
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.
Top Comedy Movies
In addition to making us laugh, comedy movies make us think about our lives and the world around us in new ways. My choices of films here are an eclectic mix ranging over a variety of comedy sub-genres, including parody, screwball, and dark comedy. This is my personal, idiosyncratic list of favorites, and it doesn't necessarily reflect the popular wisdom on comedy movies. For the sake of focus, I've limited my choices to English-language talkies
XXX Movie Trailer
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'Contagion' DVD Review
Read this DVD review of Contagion and find out about the movie and what is on the DVD.
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.
The Class-Action Lawsuit Against Netflix Over...
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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.
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.
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" DVD Review
It's great to own this film on DVD. I've seen it many times before, but there’s always a joke I've missed or a sequence I love and simply want to see yet another time. Read a review of Monty Python and the Holy Grail on DVD.
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
Billy Elliot Movie Review
Let's take a look at my video/DVD pick of the week - Billy Elliot.
Crash DVD
Crash won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and I recommend it because it intelligently takes on the all-important topic of racial prejudice in America. Also, I found the acting exceptionally good, and I admired director Paul Haggis's skillful handling of the large cast. However, it seems to me the film emphasizes theme at the expense of character development and plot plausibility. The result is a bit too preachy and contrived for my taste.
xXx DVD
About xXx on Blu-ray 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.
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.
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
Top 10 Horror Movies on DVD
Do you love scary movies but prefer to watch them while staying safe and at snug home? Here's my list of top picks of classic and contemporary horror movies that are available on video and DVD.
DVD Pick: Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia DVD review, including a review of Julie & Julia the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Julie & Julia DVD.
Thirteen Days Movie Review
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Easter Egg - Cast Away - DVD Hidden Feature -...
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Sexy Beast - DVD Review - Product Summary
Product Summary "Sexy Beast" DVD “Sexy Beast” DVD Guide Rating - Pros • Ben Kingsley gives a memorable
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.
DVD Pick: "La Traviata"
To my mind, Franco Zeffirelli's dazzlingly cinematic 1982 Italian-language movie version of Giuseppe
DVD Movie Review - Don Giovanni.
Ivana Redwine reviews the DVD release of Don Giovanni.
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.
"Hostage" DVD
Bruce Willis stars in this action thriller. Willis plays Jeff Talley, a suburban police chief who responds to an incident where an accountant has been taken hostage. Then with that situation still ongoing, Talley is shocked to find that his wife and daughter have been kidnapped and are being held elsewhere. But there's a tricky relationship between the two incidents, and Talley must deal simultaneously with two sets of hostages and two sets of criminals.
Top Drama Movies
Conflict is essential to drama. The movies that move me deeply are those where the conflict grows out
Spider-Man DVD Easter Eggs | How to Find the...
Looking for Easter eggs on the Spider-Man DVDs? There's at least six Easter eggs on the Spider-Man DVDs. Here are clear, step-by-step instructions that will tell you how to find each Easter egg.
"Coach Carter" DVD
Samuel L. Jackson plays the title role in this inspirational sports drama based on a true story. Ken Carter takes a position as a high school basketball coach and requires the players to sign a contract they will keep their grades up. The team is winning games when Coach Carter learns that players aren't abiding by their contracts, and he refuses to let the team play until the situation is corrected. Soon Carter finds himself at odds with the entire community.
Blockbuster Total Access
What is Blockbuster Total Access and how much does it cost?
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.
Hong Kong Films on DVD
On July 22, 2003, Fox Home Entertainment and Fortune Star released the first five DVDs in a series of Hong Kong films on DVD. The movies are City Hunter, Hong Kong 1941, Magnificent Butcher, Magnificent Warriors, and Naked Killer. These DVDs are completely restored and remastered, presented in high definition, offer new English and Cantonese 5.1 Dolby Digital audio tracks, English and Chinese Subtitles, and new interviews.
Platoon Movie DVD Review - Page One of a Review...
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Movie Quotes From The Third Man
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DVD Review: 'Project Nim'
This is a critical examination of Project Nim on DVD.
Blockbuster Launches In-Store Movie Pass...
About the national launch of Blockbuster's in-store movie pass subscription plan
The Ultimate Gift DVD
The Ultimate Gift DVD -- Explore The Ultimate Gift DVD special features. Find out more about the The Ultimate Gift DVD.
Johnny Cash Music Videos
Are you a Johnny Cash fan? Learn more about Johnny Cash and music videos with Johnny Cash.
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
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
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.
Top 5 French New Wave Films
The French New Wave was a movement led by a group of young filmmakers that included Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Alain Resnais, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette. The idea of a New Wave film was that it should seem personal and freewheeling, as opposed to the corporate and highly polished movies being produced by the studios. Below I have listed in alphabetical order five of the best of the French New Wave films.
Pick of the Week: "Schindler's List" DVD
Schindler's List won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Also, it ranks ninth on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest movies. I've always been a big admirer of Schindler's List, and when I watched it at home on DVD after not having seen any version of it for several years, I came to realize I regard it as a masterpiece of world cinema.
'The Ides of March' DVD Review
This is a review of the movie The Ides of March on DVD. Both the artistic quality of the film itself and what is on DVD is covered in-depth.
Dolby Digital
An audio technology used on many movie DVDs to provide sound. Many DVDs make the audio available in what is called Dolby Digital 5.1, which is capable of providing high-quality sound, although to get the full effect you generally need to have five speakers and a device known as an AV receiver, that is, you must have the audio components of a home theater system.
'Moneyball' DVD Review
In this review of the film Moneyball we will explore both the movie and what is on the DVD.
DVD Pick: Waltz With Bashir
Waltz With Bashir DVD review, including a review of Waltz With Bashir the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Waltz With Bashir DVD.
Movie Quotes From The Hours
Here's some of my favorite movie quotes from The Hours. This is the 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.
DVD Pick: Sicko
Sicko DVD review that explores both the movie and the DVD extras. In Sicko, Michael Moore has created a film on the subject that is witty and thought-provoking. The movie is flat-out agitprop, but it isn't boring. Find out more about the movie in this review of Sicko on DVD.
DVD Pick: "The Notebook"
I would describe the movie The Notebook as an unabashedly romantic tale about love, memories, and death. It's a weepy, but I believe it's one that men can connect with. It's based on a novel by a man, the screenplay was written by a man, and the director is a man. The story chronicles one otherwise-quite-ordinary man's uncompromising love.
8 Mile | the Movie - 8 Mile DVD Review
Pick of the Week: "8 Mile" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Tagline: "Find your voice." Length:
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.
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.
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: Tsotsi
Tsotsi is the gritty tale of a brutish young hoodlum finding his humanity because of a chance encounter with a baby. Read a DVD review of Tsotsi.
Combos
Here are some examples of combos, including TV DVD, TV DVD VCR, and other combos. Page 2.
Forrest Gump Movie DVD review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at Forrest Gump.
"Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith" DVD Easter...
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The Simpsons - Season Three DVD Collection |...
Take a look at what's on The Simpsons - Season Three DVD Collection four-disc DVD set.
DVD Pick: 'Nosferatu'
A review of the classic movie 'Nosferatu' on DVD.
DVD Profile: Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) is a gorgeous-looking, Hollywoodized period piece that was nominated for six Academy Awards and won three: Cinematography, Art Direction and Costume Design. It features high production values and three beautiful Asian actresses (Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li) portraying geishas. The key male character is a businessman played by Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai). The movie was directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago).
The Last King of Scotland DVD Review
In The Last King of Scotland, Forest Whitaker gives an unforgettable performance as Idi Amin, the sometimes brutal, sometimes charming, always eccentric dictator of Uganda during the 1970s.
Top 10 Foreign Movies
I think foreign-language films can show us things about the world we will never see if we watch only movies where the dialogue is in English. Here's a list of ten of my favorite foreign-language films by ten different filmmakers. Three of the movies are in French, two are in Japanese, two in Italian, and one each in Bengali, Russian, and Swedish. In my opinion, the films listed below are among the greatest in all of cinema.
videos - dvds - movies - what is coming next...
A look at what's coming next week to video and DVD.
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.
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.
About Blockbuster Total Access
A look at the Blockbuster Total Access program.
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.
About a Boy the Movie - About a Boy DVD Review
About a Boy to be one of those rare films that is warm, human, funny, and entertaining from start to finish. In addition, About a Boy has far fewer cliches than other recent comedies. Read a review of About a Boy on DVD.
DVD Pick: "The Blues Brothers" 25th Anniversary...
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 comedy starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd that has become part of American pop culture consciousness. For me, it's the music that gives the movie its exuberance. The Blues Brothers Band plays numbers that are enjoyable enough, but the best are performed by guest artists Cab Calloway, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker. Read a review of this movie on DVD.
DVD Pick: <i>Diva</i> (Meridian Collection)
Diva DVD review, including a review of Diva the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Diva DVD.
DVD Pick: Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky is a fast-paced and highly entertaining movie that features strong performances by Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz. The DVD has an excellent commentary track by writer/director Cameron Crowe. Read Ivana Redwine's review of Vanilla Sky 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.
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.
The Number 23 DVD
The Number 23 DVD -- Explore The Number 23 DVD special features. Find out more about the The Number 23 DVD.
50 Cent Music Videos
50 cent music videos and movies and music on DVD with 50 Cent.
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.
DVD Pick: Doctor Zhivago
Guide Ivana Redwine reviews the Doctor Zhivago DVD.
DVD Movie Review - Moulin Rouge - Home...
Pick of the Week "Moulin Rouge" DVD "Moulin Rouge" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Tagline:
Top 10 Hitchcock Movies
Alfred Hitchcock is one of my favorite directors, and whenever I'm in the mood for a stylish mix of suspense, terror, and perhaps a delicious dash of romance, his films have never failed to entertain and fascinate me. Here’s a list of ten of my favorite movies by Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Movie DVD Review
Let's take a look at my video/DVD pick of the week - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon .
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.
New Video Releases | New DVD Movies Including...
The new movies on video/DVD this week include Brotherhood of the Wolf and The Scorpion King. Let's take a look at these films, along with a few additional releases of interest, and take a sneak peek at what's coming next week to video and DVD. A look at new and upcoming movies on video and DVD. Find out what you need to know about new DVD releases and new videos.
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?
DVD Pick: Battleship Potemkin (Two-DVD Boxed Set)
Battleship Potemkin DVD review that explores both the movie and the DVD extras. Battleship Potemkin is an important film, both in terms of cinema history and world history, and it is well worth watching many times. Find out more about the movie in this review of Battleship Potemkin on DVD.
Pearl Harbor DVD - Product Summary - Home Video...
Read a quick overview and a brief review of the Pearl Harbor DVD.
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.
Ray Movie
Watch a movie trailer for Ray. Read a summary of the movie Ray.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones...
There's a DVD Easter egg on Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Discover where the Easter egg is hidden!
"Catch Me If You Can" DVDs
Read a plot summary of Catch Me If You Can. Page 2.
DVD Pick: "Sin City"
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DVD Pick: "Garden State"
Overall, I found Garden State to be funny and heartwarming, but I think what gives it some resonance is Braff's ability to show us certain numbing aspects of contemporary American life. Read a review of the movie Garden State on DVD.
DVD - Transformers - Transformers DVD Release...
Transformers DVD -- Explore Transformers DVD special features. Find out more about the Transformers DVD.
Netflix to Stream Starz Movies
Netflix has been streaming movies and TV programs to its subscribers for some time, but these have been mostly older titles. However, that is changing as now the online rental company will be able to stream recent hits like Spider-Man 3, Superbad and No Country for Old Men due to a deal with Starz.
DVD Pick: 'Gone With the Wind'
Gone With the Wind DVD review, including a review of Gone With the Wind the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Gone With the Wind DVD.
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.
Louis Leterrier Q&A
Louis Leterrier is a young Paris-born director who is best known for The Transporter and Unleashed. In anticipation of the release of Unleashed on DVD, I asked Leterrier some questions about that movie, along with some related topics, such as DVD as a medium, and his favorite filmmakers.
DVD Pick: Young Mr. Lincoln (Criterion...
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine reviews the movie Young Mr. Lincoln on DVD. Young Mr. Lincoln is a lyrical, poetic and satisfyingly cinematic biopic about Abraham Lincoln as a young adult. Find out more about Young Mr. Lincoln on DVD.
Movie Quotes From Kill Bill Vol. 1
Movie Quotes From "Kill Bill Vol. 1" Related Resources • Full-Length Review of the Movie"Kill Bill Vol.
DVD Pick: "Gangs of New York"
Gangs of New York is not quite at the level of Martin Scorsese's best movies, but it's still a stunning achievement. I like the film’s operatic look at American life in the mid-19th century. Read a full-length review of Gangs of New York on DVD.
DVD Pick: "The Deer Hunter" Legacy Series Edition
"The Deer Hunter" (1978) is a powerful drama starring Robert De Niro. The movie was nominated for nine
DVD Pick: King Kong Two-Disc Special Edition
King Kong (2005), a remake of the 1933 classic, was directed by Peter Jackson. Read a review of this movie on DVD.
Y tu mama tambien | DVD Review - DVD Pick of...
Pick of the Week: "Y tu mamá también" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Length: 105 minutes
Movie Trailers | New DVD Releases
Watch movie trailers for this month's new movies on DVD and video. In addition, you can check DVD release dates and look over plot summaries for the movies that interest you.
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.
Pick of the Week: "Bowling for Columbine" DVD
Michael Moore's brilliant, darkly comic, controversial Bowling for Columbine won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Although it’s a difficult film to watch in many ways, I think it is the best documentary I've ever seen.
"Star Wars Trilogy" DVD Easter Egg
The Star Wars Trilogy DVD set contains an Easter egg on the Bonus Materials disc. Here's how to find it.
Movie Still From Jet Li's Fearless
A Movie still from Jet Li's Fearless: pictured Jet Li as Huo Yuanjia, Chen Zhihui as Chin. Page 14.
Singin' in the Rain Movie DVD Review
Read a review of the movie Singin' in the Rain on DVD.
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.
DVD Review - Dr. Strangelove DVD - Stanley...
DVD Pick: "Dr. Strangelove" Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Tagline: "The hot-line suspense
"Diary of a Mad Black Woman" DVD
Adapted from a Tyler Perry play, this movie mixes melodrama, farce, and Christian values. After 18 years of marriage, Helen (Kimberly Elise) is kicked out of the mansion she has shared with her successful attorney husband (Steve Harris). That prompts Helen's gun-toting grandma Madea (Tyler Perry in drag) to take a chainsaw to the mansion's furniture. The film chronicles what happens to Helen, and Tyler Perry plays three major roles.
Girlfight Movie Review
Let's take a look at my video/DVD pick of the week - Girlfight.
Video / DVD Review Startup.com Movie DVD -...
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"The Grudge" DVD
This horror movie, an English-language remake of a recent Japanese-language film, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr. Karen is an American living in Tokyo with her boyfriend Doug. When Karen fills in for another as a caregiver, she goes to an old woman's residence and finds herself in a haunted house. She soon learns the house is plagued with a supernatural curse that is unleashed upon everyone who enters it.
'Australia'
Australia DVD profile, including Australia DVD release date selected special features and more about the Australia DVD.
Memento Movie DVD Review
Home Video/DVD Guide Ivana Redwine looks at Memento.
DVD Pick: Pierrot le fou (Criterion Collection)
Pierrot le fou DVD review, including a review of Pierrot le fou the movie, DVD details and bonus materials. Read Ivana Redwine's review of the Pierrot le fou DVD.
Movie Quotes From Trouble in Paradise
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DVD Pick: "Million Dollar Baby"
Million Dollar Baby won four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Clint Eastwood), Best Actress (Hilary Swank), and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman). It was nominated for three additional Oscars: Best Actor (Eastwood again), Best Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay. As far as I am concerned, it is one of 2004's top three movies, the other two being The Aviator and Sideways. But I would say that Million Dollar Baby has far and away the strongest emotional impact of the three.
Additional DVD and Video Releases of Interest
Additional new video/DVD releases this week.
Billy Wilder and the Oscars - Oscar Trivia -...
Did you know that Billy Wilder once picked up three Oscars in one evening? For what movie did he win them?
New DVD Releases
Let's take a look at this weeks new movies on video and DVD, along with a few additional releases of interest, and take a sneak peek at next week's movies on video/DVD.
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.
Dracula Trailer
Dracula has been adapted often for the screen, but to my mind, nothing tops the 1931 classic starring Bela Lugosi in the title role. Watch a movie trailer for Dracula. Find out more About Dracula on DVD.
DVD Pick: Good Night, and Good Luck
Good Night, and Good Luck was nominated for six Academy Awards, and it's my idea of a nearly perfect little movie. Read a review of Good Night, and Good Luck on DVD.
Frida the Movie | Frida DVD Review
Review: "Frida" DVD "Frida" DVD Reviewed by Ivana Redwine Guide Rating - Tagline: "Prepare to be seduced."
DVD Pick: The Threepenny Opera (Criterion...
Die Dreigroschenoper was a big hit on the Berlin stage, and in 1930 a movie company began the process of adapting it for the screen. The film director was G.W. Pabst, whose movies were among the most artistically successful during the 1920s. Pabst's films are marked by social and political concerns, which made him a good fit for the Brecht-Weill material and helped him to add the proper visual dimension. The movie version of Die Dreigroschenoper, which was released in 1931, is a masterpiece.

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