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Comment Archives: stories: Cinema: Now Showing at Home

Re: “DVD Roundup

Burn!

Posted by AZ/DC on 10/10/2013 at 1:27 AM

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AZ/DC: Sorry to disappoint, but the wrong tag was put on the article. Still Bill Frost, who is syndicated in a whopping three publications.

Posted by Dan Gibson on 10/09/2013 at 5:51 PM

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Hey Grimmy! It's good to see you are doing this column again. I prefer reading your opinions over some syndicated columnist any day.

Posted by AZ/DC on 10/09/2013 at 5:15 PM

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7 Psychopaths is why I don't go to many movies. This is supposed to be good, it stunk.

Posted by agmtb on 07/03/2013 at 2:26 PM

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It was refreshing to read something by another fan of "Get A Life". Who couldn't like the Spewy episode?

Posted by G. DiNardo on 09/27/2012 at 3:56 PM

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I really enjoyed the first three American Pie movies and I was pretty excited to see that a reunion movie with the original cast was made. I’ve been reading mixed reviews about the movie but they are a part of my teenage years and I couldn’t help wanting to see this one as well. At the kiosk by my house the movie wasn’t available but a Dish co-worker suggested trying out Blockbuster @ Home. It brings the movies right to my door or I can stream directly to my Hopper. I got the movie about a week a go and I really enjoyed it. There are thousands of other movies I can get delivered by mail so no more hunting them down. This movie reminds people in my age group of one thing – we aren’t as young as we used to be and that’s ok. That’s what a reunion is for anyway: to remind us of times past.

Posted by Teresae Donovan on 07/21/2012 at 9:02 PM

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Thought maybe I was simply in disagreement on Grimm's views of many movies and decided to trust him and pay to watch his latest positively reviewed movie, 21 Jump Street. Just wasted 3.99 on the Amazon Instant Video site thanks to this, once again, terribly inaccurate review. Won't you please, please, PLEASE bring back James Digiovanna???? Grimm, you truly embody your last name with each and every inaccurate review. Get it together TW.

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Posted by Jennifer L. Carter on 06/29/2012 at 6:04 PM

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Underworld is gonna rocks...nice movie and nice effect of the movie....must see that at home...and the rest of the movie the blue ray print is much better...nice effect..

Posted by Magento Developer on 05/24/2012 at 9:26 AM

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Tom Cruise is the REAL Action Star!!!!

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Posted by NN on 04/25/2012 at 7:27 PM

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I still think Menace to Society was a much better movie than Boyz in the Hood. Saw both again recently, and I stand by that. I don't think Boyz has aged well at all. To each his own I guess.

Posted by rferrier on 08/11/2011 at 10:47 AM

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Dear Dr. Grimm

As usual you hit the nail on the head, this time with Dune. It is an abysmal movie and a great descecration of one of the great classics of science fiction.

For readers who want to see (parts of) the Dune Series in video, the DVDs to get are the SciFi (yeah, I know they changed the name by they rarely show real sci-fi anymore either) Channel's two mini-series Dune and the sequel, Children of Dune.

Info on Dune at: http://www.amazon.com/Herberts-Sci-Fi-Mini…

and Children of Dune at: http://www.amazon.com/Herberts-Sci-Fi-Mini…

The first is out of print and can be found cheaper on eBay (Korean re-issues). I found used copies at a number of places on Google's shopbot.

I have nothing to gain from any of the sellers. Just passing the info along for those interested and those who care.

These two sets are light years better that the Lynch version and probably as good as it gets, unless some producer wants to bankroll a Star Wars series (full - the whole 9) size and type production.

Posted by BluesFan on 05/13/2010 at 6:38 AM

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The theatrical versions of "Lord of the Ding Dongs" are superior, as they are SHORTER, and Howard Shore's music was tightly written to fit them instead of the filler tracks that are slopped over the extended versions.

As an example of how the theatrical versions are superior, watch the final battle between the Uru-kai (is that how it's spelled?) and Aragorn in "The Fellowship of the Ring." The extended version has a goofy moment in which the villain licks his own blood off a knife that had been stuck into his leg. The theatrical version excises that nonsense, but edits the action much more coherently, and with heart-pulsingly climactic music.

Another example is during "The Return of the King." The extended version contains a scene of the Witch King of Angmar (or whatever -- it's a Nazgul wraith-thing on a flying lizard) attacking Gandalf and destroying his staff (in no way is that symbolically phallic...). Then a horn sounds in the distance, and the Nazgul just flies away in the middle of the battle. It's a stupid moment; he could have finished off Gandalf and THEN flown away. This anticlimactic nonsense was cut from the theatrical version for good reason.

So, it's your call: Do you want to watch 8.5 hours of "Lord of the Rings" that has all the best stuff in it, with better editing and music -- or do you want to watch 11 hours with lots of sluggish character development and back-story about the homey lives of Hobbits?


Posted by Bongo on 04/17/2010 at 2:39 AM

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"Extract" is dry and doesn't quite know what to do with the Kunis character (she's the screenplay spoiler, never offered much dimension), but the film retains a healthy sense of humor. This is Judge's chi, showcasing destructive tendencies as the characters wind their way to inner peace, delivered in a sly manner that deepens the experience, making suffering relatable and hilarious.

Posted by hooperbird on 12/17/2009 at 2:59 PM

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