classic ‘Doctor Who’ blogging to begin momentarily…

I’ve been threatening it for a while, and now the moment is upon us: I’m about to start blogging about the original Doctor Who series in the same way I’ve been doing so for the rebooted series: in-depth, unbelievable geeky, and deeply love-fest-y. But since I’m gonna be jumping around the 26-year history of the … more…

new DVD releases in Region 2, July 6

green light (definitely check it out): The International: Clive Owen versus cheating banksters: it’s Bailout: The Revenge. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Marley & Me: Please to have some fuzzy cute puppies to make you forget why Clive Owen needs to kick some bankster ass. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Doctor … more…

Hamlet (review)

Olivier’s take on Shakespeare’s story of madness and murder most foul is unmistakably a filmic one — with its monologues recast as internal thoughts heard in hushed voiceovers and use of dizzying camerawork to show Hamlet’s inner turmoil, this could never have worked on stage. The emotional desolation of Elsinore’s inhabitants is conveyed with a roving camera that swoops down on characters plotting or moping in huge, empty halls.