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Albert Nobbs DVD

It’s Albert Nobbs, out on DVD from Lionsgate. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

The drama stars six-time Oscar® nominee* Glenn Close, who gives a “powerhouse performance” (New York Post), as Albert. An impressive supporting cast includes two-time Academy Award® nominee** Janet McTeer, along with Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors“). Directed “with grit and grace” (Rolling Stone) by Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child), the film is based on the novella by Irish author George Moore and features a story by Istvan Szabo and screenplay by Gabriella Prekop, John Banville and Glenn Close.

In order to survive in 19th century Ireland, a woman must live and work as a man. But, some thirty years after first donning men’s clothing to fit into her surroundings, Albert Nobbs, finds herself trapped inside a prison of her own making.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:30:48+00:00 July 17th, 2012|Contests|0 Comments

Stuff: So We Have The Sequel Pitch Already, It’s Called Plurality…

Ray Kurzweil

I want to hear a DVD commentary from this guy. Who's with me?

Each week, a lot goes on in the world of pop culture. Most of it you don’t care about, but most websites want to tell you about it anyway. Not us. Here, in just over a thousand words, is really the stuff you absolutely need to know. This leaves you more time to…I dunno, sleep or something. I hear that’s an interesting hobby. Enjoy.

  • Apparently, Roland Emmerich’s next bigass film is sci-fi and called Singularity. And has a budget of $175 million. Rewrites are happening and apparently who better to come in and help than the guy who came up with the term, Ray Kurzweil. Damn. It’s due out May 2013. According to Variety, “Set 50 years in the future, story follows a famous nanotechnology pioneer who uses a dangerous new procedure to save his badly-injured son, Adam, whose consciousness is transferred into a swarm of nanobots that take his physical form, giving him all sorts of powers. Protag ends up on the run from an evil corporation that developed the technology.” If you didn’t want Emmerich to direct sci-fi again, you should have gone to see Anonymous. I’m just saying.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:25+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    The Stepford Wives (2004) – DVD Review

    stepford wives 2004 dvd cover

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Paul Rudnick, based on the novel by Ira Levin
    Directed by: Frank Oz
    Starring: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, and Christopher Walken

    Features:

    • Commentary by Director Oz
    • Deleted/Extended Scenes
    • Gag Reel
    • Featurettes:
      • A Perfect World: The Making of The Stepford Wives
      • Stepford: A Definition
      • Stepford: The Architects
      • The Stepford Wives
      • The Stepford Husbands

    Released by: Paramount
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG-13
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Skip It

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:05:02+00:00 March 16th, 2009|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

    Tarzan (1999) – DVD Review

    Tarzan (1999) DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Henry Mayo, David Reynolds, based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Directed by Chris Buck and Kevin Lima
    Starring Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, Alex D. Linz and Rosie O’Donnell

    Features:

    • Terk’s Tree Surfing Challenge – 3 All New Games
    • DisneyPedia: Living in the Jungle
    • Deleted Scenes including Alternate Opening
    • Filmmaker’s Audio Commentary
    • All-New Music Video featuring The Wildly Popular Everlife
    • Music Videos featuring Phil Collins and ‘N Sync

    Released by: Disney Home Entertainment
    Rating: G
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Skip it.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:32:00+00:00 May 2nd, 2007|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    Hoodwinked (2005) – 27 Second Review

    Hoodwinked

    Written by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards & Tony Leech, based on a story by Cory & Todd Edwards
    Directed by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards & Tony Leech
    Starring: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, David Ogden Stiers, Anthony Anderson, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri, Andy Dick

    Review: Okay, so…Into the Woods, Shrek, and Snatch somehow had an illegitimate child, and left it on the doorstep of XXX, and Dr. No for them to raise as their own.

    ‘K, that works.

    Time: 12 seconds.

    By | 2017-09-24T23:49:59+00:00 January 29th, 2006|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    Anne Frank Remembered (1995) – DVD Review

    Anne Frank Remembered DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Jon Blair, based around the diary of Anne Frank
    Directed by: Jon Blair
    Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh and Glenn Close

    Released by: Sony Pictures Classics
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG
    Anamorphic: No; appears in its orignal 1.66:1 format.

    My Advice: At the very least, rent it, but it’s worth owning

    There is more to the life and death of the most famous of Hitler’s victims than meets the eye. Anne Frank’s diary only begins to tell the story of her life. What about her father and the rest of ther family? What was the series of events that lead them into that small attic in Amsterdam?

    This documentary goes into detail about life in Nazi-controlled Europe at the time and how horrible it was for Jews. However, this documentary doesn’t stop where the play and the movie do. Instead, this goes full force into what happened to the Franks after they were discovered and taken to the concentration camps. I really don’t believe that there can ever be too many documentaries or fictional movies about this time period and what happened. After all, what has happened once can surely happen again. These interviews are priceless and the archival footage that is presented here is second to none. The writing is outstanding and it is beautifully narrated by Branagh. Likewise, Close‘s readings from the diary itself are breathtaking.

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:00:24+00:00 July 10th, 2004|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments