The Clowns

DVD of the Week: Fellini’s ‘The Clowns’

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DVD Releases for 07/06/10

Four fine films that come from very different places:

Better Than You Heard Dep’t.:  Brooklyn’s Finest – Antoine Fuqua’s rather grim but powerful and thrilling tale of three cops (Richard Gere, Don Cheadle & Ethan Hawke) who face very different, very violent fates.  Gere is an aging who-cares veteran;  Cheadle is deep undercover;  and Hawke is a stressed-out strike force member who has too much guilt and too many bad ideas.  Great flick.

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DVD Releases for 6/29/10

Big, diverse batch of films.  We’ll go alphabetically this week: The Crazies – Given it’s dead zone February release date, one would likely think this remake of George Romero’s low-fi Seventies flick didn’t have much going for it.  Turns out, it was a solid, well-made genre piece that made good on all that it promised in its eerie trailer.  Another nice outing by Timothy Olyphant, who is fast becoming the new aww-shucks/everyman action hero.  Check it out. The Eclipse – Moody ghost story about several writers at a literary conference.  Far better than that sentence reads. Hot Tub Time Machine … Continue reading DVD Releases for 6/29/10