Category Archives: DVDs

Movies ‘Till Dawn: Saturday Morning Matinee Theater – “Stingray”

9 a.m. “Stingray” – “Titan Goes Pop” – Children’s Programming/Science Fiction (1964, Shout! Factory/Timeless Media Group) Intentionally funny episode of the popular Gerry Anderson “Supermarionation” series “Stingray” (1964-1965) which pokes fun at both mainstream culture’s bafflement over rock and roll … Continue reading

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DVD Review: James Brown Live At Boston Garden April 5, 1968 – Extended Edition (Shout Factory)

  The story of James Brown’s performance on the night following Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination has been told many times. With this Extended Release DVD, Shout Factory have given us the complete two-hour broadcast that is said to have … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn Christmas Creepshow: “At the Devil’s Door”

(2014, IFC) Full disclosure: I’ve known writer-director Nicholas McCarthy for more than a decade, and for some of you, reviewing his latest movie, “At the Devil’s Door,” may smack of cronyism. If that’s the case, there are plenty of other … Continue reading

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20 Gifts for Under $20

There is no reason to break the bank during the holidays. It’s more important to choose something thoughtful and fun instead of something expensive and predictable. These gifts are perfect for that work friend or the new date you don’t … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Every Day is Halloween Friday Night Shock-a-thon

6 p.m. – “Shock Waves” – Horror (1977, Blue Underground) With its underwater undead, forgotten Nazis and swampy location, this low-budget, Florida-lensed zombie thriller plays like a particularly lurid, live-action version of an E.C. Comics story. Brooke Adams leads a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Halloween Dusk-to-Dawn Marathon

6 p.m. – “F for Fake” – Documentary/Experimental (1974/76, Criterion Film Collection) What better way to start a Halloween movie marathon than a picture about the power of tricks? Orson Welles’ last completed feature is presented as a documentary on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Housebound”

“Housebound” is a very clever thriller/comedy from New Zealand written and directed by Gerard Johnstone. It stars Morgana O’Reilly as sour-faced Kylie, a thief and former addict who is sentenced to house arrest in her mother’s home, only to discover … Continue reading

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DVD Review – Filmage: The Story of the Descendents/ALL

I have seen my fair share of music documentaries, and possibly your share too. “Filmage: the Story of Descendents/All,” follows the usual pattern of live footage interspersed with interviews and stills. Graphics are used creatively to help the audience keep … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Saturday Dusk-to-Dawn Marathon

6 p.m. – “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” – Documentary (2014, Anchor Bay/Radius) Frothy but entertaining documentary from Mike Myers about talent manager and chutzpah machine Shep Gordon, who guided the careers of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Luther Vandross and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Dusk-to-Dawn Moviethon

6 p.m. – Out of the Past – Thriller (1947, Warner Archive Collection) Along with Double Indemnity, the quintessential noir picture, filled with the moral ambiguity, foggy landscapes and mounting sense of inescapable, cosmic doom that defined the genre. Laid … Continue reading

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