In this extra festive edition of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, we’ll be taking a look at the classic holiday comedy, Scrooged starring Bill Murray. We’ll also delve into the timeless Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, which inspired not only this film, but countless other versions.
This week’s Roundtable has us look at some hot movie news including the reveal that Dinobots will be in Transformers 4, a look at the debut trailer for the RoboCop reboot, and Marvel Studios looking to have a female character head a movie!
It’s episode 10 of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews! Back in the very first episode, we took a look at the 2008 blockbuster, The Dark Knight, so in commemoration, we’re going to dip back into the Batman discs with this classic cinematic spin-off of Batman: The Animated Series. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm weaves an action-packed mystery story around Batman, Joker, and a ghostly crime boss killer running amok in Gotham City. We’ll look at the film plus get a little inside info on Batman: The Animated Series, the beloved cartoon show that inspired this film.
In this week’s Roundtable, we talk about some huge announcements made by Nintendo, James Spader stepping into the villainous robotic role of Ultron, Studio Ghibli losing their big name filmmaker, a new show by the creator of Cowboy Bebop, and a special discussion about the BioShock Infinite ending!
As always, keep an eye out for DAT PLAYLIST as new parts are added.
In this episode, I’ll look at director Martin Scorsese’s classic, but generally over-looked film, the 1985 comedy thriller, After Hours, starring Griffin Dunne as a normal guy who is having the worst night of his life. We’ll look at how this little cult film revitalized Martin Scorsese’s career as a director and then we’ll look at the film’s DVD and bonus features.
We kicked off this week of news with the huge announcement that Ben Affleck will play as Batman followed up by a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie in the works, the next Star Wars film being shot in 35mm, an actress throws in her bid to play as Harley Quinn on screen, and the new XCOM game coming out!
In this episode, I dive into the life and works of legendary comic book writer and Cleveland native Harvey Pekar with the 2003 film American Splendor starring Paul Giamatti as Pekar. We’ll look at Harvey’s own back story and his friendship with the famously eccentric illustrator Robert Crumb that led to the creation of the American Splendor comics, the personal autobiographical stories Pekar would put into comic book form. We’ll check out the film that perfectly captures the quirky atmosphere of the books, see what’s on the DVD, and, finally, give my final recommendation. All this and more at your online destination where movies are celebrated, not incinerated.