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Friday, September 16, 2005

New Movie & DVD Reviews on Combustible Celluloid.com
It's another slow week, and I'm just counting the hours until awards season starts, and hopefully, some good films along with it. This week's high point is the limited release of Jia Zhang-ke's newest masterpiece The World. Otherwise we get two routine horror films, Venom, and Cry_Wolf (the latter of which was not screened for the press), and a routine romantic comedy, Just Like Heaven. I also caught up with a deadly dull French comedy, Cote d'azur.

In new DVDs, I'm excited about the new Greta Garbo box set, and I updated my reviews of Queen Christina and Ninotchka accordingly. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy happiliy stood up to a second viewing at home, but The Longest Yard remake is better suited for the cut-out bins. In other classics, I added reviews of Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be and Werner Herzog's incredible directorial debut Signs of Life. Two non-fiction films make their DVD debut as well, both disappointing outings from famous comedians: Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy and the lightweight, likeable John Cleese:Wine for the Confused.

Have a great weekend!
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