Tuesday, February 14, 2006
New Movie & DVD Reviews via Combustible Celluloid.com
Despite all the bad movies coming out of the pike, there are still a few good ones. Johnny To's Breaking News finally receives a U.S. art house release, as does Lars von Trier's Manderlay, and Jonathan Demme's Neil Young: Heart of Gold opens in a few cities. Even Curious George turns out to be fairly entertaining. And I caught up late with Imagine Me & You for a Las Vegas Weekly review, and even that turned out to be fairly entertaining. The only semi-dud this week was Firewall, which Harrison Ford promoted to within an inch of his life.
Even I got to talk to him.
As far as new DVDs, I did a story for Black History Month that included the fascinating new titles: Afro Promo (a great movie trailer comp), Vincente Minnelli's Cabin in the Sky, Marc Connelly and William Keighley's The Green Pastures and King Vidor's Hallelujah. I also checked out the new Breakfast at Tiffany's: Anniversary Edition. Best of all is Zeitgeist's release of Jia Zhang-ke's The World, my choice for one of 2005's best films.
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