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    Review: 'The Art Of Hammer' is pure film geek pleasure

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Nov 26, 2010

    Marcs Hearns delivers a lovely piece of film history in coffee-table book form
  • Gladiator - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his people, in this epic historical drama from director Ridley Scott. In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus (Russell Crowe) is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences. His battle skills serve him well, and he becomes one of the most famous and admired men to fight in the Colosseum. Determined to avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and laid waste to his family, Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the loss of his family and former glory. As the gladiator begins to challenge his rule, Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with Maximus in a battle to the death. Gladiator also features Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou, and Oliver Reed, who died of a heart attack midway through production. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
  • Gladiator - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009

    A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his people, in this epic historical drama from director Ridley Scott. In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus (Russell Crowe) is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences. His battle skills serve him well, and he becomes one of the most famous and admired men to fight in the Colosseum. Determined to avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and laid waste to his family, Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the loss of his family and former glory. As the gladiator begins to challenge his rule, Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with Maximus in a battle to the death. Gladiator also features Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou, and Oliver Reed, who died of a heart attack midway through production. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
  • Crime Boss Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

    Includes:Bad Cop Chronicles #1: Confessions of a Police Captain (1971) Crime Boss (1972), MPAA Rating: PG Il Cittadino si Ribella (1974) Revolver (1975) Death Rage (1976), MPAA Rating: R Bad Cop Chronicles #1: Confessions of a Police Captain A mild-mannered police commissioner (Martin Balsam) is frustrated at every attempt to capture a political crimelord with legal means, so he is forced to turn to vigilante justice to get his man. ~ John Bush, All Movie Guide Crime Boss In this Italian crime drama, a new Don takes over a Mafia family and finds himself fighting for his life. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide Il Cittadino si Ribella When the police cannot prosecute heinous crimes effectively, some very brave men will do their jobs for them, this film seems to say. Carlo (Franco Nero) gets in the way of a group of crooks who are trying to rob a bank, and they mutilate him horribly for his trouble. When the police cannot quite manage to find these thugs, Carlo goes after them himself. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide Revolver The luridly titled Italian/French/German thriller Blood in the Streets went into production under the more restrained cognomen The Revolver. Oliver Reed plays a prison official whose wife is kidnapped. The price for her return is the release of incarcerated criminal Fabio Testi. When it becomes obvious that Testi's former cohorts plan to murder him once he's set free, Reed and Testi team up to foil the baddies. Blood in the Streets poses as an anti-gun tract, but its plot is still resolved by Oliver Reed wielding a weapon. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Death Rage In this actioner, a retired assassin straps on his old gun and goes out for vengeance against his brother's killer. The mobsters who hired him send him to Naples where the hapless hit man soon discovers that he has been set up. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide
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    'Death Wish' director Michael Winner dies

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Jan 21, 2013

    77-year-old enjoyed a second career as well-known UK restaurant critic
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    London Critics' Circle honors Nicolas Roeg

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Dec 2, 2011

    Director of 'Don't Look Now' and 'Performance' recognized for contribution to British cinema
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    Review: Chris Pine and Tom Hardy make the most of the slight 'This Means War'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012

    Does McG automatically equal evil as many critics claim?
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    Remembering the madness of Ken Russell

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Nov 28, 2011

    Oscar-nominated British director passed away on Sunday at 84 years of age
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    Examining Joan Rivers’ late-night legacy

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Sep 5, 2014

    Examining Joan Rivers’ late-night legacy Discovery responds to accusation of gender bias from “MythBusters” fans Netflix CEO: "John Oliver, we owe you!”