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DVD Tuesday: Passage to India!
Has anyone seen the cobra I just bought? | Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight
Wes Anderson doesn't have many casual fans. You either love the strange worlds of whimsy he creates or you find it all a bit precious and twee. Count me in the former camp and count The Darjeeling Limited as a return to form for Anderson after the ambitious but foggy The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Next generation 3-D isn't quite there yet, but Beowulf was a huge leap forward from the dead-eyed The Polar Express. Maybe James Cameron will perfect it in Avatar. Death at a Funeral was funnier than critics and audiences gave it credit for while Comanche Moon looks quaint and a little silly next to great revisionist western fare like Deadwood.
The Darjeeling Limited
Beowulf (Unrated Director's Cut)
30 Days of Night
Death at a Funeral
Justice League - The New Frontier
Life After Tomorrow
NFL Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants Championship DVD
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What is with these God damn British television series? They give us great stuff and then just quit almost as soon as they get started. After only two seasons, Andy Millman is gone and my life is a little bit less worth living. The series finale of Extras was unusually bleak so check out the Patrick Stewart and Kate Winslet episodes for some deep laughs. The Last Emperor wouldn't be made today. Too esoteric. A sad shame. Is there a more underrated television series than Newhart. I'll put it up against anything from Mary Tyler Moore to Seinfeld and find it equally worthy. Can anyone even imagine Joanna Angel as a child? I'm thinking she was...precocious.
Extras - The Extra Special Series Finale
The Last Emperor - Criterion Collection
Jesse Stone - Sea Change
Bob Dylan's New York
Judgment Day - Intelligent Design on Trial
Newhart - The Complete First Season
The Fugitive - Season One, Vol. Two
O Thou Transcendent: The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Sick & Twisted Horror Of Joanna Angel
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.