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Boston area film critics Steve Head and John Black discuss the new films HUGO and MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; plus new films coming soon to the Coolidge Corner Theatre ( -  THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) in 3D, 12 MONKEYS, and FROM THE BACK OF THE ROOM - and the ArtsEmerson Paramount ( - THE SWELL SEASON.

Direct download: Ep-98-Movies-Hugo.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

We get to talkin' 'bout...

  • Funimation's new Blu-ray restoration/upgrade of "DragonBall Z: Level 1:1"
  • Mr. JJ Abrams' "Super 8" ... which is lookin' super sweet on Blu-ray
  • The super low-budget, Roxbury, MA-filmed horror flick "The House of the Damned” (1966)
  • The Robert Altman-produced drama "Welcome to L.A." (1976)
  • Disney's "Prep and Landing" on DVD
  • Gabriel Iglesias: Fluffy's Back 2 disc set from Comedy Central
  • The Sy Fy Channels' "Being Human"
  • The new "Toy Story" short film "Small Fry," which is attached to "The Muppets." is where you'll find all of our episodes online, and other stuff.

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Direct download: Ep_97_-_Talkin_DVDs__Super_8_Dragon.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

In this episode, full-time movie reviewers and part-time film critics Steve Head and John Black discuss 'The Descendants' and 'The Muppets.'

And then there's the other topics: That whole 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part 1' thing; 'The Color Wheel' at the ArtsEmerson Paramount; NBC reboots 'The Munsters;' and Sergio Leone's 'Duck, You Sucker' and 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' at the Harvard Film Archive.

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Direct download: Ep-97-The-Descendants-The-Muppets.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Directors Dennis Dugan's (in actuality, Adam Sandler directed it) 'Jack and Jill,' and Tarsem Singh's 'Immortals' get the full review treatment.

We also discuss new DVD and Blu-ray releases including: 'Darker Than Black,' 'Toy Story' on 3D Blu-ray, 'West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition,' Criterion's release of Ingemar Bergman's 'Fanny and Alexander' and The Asylum's 'Three Musketeers' and more!

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Direct download: Ep_96_-_Jack_And_Jill_Immortals.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

Directors Brett Ratner's Tower Heist,' Todd Strauss-Schulson's 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,' and Lars Von Trier's 'Melancholia' get the full review treatment.

Topics also discussed...

Steve raspy voice due to his 'Spooky World: The Fear at Fenway' gig
What's playing at the Coolidge Corner Theater in November
'The Tobolowski Files' coming to The Brattle Theater in Harvard Square (Nov. 11th -13th)

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Direct download: Ep-95-Tower-Heist.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

We discuss new Blu-ray and DVD releases including: 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' Jewel Staite's 'Mothman' the 'Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy,' 1957's 'Valerie,' 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes: The Avengers' Volumes 3 and 4, 'The Howling: Reborn,' William Shatner's documentary 'The Captains,' 'Page One: Inside the New York Times,' Kevin Smiths 'Red State' and Disney's 'Winne the Pooh.' is where it all happens.

Direct download: Ep-94-DVD-Captain_America-Mothman.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT