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Film critics Steve Head and John Black interview David France, director of the documentary How to Survive a Plaque - which is playing at the Independent Film Festival Boston 2012.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Critics Steve Head, John Black, Moviebob (http//, and Meg Quinn talk with Bobcat Goldthwait about his new film God Bless America - which screens Saturday, April 28th at 10:15 PM at the Somerville Theatre, as part of the Independent Film Festival Boston 2012. Visit for the complete schedule of films.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

In this installment, being our 20th, critic Sean Burns (The Improper Bostonian) joins us to discuss the new Blu-rays and DVDs: Shame, Hellacious Acres, The Red House, Bob’s Burgers: Season One, Werner Herzog’s Into the Abyss and more.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Recording remotely from the Independent Film Festival Boston 2012, film critics Brett Michel (The Boston Herald), Monica Castillo (The Boston Phoenix) and Steve Head discuss the opening night events.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

Film critics Steve Head, John Black and guest Sean Burns preview the Independent Film Festival Boston 2012.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

Since the inception of DVDs more than a dozen years ago, home video Special Features - those wonderful and sometimes not so wonderful “extras” which seemingly validate purchasing the movie after you’ve seen it at the theater three months prior - have greatly improved in style and content. Case in point: The special features on Paramount’s Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Blu-ray are state of the art. Tops in not only in style, but in menu presentation. The team that put together the disc clearly had it’s menus in mind while Ghost Protocol was being filmed.

In Extra Features 19, John and I get to talking about the Ghost Protocol disc, as well as the impressive We Bought a Zoo Blu-ray, which has a couple neat special features from Cameron Crowe and Co.

We also discuss the new titles: Kate & Leopold: The Special Edition (which is a fine film and a guilty pleasure, and I’ll stand by that claim), The Witches of Oz, Conversation Piece (starring Burt Lancaster), The Siege of Firebase Gloria (from 20th Century Fox’s video on demand), the French film The Conquest, Timur Bekmambetov’s The Darkest Hour; and The Marvel 3-Movie Collection (Thor, Hulk and Dr Strange) and The Marvel Movie Collection: Ultimate Avengers - both from Lionsate Home Video.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 2:35am EDT

Boston area film critics Steve Head and John Black to discuss the new films CABIN IN THE WOODS, DETENTION, LOCKOUT and THE THREE STOOGES.

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Direct download: Ep-112-CabinInTheWoods.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 3:20am EDT

Extra Features is our discussion of new Blu-ray and DVD releases. And on this episode, Bob Chipman (a.k.a. MovieBob) joins us to discuss a number of things, including…

  • Anchor Bay’s new Battle Royale: The Complete Collection – a 4-disc set featuring Battle Royale (2000), Battle Royale: Special Edition (2001) and Battle Royale: Requiem (2002).
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Bob crackes the esseence of it noting that “Kids deserve better.”
  • The extra features on the new War Horse Blu-ray.
  • Largo Winch with Kirsten Scott Thomas and Tomer Sisley
  • And, says John, “Words that no film critic wants to hear: The Gweneth Paltrow Four Film Collection, The Nicole Kidman Four Film Collection and the Renee Zellweger Four Film Collection.” All on DVD. John will be using his extra copy of Cold Mountain as a coaster.
  • Madonna’s Truth or Dare (1991) on Blu-ray
  • The Criterion Collection’s release of A Night To Remember (1958) on Blu-ray
  • The extra features on Jonah Hill’s The Sitter Blu-ray
Direct download: Ep-Extra-Features-18-Battle-Royale.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

Bob Chipman (a.k.a. MovieBob - joins Boston area film critics Steve Head and John Black to discuss the new films WRATH OF THE TITANS, MIRROR MIRROR and THE RAID: REDEMPTION.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT