Arts & Culture

DVD Reviews
12:25 pm
Mon October 18, 2004

A Loving Tribute To Bad Cinema

Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi and Johnny Depp as Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Credit © Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

How does one describe Tim Burton’s film "Ed Wood?" Is it a documentary on the infamous director’s life, a comedy, or a vehicle for some great acting? Happily it succeeds on all three counts. For those of you who don’t know who Ed Wood is, he is a Hollywood legend. Careers have been made panning his films, some calling them the worst ever made.

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Home Video
12:25 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

"The Alamo" Is Worth Remembering

Credit Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Received poorly by audiences this spring, "The Alamo" does not deserve to be remembered as a box-office dud. This film is a fuller, richer, and more historically accurate version than has ever been put on screen before, and it looks great. But it does not star Russell Crowe, nor did Ron Howard direct it.

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Book Reviews
12:25 pm
Fri September 17, 2004

Hollywood's Latino History Told In New Book

Smithsonian Books

With the political and cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s came a burgeoning interest in the many cultures that make up our cinematic landscape that has continued unabated to this day.  Heroes, Lovers, and Others by Fordham University professor Clara Rodríguez, continues this tradition.

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DVD
10:57 pm
Tue May 25, 2004

When Mickey Went To War

© Disney. All rights reserved.

The latest series of "Walt Disney Treasures" to be released from the Disney vaults includes DVD sets devoted to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Disney in Space and Beyond, and the much-delayed release of Disney's World War II-era films.

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Movie Interviews
10:57 am
Fri March 19, 2004

Remembering Actress Mercedes McCambridge

McCambridge died March 2 at the age of 87. McCambridge chilled audiences in the 1970s as the voice of the Devil in The Exorcist. She won an Academy Award for her first film role -- in 1949 for All the King's Men. She also starred with Joan Crawford in Nicholas Ray's western, Johnny Guitar.

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