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“I Love the Smell of Coppola In the Morning”

Apocalypse Now voted best film of the last 25 years by Brits: In a poll organized by the British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound magazine, the 1979 epic beat Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” into second place and Ingmar Bergman’s “Fanny and Alexander” into third. “Apocalypse Now deserves its position for being a richly complex, madcap experiment in war film-making that ... Read More »

Spider-Man Breaks First Day Video Mark

DVD 80% of sales: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment’s “Spider-Man” swung into action Friday on rental and retail shelves, selling an estimated 7 million combined VHS and DVD units its first day out and capturing the first-day-sales record, which had been held by Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” with 4.5 million total units sold to consumers. CTHE’s top executives credited the record-breaking sales ... Read More »

I Spy

I’m not gonna do it. I’m not gonna sit here and spew a ton of geek-boy crap over the fact that this movie has only three things in common with the original TV series that bears its name (that’s one!). This is a surprisingly funny movie in which a white spy (there’s spying…that’s two!) gets paired with a black boxer ... Read More »

24 Has Two Stars

Tomorrow night begins a new season of “24.” I’ve watched the DVD box set of the first season, and to me there is one main reason the show was so successful. It isn’t the “real time” setting. It isn’t the brisk pace of the story, although the fact that the story is well constructed adds much to the show. The ... Read More »

Terry Gilliam to Tackle Grimm

Ex-Monty Python member and noted director Terry Gilliam has signed on to direct “Brothers Grimm”: Terry Gilliam is returning to the fantastical world of fairy tales and adventure that he explored in “Time Bandits” and “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen,” signing on to develop with an eye to direct “Brothers Grimm” for MGM and Mosaic Media Group. A spring production ... Read More »

Birds Of Lame

I do not get The WB. And I swear to God this isn’t comic geek talking. Last year was Smallville, now there’s Birds of Prey. Supposedly, these are the adventures of the grown-up offspring of Batman and Catwoman (how she has “superpowers'”, I do not know). Also, there is Oracle – the former (now paralyzed) Batgirl and Dinah – a ... Read More »

Bond Film Museum Exhibit to Open

London’s Science Museum has “Bond, James Bond” exhibit opening October 16: “We have 100 different things from the 20 Bond films so far, including at least one from every film,” Nicola Osmond Evans, a spokeswoman for the museum, said Friday. The exhibition, which will fill up two floors, will open just over a week after Saturday’s 40th anniversary of “Dr. ... Read More »