Archive for Joe Corey

Blu-ray Review: Spirited Away

The shorthand description of Hayao Miyazaki is that he is the Japanese Walt Disney. This isn't an accurate description. Hayao Miyazaki is beyond Disney in that he doesn't merely make animated films based on famous fairytales. Miyzaki creates a fantas »»

Blu-ray Review: The Decline of Western Civilization: Collection

England had the 7 Up series that tracked a bunch of school kids from elementary school to near retirement. The closet documentary series was have to showing how things have changed over time is The Decline of Western Civilization. Penelope Spheeris d »»

Saving Mes Aynak is free to watch in Afghanistan

Saving Mes Aynak is an urgent documentary. The focus of the film is a historic site in Afghanistan that's about to get destroyed by a Chinese mining operation. The film wants us to see this precious ancient city filled with delicate artifacts. Now th »»

DVD Review: The Bold Ones: The Senator (The Complete Series)

The Merry Go Round format was popular in the early decades of TV. By having three or four different TV shows rotating out of the same timeslot, producers had a chance to elevate their shows. They don't have to force the writers to wring out 24 script »»

DVD Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Pulverizer Power, NYC Showdown & The Search For Splinter

The Turtles will never end. There's three new TMNT releases hitting the shelves. Two volumes that revisit the original 21st century animated revival of the series and a collection from the new CGI series currently airing on Nickelodeon. It's just »»

Blu-ray Review: The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition

There were plenty of lame animated films that were cranked out in the '80s. No need to name names, but the prospects of sitting through an animated film wasn't that appealing. For the most part, there's no regret at ducking many of these titles. When »»

DVD Reviews: Nickelodeon's Big Little Movies

Parents are often anxious when their small child demands to see a movie. Mostly because of a fear that they'll demand a 12 hour Soviet epic that will make their bedtime get delayed until sunrise. However most kids movies are around 90 minutes since p »»

Hackers break into 1080p in August

Hackers is best known as the film that brought together Angelina Jolie (Gia) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting). Their marriage didn't last long, but Hackers is back for a special edition on Blu-ray. Hackers: 20th Anniversary Edition takes us back »»

DVD Reviews: Hart to Hart, Barney Miller & The Facts of Life

Another batch of fine vintage TV on DVD arrives with two shows getting their final seasons while major change arrives for good friends. Hart to Hart: The Final Season wrapped up the adventures of a wealthy couple that spent more time solving crimes t »»

Sisters spring forth in September

Sisters gained a loyal following with its focus on bond between siblings as they go from being kids to real adults. The Reed sisters learned that things never get easy even with experience over the course of six seasons. Finally the beloved series is »»

Blu-ray Review: Coffy, Foxy Brown & Friday Foster

Pam Grier is a goddess. Her rise to cinema greatness began as receptionist at the legendary American International Pictures. Director Jack Hill realized she had star potential and took her to the Philippines to make her name in classic women pris »»

DVD Review: Let's Learn S.T.E.M., Wallykazam! & Team Umizoomi Meet Shark Car!

Josie is excited at more DVD from Nickelodeon. The collections include a dip into S.T.E.M., her favorite mini-pals with a fierce ride, a new favorite fairy critter and those turtles that are eternal teenagers. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat »»

Blu-ray Review: Thunderbirds (The Complete Series)

In a world where things can go wrong so quickly, the International Rescue crew could get there in supersonic time. Thunderbirds: The Complete Series features all 32 of their hour long TV adventures. »»

Prepare for The People Under the Stairs in August

Ever fear that someone was living beneath the steps in your house? Of course if you're living in San Francisco, this fear is a $20,000 a month sublease to a vice president at Google. Back in the early '90s, Wes Craven explored the terror in The Peopl »»

DVD Review: CPO Sharkey (The Complete Season 1)

Don Rickles used to go on The Tonight Show and joke about how he had a massive streak of pilots that never got picked up by the various networks. Rickles was a big star. He played the big rooms in Las Vegas. He was constantly guest starring on sitcom »»

DVD Review: Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection

Tom and Jerry was an easy cartoon for a small child to enjoy. The premise is simple. A little mouse antagonizes larger cat. The classic designs and lush art from Hanna and Barbera were attractive to young eyes. For the most part, their 114 theatrical »»

DVD Review: Looney Tunes: Musical Masterpieces

While people sometimes call them Bugs Bunny cartoons, the animated mayhem is Looney Tunes. Music always played a huge role in the insanity on the screen. The songs could be sung by characters or be the motivation for how the characters move. Looney T »»

Mystery Science Theater 3000 goes back to Volume 1

When the first volume of Mystery Science Theater arrived on DVD back in 2002, America was still getting over the shock of Y2K. Those days were so long ago. Yet MST3K continues to gain new followers. Many of them don't want to have to crack open their »»

Decline of Western Civilization hits screens and Blu-ray

Decline of Western Civilization is one of the great documentary projects of our times. The exploration into punk and metal is one of those films that fascinates even if you don't care for the music. Penelope Spheeris gets into the lifestyle off the s »»

Blu-ray Review: From A Whisper to a Scream

The horror anthology film is a great way for a small production to grab named stars for a few days without breaking the bank. The shoot can be spread out over a longer period since they're not under the gun to shoot all the stories at once. From A Wh »»

Blu-ray Reviews: The Food of the Gods/Frogs

Once upon the '70s, scientifically mutated creatures attacked drive in theaters across America every weekend. Car loads of people quickly feared what science could mutate out of innocent nature. Why couldn't we keep our meddling technology from ruini »»

Blu-ray Review: Empire of the Ants & Jaws of Satan

Snakes and ants are creatures that aren't quite in the same class. People are scared of snakes. They are merely annoyed by ants. But in the hands of an exploitation director, both creatures can become a threat to human existence. Empire of the Ants a »»

DVD Review: The Saint (The Complete Series)

During the '60s when the super spy genre dominated the media thanks to James Bond, three British imports found a foothold on American TV without having to be remade. The Avengers and Secret Agent (Dangerman)/The Prisoner were unconventional in their »»

DVD Review: Science Fiction Theatre (The Complete Series)

Sure The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone attempted to give viewers a glimpse of the future, but both of them came up short in forward thinking when compared to Science Fiction Theatre. What did this series from 1955 have over those two iconic show »»

DVD Reviews: The Colbys, Welcome Back, Kotter & Hill Street Blues

TV in the late '70s and '80s gave a full picture of life in America. People flocked to the small screen to glimpse lifestyles of the rich and famous and the busts of the small time hoods. Network TV weren't showing only police procedural dramas. Ther »»

Pope of Greenwich Village/Desperate Hours & Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

While kids today might find it hard to believe, Mickey Rourke was once a handsome leading man who enjoyed playing edgy characters. He had that smoldering badboy look that worked so well for Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum. Nowadays Rourke looks li »»

DVD Review: Supercar (The Complete Series)

The series that launched Gerry Anderson into international fame with his Supermarionation technique is finally on DVD! »»

DVR Review: The Nanny (The Complete Series)

Fran Drescher would be a star in my heart for her roles on Saturday Night Fever, This Is Spinal Tap and UHF. But that doesn't exactly make you a household name. Few people would imagine Fran would be a major star with a voice and laugh that have the »»

The Wrecking Crew finally comes to Blu-ray

After years of playing film festivals around the world, The Wrecking Crew finally arrives and Blu-ray and DVD. They were the musicians who were responsible for so many radio hits. They would rush around from studio to studio in Los Angeles to make th »»

Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXIII spins the summer

Summer is just around the corner and nothing cools off a hot day more than sitting back and watching Joel, Mike and the Bots mock a movie. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXIII spins out with four more episodes with tales of kids and hipsters gone bad »»

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