Archive for Joe Corey

Blu-Ray review: Escape From New York (Collector's Edition)

John Carpenter predicted in 1981 that Manhattan would be cut off from humanity and turned into a giant prison. Little did he know his vision would become true since it seems to be place whose residents are Wall Street Criminals, International mobster »»

Blu-ray Review: Class of 1984 (Collector's Edition)

As a member of the Class of 1984, there was excitement when Class of 1984 arrived at the movie theaters in 1982. It was a movie that was supposed to be about us. Although the film really wasn't a faux-documentary. This was about a school that had gon »»

DVD Review: MacGyver (The Complete Series)

Rarely does a TV show come along that changes the vocabulary of the world. Sure they may give trendy quips that get quoted, but to truly become the defining word is a feat. A feat that seems almost normal for an amazing agent merely known as MacGyver »»

Blu-ray Review: Exterminators of the Year 3000

In the early '80s, the Italian film industry was having a bit of an identity crisis. »»

Wonder Years turns Season Three in May

The Wonder Years was one of the most critically lauded sitcoms of the late 80s and early 90s. »»

Shout! Factory Season Sets for TV shows.

Even though the show was coming to an end, the quality wasn't dropping off. »»

Blu-ray Review: Thunder Road

The movie is Robert Mitchum's baby on all levels. »»

Full Frame Coverage: Being Evel - a documentary about Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel was a legend in the '70s. »»

Full Frame Coverage: Crooked Candy a short on Kinder Eggs

Kinder Eggs are extremely popular with a chocolate shell covering a plastic egg that's filled with a cool tiny toy. But they're also an outlaw delight in America. People who want the forbidden joy have to go to extremes to get their fix. Andrew R »»

Full Frame Coverage: Saving Mes Aynak

Saving Mes Aynak is the important documentary showing at Full Frame this year. How can that be? »»

Blu-ray Review: A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney

There are few performers left whose imprint is so great that it's impossible to not name a recording artist who wasn't influenced by them. Who wasn't touched in one way or another by the music of Paul McCartney? In the 50 years since The Beatles hit »»

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Coverage this Weekend

The 18th Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is in full swing this weekend Durham, North Carolina. That's 4 whole days of real people on the big screen. InsidePulse will be reviewing films and interviewing various filmmakers and their subjects. »»

Blu-ray Review: Invaders From Mars

The perfect illustration of how you can make a deal with the Devil in Hollywood involves Tobe Hooper. The man was already a legend for directing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Salem's Lot. He landed the plum gig of directing Poltergeist. Steven Spie »»

Shout! Factory TV showers with April titles

The other night my cable went out, but not the internet. Instead of merely cursing the dark TV, I went to to enjoy their amazing listing of programs. They're swapped up quite a few shows and movies for April. This is a fine and leg »»

Danger Will Robinson! Lost In Space on Blu-ray in September

Lost in Space was a show that went from a serious science fiction adventure to pop color weirdness in three seasons. The tale of the Robinson family being launched into space to colonize a distant planet has remained in reruns for half a century. Whe »»

DVD Review: Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Volume XXXII)

Often the movie selections that tortured the crew of the Satellite of Love represented obscure, low budget films that arrived at the end of a genre. Sure cult film lovers knew the titles, but for a majority of cinestes, The titles on Mystery Science »»

DVD Review: Hey Dude (The Complete Series)

Once upon a time there was a cable channel called Nickelodeon who realized that after 9 o'clock their intended audience of children had gone to bed. Thus they created Nick at Nite in 1985. This after dark time slot revived TV shows that grown ups rem »»

DVD Review: Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean

British comedy mostly known for it's word play. »»

Blu-ray Review: The Legend of Korra (Book Four: Balance)

The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance sets up one final epic adventure that seals Korra's legendary status. »»

DVD Review: Hart to Hart (The Complete Fourth Season)

"This is my boss: Jonathan Hart, a self-made millionaire. He’s quite a guy. This is Mrs. H – she’s gorgeous. She’s one lady who knows how to take care of herself. By the way, my name is Max. I take care of both of them – which ain’t easy; »»

DVD Review: Pee-wee's Playhouse (Seasons 3, 4 & 5)

While Pee-wee Herman was a child-like figure, it was hard to figure if children would want to experience him. His HBO special was aimed at adults who enjoyed juvenile humor. But CBS took a chance and put him on the air. Not just any air, but the sacr »»

DVD Review: Fireball XL5 (The Complete Series)

Gerry Anderson is part of the pantheon of children's TV legends. Anderson didn't merely produce shows, but created his own aesthetic. Like Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Jim Henson and Sid & Marty Krofft, Anderson shows were distinctive. He invented "Supe »»

DVD Review: Shane (The Complete Series)

DVDs give a chance for a nearly forgotten series that barely had a season on the air a chance to be rediscovered. TV stations don't want to rerun a series that can't even last a month on TV without recycling. They want popular shows that have a hundr »»

DVD Review: WKRP In Cincinnati (The Complete First Season & Second Season)

If you spent a bit of time around radio stations and DJs, WKRP In Cincinnati captured the joy and frustration of the media when vinyl mattered. This was the tale of a radio station that wasn't the hottest spot on the dial. This wasn't the slick over »»

Scream Factory ends May with 2 Creature Double Features

The Creature Double Feature was a TV institution in Boston. Saturday afternoons were reserved for monsters and giant reptiles. Now you can get a taste of the Creature Double Feature when Scream Factory puts out two double bill Blu-rays about animals »»

DVD Review: The Saint (Set 2)

Simon Templar has been able to maintain his suave sleuthing manner for almost a 100 years. He was originally a literary character in the '20s from Leslie Charteris. He found himself becoming an international sensation as a TV series in the '60s. Roge »»

Decline of Western Civilization crashes down in June

Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization documentaries dig down into a culture that scares the average parents. The people she follows have gone into a whole new world and attempted to reinvent themselves. The first film gives a vivid tour »»

Gun Woman shoots out May

Girls with guns is always an entertaining genre. There's probably a serious Freudian explanation to breakdown the appeal. But why waste time thinking when you can easily press the play button and bask in the glory that is Gun Woman? The Japanese impo »»

Blu-ray Review: New Year's Evil

People in Los Angeles get to celebrate New Year's Eve four times as the clock hits midnight through four time zones. The party starts at 9 p.m. with the ball dropping in Times Square and ends at midnight when the guests hit the floor at Bill Cosby's »»

DVD Review: Quincy, M.E. (The Final Season)

If you ever wanted to get a sense of the power of Jack Klugman, watch how bad Matthew Perry is as Oscar on the latest incarnation of The Odd Couple. Matthew plays a role. Jack inhabited Oscar. You swear Jack and Oscar were inseparable except after Th »»

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