Posts Tagged ‘dvd reviews’

“Forgiveness” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron April 28, 2011
Helen Whitney’s FORGIVENESS explores the act of forgiveness through a wide range of stories, from adultery and personal betrayal to the post-genocidal reconciliation of nations. In focusing on specific instances of affliction—one family torn apart by abandonment, the post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation hearings in South Africa or the memories of ’60s radicals coping with their […]

“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Season One, Volume One” DVD Review

by James Harveyon April 25, 2011
When you do a cartoon series based on some of the biggest characters in the Marvel Universe, you want to do it right. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, to put it very simply, gets it right. Remember that terrible The Avengers: United They Stand cartoon, where the only good thing was the fact that it […]

“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Volume One & Two” DVD Review

by James Harveyon April 25, 2011
It’s safe to say that this is the cartoon Marvel fans have been waiting for. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes brings it all out there, so much of what makes the Marvel Universe such a unique place, and pretty much lays it all out on the table. And, for those having flashbacks of the old […]

“Fly Away” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron April 23, 2011
The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter’s future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, and herself? A parent-child love story, when love means letting go. SynopsisA powerful […]

“Lucky” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron April 20, 2011
Doesn’t matter how impossible the odds are – the chances of actually hitting a Powerball jackpot are just 1 in almost 200 million – almost everyone dreams of winning the lottery. Who hasn’t found themselves daydreaming of an answer to the question, “What would I do with all that money?” SynopsisDirected by Jeffery Blitz (Spellbound), […]

“Hulk Versus Thor” DVD Review

by James Harveyon April 7, 2011
Two heroes duking it out with one another, usually over a misunderstanding of some type, is pretty standard comic fare. Fans have long since wished to see some of the most heroic clashes brought to life and, in 2009, Marvel Animation did just that with Hulk Versus, pitting the Jade Giant against two of Marvel’s […]

“Let’s Talk About Sex” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron April 6, 2011
Every day in America 10,000 teenagers catch a sexually transmitted disease, 2,400 young girls get pregnant and 55 young people are infected with HIV. SynopsisLET’S TALK ABOUT SEX takes a revealing look at how American attitudes toward adolescent sexuality impact today’s teenagers. Director James Houston takes us on a journey to examine trends in American […]

“Jews and Baseball” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron March 31, 2011
Baseball is seen as the quintessentially American sport with good reason. Emerging by the mid-nineteenth century as the nation’s most popular game, baseball provided each new wave of immigrants with an avenue into American culture. Includes interviews with former player Al Rosen, sports historian Maury Allen, celebrity enthusiasts Larry King and Ron Howard, and all-stars […]

“The Human Experience” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron March 30, 2011
We are all searching for answers to the most basic questions: Who are we? Why are we here? Do we really matter? Features insight and commentary from spiritual leaders and philosophers including: Anna Halpine, Dr. William Hurlbut, Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Dr. Alveda King, and Rev. Richard Neuhaus. SynopsisIn a world fraught with hostility and violence, […]

“Who’s the Caboose?” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron March 29, 2011
Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program.), David Cross (Arrested Development), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Sam Seder (Home Movies), H. Jon Benjamin (Archer), Kathy Griffin (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List), Laura Kightlinger (The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman), David Waterman, Andy Kindler (Everybody Loves Raymond) and more star in WHO’S THE CABOOSE, […]

“Ingredients” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron March 28, 2011
Inspiring and rich, INGREDIENTS unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the chefs, farmers and activists transforming our broken food system. This upbeat, beautifully-photographed film introduces us to the verdant farms and pioneering restaurants where good food is produced and served. From innovative farm-to-table programs in Harlem to […]

“Colony: The Endangered World of Bees” DVD Review

by Zach Demeteron March 24, 2011
Few people realize that honey bees pollinate one-third of our fruits and vegetables. In fact, these incredible insects play a vital role in producing our food and ensuring our survival. An eye-opening account of a little-known, yet essential, subculture in America, Colony brings to life the fascinating world of bees – and the frightening possibility […]