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A film veteran remembers: my top five war films

It would probably be more apropos if this editorial focused on "films that explore the veteran experience" or some such category more specific to yesterday's importance.  But I haven't seen a wide enough selection of films which cover that topic, so my list would hardly be anything close to a qualified or considered opinion.  So here's what I'm going to do - part of Veterans Day is,...

Would you be interested in watching a fourth cut of Alexander from Oliver Stone?

In an interesting meeting of artistry and commercialism, Warner Bros. has asked director Oliver Stone to return to his 2004 ancient epic ALEXANDER and do a new cut of the film.  Which, in case you're keeping score, marks the fourth version of the film to which audiences will have access. After the initial release of the film was much-maligned by most critics and fans alike, the...

Savages arrives on Blu-ray/DVD November 13th, while Total Recall hits on December 18th

Today I have two sets of release dates and disc details for two films that happen to share two things in common: they both were released this past summer, and both of them failed to make much of a dent in the box office.  At all.  Certainly not enough to reward its heavy price tag in TOTAL RECALL 's case.  But perhaps they'll find a wider audience on Blu-ray/DVD release,...

Universal brings on a new scribe to polish David Ayer's script for modern-day Scarface redo

Here's something you might (or might not) have forgotten about the Brian De Palma/Al Pacino singular piece of pop-culture presence: it's a remake. The first version hit theaters in 1932, and there was a certain amount of dissension and annoyance and disbelief when the early eighties rolled around and somebody started talking about sending the story in a new direction.  Cue today,...

Blu-ray releases: Abe Lincoln, Male Strippers, Spider-Man, Oliver Stone, and a rock musical are coming your way!

As the summer movie season limps away, making way for the fall/winter releases, it is customary for those who couldn't (or wouldn't) catch all the "blockbusters" in theaters to prepare for the home video releases of all those that didn't make the cut for a theatrical viewing.  For some it's merely a matter of buying up their favorites, but for others it's a chance to see how good or...