DVD Review: Sweetwater

Other than a musical performance of The Blue Danube by some townfolks at one point, there is little sugar in the western town they call Sweetwater. There is, however, unfettered corruption in all positions of authority. The bank, bears the ironic moniker of Hugh’s Integrity and Trust, but Hugh (the always excellent Stephen Root) takes great delight in the act...

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Fantasia Review: Red State

  DISCLAIMER:  It is tempting to frame a review of Kevin Smith’s new film, RED STATE, around its controversy on the business and social media side of things.  Smiths decision to ‘four wall’ the film on a roadshow style tour and shutting out the usual publicity channels caused a bit of a tempest in a teapot at Sundance, particularly...

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Rango. Well, I’m At Least Intrigued

Your guess is as good as mine. Without doing too much research, all I know is it ain’t Pixar and it’s got a whole slew of recognizable personality voices; including Johnny Depp (playing the title character – apparently a chameleon with an identity crisis), Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy, Isla Fisher and Stephen Root. And thank God Gore Verbinski...

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