Blu-ray Review: IT’S ALIVE TRILOGY

IT'S ALIVE trilogy box art | ©2018 Shout! Factory

Stars: (IT’S ALIVE) – John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell, James Dixon, Michael Ansara (IT LIVES AGAIN aka IT’S ALIVE 2) – Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, John P. Ryan, John Marley, Andrew Duggan, Eddie Constantine, James Dixon (IT’S ALIVE III: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE) – Michael Moriarty, Karen Black, Laurene Landon, Gerrit Graham, Neal Israel, James Dixon Writer/Director: Larry Cohen Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $49.97 Writer-Director Larry Cohen (Q, THE STUFF, GOD TOLD ME) has made some pretty amazing films throughout his eclectic career and he’s done so by experimenting with genre tropes and twisting […]Read On »

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CD Review: ELMER BERNSTEIN: THE AVA COLLECTION soundtrack

ELMER BERNSTEIN: THE AVA COLLECTION soundtrack | ©2014 Intrada Records

Though taken for granted by today’s collectors, being able to get the actual, original tracks for a film score has only been a relatively recent development. What most fans received for decades were performances done after the fact by the likes of Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, who took the most melodically accessible tracks from a given film, then lushly arranged them for albums that barely topped the half hour mark. Before Elmer Bernstein specifically marketed these types of re-performances specifically for the soundtrack appreciator market with his “Film Music Collection” label (whose Film Score Monthly box set […]Read On »

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TV Review: GUYS WITH KIDS – Season 1 premiere – “Pilot”

Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford and Zach Cregger in GUYS WITH KIDS | ©2012 NBC

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Jamie Lynn-Sigler, Tempestt Bledsoe, Erinn Hayes Teleplay: Charlie Grandy based on story by Charlie Grandy, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Ozols Director: Scott Ellis Network: NBC, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: September 12, 2012 My expectations for the new NBC sitcom GUYS WITH KIDS were surprisingly not high. With three dads wearing babies as a fashion accessory, it just appeared like it would be a one-joke show that would be unbearable and quickly fade away. However, there’s a great comedic  pedigree behind the show. The series was created by Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Grandy and Amy […]Read On »

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TV Review: UP ALL NIGHT – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Will Arnett and Christina Applegate in UP ALL NIGHT - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2011 NBC/Trae Patton

Stars: Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph Writer: Emily Spivey Director: James Griffiths Network: NBC, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: September 14, 2011 It’s been a tough road for NBC the last couple of years what with mergers and executive turnovers, but the new comedy UP ALL NIGHT could potentially turn things around. A clever comedy that’s hinged on a familiar concept (parents of a newborn must cope with their new baby-filled life) is elevated with the excellent casting of Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. Additionally it has the rich pedigree of former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE writer Emily Spivey who […]Read On »

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