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    Midnight Cowboy

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on March 27th, 2007

    Midnight Cowboy (Awards Series) is a previous DVD version re-released with a cardboard slipcover.

    “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!” Smart money says you’re familiar with that quote whether you’ve seen this film or not. Midnight Cowboy was a hit back in 1969, and it’s been referenced plenty of times in pop culture since.

    John Schlesinger’s film, which took home Oscars for best picture, director and adapted screenplay, was also controversial back in ’69, as it received an X-rating.
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    Misery

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on March 26th, 2007

    Misery (Awards Series) is the 2000 DVD version re-released with a cardboard slipcover. (Cover art pictured is the 2000 edition)

    Of the many films based on books by prolific writer Stephen King, Misery ranks near the top. Falling somewhere between the horror and thriller genres, this film about a twisted obsession is frightening because the premise seems very real.
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    In the Heat of the Night

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on March 25th, 2007

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    As I get older, I notice my tastes for movies change. Sure, I still like over the top action and if there is an attractive girl on the screen it gets my attention. I’m human, however as I get older I start liking films that are older. Now, I’m not talking about keeping true to films of my generation but I find myself engrossed in films that were made before I was born. There are some true classics out there such as In the Heat of the Night. This movie starred Sidney Poitier
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    The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on February 16th, 2007

    Before Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, there was another film full of warriors running through the wilderness, accompanied by a majestic score. That film was The Last of the Mohicans, director Michael Mann’s remake of the 1936 film of the same name, which was a remake of the 1920 silent film. And all of these movies were based on the original novel by James Fennimore Cooper, a popular 18th Century American writer.
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    Working Girl (1988)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on February 15th, 2007

    Certain aspects of Working Girl have not aged well, but the film remains a quality production that showcases Melanie Griffith in her best role, with Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver as superb, lightly humorous supporting characters.

    Tess McGill (Griffith) is a secretary struggling to rise in the New York business world. After a series of bad experiences with chauvinistic managers, she’s transferred to a new secretary role, this time under a female boss (Weaver).
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