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  • 'The League: Season 5'
    DVD review: 'The League: Season 5'
    When you combine fantasy football, friendship and comedy, you get 'The League.' We are up to the fifth season, if you are keeping score on the home video releases.Please refer to the previous season's review to catch up.The gang is...
  • 'Wizard of Gore' (1970)
    DVD review: 'The Wizard of Gore' (1970)
    Early peddler of low-budget gore Herschell Gordon Lewis first gained real notoriety for 'Bloodfeast'.The penultimate film he made before walking away from movies for decades was a nasty little number called 'The Wizard of Gore.'...
  • 'Peeping Tom'
    DVD review: 'Peeping Tom'
    An early entry in the exploration of voyeurism and obsession in the horror genre, 'Peeping Tom' warrants a viewing. How is that for irony?Our story begins with an unseen figure approaching a prostitute and going back to her place. He then...
  • 'Defiance: Season Two'
    DVD review: 'Defiance: Season 2'
    With 'Warehouse 13' gone, and 'Lost Girl' on its way out, the SyFy Channel needs to rely on a new generation of original programming to keep an audience.'Defiance', its space western on a decimated Earth, continues on for a...
  • 'Graduation Day'
    DVD Review: 'Graduation Day'
    You know the drill: the 1980s produced loads of cheap slasher horror films, some were good, most were awful, blah blah blah.The one we will be exploring today is a little number called 'Graduation Day.'Laura (Ruth Ann Llorens) is a high...
  • 'Madhouse'
    DVD review: 'Madhouse'
    As one of the death-knells of an era in horror, 'Madhouse' isn't always held in the highest esteem.Paul Toombes (Vincent Price) is a horror actor who is renown for his character, Dr. Death who he shares credit with his writer/character...
  • 'Black Sunday'
    DVD review: 'Black Sunday'
    We have discussed Mario Bava before.Let's go back a little further and take a look at what many people consider to be his best movie, 'Black Sunday.'A vampire-witch Asa Vajda (Barbara Steele) and her love Javuto (Arturo Dominici) are...
  • 'Desperate Living'
    DVD review: 'Desperate Living'
    A few features into his career, the crown for America's filthiest filmmaker was fitted specifically for John Waters. After the cult success of 'Pink Flamingos' and 'Female Trouble' theaters full of sickos and weirdos were left...
  • 'Pink Flamingos'
    DVD review: 'Pink Flamingos'
    Sometimes, when the notoriety of a film is stated so insistently, it demands to be confirmed.The film in question is 'Pink Flamingos'.'Babs Johnson' (Divine) is proudly dubbed the 'filthiest person alive', a title she holds...
  • 'Awkward: Season 3'
    DVD review: 'Awkward: Season 3'
    Continuing one of the more successful original shows on MTV, 'Awkward Season: 3' arrives on DVD.This Examiner was certain he reviewed the first two seasons and could easily link them. Perhaps not....Jenna (Ashley Rickards) and Matty (Beau...
  • 'The Fault In Our Stars'
    DVD review: 'The Fault In Our Stars'
    Taking its inspiration from the popular John Green young adult novel, 'The Fault In Our Stars' hit the big screen to the excitement of some and the curiosity of others.Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is a sixteen year old girl who...
  • 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns'
    DVD Review: 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns'
    An animated adaption of the popular graphic novel 'The Dark Knight Returns' arrived in a direct-to-video form in the wake of Christopher Nolan's trilogy ending.The year is 1986.Bruce Wayne (you know, Batman) has retired in the wake of...
  • 'Blackadder The Third'
    DVD review: 'Blackadder The Third'
    After two bloody brilliant series, 'Blackadder The Third' returns to thrust us ahead a few generations to the British Regency.Continuing his family's downward societal trajectory, Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) is the head butler for the...
  • 'Blackadder II'
    DVD review: 'Blackadder II'
    As stated in a previous review the first series of 'The Black Adder' was a joy to watch, something that really spoke to this examiner.How would 'Blackadder II' match that?Moving things forward a few generations into the Elizabethan...
  • 'Portlandia: Season Four'
    DVD review: 'Portlandia: Season Four'
    One of IFC's most successful shows, 'Portlandia; Season Four' continues the Pacific-Northwest weirdness we have all come to love.Let's see what Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and friends have for us this time.Whereas by the third...