Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July
Reviews

These are the reviews and other pieces I'm working on this month.

Amazon DVDs: Weeds - Season Four [three-disc set] and Leverage - The
1st Season
(with Timothy Hutton)
[three-disc set]
.

Still playing (or yet to open): Chéri, Cold Souls, Food, Inc., Public Enemies,
State of Play, The Stoning of Soraya M., Summer Hours, and Sunshine Cleaning.

Amazon profile: Sidney Poitier for Armchair Commentary.

Amazon TV project: Researched and wrote about Adam-
12, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Agatha Christie's
Marple, Baki the Grappler, Black Lagoon, Burke's Law, Cad-
fael, Chancer, Claymore, Code Monkeys, The Commish, Dan-
ger Mouse, Darker Than Black, Doc Martin, Eloise, Extreme En-
gineering, Father Knows Best, Hetty Wainthropp, Hey Arnold, Highway to Heaven, Holly Hobbie and Friends, Jeeves and Wooster, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Kids in the Hall,
League of Gentlemen, Life, and Men Behaving Badly.

Sidenote: I previously
reviewed box sets of The
Commish, Father Knows
Best, and The Kids in the
Hall; this time I wrote

75-100 word synopses.


Siffblog: Made in USA, Lake Tahoe, new links for Le
Petit Lietenant
, Matthew Barney - No Restraint
, and
Metal - A Headbanger's Journey. Also, a Q&A with Lynn
Shelton
and the continuation of a chat with Barry Jenkins.

Still playing (in Tacoma): The Merry Gentleman.

Video Librarian: A Baby Story - First Time Parents, Let
Freedom Sing - How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Move-
ment, Mechanical Love, RiP! A Remix Manifesto, The Work-
shop, Dragon Hunters, Nursery University, Chihuly in the Hot-
shop, One Peace at a Time, Local Color, Queens of Country,
Botswana - In the Footsteps of the No. 1 Ladies Detective,
and The Rolling Stones - The Bigger Bang [four-disc set].



Endnote:
Chancer images from DVD Talk and Murph's Place.
I like the way the Chancer press book biography, reproduced at
the latter site, describes the 26-year-old Clive Owen as an "ac-
tor with the dark, brooding good looks of a young Elvis Presley."

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