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Weekend Shopping Guide 11/19/10: The Little Tramp

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The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned cash, it’s time for the Fred Weekend Shopping Guide - your spotlight on the things you didn’t even know you wanted…

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While my favorite remains The Great Dictator, there’s no denying that Modern Times (Criterion, Not Rated, Blu-Ray-$29.95 Srp) is one of the great Charlie Chaplin films, and the new Criterion edition manages to significantly improve both the look and sound of the already stellar DVD special edition that was released on DVD quite a few years back. Add to that an audio commentary, visual essays,
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DVD Playhouse--December 2009

DVD Playhouse—December 2009


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Public Enemies (Universal) Johnny Depp portrays legendary Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger in co- writer/director Michael Mann’s take on America’s first “Public Enemy Number One.” Like many big studio releases today, Public Enemies has it all: A-list talent before and behind the camera, but lacks a heart or soul that allows its audience to connect with it. Film plays out like a “true crime” TV show with re-enactments of famous events cast with top actors and shot by the best technicians in the business, with little, if any, character or story development to hold it together in between. A real disappointment from one of our finest filmmakers and finest actors. The lone standout: the great character actor Stephen Lang as a hard-eyed lawman who’s seen a lot, but manages to retain a tiny piece of his heart. For a better take on the same subject,
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