The column is a little bit earlier than usual this
week. I don’t know how much time I’ll have tomorrow,
so I’m posting it now.
First, the genre releases:
Dagger: Dabney Coleman and Henry Thomas in a
popular kids flick
that I’ve never actually managed to see.
Collection 15: I’m not a soap opera fan, but a
soap about vampires
might have been able to suck me in.
Collection: For Mark Hamill fans.
Conquers the Martians: Yet another edition of
classic. Expect a review in late December.
Animated Adventures – Droids: If you can tolerate
buying a few
episodes at a time, then this is an option to get a
Star Wars fix
before next May.
Animated Adventures – Ewoks: More individual
episode releases in
this title. I remember being bored by these when I
was very young and
watching “Return of the Jedi” on video every week, so
I wouldn’t bank
on much quality entertainment.
Adventures: These were live action TV movies,
that I have much
fonder memories of.
Now, the non-genre releases:
Improvement – The Complete First Season: This is
the year that
entertained me every week. (I was in grade eight at
the time. The
formulaic approach would have grown old a lot sooner
had it premiered
– The Ultimate Collection: Possibly Stallone’s
franchise. I haven’t seen any of them. (I’ve only
seen the one
Rocky, for that matter.)
Set – Seasons 1-3: This has an assortment of
including salt and pepper shakers, playing cards, and
script for those getting this gift set, and an
assortment of DVD extra
available to those who buy the individual volumes,
Heirs: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Catherine
Hershey, and John Cleese star. By the way, it’s
Andalou: This is the pinnacle of avant garde, a
designed to make the audience cry “What the
was that about?” You’ve gotta love those.
Finally, the pick of the week. In a rather
predictable move, I’ve
and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The latest and
in the series. The review I
wrote was more
favourable than those that some of our readers would
have written by
the look of the comments, but I really enjoyed it.
They really should
have explained how Mooney recognized the map, but
otherwise I enjoyed
it. I don’t think reading the books should be
necessary to follow a
movie, but I don’t have a problem with assuming that
people have seen
the previous movies in the series before they see a