Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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DVD: Buccaneer, The (1958)

DVD: Buccaneer, The (1958)

October 22, 2019 | By

Cecil B. DeMille wasn’t adverse to revisiting a hit property – his 1956 remake of his 1923 spectacular The Ten Commandments ensured the producer-director of Samson and Delilah…

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DVD: Buccaneer, The (1938)

DVD: Buccaneer, The (1938)

October 22, 2019 | By

Based on the novel by Lyle Saxon, Cecil B. DeMille’s production is a fancy, kinetically paced adventure-drama loosely based on a unique chapter during the was of 1812, in which famed pirate Jean Lafitte…

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Podcast: Austin Wintory’s REMNANTS + ERICA (2019)

Podcast: Austin Wintory’s REMNANTS + ERICA (2019)

October 11, 2019 | By

In a new podcast, composer Austin Wintory discusses scoring the interactive PS4 video game ERICA + the eclectic music on the compilation album REMNANTS.

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Elvis, Fox, Disney, and the Digital Oubliette

Elvis, Fox, Disney, and the Digital Oubliette

September 21, 2019 | By

A review of Elvis Presley’s WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961) on Twilight Time Blu + Editor’s Blog on Disney’s restrictions of the 20th Century-Fox catalogue.

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BR: Wild in the Country (1961)

BR: Wild in the Country (1961)

September 21, 2019 | By

Perhaps due to the success of King Creole (1958) and G.I. Blues (1960), Elvis may have had some leverage and was able to star in two dramas to prove his acting chops, but the resulting films…

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GLOW vs. Vegas

GLOW vs. Vegas

September 10, 2019 | By

Assessing the pulse of Netflix’s GLOW as the ladies handle life in Las Vegas, and whether Season 3 is a signal the end might be near.

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TV: GLOW – Season 3 (2019)

TV: GLOW – Season 3 (2019)

September 10, 2019 | By

In Season 3 of GLOW, Netxflix’s medium hit series, the writers answer the pressing question of How is the GLOW team doing in Las Vegas?

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Diplomatic Bungling: The Chairman (1969) + The Ugly American (1963)

Diplomatic Bungling: The Chairman (1969) + The Ugly American (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

Cold War thrillers and diplomatic bungling galore in THE CHAIRMAN (1969) on Twilight Time Blu + THE UGLY AMERICAN (1963) from Mill Creek.

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BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

August 23, 2019 | By

The premise of this pulpy, more-than-slightly tongue-in-cheek thriller is ludicrous: a retired geneticist agrees to a potential one-way trip to Maoist China and retrieve the secret formula that enables growing any kind of food in any temperate zone…

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BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

After a largely successful series of films in the second half of the 1950s, Marlon Brando’s push into the 1960s seemed a little cursed, starting with his lone directorial effort, the weird but compelling western…

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