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Three Imaginary DVDs to See: Television Madness

Ironically, this week is officially “Turn off Your TV” week. But as much as I like that idea I’m still totally media-centric, and thus am thrilled that the following shows are out on DVD today. [Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KZhhgT846s] 30 Rock: Season 4: I feel like I “pull a Liz Lemon” every single day, which is probably why […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: Documentary Fever

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m69wuJK_nQ] Blood into Wine: Here’s something I don’t know anything about: apparently the lead-singer of TOOL (yes, Tool), decided to quit being a hard rocker in the mid-90s in order to start his own WINERY (yes, winery). This doc follows Maynard James Keenan around his Verde Valley vineyard to see if he actually succeeds. Do […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: Bad Movie Edition

I’ve been finding myself skipping my “three to see” recs lately because there just hasn’t been ANYTHING worthwhile on the release lists – so I decided to change it up and recommend 3 horrible DVD choices, because who doesn’t love to kick back with some bad movies once in awhile? [Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f720MNvOeVc] Titanic II: You […]

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Three DVDs to see: depressed Ben Stiller, a Gondry documentary, and a family in distress

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjV2GXxrEMI] Greenberg: This is the kind of film that’s definitely not for everyone, but I gotta say that Stiller does an excellent job at portraying someone who’s totally lost, and kind of an a-hole, but still somehow likeable – if you know what I mean. Roger Greenberg (Stiller) comes to LA amidst a mid-life crisis […]

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Three Imaginary Films to see: Drive-By Truckers, my favorite Swedish heroine, and Heeeeere’s Johnny

The Secret to a Happy Ending at the Northwest Film Forum: Covering three years of touring and recording by Indie Southern Rock band Drive-By Truckers, this film gets up close and personal with band members as they struggle  through life drama, breakup drama, and just plain drama-drama—all while playing some kick-ass shows. Given my weakness […]

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Three Imaginary Films to see: SIFF Edition

This is kind of cheating, since there’s obviously more than 3 films I think you should see at the Film Festival this weekend – but I thought I’d hit you with these and then recommend some more via SIFF Takes for full-on movie madness! Shorts Package: Pandemonium Boulevard: My favorite shorts collection this year, because […]

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Three Imaginary Films to see: Ad Man Cary Grant, Crowe dons "the" Hood, and a French documentary

Putting aside SIFF madness for the moment (don’t worry; the TIG team will have plenty to say about the festival in the coming weeks) – this weekend offers a lot of new releases that I think are worthy of your theater time. [Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRfmTpmIUwo] North by Northwest @Central Cinema: Of course I’m going to recommend that […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: a dramatic adaptation, royal British romance, and a Best Actor winner

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUWKi0W5_g] The Lovely Bones: I lamely never made it out to the theater to see this, even though I AM DYING TO. 14-year-old Susie Salmon is murdered and now exists in a dream world where she watches her still-living family fall apart – and her killer (Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci) starting to pick out his […]

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Three Imaginary Films to see: a Swedish thriller, Herzog’s latest, and blood gushing out of elevators

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlF-hk3IJQE] Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Man som hatar kvinnor) @The Egyptian: Before they whip the American version of this out, you should see this one – because I’m 100% positive it will be superior in every way. I’m not usually into mysteries, but the story of hardcore journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk-rock computer hacker […]

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