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Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Millennials (TV) Review by Greg Wright Only rarely have I gotten a credit on a TV series, so I won’t be bashful about tooting my own horn, so to speak. This Thursday on Ovation (Comcast channel... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Forces of Nature Review by Greg Wright If you pay attention to movies at all, you’re aware that Ben Affleck stars as the Caped Crusader in the record-breaking blockbuster megaflop Batman v Superman. You’re... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Review by Greg Wright Let’s see… did I really need to watch this film a twelfth time? Apparently that answer was “yes.” And the fact that the answer... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Henry Poole is Here Commentary by Greg Wright For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly. That’s a quote from the Bible. Is that offensive? Is my invocation... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse and The Ties That Bind Commentary by Greg Wright Never get out of the boat. Absolutely g**damn right. Unless you were goin’ all the way. Kurtz... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Bright Star reviewed by Greg Wright When fellow Waterland Blog reviewer Jeff Walls reviewed Bright Star for its theatrical release in 2009, he was less than overwhelmed.  “Despite the excellent production... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Everest (1998) reviewed by Greg Wright Given the hundreds of films I’ve reviewed, I am absolutely flummoxed that I have never before covered 1998’s IMAX film Everest. To start with, I’m a mountaineering... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Help reviewed by Greg Wright I know some reviewers who proudly declare that they never watch films a second time.  And I can understand why that can happen.  After all, if you’re reviewing films... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, review by Greg Wright What was that I was saying about Lee Pace being a welcome presence as Thranduil in The Desolation of Smaug?  When Peter Jackson has him... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, review by Greg Wright What was that I was saying about An Unexpected Journey not feeling rushed, about moving at a pace, and with an ethos, that would have made room... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, review by Greg Wright I must confess: I capitulated to pessimism in the weeks leading up to the theatrical release of the first of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films. I had... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Return of the King, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright I have to assume that those who really want to know about the Extended Edition of The Return of the King are already fans of Peter Jackson’s... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Two Towers, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright I must confess that I did not eagerly await the release of the extended version of The Two Towers. While the extended Fellowship is an epic worthy... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Fellowship of the Ring, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright In general, I am not a fan of “director’s cuts,” or extended versions of theatrical releases. With very few exceptions,... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Return of the King, review by Greg Wright Symphonic. I can find no better single word to describe the design, execution, and impact of The Return of the King. Conventional wisdom dictates that movie... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Two Towers, review by Greg Wright With the Hobbit films having run their weary course, and 10 years having passed since The Lord of the Rings wrapped up its home video run, the time seems right to... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Fellowship of the Ring, review by Greg Wright With the Hobbit films having run their weary course, and 10 years having passed since The Lord of the Rings wrapped up its home video run, the time seems... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Presence, review by Greg Wright What can you say about an effective ghost story… without spoiling the effect?  Without spilling key plot points and character arcs? The answers are: Not Much, and... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, review and interview by Greg Wright It seems to me absurd to be talking about “entertainment” in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns, commentary by Greg Wright Sergio Leone transformed the American Western. Literally. As one of the major exponents of the low-budget guerilla filmmaking genre dubbed... [Read more]