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White House Up!

Posted June 28, 2013 by D. K. Holm


White House Down is a virtual remake of Die Hard, and that’s alright with me. Like Die Hard, Roland Emmerich’s film is about an ordinary-extraordinary man, John Cale (Channing Tatum), who is in the wrong place – the White House – at the wrong time – when a band of mercs led by Jason Clarke […]

Webcast #58 – 2013

Posted June 21, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

This week the team reports on World War Z and Man of Steel. Also on their plate is Dirty Wars, Much Ado About Nothing, Fill the Void, a documentary about Andre Gregory, The Bling Ring, and for kids, Monsters University. 

Name That Tune

Posted June 18, 2013 by Ed Goldberg


Hava Nagila Director: Roberta Grossman With: Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Connie Francis, Danny Kaye, etc., and a whole bunch of Jews at weddings and bar mitzvahs. As a (one-time) yeshiva boy, I have occasionally ruminated on the idea that 5,000-plus years of Jewish culture have been reduced in America to the bagel and Hava Nagila.  […]

Hello, at last…

Posted June 17, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

What makes you so super?

I am finally beginning to post written reviews on the All Classical website.  Many people have taken me to task for my failure to blog about movies, but all things come to those who wait. I will start with the latest attempted blockbuster, being the latest “re-boot” of a venerable character. Man of Steel Director: […]

Webcast #57 – 2013

Posted June 6, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

Our fearless movie critics look at The Internship, The Kings of Summer, Violet and Daisy, Sightseers, that old chestnut Pit and the Pendulum, and the new documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks. Wikipedia link for Violet and Daisy Hilton

After Earth – A Better Movie Brought To You By Ron Hubbard Than…

Posted June 1, 2013 by Mona Bowen


Battlefield Earth, but that’s not saying much.  M. Night must have had a metronome by him as he was sitting in the director’s chair, because he sure hit all the beats you would expect in a sci-fi-estranged-father-son-catharthis-aspiring-to-be-epic movie.  Yawn.  Perhaps it’s because Will Smith seems to have checked his personality at the sound-stage door, he’s […]

Webcast #56 – 2013

Posted May 30, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

After Earth is circled, along with the James adaptation What Masie Knew, Kon-Tiki, Becoming Traviata, and To Catch a Thief.

Falling Forward

Posted May 29, 2013 by D. K. Holm

Poster for Becoming Traviata

 Click on this link to view the Becoming Traviata trailer Outsiders tend to forget how much work goes into plays, movies, and operas. Perhaps operas even more, given that they juggle the synchronization of numerous major art forms, including singing, acting, dancing, music, staging, set design, costumes, and so on. Those seeking a reminder can […]

Webcast #55 – 2013

Posted May 23, 2013 by D. K. Holm

This week’s array of films includes Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast and Furious 6, Love Is All You Need, and more.

Webcast #54 – 2013

Posted May 17, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

The team considers the family drama At Any Price, and ponders The Iceman, about a mob hitman. Plus a discussion of the German police procedural The Silence.

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