As can be expected by the anniversary of any culturally significant moment, the fortieth anniversary of the Woodstock music festival will include a plethora of events honoring that weekend in upstate New York, including a new DVD and first time Blu-Ray release of Michael Wadleigh’s film which recorded the events and people involved.
With the help of the Criterion Collection, David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the best movie of 2008, makes an early claim for the best DVD of 2009.
Movies like “The Spirit” make me think we need to come up with a new word or phrase to describe these types of film, as it isn’t really much a comic book movie as would traditionally define it. It doesn’t remind us of the “Batman” movies or Superman or X-Men or Iron Man. But alas, what to call it?
Pegwarmers, as defined in this documentary, are the action figures nobody wants. They’re the plastic personalities that are left behind to gather dust while their more popular, exclusive brethren are snapped up quickly. It’s a geek term finding an ideal home in this exhaustively geeky movie.
So much of life is left to luck that most of us don’t even think twice about it. Who our families are, our race, our appearance, and all the inherent advantages and disadvantages that come with the lottery known as being born. “Being There,” in its own quiet, charming way, illustrates the role that chance has on all of our lives.
Last time, Cinematic Titanic confronted their Mystery Science Theater 3000 heritage with the classic Christmas catastrophe, “Santa Claus Conquered the Martians.”