The Wrestler coming soon on DVD

“The Wrestler,” the movie commonly misconstrued as Mickey Rourke’s”comeback” film (come on, did anyone see “Sin City,”), is coming to DVD/BlueRay March 31, according to Fox Searchlight Pictures. Academy Award winner for best picture, “Slumdog Millionaire,” comes out that day, too. More details here.

Watchmen underperforms at box office

“Watchmen,” the movie adaptation of a classic cult comic, dominated this weekend’s box office receipts, taking in $55 million, according to Derrick J. Lang of the Associated Press. Buzz for the flick has been building for well over a year, with “Entertainment Weekly” featuring a “who are the Watchmen”-style awhile back. Last week, “Watchmen” stories […]

Super Hero Movies Stink

I don’t get it. “Goodfellas” comes out in 1990 and is ignored at the box office. Same thing for “The Shawshank Redemption” and, later, “Boogie Nights.” Yet lately the entire planet goes batcrap every time a dude puts on a goofy costume in the name of “justice.” It is some post-9/11, Great Recession collective response […]

A tale of two pursuits

Sometimes police are willing to release public information: Date: December 30, 2008 Man leads police on six-town chase Author: Eugene Driscoll Staff Writer NEWTOWN — A Shelton man with a long history of motor vehicle violations allegedly led police on a chase that stretched through six towns Monday. Police said the incident started in Stratford […]

Video Killed the Video Store

Article from Wired about Blockbuster. As a movie junkie, I vividly remember entering my first Blockbuster in the late 80s or early 90s in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Giant store, 5,000 flicks — it was heaven. I even worked there after high school (for a short time with Chad Cohen, of Ridgefield Main Street hot dog […]