Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Rocket's own Jeff, Brendan and Sean
can be seen in the riveting new serial...
It's part of the show Serial Killers
at The Sacred Fools Theater.
This Saturday night at 11:00pm

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Atomic Cafe - Collector's Edition

The Babysitters

Beautiful Ohio


Bottle Rocket (Criterion)

Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Chungking Express (Criterion)

Fantastic World of Michael Crawford

Fred Claus


Kiss of the Spiderwoman


The Mark of Cain

Meet Dave

The Royal Scotsman: Luxury Train

Silence of the Sea

Slap Shot 3: The Junior League

Space Chimps

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Criterion)



A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All

The Mod Squad - Season 2, Vol. 1

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Series 1

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Arizona Sky 

DW Griffith: Father of Film 

Encounters at the End of the World (Herzog) 

Fanfan La Tulipe (Criterion)

Garden Party

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 

The Gospel at Colonus 

Manhattan, Kansas 


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Stars and Their Guitars: A History of the Electric Guitar 

Tropic Thunder 


Working Class Rock Star


Bones - Season 3 

Doctor Who - Series 4 (NEW)

Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest (Animated)

Hannah Montana - Season 1

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him

Beer For My Horses 

Bigger Stronger Faster

Boys In The Band

Chronological Donald Duck Volume 4 '51-'61 

Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman 

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Holiday Affair 

It Happened on 5th Avenue 

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Kung Fu Panda

Little Rascals: Complete Collection 

Love Songs 

Madame Bovary (1991) 

The Perfect Holiday

The Pink Conspiracy 

Quo Vadis: 2 Disc Special Edition 

Roman Holiday (Centenial Collection Special Edition)

Sabrina (Centenial Collection Special Edition)

Spellbound (Hitchcock Premiere Collection)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Sunset Boulevard (Centenial Collection Special Edition) 

We All Fall Down 

Yo-Yo Sexy Girl Cop


Chuck - Season 1

Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette

Rocky Jones Space Ranger Collection

Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Zoom - Back to the 70's


Black Shampoo

Blood And Choclate

Boiler Room


Day the Earth Stood Still

The Dresser


Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

Lost Boys

Manhattan Murder Mystery



Vanishing Point (1971)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

OY-BOY! - Remake News

Is this some kind of November, April Fools prank?

The just in to the Rocket News Room in Los Angeles... 

According to Micheal Fleming at VARIETY... Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are in early discussions to collaborate on a remake of Chan Wook-Park's Oldboy

Not since Michael Bay’s Platinum Dune announced plans to remake Rosemary’s Baby has a remake announcement eked me out more.

What’s next... Robert Zemeckis remaking (the even better) Lady Vengeance with Natalie Portman?

In fairness, I admire both guys as being smart about their choices.

And assume Spielberg would do something interesting with the material. And he has grown a hell of a lot as a filmmaker since his unwatchable remake of A Guy Named Joe, the pathetically titled Always (and the first half of his War Of The Worlds remake was pretty good. However his Twilight Zone: The Movie remake of Kick The Can was closer to the icky sap of Always).

And Will Smith was terrific in his Omega Man remake I Am Legend and for the first hour of it was a very good movie (but oy-boy did it go down hill by the third act)

Now that I think about it, maybe these two box office titans could do something interesting with what actually is a flawed film (though it does have one of the greatest fight scenes in movie history).

Okay. Maybe I’m sold. I’m easy that way.

I’ll bet you ten bucks... in the next 10-15 years Will Smith will do a Cool Hand Luke remake. I see it. Watch, I got the shine...


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Found On The Web, Reads

Here’s a couple of the articles that I’ve come across on the net the last couple of months that I remembered to make a note of.

Good profiles of actors...

- Dan Callahan in Bright Lights George Sanders A Mitigated Cad

- The Daily Mail had a great piece on How Sean Connery seduced a movie legend and faced the wrath of the Mafia

-  Tony Curtis on his fling with Marilyn Monroe 

In the Guardian: 

- Jason Solomons helps Danny Boyal recall the talented cast of Trainspotting

- Kira Cochrane reflects on Teeth and cinema's avenging angels

- Dennis Cozzalio prepares for a screening of 1941 and I Wanna Hold Your Hand 

- And then he follows it up

- An oral history of The Rise and Fall of Chappelle’s Show

- Barbara Kopple's  favorite Docs

- Scott Marks reports on a supposed uncut print of A Night At The Opera found in Hungarian Film Archives

- I’ve only seen two of them but it’s a cute little list at IFC

 Counting Down Ten Sadly Underseen Films


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NEW RELEASES - NOVEMBER 4 2008 - A good week to read a book

Get Smart


Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio

Flashbacks of a Fool

Comic Books Unbound

When Did you Last See Your Father

Man from Colorado/ Man from Laramie/ Man in the Saddle

Against All Odds/ Jagged Edge/ Starman

Awakenings/ Fisher King/ The Survivors

Popeye the Sailor 1941-1943

A Christmas Story (2 Disc Special Edition)

Barbie in A Christmas Carol


Dare Not Walk Alone

Return to Sleepaway Camp

Confessions of a Pit Fighter

The Tall T

Decision at Sundown

Buchanan Rides Alone

Ride Lonesome

Comanche Station


Futurama: Bender's Game

The Howdy Doody Collection 

Spin City: Season 1

TV Commercials: The Ultimate Collection