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2006 Stories by Jordan Harper

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  • Juices Flowing

    published December 28, 2006

    Jackass Number Two: Unrated (Paramount) The sequel to the dumb-ass jamboree makes its predecessor look plain and inoffensive.... More >>

  • A True Horror Classic

    published December 21, 2006

    When the Levees Broke (HBO) Spike Lee's four-part doc, easily the best non-fiction film of 2006, gets a fifth part on DVD: a... More >>

  • Farce of a Champion

    published December 14, 2006

    Talladega Nights (Columbia) This cut of Will Ferrell's NASCAR comedy runs 13 minutes longer than the theatrical version, and... More >>

  • A Masterpiece on Canvas

    published December 7, 2006

    Rocky: 2-Disc Collector's Edition (MGM) An old TV commercial for Rocky included here compares Sylvester Stallone to... More >>

  • Extra! Read All About It

    published November 30, 2006

    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Warner Bros.) At long last, Richard Donner's much-whispered-about "original version" of... More >>

  • Bad News With Al

    published November 23, 2006

    An Inconvenient Truth (Paramount) This isn't exactly the kind of DVD you buy to watch again and again; the ending doesn't get happier,... More >>

  • When the Stars Came Out

    published November 16, 2006

    Forbidden Planet (Warner Bros.) Long available as faded discount product, Fred McLeod Wilcox's 1956 masterpiece--the movie without... More >>

  • Burning the Yule Log

    published November 9, 2006

    The Junky's Christmas (Koch) They just aren't cranking out claymation Christmas specials like they used to, which makes this a... More >>

  • Impossibly Passable

    published November 2, 2006

    Mission: Impossible III: Special Edition (Paramount) On the commentary track, director J.J. Abrams and star Tom Cruise sound like... More >>

  • These Dogs Still Hunt

    published October 26, 2006

    Reservoir Dogs: 15th Anniversary (Lions Gate) Quentin Tarantino's first film shows its age these days, mostly because we've seen all... More >>

  • Took a Shot

    published October 19, 2006

    American Dreamz (Universal) Till this, Paul Weitz had a stellar filmography, a career in ascension: American Pie (good), About a Boy... More >>

  • Camel Light

    published September 28, 2006

    The Big Animal (Milestone) It's a simple yet lesser known law of comedy: Camels are always funny. There are the jaws that drool and... More >>

  • Poetry and Puncture Wounds

    published September 21, 2006

    The Proposition (First Look) There's an old saying about Ginger Rogers, who did everything Fred Astaire did--but backwards and... More >>

  • Hooked on Hookers

    published September 14, 2006

    I Am a Sex Addict (IFC) Caveh Zahedi has made a movie of our times -- a strange mix of self-absorption, shamelessness in the... More >>

  • Necessary Evil

    published September 7, 2006

    United 93 (Universal) A suggestion to those who've put off watching the year's most wrenching and essential film: Before... More >>

  • The Short Goodbye

    published August 31, 2006

    Arrested Development: Season Three (Fox) The final collection of Arrested Development discs feels sadly incomplete: only 13 episodes... More >>

  • Get a Clue

    published August 24, 2006

    Veronica Mars: The Complete Second Season (Warner Bros.) Any concept along the lines of "high school hottie solves crimes" is... More >>

  • Smells Like Victory

    published August 17, 2006

    Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier (Paramount) It's all here, more or less: the 1979 theatrical cut of Francis Ford Coppola's... More >>

  • Whodunnit High

    published August 10, 2006

    Brick (Universal) Rian Johnson's feature debut as writer-director will wind up as one of the year's best films. A film... More >>

  • Shut Up, Already

    published August 3, 2006

    V for Vendetta (Warner Bros.) Illustrator David Lloyd calls this adaptation of the comic he made with writer Alan Moore "very good" --... More >>

  • Way Out of Sync

    published July 20, 2006

    Edison Force (Sony) Gritty cop stuff must write itself -- just make sure everyone's tough, corrupt, and talking like they stole... More >>

  • Engines Running Hot

    published July 13, 2006

    Grand Prix (Warner Bros.) John Frankenheimer, as underrated as he was brilliant, made a racing picture in 1966 that's yet to be topped... More >>

  • Bond in a Bikini

    published July 6, 2006

    The Matador (Weinstein) Richard Shepard's spec script, sent to Pierce Brosnan's production company out of desperation, wound up as... More >>

  • The Citizen Kane of Crap

    published June 29, 2006

    The Devil's Sword (Mondo Macabro) Few trash movies live up to their reputation, but here's a balls-out wonder that... More >>

  • Vampires of Moscow

    published June 22, 2006

    Night Watch (Fox Searchlight) Every once in a while, Hollywood needs somebody else to steal a genre and totally reimagine it; it keeps... More >>

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