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August 2011


Articles From Adam Jahnke in August
Tuesday Aug 30, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Four classics from Joel and Ethan Coen lead this week's new releases.
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 25:00 PM ET
If I were forced to pick just one movie from 1975 as my favorite, it would have to be Robert Altman’s Nashville. It aims high, weaving 24 characters into a beautiful tapestry that forms a microcosm of America, and hits the mark.
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 00:00 AM ET
A look at what's new in home video for the week of August 23.
Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 45:00 PM ET
After the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968, Stanley Kubrick turned his complete attention to a mammoth epic based on the life of Napoleon. In his notes, he modestly claimed it would be “the best movie ever made”.
Tuesday Aug 16, 2011 20:00 PM ET
A look at what's arriving on DVD and Blu-ray August 16.
Saturday Aug 13, 2011 15:00 AM ET
Here’s a surprise. Earlier today, Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool News revealed that Kino International will be bringing Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 presentation of Metropolis to Blu-ray and DVD later this year.
Thursday Aug 11, 2011 00:00 AM ET
When Sidney Lumet died this past April, there was a sense among the online film community that this filmmaker had never quite received the recognition he deserved.
Tuesday Aug 9, 2011 25:00 PM ET
I know, I know. The very idea of sitting through another superhero movie makes you want to swear off cinema forever. Well, to paraphrase the wisdom of Sylvester Stallone, if superhero movies are the disease, my Pick of the Week is the cure.
Friday Aug 5, 2011 35:00 PM ET
Image Entertainment has set Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King for Blu-ray release on November 8. But the fact that Sony has licensed it to Image means the Blu-ray isn’t likely to have any bonus material whatsoever.
Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 50:00 PM ET
Arnold Schwarzenegger leads the New to Blu horde with high-def reissues of Conan The Barbarian and Conan The Destroyer from Universal, just in time for the 3D theatrical remake.
Monday Aug 1, 2011 35:00 PM ET
Jaws was never supposed to be an Oscar nominated film. In fact, during the tumultuous making of the movie, many doubted it would even be watchable.

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