Federico Fellini's 8 1/2

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: April 13, 2010

This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: April 13, 2010

DVD LINKS: DVD NEWS | RELEASE DATES | NEW DVDS | REVIEWS | RSS FEED Pirate Radio Now this is a decent film, but it's decent in the way that I would say rent, don't buy it. Perhaps it will strike some folks as funny enough to own, but for me it was a one... Read more »

What I Watched, What You Watched: Installment #21

What I Watched, What You Watched: Installment #21

On top of everything below I recently received the Mel Brooks Collection on Blu-ray and watched a pair of Brooks's films I hadn't seen yet (Twelve Chairs and Silent Movie). The set contains seven more films, all on Blu-ray as well as six all-new featurettes exclusive to Blu-ray (such as, Silent Movie has a trivia... Read more »

Have You Ever Felt Like a Film was Made Specifically For You?

Have You Ever Felt Like a Film was Made Specifically For You?

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Charlie Kaufman on the set of Synecdoche, New York Photo: Sony Pictures Classics Over the weekend I received a fantastic email from a RopeofSilicon reader telling me how much they enjoyed Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. The email was filled with reasons why they found the film so enjoyable,... Read more »

Daniel Day-Lewis as Guido? I Guess that Works

Daniel Day-Lewis as Guido? I Guess that Works

Ever since seeing Federico Fellini's 8½ I have had something of an infatuation with it. It is a fantastic film and the thought of a remake is something that certainly intrigues me. However, Rob Marshall's musical remake inspired by the broadway version of Fellini's classic isn't exactly what I had in mind. But I guess... Read more »