Weekly DVD Releases

DVD collectibles released July 31: “The Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 4”is a surprise package from Warner Home Video: a boxed five-disc set featuring 10 examples (two films per disc) of classic film noir, some of which have been pretty hard to come by prior to this. The complete set sells for $59.92; each two-film […]

DVDs: “Pirates: At World’s End,” “Blade Runner”

Just Announced: Disney has just announced a December 4 release for “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” The film will be available in single-disc, two-disc Special Edition and double disc Blu-ray Disc editions. Extras will include bloopers; a documentary on the history of piracy and the pirate code; a look at the relationship between […]

Weekly DVD Releases

DVD collectibles released July 24 : From classic Hollywood there’s “Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory Volume 2,” a seven-disc set with single discs of “The Pirate,” “That’s Dancing” and “Words and Music,” double-discs of “That Midnight Kiss” and “Toast of New York,” and “Royal Wedding” and “Belle of New York”; individually for $19.97, the […]

Just Like American Pie

My friend Bob Suberi turned me on to this: A video examining the meaning behind Don McLean’s “American Pie.” In its several YouTube versions, this video has been viewed more than 300,000 times. Here’s the latest version, with an afterward by its creator, Jim O’Neill of Lone Star Sound & Pictures. *Video: the day the […]

Bio: Darlene Graeser

Darlene Graeser (Venice High School grad Summer 1963) is a clinical psychologist by day, prolific painter by night. The hyperactive Darlene has little need or use for sleep. While her family dozed away like normal people, Darlene spent her nights wandering around the house and pondering her day, until she discovered that she could ponder […]