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Tuesday, 13 October 2009 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Proposal, The (Deluxe DVD Edition) How many romantic comedies do you think are out there?  Probably too many.  So what makes “The Proposal” different from all the others?  Well, in all honesty, not much.  Still, “The Proposal” is more entertaining than I would have expected.  I enjoyed the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, but the film suffers from too many of the pitfalls of romantic comedies. “The Proposal” ultimate downfall is that the ending is unresolved, at least for my tastes.  The ending is the same as every romantic comedy.  It ends with the audience wanting to know what transpires next.  We already knew from the beginning that they are going to end up together, but what happens to their jobs and lives after that.  That, to me is more interesting than the journey to how they end up together. The promos for the DVD ...
Tuesday, 25 April 2006 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Shopgirl function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment MPAA rating: PG starring: Claire Danes, Steve Martin, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson, Sam Bottoms, Frances Conroy theatrical release: 2005 DVD release: 2006 film rating: Four Stars sound/picture rating: Four Stars reviewed by: Bill Warren This warm, sensitive and funny movie didn’t burn up the boxoffice, though it deserved to; this may explain why the DVD has so few extras. Technically, the DVD is fine, with the careful color palette of director Anand Tucker, cinematographer Peter Suschitzky and production designer William Arnold well-rendered. The color scheme is discussed in the expert “making of” documentary on the disc, and in Tucker’s intelligent, interesting commentary track.
Tuesday, 03 January 2006 |  Written by Bryan Dailey  | 
title: Wedding Crashers studio: Line Home Entertainment MPAA rating: R starring: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane Seymour film release year: 2005 DVD release year: 2006 film rating: Two Stars sound/picture rating: Three Stars reviewed by: Bryan Dailey “Wedding Crashers” is a straightforward comedy starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in which the two play business partners who also find joy in their favorite time of year, wedding season. They stake out and crash weddings of every type, size and ethnic group. Equipped with their “rules,” they not only get free food and drink and become the life of the party, they also end up each taking a different woman to bed every time, which ultimately is the goal of the wedding crashers.
Tuesday, 30 August 2005 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Pretty Woman (15th Anniversary Special Edition) function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close();  studio: Touchstone Pictures distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment MPAA rating: R starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo, Hector Elizondo, Alex Hyde-White, Amy Yasbeck director: Garry Marshall film release year: 1990 DVD release year: 2005 film rating: Four Stars sound/picture rating: Three and a Half Stars reviewed by: Bill Warren When “Pretty Woman” was released 15 years ago, it instantly turned Julia Roberts from a promising newcomer to a full-fledged movie star—and she gives a full-fledged movie star performance here. It’s one of her funniest and most beguiling roles, lit up like a rocket by her incandescent, ten-million-dollar smile. It’s also a remarkably good performance; she’s usually at her best in romantic comedies like this, “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Notting Hill” and the like. Her best work, in “Erin Brockovich,” doesn’t fit the mold, but then Roberts herself, like all true movie stars, doesn’t fit any mold: she made the mold.
Tuesday, 12 July 2005 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Unfaithfully Yours function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close();  studio: 20th Century Fox distributor: The Criterion Collection MPAA rating: NR starring: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lionel Stander, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence, Kurt Kreuger, Edgar Kennedy, Al Bridge, Julius Tannen director: Preston Sturges film release year: 1948 DVD release year: 2005 film rating: Five Stars sound/picture rating: Four Stars reviewed by: Bill Warren When “Unfaithfully Yours” was first released in 1948, it was such a monumental flop (and so expensive) that it put a lot of nails in the coffin of the career of writer-director-producer Preston Sturges. He only made one more American movie and a minor film in France some years later.
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