DVD Review: DETROIT 1-8-7: The Complete First Seas...

Release date: Aug 30, 2011 MSRP: $29.98 Stars: Michael Imperioli, Jon Michael Hill, Erin Cummings, James McDaniel, Shaun Majumder If you missed this one you missed a good one people. Most go for gritty, this one made it. You kinda wanted to wash your hands after an episode.The charecters were different, quirky but not wacky. Michael Imperioli’s Detective Louis Fitch is maybe the best Police representation I’ve seen since The Wire. Yeah, it’s that real. And I could sing his praises for most of the review without strain (on me. Maybe on you and my Editor). Aisha Hinds as Lieutenant Maureen Mason does tough woman as well and...

Guilty Pleasures: Lee Crawford

Ok folks, it is time for Patrick Swayze’s second appearance on GP. I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. One could say that clearly his films have a spot in the hearts of the Crimespree family, but they are being considered guilty pleasures. Jeremy ROADHOUSE Had I known the conversation would lead to work(WORK!!!!) I may have changed the subject. I used to be better at keeping my mouth shut. The subject is (was) Cinamatic guilty pleasures and while I have many to choose from, this will be Roadhouse (MGM 1989) The Patrick Swayze epic. It’s a modern day Western of the gunslinger who cleans up the very bad town...

DVD Review: DOLLHOUSE – The Complete Season ...

Fox Home Entertaiment Release date: October 12, 2010 MSRP: $49.98 Extras: Audio Commentary on ‘Vows’ by Joss Whedon Audio Commentary on ‘Belonging’ by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen Outtakes Deleted Scenes Defining Moments Looking Back Stars: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman Dollhouse season two is, for my money, the best of it. The episodes were by and large strong and it had Alan Tudyk as Alpha the bad/good genius serial killer doll acting all over the place and obviously relishing it. Worth the price of admission alone. The starcrossed Joss Whedon outing...

DVD Review: FLASHFORWARD Season one, part one

Buena Vista Home Entertainment Release date: Feb 23, 2010 MSRP: $29.99 Maybe the characters on FlashForward are too flawed to grab the viewer. Makes it hard to find one to hang your hat on. For my money it makes them interesting and that is the strength of the show. Though it sometimes makes them a little too real. it nicely counterbalances the fantastic premise that everyone in the world blacked out for two minutes and seventeen seconds at the same time. Most had visions of the future, six months down the line. Some saw nothing and assume they will be dead by then. Everyone is changed. In his Flashforward, FBI agent Mark Benford (Joseph...

Lee’s thoughts on NUMB3RS

My Editor and friend Jeremy asked if I could write a Valentine to Numb3rs. Hail yes. I’m a fan and have been for a while. There are some smart people putting out this product and they didn’t make many missteps, although wrapping up Colbys’ China arc at the beginning of the next season (four I think) was, in our opinion a big one. By and large they have hit us where we live, i.e. character and relationships, and let the math become an old but welcome adjunct. Smart. The bedrock is and always has been the dynamic of Judd Hirschs’ father character Alan and his wildly different sons Don (Rob Morrow) and Charlie (David...