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Sunday, April 29, 2007


Posted By on Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 4:29 PM


I've got the newly released documentary "Reel Baseball: Films of the Silent Era" coming my way this week along with "Two Girls and a Guy" and "My Life Without Me."  The latter two I've seen, but not in a few years. 

"Little Children" is out on DVD Tuesday along with "Dreamgirls."  I also noticed that "Diggers" starring Paul Rudd, which was released in theatres April 27th, also arrives on video, continuing a trend (see "Color Me Kubrick") of films showing up on DVD a week after theatrical release. 

"Old Joy," a film I have been wanting to see since its release last year, also arrives on disc (It also screens at the Little Rock Film Festival May 17-20).  Andrew O'Hehir of Salon.com wrote, ""Old Joy" (adapted by writer Jonathan Raymond from his own short story) is only 76 minutes long, but it has the contemplative power of Buddhist meditation. Reichardt gives us long, stoned takes of rural roads; shots of birds, insects and slugs in the spectacular Oregon rain forest; interludes with Mark's dog, Lucy. Some viewers may well be bored, or monumentally irritated, by this. I found it masterly, riveting."



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