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The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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  • Munich (2005)

    Bana works revenge for Munich Review by Marty Mapes: A great conversation starter that suffers from Spielberg's penchant for mass entertainment

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Munich gets a chance to find a much-deserved larger audience on DVD.

  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

    Zhang reads the Memoirs of a Geisha Review by Matt Anderson: A cold, detached, and meticulously crafted piece of cinema.

  • War of the Worlds (2005)

    Cruise watche the skies as the War of the Worlds begins Review by Marty Mapes: Spielberg and his team are master filmmakers, and it's a pleasure to see them work

  • Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    The Chancellor will give Anakin the Revenge of the Sith Review by Marty Mapes: One leaves the theater with a 30-year sense of closure and satisfaction

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

    Radcliffe, Watson and Grint comprise the Harry Potter 3 Review by Marty Mapes: The most magical thing is how much older and bigger our young movie stars are

  • Minority Report (2002)

    Morton and Cruise look for the Minority Report Review by Marty Mapes: The strong story and visuals overcome the flaws of this thought-provoking sci-fi thriller

  • Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones (2002)

    The Star Wars family reunion on Tattooine Review by Matt Anderson: Episode II is a bit of a mixed bag, but one with more pros than cons

  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (2002)

    E.T.: The stuff of which goose bumps are made Review by Matt Anderson: Still has the magic to make goose bumps

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Ford saves archaeological treasures from Raiders DVD review by Matt Anderson: Once a classic, always a classic

  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

    Review by Matt Anderson: It’s the best Star Wars movie in 35 years.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Yes, the Force really awakens