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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

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Pearl Harbor

A new epic DVD allows audiences to revisit the film and rethink their skepticism —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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  • House of Gucci (2021)

    House of Gucci Review by Matt Anderson: Like an authentic Gucci, the devil is in the details.

  • The Last Duel (2021)

    The Last Duel Review by Matt Anderson: It's a case of narrative cleverness getting in the way of and clouding the heart of the story.

  • The Martian (2015)

    Damon becomes the first Martian Review by Robert Denerstein: Ridley Scott's return to space puts a premium on smarts

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

    Bale is buffeted by Gods and Kings Review by Robert Denerstein: Ridley Scott never answers the important question: Why?

  • The Counselor (2013)

    Bardem does not need a Counselor Review by Marty Mapes: Bleak Counselor is more Cormac than Ridley

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A Counselor in need of advice

  • Thelma & Louise (2011)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The movie still packs a punch... and a gun... and lipstick.

  • Robin Hood (2010)

    Crowe completes a trilogy as Robin Hood Review by Matt Anderson: Takes from the legends behind the legend and gives to the heroic figure a more serious face

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Splits the difference between historical accuracy and not being too serious

  • Body of Lies (2008)

    Leo surrenders to the Body of Lies Review by Matt Anderson: Scott, DiCaprio, and Crowe play one hell of a spy game

  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Makes for a pretty good summer action-adventure movie, if nothing else

  • Matchstick Men (2003)

    Cage and Rockwell are pictures of Matchstick Men Review by Marty Mapes: A good bit of entertainment that will not replace Paper Moon in the film history books

  • Black Hawk Down (2001)

    Black Hawk Down Review by Matt Anderson: Why tidy up a messy reality? The movie's power is in the chaos it presents.

  • Hannibal (2001)

    Julianne Moore takes aim at Hannibal Review by Matt Anderson: Hopkins can't salvage the soufflé

  • Gladiator (2000)

    Russellimus Crowe in Gladiator Review by Marty Mapes

  • G.I. Jane (1997)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Legend (1985)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Universal's Ultimate Edition gets a recommendation for righting wrongs and restoring good material