DVD Review: ‘Battle of the Pacific’

★★☆☆☆ Japanese director Hideyuki Hirayama offers audiences Battle of the Pacific (2011) – a flawed, but at times moving, account of a group of Japanese soldiers in Saipan at the end of WWII who continue to fight on even after their emperor has surrendered. Hiayama’s film is better known amongst Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘The Muppets’

★★★★☆ “I have this vision of doing it with puppets”, says Jason Segel’s character of his planned ‘Dracula rock opera’ in 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall, “I think they’re due a comeback”. Prophetic words indeed, as following that movie’s success, Segel and director Nicholas Stoller pitched a new Muppet movie to Continue Reading