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

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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