Archive for November, 2009

BAMF Blaxploitation Archive: HAMMER

November 24, 2009

hammerBAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

HAMMER 1972 director: Bruce Clark; starring: Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee, William Smith, Charles Lampkin (more…)

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BAMF Blaxploitation Archive – BUCKTOWN

November 17, 2009

bucktownBAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which is now available for purchase.

BUCKTOWN 1975 director: Arthur Marks; starring: Fred Williamson, Thalmus Raulala, Pam Grier, Tony King, Art Lund, Bernie Hamilton (more…)

dvd review: BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Vol. 2

November 10, 2009

brave and bold

Some people are upset by the fact that Warner Brothers has thus far chosen to release Batman: The Brave and the Bold as a series of individual discs with four episodes per disc, as opposed to one big multi-disc collection with the entire season. I’m not going to weigh in on that topic, nor am I going to review Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Volume 2 as anything more than the four episode collection it is. And for what it is, this a great collection of episodes from what has turned out to be a surprisingly entertaining animated show. (more…)

dvd review: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET – The Complete Series

November 4, 2009

homicide

When the series Homicide: Life on the Street first debuted in January 1993, I was watching. I watched most of the original nine episodes that made up the abbreviated first season, but when the show went on hiatus for nine months, only to return for an even more abbreviated second season consisting of four episodes, I was through with the show. By that time, I was hooked on NYPD Blue, and as a consequence, I never really got into Homicide, and figured I probably never would. Then along came the HBO series The Wire—arguably the best series in television history—and suddenly I was interested in Homicide. (more…)