Michael Bo

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (1,460 of 1,842)
Location: Frederiksberg Denmark
Birthday: 7 Dec


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Preston Sturges: The Filmmaker Collection [DVD] [R&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Barbara Stanwyck
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I need to correct the previous user, claiming that these editions are sub-par. Actually they look brilliant, the prints are the exact same that were used for the exceedingly expensive Criterion editions of some of these titles, they have English subtitles, clean sound, and are hugely recommended.
Wicker Park - Movie [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Wicker Park - Movie
Wicker Park - Movie [DVD] DVD ~ Wicker Park - Movie
9 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Utter pretense, 1 April 2005
There is nothing I loathe more than pretension! To make believe that the story you want to tell is deeper and subtler and more sophisticated than it really is.
So, obviously I can't stand 'Wicker Park'. Apart from Josh Hartnett's almost Shakespearean pathos in the part of the young businessman who strays from his linear fashion when he thinks he spots a long-lost love in a restaurant, this film has nothing to offer but pretense and self-importance. The popular thriller 'Memento' is an evident role-model, but then 'Memento' told its story the way it did, because it made direct dramatic sense. On the other hand, the recent 'The Rules of Attraction' chose the same dubious path as 'Wicker… Read more
Easter Parade [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ Judy Garland
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
How could you not love 'Easter Parade'? It is among the most loveable of musicals, it has some of the best music, and if it is hardly the most innovative or daring, it works like a charm.
Charles Walters' classic from 1948 was one of the most bitterly missed of pictures not yet out on DVD, now Vincente Minnelli's 'The Pirate' holds that honour. This luxurious 2-disc edition boasts a wonderful-looking transfer, a very illuminating commentary track and lots of other extras that you will want to watch at least once. The documentary profile on Judy Garland is especially attractive, and my warm thanks go to MGM for retrieving the 'Mr. Monotony' song from the vault.
'Easter Parade' is… Read more

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