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Entries by Michael Giltz from 07/2008

DVDs: My Blueberry Nights -- What Went Wrong, Wong?

| Posted 07.02.2008 | Entertainment

Wong Kar Wai is one of the coolest directors in the world. He delivered a string of distinctive movies capped by one of my favorite movies of the decade, 2000's brilliant, sexy, evocative In The Mood For Love.

DVDs: A Stop-Loss on Iraq War Movies

| Posted 07.11.2008 | Entertainment

Director Kimberly Pierce's follow-up to her brilliant Boys Don't Cry squanders a fine cast on a timid story about soldiers upset over being forcibly re-enlisted via a backdoor draft.

DVDs: TV's Dallas Calls For A Do-Over

| Posted 07.17.2008 | Entertainment

"Jumping the shark" is pop culture slang forever associated with Happy Days. But no show jumped that shark more shockingly and with more unbridled disdain for its audience than Dallas.

Dark Knight Mania: It Ain't Heath; It's The Batman

| Posted 07.21.2008 | Entertainment

Four movies out of six in the Batman franchise have set or reclaimed the title for Biggest Opening Weekend Of All Time. No other franchise in history comes close to that record.

DVDs: 21 -- The Latest Stealth Hit Movie

| Posted 07.25.2008 | Entertainment

With The Dark Knight shredding one box office record after another, it's easy to forget that some movies can still slip under the radar, pile up money and turn into box office hits when no one is looking.