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They Call Me Bruce

Matinee idol (to us anyway) Bruce Campbell has got an old fashioned, gold-plated doozy in the works.  The language of press releases usually reads something like: "Bruce Campell (Army of Darkness) is set to play his greatest and most challenging…

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Scent of a Woman

Who’d have thought that tough-guy Al Pacino and baby-faced Chris O’Donnell would have such great chemistry? Their odd-couple pairing not only led to a great real-life friendship, but earned Pacino a well-deserved accolade: his first Academy Award. The Synopsis:…

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Scent of a Woman: Inspirations

Screenwriter Bo Goldman felt that Scent of a Woman was the most personal script he’d ever written. ‘Lt. Colonel Frank Slade,’ he explained, is a combination of his father, one of his brothers and his Army first sergeant. Even the…

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Scent of a Woman: History of the “Hoo-ah!”

“Hoo-ah” is an all-purpose exclamation, affirmation and declaration of pride that started in the Army but has since spread into the Air Force and Navy. The Marines have their own version—“Ooh-rah” (which is also sometimes used in the Navy). Until…

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A Rose Grows in the GRINDHOUSE

Okay, I’ll admit that I’ve been ignoring all the hooplah surrounding the upcoming release of the Tarantino/Rodriguez double-team GRINDHOUSE flick. I gave up on post-modern super-cool macho-posturing cinema just around the time my permanent teeth started growing in. And then…

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Scent of a Woman: Method Acting

Stories of Pacino becoming lost in his roles abound. According to legend, when Pacino was playing a lawyer, a friend told him he was having conveyance problems, and Pacino asked to see his friend’s contract. He did shifts in a…

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Back to the Future

It’s the film that launched the career of fledgling actor Michael J. Fox, transforming him from small screen staple into certified m ovie star. This sci-fi classic also launched another show-stopper; the film made "DeLorean" a household name. The…

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Vote for the Best Stephen King Movie

Carrie, Brian De Palma’s acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel, is the next feature on AMC’s “Fear Friday” (see showtimes).  Of course, novel and movie have a few differences. Carrie was the first in a long line of…

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Captain America Unlives!

The mainstream press is, strangely, covering the "death" of beloved (???) super-hero Captain America.  It’s hard to not to look at it as essentially meaningless or as a preview for an upcoming Captain America Lives! comic or maybe even just…

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About DVD_TV

DVD_TV dishes out plenty of trivia, stories, and little known facts about your all-time favorite movies. It’s just like the "extras" feature on a DVD, but without that pesky remote. The blog is updated throughout the month. Tune in to…

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