DVD Verdict reviews: FEVER PITCH (2005), COWBOY BEBOP REMIX 1, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of COWBOY BEBOP REMIX 1, FEVER PITCH
    (2005), HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1958), MADEA'S CLASS REUNION, MEET THE
    BROWNS, NEW JACK CITY: SPECIAL EDITION, SELF BIKINI READY FAST, THE
    SILENCE, and VINCENT: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF VINCENT VAN GOGH:


    COWBOY BEBOP REMIX 1 (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 92/100):
    "Perhaps anime is defined more by style than story. If you buy that,
    then Cowboy Bebop streaks to the top of a short list. Its sense of style
    is unparalleled, with music so cool it will make you cooler just by
    hearing it, characters so steeped in laissez-faire that you can't help
    but admire them. The fusion of jazz, noir, mod, and virtually everything
    else that has ever been cool leads to a vibe like no other."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/cowboybebopremix1.php

    FEVER PITCH (2005) (reviewed by Ryan Keefer, overall score 87/100):
    "Fallon is a bit more socially outgoing and quick on his feet, and his
    'hobby' is something that Barrymore is accepting of and tries to work
    around, even when it's more obtrusive than the average proctology exam."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/feverpitch2005.php

    HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1958) (reviewed by Eric Profancik, overall
    score 75/100):
    "House on Haunted Hill does not have the slightest twitch of a scare.
    Instead, it's a campy, corny, innocently charming film with another
    delicious performance by Vincent Price."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/houseonhauntedhill1958.php

    MADEA'S CLASS REUNION (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 80/100):
    "Some fail to fall into Perry's party line. They see him as a stunted
    scribe exploiting an underserved niche market -- the inner-city
    churchgoing public -- for his combination stand-up comedy act and
    prosetylization. But the truth is that, when he wants to be, Perry can
    be very funny. He can also be melodramatic, preachy, and so saccharine
    and sweet that diabetics need extra doses of insulin after attending one
    of his shows."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/madeasclassreunion.php

    MEET THE BROWNS (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 82/100):
    "Aside from the lack of Madea, the only other problem with Meet the
    Browns is its baffling final act. Once we get to the actual funeral,
    something goes screwy with the storyline. Suddenly, all the elements we
    expect -- excess of emotions, family flare-ups, and inappropriate
    behavior -- are replaced by a rambling, ridiculous monologue/sequence of
    St. Vitus Dance by David Mann. "

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/meetbrowns.php

    NEW JACK CITY: SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall
    score 88/100):
    "He seems to be trying too hard as the movie starts -- flashy camera
    angles, rapid-fire editing, and frenetic rhythms -- but the abuse of
    style doesn't last. As it progresses, the film finds its footing and Van
    Peebles grows more mature, competent and confident; by the end of New
    Jack City, we've seen Mario Van Peebles find himself as a director."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/newjackcityse.php

    SELF BIKINI READY FAST (reviewed by Lacey Worrell, overall score
    80/100):
    "I'm not sure what's worse: seeing long-denied ripples of cellulite
    under the greenish lights of department store dressing rooms, or
    actually having to step onto the beach for the first time, knowing that
    at some point, that pair of ratty cutoffs is going to have to be
    removed, showing one's backside, thighs, and midsection in the
    blindingly bright sun. Ah, the treasured rituals of womanhood!"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/selfbikinireadyfast.php

    THE SILENCE (reviewed by Joe Armenio, overall score 86/100):
    "A plot involving a little blind boy and his adorable companion
    struggling to fend off eviction is pretty trite and precious;
    Makhmalbaf, of course, is far too refined a filmmaker to accentuate the
    cornier elements of this narrative, but it remains a lighter, less
    strikingly original film than he is capable of."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/thesilence.php

    VINCENT: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF VINCENT VAN GOGH (reviewed by Eric
    Profancik, overall score 83/100):
    "This is a simple story with a rich tale. If you have any interest
    in the art world or quality documentaries, then you will delight in
    this movie."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/lifedeathvangogh.php

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