DVD Verdict reviews: FLIGHTPLAN, GRIZZLY MAN, ELIZABETHTOWN, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: THE
    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, ELIZABETHTOWN, FLIGHTPLAN, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A
    FUNERAL: DELUXE EDITION, THE GREEN PASTURES, GRIZZLY MAN, LAW AND ORDER:
    THE FOURTH YEAR, REPO MAN: COLLECTOR'S EDITION, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE:
    BEST OF ALEC BALDWIN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, and ZATHURA:


    ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Brett
    Cullum, overall score 90/100):
    "George Reeves may not have been the first 'Man of Steel,' but he sure
    does feel like the guy who defined Superman for all others to come. Like
    Bela Lugosi's Dracula, his will always be the measure of any man looking
    to fill that famous red cape."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/advsupermanseason1.php

    ELIZABETHTOWN (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 78/100):
    "Elizabethtown should have been a great movie. Parts of it are
    excellent. But I am left with the feeling that it began as a great
    soundtrack, and that the drama and romantic comedy were an
    afterthought."

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

    FLIGHTPLAN (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall score 70/100):
    "This is what they call a 'Hitchcockian' thriller, so we know right away
    that there will be some overcomplicated and villainous scheme going on."

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

    FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL: DELUXE EDITION (reviewed by Jonathan Weiss,
    overall score 88/100):
    "Whether it's the close bonds of friendship between all the main
    characters or the unbreakable bonds of holy matrimony going on around
    them, when it comes right down to it Four Weddings and a Funeral is
    about spending your life with people you love. And that's a big chunk of
    its charm."

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

    THE GREEN PASTURES (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 90/100):
    "Indeed, The Green Pastures makes very clear the connection between God
    and His people, a true physical connection that goes beyond prayer and
    studied Sunday rituals. Though some fundamentalists would argue over
    this interpretation, the film follows a far more humanistic approach to
    religion than any made before or since."

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

    GRIZZLY MAN (reviewed by Ryan Keefer, overall score 91/100):
    "Documentaries are a source of inspiration, wonder, and pain. Werner
    Herzog's Grizzly Man is a fascinating look at a man who is, innocently
    enough, trying to find his place in the world."

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

    LAW AND ORDER: THE FOURTH YEAR (reviewed by Adam Arseneau, overall
    score 90/100):
    "Speaking of cast, Season Four is particularly transitional. Long-
    standing police lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) joins
    the cast, as well as ADA Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy) who sticks
    around for a few more years. Unfortunately, this is the last season for
    Michael Moriarty, who plays EADA Stone, ultimately replaced by the
    absurdly long-standing robot insurance salesman Sam Waterston."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/lawandorderseason4.php

    REPO MAN: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 95/100):
    "Repo Man may well be one of the most influential films of the '80s.
    Don't believe me? Check out the origins of Napoleon Dynamite, because
    he's in this movie already. X-Files? It's already here. Quentin
    Tarantino and the Coen Brothers have cribbed major elements from this
    movie (most blatantly in Pulp Fiction and Raising Arizona). This was the
    little cult title that could; the mouse that roared."

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

    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: BEST OF ALEC BALDWIN (reviewed by Cynthia Boris,
    overall score 95/100):
    "As with all of the SNL 'Best of' DVDs, there's some good and some bad
    in this package, but I'm happy to say there are more highlights than low
    spots. That may be because Baldwin himself chose the sketches that made
    it to this DVD."

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

    AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (reviewed by Dan Mancini, overall score 90/100):
    "The greatest praise I can heap on An Unmarried Woman is that, despite
    its subject-matter, it doesn't play like a Lifetime channel movie of the
    week. It's also aged pretty well even though its clearly a product of
    the feminist zeitgeist of the seventies."

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

    ZATHURA (reviewed by Mac McEntire, overall score 82/100):
    "Zathura is not really science fiction; it's more about science fiction.
    Director John Favreau (Elf) uses the film to throw as many classic sci-
    fi images at the screen as he can."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Feb 6, 2006
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