DVD Verdict reviews: JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION, JOURNEYS WITH GEORGE, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE BEST OF BEAKMAN'S WORLD,
    BRAKHAGE, ELVIS: THE BIRTH OF ROCK N' ROLL, JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION,
    JOURNEYS WITH GEORGE, NBC NEWS PRESENTS: RONALD REAGAN, PETTY CRIMES,
    and STELLAR BODY: BELLYDANCE WITH FIRE:


    THE BEST OF BEAKMAN'S WORLD (reviewed by Aaron Bossig, overall
    score 86/100):
    "Beakman is the kind of show you want your kids to like. To kids, it's a
    goofy show about cartoonish people who do fun things with ordinary
    kitchen items. To parents, Beakman is a guy who shows kids that science
    is a part of our everyday lives, shows that science affects everyone. "

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

    BRAKHAGE (reviewed by Neil Dorsett, overall score 88/100):
    "If you are a person who has some strict notion of what a film should
    be, and enjoy slinging the word 'pretentious' or 'bad' at something that
    fails to satisfy that prescriptive definition, or if you are the type
    who likes to relegate all non-representational art to 'wonder what they
    was smoking' dismissal, you need to stop reading this review and forget
    the name Brakhage right now."

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

    ELVIS: THE BIRTH OF ROCK N' ROLL (reviewed by Bill Treadway, overall
    score 30/100):
    "This documentary is the equivalent of PBS's Teletubbies or Boohbah: It
    looks pretty, but there isn't any depth."

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

    JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION (reviewed by Lacey Worrell, overall score
    22/100):
    "Watching this film reminded me of the emotions I felt during family car
    trips when I was a kid; boredom, disdain, and frustration at the
    realization that the conclusion is a long, long way away."

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

    JOURNEYS WITH GEORGE (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 73/100):
    "The biggest problem with the film is its director. Pelosi has an
    obnoxious, condescending narration style that bounces back and forth
    between sickeningly light and mildly sarcastic. Her filming technique is
    limited by the fact that she is traveling in a large group on bus and
    train, but the footage often looks quite lousy (with heads being cut off
    and such), and sounds even worse."

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

    NBC NEWS PRESENTS: RONALD REAGAN (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall
    score 35/100):
    "If NBC has done a good job of giving viewers a sense of Reagan the man,
    it's done a simply awful job of presenting Reagan the anything else. "

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

    PETTY CRIMES (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 81/100):
    "The characters seem real, like you're watching them try to decide what
    to do next on the fly. Petty Crimes doesn't progress from one pat
    scripted moment to the next; the characters take time to flirt, argue,
    and waste time together."

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

    STELLAR BODY: BELLYDANCE WITH FIRE (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall
    score 72/100):
    "Neon is famous for performing bellydance routines with a full
    candelabra balanced on her head. You're watching her magnificent abdomen
    ripple and sway, but at the same time you're thinking 'hey, she is
    balancing fire on her head!'"

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
    DVD Verdict, Oct 1, 2004
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