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click to enlarge - Superman: Doomsday (PG-13) -  -  -  - Warner   -  - While the Superman Returns feature film may - have been a massive disappointment, Warner has - continued its winning streak with its original - Superman animated films, this time upping the - ante with a PG-13 rating, for violence (lots of it), minor - cursing ("ass") and adult situations (Supes and Lois - getting it on). Warner's also adapted the classic - Death of Superman storyline. In this story, the - intergalactic serial killer Doomsday is unleashed from his - underground tomb and makes his way to Metropolis, - killing Superman in the process. But his death is only a - small part of the story, with most of it focusing on a - world reeling from the death and a clone that just - doesn't get it. The art is flawless and the story is very - fun. This one's definitely not only for kids.  - Louis Fowler
  • Superman: Doomsday (PG-13)

    Warner

    While the Superman Returns feature film may have been a massive disappointment, Warner has continued its winning streak with its original Superman animated films, this time upping the ante with a PG-13 rating, for violence (lots of it), minor cursing ("ass") and adult situations (Supes and Lois getting it on). Warner's also adapted the classic Death of Superman storyline. In this story, the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday is unleashed from his underground tomb and makes his way to Metropolis, killing Superman in the process. But his death is only a small part of the story, with most of it focusing on a world reeling from the death and a clone that just doesn't get it. The art is flawless and the story is very fun. This one's definitely not only for kids. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Michael Moore Hates America (R) -  -  -  - Allumination   -  - With a title like that, how can you not be curious? I enjoy - the documentaries of Michael Moore, but even I know to - take half of them with a grain of salt. Most people do. - Filmmaker Michael Wilson though, completely infuriated - by Moore's hypocrisy, sets outs on a Roger & Me - -style quest to track him down for an interview, - with all roads leading to futility. This could have been an - insightful critique on Moore's techniques, but instead - Wilson succumbs to the very things that he can't stand - about Moore, including manipulation of the facts and - putting too much of himself into the story  to a point - where the film completely loses focus. There's a film out - there, about this topic, that's just dying to get made, b - ut unfortunately, this one isn't it.  Louis - Fowler
  • Michael Moore Hates America (R)

    Allumination

    With a title like that, how can you not be curious? I enjoy the documentaries of Michael Moore, but even I know to take half of them with a grain of salt. Most people do. Filmmaker Michael Wilson though, completely infuriated by Moore's hypocrisy, sets outs on a Roger & Me -style quest to track him down for an interview, with all roads leading to futility. This could have been an insightful critique on Moore's techniques, but instead Wilson succumbs to the very things that he can't stand about Moore, including manipulation of the facts and putting too much of himself into the story to a point where the film completely loses focus. There's a film out there, about this topic, that's just dying to get made, b ut unfortunately, this one isn't it. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Black Roses (R)  -  -  - Synapse Films  -  - From the director of one of my favorite films of all time - the director being John Fasano, the film being - Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare  comes a new-to-DVD - special-edition release of his 1988 heavy metal follow- - up, the preposterously awesome Black Roses. - When the synth-heavy sounds of mysterious metal band - Black Roses come to town, the parents start an uproar, - and with good reason: The music causes the local kids to - become demonically possessed ne'er-do-wells, wearing - mascara and sleeveless jean jackets while killing the - 'rents. Released during the whole "demonic metal is - killing our kids" media scare, Black Roses - reinforces those fears while making fun of them - complete with Latex demon-monsters and a cast - featuring drummer Carmine Appice.  Louis - Fowler
  • Black Roses (R)

    Synapse Films

    From the director of one of my favorite films of all time the director being John Fasano, the film being Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare comes a new-to-DVD special-edition release of his 1988 heavy metal follow- up, the preposterously awesome Black Roses. When the synth-heavy sounds of mysterious metal band Black Roses come to town, the parents start an uproar, and with good reason: The music causes the local kids to become demonically possessed ne'er-do-wells, wearing mascara and sleeveless jean jackets while killing the 'rents. Released during the whole "demonic metal is killing our kids" media scare, Black Roses reinforces those fears while making fun of them complete with Latex demon-monsters and a cast featuring drummer Carmine Appice. Louis Fowler

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