CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Blu-Ray Reviews: Sci-Fi Catalog Releases Including ‘Matrix Reloaded,’ ‘THX 1138’
CHICAGO – Warner Brothers recently unveiled a slate of science fiction films, many of which are making their debut on Blu-ray or are being made available on their own for the first time. Check out the HD releases of “Forbidden Planet,” “Lost in Space,” “Mars Attacks!,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “A Scanner Darkly,” and “THX 1138: Director’s Cut.”
Obviously, the collection of WB sci-fi hits features six films from different eras and with wildly varying levels of quality but at least five of the releases offer something worth checking out and a couple could arguably be called must-owns (except, sadly, none include new special features for those who already own the standard DVD and are considering an upgrade), especially for fans of the genre. Sci-fi has always been a genre that fits well with the brilliance of 1080p, so consider an upgrade on one or all of the six catalog releases now on shelves. Click “Next” at the bottom of the page to read through one at a time or merely click on the title that interests you the most below.