Rebecca Wright

Rebecca has a B.A. in the Humanities with an emphasis in film and writing. She holds an M.A. in American and British literature. She loves to explore all film genres, but has a special place in her heart for big epics like "Cleopatra" and "Ben-Hur."

DVD Review: Apocalypse Now – The Complete Dossier

The new two-disc set of Francis Ford Coppola’s classic film Apocalypse Now is rewarding and disappointing, comprehensive yet incomplete. No film fan’s DVD collection is complete without one version of Apocalypse Now, and since The Complete Dossier contains both the theatrical release of the film and Apocalypse Now Redux in the same set along with …

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CD Review: Barry Manilow – Even Now

As my reviews of Barry Manilow’s newly remastered albums continue, I’ve spent the last few days listening to Even Now, Barry’s fifth studio album. Originally released in February of 1978, it soon became impossible to escape the semi-disco beat of “Copacabana (At the Copa)” on the radio.

CD Review: Barry Manilow – Live: Legacy Edition

Arista has beautifully restored Barry Manilow’s 1977 album Live from the original 1976 concert recordings. The concert was recorded at the Uris Theatre in New York City in December 1976. Released as a two-LP album in May of 1977, Live was Manilow’s first number one album (his second was 2006’s The Greatest Songs of the …

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DVD Review: Frasier: The Complete Eighth Season

The character of Frasier Crane was a fixture on television for 20 years. Actor Kelsey Grammer first played the role on Cheers in 1984. When Cheers ended its run in 1993, Grammer continued the role on Frasier, which premiered later that same year. Frasier was nominated for a total of 37 Emmys during the series’ …

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CD Review: Barry Manilow – Manilow II

Barry Manilow’s second album, 1974’s Manilow II has been re-released undoubtedly to capitalize on the success of his recent number one album, The Greatest Songs of the Fifties and his triumphant show Manilow: Music & Passion at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater that has been extended through 2008.

DVD Review: The Facts of Life – The Complete First and Second Seasons

Going to school in the 1980s, one of my favorite television shows was The Facts of Life. I wanted to be a student at the Eastland School for Girls and I imagined that I would be great friends with Blair, Natalie, Tootie and Jo and that Mrs. Garrett would be the ultimate den mother. So …

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