Avatar Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Jun 04, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

Every complaint about Avatar is dead-on: the dialogue is awful, the story is not much more than a gussied up FernGully, the acting is wooden, the opening minutes are close to unwatchable, and the mere mention of the term "Unobtainium" should elicit anything from giggles to scornful rage. More

May 13, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

Gamera, Daiei Studio's giant turtle answer to and rival of Toho Company, LTD.'s Godzilla, has unfairly been saddled with the reputation of being a knockoff of The King of the Monsters, a kind of GoBots of kaiju eiga. More

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Studio: CAV Distribution

May 04, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

If you're a fan of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street saga, then you'll want to steer clear of the new cash grab remake and instead focus your sights on this excellent new documentary. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is an exhaustive four-hour documentary (with another four hours of extras!) focusing on the eight Nightmare movies that starred Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. More

Hunger Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Apr 23, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

"Let's be quiet," Hunger director Steve McQueen says, raising his index finger to his lips during a video interview. "Let's shut up and just look, observe, before one makes a judgment of anything." At that moment in the interviewincluded as a special feature on this Criterion releaseMcQueen is explaining his decision to abandon dialogue throughout much of his impressive and sometimes disorienting debut feature, which depicts the disturbing events leading up to the starvation and death of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in the Maze Prison outside of Belfast, Ireland in 1981. More

Cold Souls DVD

Studio: Fox

Mar 05, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

So this is what Charlie Kaufman has wrought. One had to wonder what effects Kaufman's flights of fancy (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, etc.) would have on Hollywood. More

Jan 27, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

The Decemberists' 2009 album The Hazards of Love now has an animated album-length video companion, one that brings to mind those '60s and '70s rock 'n' roll films that were often watched with chemical enhancement. More

Fight Club Blu-ray

Studio: Fox

Jan 23, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

The first rule of Fight Club on Blu-ray is: You don't talk about Fight Club on Blu-ray.


Gamer Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Lionsgate

Jan 21, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

Neveldine/Taylor, aka Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, have already established themselves as energetic B-movie handymen after co-directing only three films. Their most popular films, Crank and Crank: High Voltage, deserve their own private champagne room in the Hollywood Hall of Fame, and now comes The Running Man for a new generation, Gamer.


Whip It Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Fox

Jan 19, 2010 DVDs

Drew Barrymore's sweet directorial debut, Whip It, was almost completely ignored on its initial release, despite it being the best roller derby movie of 2009. Writer Shauna Cross adapted her novel Derby Girl in the story of Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page besting her quippy Juno performance) and her coming-of-age journey into the world of Roller Derby in the small town of Bodeen, Texas.