I.O.U.S.A. DVD

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Apr 10, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Patrick Creadon’s I.O.U.S.A. couldn’t have come at a better time. As President Obama and his administration have a great deal of work to do, perhaps the biggest problem they are facing is the United States economy—including our staggering national debt. More

Doubt Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Miramax

Apr 10, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Playwright, screenwriter, and director John Patrick Shanley hasn’t directed a film since 1990s underrated Joe Versus the Volcano. Eighteen years later, his film followup is an adaptation of Doubt: A Parable, his 2005 play that won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. More

Apr 10, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Joel and Ethan Coen had been in a tremendous slump before the release of this 2007 Best Picture Oscar winner. After the limp remake of The Ladykillers and the insufferable Intolerable Cruelty, the Coens finally found the right source material in Cormac McCarthy’s modern genre classic and made arguably their best film since Fargo. More

Slumdog Millionaire

Studio: Fox

Mar 31, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Danny Boyle’s followup to his Freddy Krueger-in-space epic Sunshine ended up winning Hollywood’s most prestigious award, an Oscar for Best Picture. More

Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter

Studio: Warner Premiere

Mar 31, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

By now, the Watchmen movie has come and mostly gone. It was a decidedly mixed bag, ambitious as all get-out, but unfortunately crippled by its slavish devotion to the original source material, as exemplified by wooden dialogue and a cheesy sex scene—not to mention some of the lamest music usage in recent memory. In order to make back all the money that was spent on the movie, several tie-in products are being released to coincide with all of the hype. More

Mar 31, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

The Toronto Peace Festival must have been something back in 1969, with artists such as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Gene Vincent, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the titular star of this DVD, Little Richard. More

What We Do Is Secret DVD

Studio: Peace Arch/ Rhino

Nov 01, 2008 DVDs Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

The story of Darby Crash, lead singer of L.A. punk band The Germs, is held under a microscope in Rodger Grossman’s What We Do Is Secret. Shane West plays lead singer Darby Crash, a drug using, self-abusing, promiscuous rock star; in other words, a cliché that we’ve seen a thousand times. More

Irma Vep: Essential Edition DVD

Studio: Zeitgeist Video

Nov 01, 2008 DVDs Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

French auteur Oliver Assayas’ smart and clever sendup of the French film industry, Irma Vep, finally arrives in special edition form on DVD some 10+ years after its release. More

Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Nov 01, 2008 DVDs Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Adam Yauch (aka Beastie Boys’ MCA) directs this lively if inconsequential documentary about eight high-school basketball players competing in a national contest to show off their skill set at the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem. More