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  • Pause & Rewind

    published December 26, 2007

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Warner Bros.) — It's the collector's-set briefcase that seals the deal, a gunmetal-gray case that... More >>

  • Moolah for Mullahs

    published December 26, 2007

    Hell of a thing, getting Mike Nichols to adapt the yer-kiddin'-me story of Charlie Wilson, the congressman from Lufkin, Texas, who... More >>

  • Singular Sensation

    published December 19, 2007

    Once (FOX) Easily the year's most perfect pop album — damned good movie too, the finest "musical" of the past 20 years. The... More >>

  • 2007: The Year in Movies and Music

    published December 19, 2007

    Revenge of the Nerds Absolutely, unequivocally, this has been The Year of The Apatow: Judd got Knocked Up to the tune of... More >>

  • Killer Climax

    published December 12, 2007

    The Bourne Ultimatum The final installment in the Bourne-again trilogy is the one in which the CIA assassin's true identity is... More >>

  • Cellar Beware

    published December 5, 2007

    The Girl Next Door (Anchor Bay) If the horror of Saw was a poblano pepper, this here is the habañero. Derived from... More >>

  • Touch of Evel

    published November 28, 2007

    Hot Rod (Paramount) Andy Samberg, best known for stuffing his dick in a box on Saturday Night Live, is Rod Kimble, a... More >>

  • Jungle Fever

    published November 21, 2007

    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse At last available on DVD, Eleanor Coppola's 1991 documentary about her husband's... More >>

  • Once Upon a Time

    published November 14, 2007

    The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition (MGM) As far as anniversary-edition DVDs go, The Princess Bride is crushingly... More >>

  • The Kids Were Alright

    published November 7, 2007

    Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 (Genius) On the heels of the Electric Company boxed sets, which were at once... More >>

  • Alien 2007: The Fatherhood

    published October 31, 2007

    John Cusack, who more or less began his career sneaking a peek at Molly Ringwald's panties in Sixteen Candles, has finally become an... More >>

  • Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.

    published October 31, 2007

    The Amicus Collection (Dark Sky) Angel: Complete Series Collector's Set (Fox) Beastie Boys: The Complete Story... More >>

  • Dan in Reel Life

    published October 24, 2007

    Dan in Real Lifehas this much going for it: It is not the worst Steve Carell film of 2007. That honor, of course, goes to Evan... More >>

  • The Spy Who Shagged Yee

    published October 10, 2007

    "Beautiful" and "cruel" — that's how director Ang Lee describes Eileen Chang's 1979 short story about obsessive love and effortless betrayal... More >>

  • You'll Laugh Dying

    published October 10, 2007

    You Kill Me (Genius) Funny thing seeing Philip Baker Hall in You Kill Me, as he's already played the role of a... More >>

  • Fist Things First

    published October 3, 2007

    Caligula: Imperial Edition (Penthouse) (Spoiler alert: Fisting!) One day back in the swingin' '70s, somebody mentioned... More >>

  • Saturday Night Fever: 30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition

    published September 19, 2007

    (Paramount) For all its camp-classic status as the ultimate disco-fever dream, John Badham's movie truly is remarkable -- a... More >>

  • Legs to Spare

    published September 12, 2007

    The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition (MGM) Fifteen years after its last home-video commemorative edition (extras from... More >>

  • Seasons in the Sun

    published September 5, 2007

    The Office: Season Three (Universal) After a shaky first season and a better-with-every-episode second, The Office... More >>

  • They Killed the Dog

    published August 29, 2007

    Year of the Dog (Paramount Vantage) It's just about the First Commandment of Hollywood: Don't kill the dog. So it's a... More >>

  • The Sympathetic Spy

    published August 22, 2007

    The Lives of Others (Sony) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film, easily the best of last year, exists on many levels:... More >>

  • Keeping the Meter Running

    published August 15, 2007

    Taxi Driver: Collector's Edition (Sony) "Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads: Here is a man who would not take it anymore."... More >>

  • Dream Cleaver

    published August 8, 2007

    Stardust is less an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 1999 novel than of its dust-jacket synopsis. That will come as disconcerting news to fans of the... More >>

  • Elvis Is Everywhere

    published August 8, 2007

    Bubba Ho-tep Limited Edition (MGM) Intentional camp is difficult to do well. It's a contradiction that usually comes off... More >>

  • Fuzz Busters

    published August 1, 2007

    Hot Fuzz (Universal) The second feature from writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg (Shaun of the... More >>

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