LOST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Blu-ray Review

     August 29, 2010

We’ve heard a lot about dirty shenanigans in the financial sector over the last few years, but if you really want to know about a high-risk investment that hardly ever pays off, forget about the Ponzi scheme — look no …

RAMBO: THE COMPLETE COLLECTOR’S SET Blu-ray Review

     July 28, 2010

You’ve got to give Lionsgate points for chutzpah. The Rambo movies are all already available on Blu-ray, but with The Expendables heading to theaters and a vault full of action flicks to exploit, the studio is fearlessly shotgunning genre fans …

FUNNY FARM and SPIES LIKE US Blu-ray Reviews

     July 19, 2010

Before he was the scene-stealing old guy on NBC’s Community, Chevy Chase was one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. Between 1978’s Foul Play and 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Chase reeled off a string of nearly 20 …

BEST WORST MOVIE Review

     May 11, 2010

We bitch about them all the time, but there’s really something kind of special about a bad movie — unlike books, and to a far greater extent than most pieces of music, a bad movie requires the involvement of a …

ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT DVD Review

     October 25, 2009

Despite an interesting cast and passionate pleas from more than one film critic, Brett Simon’s Assassination of a High School President is the latest project to be burped out of the gaping, bankrupt maw of the Yari Film Group and …

MARY AND MAX Review

     October 18, 2009

It was created with Claymation, its main characters speak with adorable accents, and funny-looking animals are involved – but “Wallace and Gromit” this ain’t. Director Adam Elliot won an Oscar for 2003’s “Harvie Krumpet”, a 23-minute animated short about a …

LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL Blu-ray Reviews

     October 7, 2009

For most people, just coming up with a cast of characters as wonderfully lovable as the Muppets – to say nothing of helping spearhead a pair of television classics as durable as The Muppet Show and Sesame Street – would …

THE OFFICE Season Five Blu-ray Review

     September 7, 2009

Though it’s never been a ratings powerhouse, finishing outside the Nielsen Top 50 in each of its five seasons, NBC’s “The Office” has everything else a network could want in this increasingly fragmented era of television entertainment: Mountains of great …

Eddie Murphy’s DELIRIOUS DVD Review

     June 5, 2009

Unspeakably vulgar, unbelievably rude, and the virtual textbook definition of “politically incorrect,” Eddie Murphy’s Delirious is not only a classic piece of standup, but an honest-to-goodness cultural touchstone for an entire generation of comedy fans. If you came of age …

FANBOYS DVD Review

     May 29, 2009

In his book Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman lays out what is essentially the unifying theory of Johnny Carson – the idea that the advent of cable and the home video market, not to mention the Internet, has …

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