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Harry's DVD Picks & Peeks: 4th & 5th wks of March. 2010: Blus of Kurosawa, Malick, Ray, Lasseter, Woo, Huston & much more!

Hey folks, Harry here with last week and this week’s DVD columns. Last week was a particularly awesome week of release – as you’ll see below. Incredible titles and releases. As usual the images and titles link to Amazon where you can purchase or learn more on the titles in question. But if you do pick some up, a portion of the price goes to help keep this column coming – and I’m really working to keep it up weekly. The fact is – I really needed to see more of last week’s releases than I had in advance. Titles like THE T.A.M.I. SHOW, the TOY STORYs and a bunch of the others. But I’ve seen most all the titles by now. I hope you enjoy the list – there’s some great material here. Enjoy…



THE BLIND SIDE
Starring Academy Award winning actress, Sandra Bullock. That will take a bit of time to get used to. That said – I’m really quite fond of this film. In a way I find it so refreshing to see a film that is a true story that was about someone with a strong Christian ethical backbone that exemplified the best of what Christianity teaches us. I get the people that hate it as some White Person helping a Black Person propaganda nightmare, but I just don’t see it that way. I see it as one human helping another and that’s a message and a story that films don’t always give us. I had no interest in this film when I saw the Trailers. But when I received an awards screener – I watched it – and it won me over. The only major problem with the film and the story is that the kid went to Ole Miss and not the University Of Texas – where he would have been TRULY awesomer! Heh.




MAD MEN Season 3
One of the very best Television shows out there – and I love watching this sans interruptions from the first episode to the last. So excited to see WALKING DEAD from the same channel. Absolutely lovely on Blu Ray.




TOY STORY
Brilliant character design, story telling, music, drama and adventure. Woody and Buzz are so iconic – so perfect – that rewatching this and the next chapter at home really just continued to hype me up for the joy of TOY STORY. Honestly though – there’s nothing I can really tell you on this. I mean. It is TOY STORY. It is essential. And you know it. In 100 years – people will look at this the way we look at the importance and timelessness that we look at SNOW WHITE.




TOY STORY 2
As much as I love TOY STORY… TOY STORY 2 is even better. I’ll never forget the day I got the script for TOY STORY 2… I was horrified at the concept. In those days this was scheduled to go STRAIGHT TO VIDEO. I read the script thinking it was going to be that quality – and it blew my mind. As high as my expectations were from reading that early script – the film was a massive step greater. The design for Jessie is just beautiful… her voice, even better, her story – astonishingly emotional and textured. It defied everyone’s expectations and proved the magic of Pixar versus the shallowness with which so many other sequels have served us. Now we await the 3rd chapter and I believe they’re going to do it again. Can’t you feel it? Both TOY STORY blu rays have all the original DVD extras – plus new features exclusive to BLU RAY. Including previews of TOY STORY 3.




The T.A.M.I. SHOW
My favorite new thing I’ve picked up in ages. And something that has kept me from watching any number of other DVDs. THE T.A.M.I. SHOW was an astonishingly diverse Rock Show from 1964. The line-up is so eclectic – that just looking at that listing on the DVD cover – just doesn’t cover it. As a society – we so rarely see this type of diversity in a 2 & a half hour performance. But until you actually watch this thing – it just won’t sink in. This was such a key point in Rock history – watching Gerry & The Pacemakers on a bill with the Rolling Stones (as babies) is a major culture shock – but not nearly as much as watching a young James Brown just fucking destroy the Stones with the greatest cockblocking performance that I’ve ever seen. James Brown destroys. Now neat things to know. Somewhere in the audience is a 7th Grade JOHN LANDIS with his whole 7th Grade class – and one of the GoGo dancers is an impossibly young Teri Garr shaking it as you would dream. I wish music had this level of class and style again. Shit. I keep wanting a resurgence of Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington style music. Sigh.




FANTASTIC MR FOX
Sigh. My happy spot. I love FANTASTIC MR FOX. I love how different the stop-motion is from the Selick / Burton films. I love the way the hair ruffles with the touch of the animator’s hands. But most of all – I just love how Wes Anderson adapted Dahl. The look is metaphysically perfect. The disc has making of stuff that is just never long enough to sate my love of this form. However, it is quite nice. Wonderful film and Blu Ray!




BROTHERS
To me – the best two “current war” movies of last year were completely overlooked in favor of the lessor over-praised one. BROTHERS and THE MESSENGER… well they’re fantastic. BROTHERS had brilliant performances by Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman. And Sam Shepard was no slouch either. This is a very emotional and powerful drama that I found more telling than THE HURT LOCKER. Tobey’s story in particular was just powerful. The best work of his entire career. Shame the Academy voters never noticed. Give it a look.




MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS
Grant Heslov’s MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS was by far my preferred George Clooney film of 2009. The idea that this is based on mostly true material – and that the craziest stuff is absolutely true makes this a film – very much like FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and THE BIG LEBOWSKI in the way it was completely marginalized upon release. However, like those two films, I firmly believe this will find its real audience in Home Video and will grow in stature. The four main performances by Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey just… wow. This also was my preferred Jeff Bridges performance of 2009. The ‘extras’ begin to illuminate the reality that the film is based upon. Amazing stuff.




THE AFRICAN QUEEN Blu Ray
When people say, “They don’t make em like they used to,” films like THE AFRICAN QUEEN are what they’re talking about. Now – why get the big set above. In addition to the stuff you get on the standard Blu Ray – you get a repro of Katharine Hepburn’s out of print memoir, “THE MAKING OF THE AFRICAN QUEEN or HOW I WENT TO AFRICA WITH BOGART, BACALL AND HUSTON AND ALMOST LOST MY MIND” – and brothers and sisters… YOU MUST READ THAT! You also get some other fun stuff, but really – you’ll want to read that memoir. The disc extras are fantastic – as is the radio version of AFRICAN QUEEN which featured the voices of Bogart, but instead of Hepburn – Greer Garson played the role… very differently – but in a fascinating way. I love that as well. But the real reason to buy this version is the restoration that went into this. In addition to just the standard cleaning up of the negative and digital color work – they fixed some of the matte line problems that the film has ALWAYS suffered when you see. Now those annoying halos around Bogie and Kate are gone – and it looks absolutely without flaw. The making of is outstanding. And Lauren Bacall comes off looking like the best girl friend/wife one could ever have. What a lady!




RED CLIFF International edition
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES buy the U.S. Theatrical version of this film. It is a nearly unwatchable. Whereas this is masterful. I love the 2 film version of this movie. The nuance and the elegance to the story-telling is wonderful. The best John Woo film in ages. Be sure if you purchase RED CLIFF that you get this version. In my opinion the other version is unreleasable. I put it on out of curiousity and watched it all. And I’m telling you. STEER CLEAR – get this one!




YOJIMBO Criterion Blu
WOW. Just WOW. So crisp. So exactly as I’ve never seen it before. Absolutely perfect. This and SANJURO just really make me hungry to get all the other Kurosawa on Blu as soon as possible. There’s just such an incredible level of detail. Criterion has it’s usual perfect work of transfer and sound – along with Stephen Prince’s very scholarly commentary – making of Docs, essays, trailers, etc. Love FISTFUL OF DOLLARS – see where Leone got his inspiration. But then… really. You didn’t need me to tell you that. You’re a film geek. Right?




SANJURO Criterion Blu
While I prefer YOJIMBO, SANJURO is simply more fun. Mifune is back as an unnamed samurai in a much lighter tale than Yojimbo. This isn’t an outright comedy, but it does make me laugh. The quality of this disc is beyond reproach. And it has the exact same sort of extras as YOJIMBO. But you kinda have to get both of these films. Right?




DAYS OF HEAVEN Criterion Blu
You want a Blu Ray that will absolutely blow everyone the fuck away with how gorgeous it is? That’s DAYS OF HEAVEN. In the history of Cinematography there are very few films that can touch the beauty of this film. Nestor Almendros’ cinematography earned the film a Best Cinematography Academy Award that year – and you won’t have to ask why? Instead, you might wonder why they simply didn’t retire the award after watching this film. God I’d love to see this in 70mm again. This Blu Ray is great, but even Blu can’t touch 70mm. Here’s the extras: Audio commentary with Weber, Jack Fisk, Patricia Norris & Dianne Crittenden Audio interview with Richard Gere Video interviews with Bailey, Haskell Wexler & Sam Shepard A booklet featuring an essay by critic Adrian Martin




BIGGER THAN LIFE Criterion Blu
And the award for Best Criterion Blu release of the day goes to BIGGER THAN LIFE. How can I say that? I mean… YOJIMBO, SANJURO, DAYS OF HEAVEN. Well, yeah – they’re probably “greater films” in some levels – but BIGGER THAN LIFE by Nicholas Ray… I’m betting you probably haven’t seen. I’ve been on a bit of a James Mason kick after I watched this and AGE OF CONSENT in the same evening. BIGGER THAN LIFE is proof positive that everything in America wasn’t FATHER KNOWS BEST of LEAVE IT TO BEAVER perfect. We look at films like AMERICAN BEAUTY and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD or MAD MEN as ironic post-modern looks at the rise of the Suburban world of the 50s and 60s – but BIGGER THAN LIFE was shot in 1956 – and does what those 3 films attempt – but in the era… Watching James Mason’s seemingly perfect American Dad battle addiction to painkillers – is just astonishing. This film gave me a bloody nose and I loved it. Beautiful Technicolor – incredibly brilliant performances by all. DO NOT LET THIS FILM ESCAPE YOU! Absolutely amazing.




AFTER DARK HORRORFEST Vol 4 ( DREAD / THE FINAL / THE GRAVES / THE HIDDEN / KILL THEORY / LAKE MUNGO / THE REEDS / ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION )
Of the 4 Horrorfest sets – this is by far the weakest. I didn’t really like any of the films – whereas in years past there was always a couple of jewels. If Horror is your genre of myopic fixation – you’ll find things you like in these films – but frankly I wouldn’t really care to own any of them, as I doubt I’d rewatch any of these titles.




CAT GIRL / SUPER DIMENSION ODYSSEY TRITIA
Not really sure why this appeals to me.




HITLER MEETS CHRIST
Story of two homeless insane fucks that believe they’re Hitler and Christ. Michael Moriarty wrote this as a play – the film is kinda amazing character work. Haven’t you ever wondered what these two would talk about?




YAKUZA JUSTICE: EROTIC CODE OF HONOR
Still waiting on my copy to come, I couldn’t resist buying this when I saw that box cover, that this is a Pink film and from Tatsumi Kumashiro. Very much looking forward to checking this out!
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010



SHERLOCK HOLMES
I really really love the Maximum Movie Mode style special feature on the Blu. Watching Guy Ritchie go through his film, his thought process and frankly his love of London – well it was just really enlightening regarding Guy himself. I met him once, back before the release of his second film, SNATCH – and I liked him, but SHERLOCK HOLMES, the character is one of my favorites. I love a whole bunch of Sherlock Holmes movies and adaptations. This version is no different. I felt Guy’s style of visually conveying thought – was perfectly matched with Sherlock Holmes as a character. And man – I just love it. An excellent Blu Ray!




ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEKQUEL
Near the tail end of my Saturday Morning Cartoon days – the Chipmunks invaded – and I absolutely did not mind. I loved Alvin, Simon & Theodore. That said – I find these “live action” version just frightening at a truly evil level. I mean. Just look at em. They’re creepy little fuckers – but you can’t deny their appeal to the kiddos. Better than BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA if that means anything. And infinitely better than the BUDDY movies. But still fairly lame.




ALICE IN WONDERLAND
I really do not understand the people that seemingly dismiss this ALICE IN WONDERLAND – it is – my very favorite. The character designs, music and fun that is to be had at every turn is utterly delightful. And this is far far superior entertainment to Tim Burton’s latest – which I absolutely adore. Now – I fucking hate that this is a damn DVD. I have ALICE on DVD. Why purchase this? This does have pretty great extras – and… folks, at the pace Disney is releasing their classics on Blu Ray – it could be upwards of 5 years till we see this in HD…. Then again, it could be right around the corner. The mouse house works in mysterious ways. I just hate the wait.




AN EDUCATION
Perhaps the least seen of the BEST PICTURE nominees. Remedy that quickly please. Lone Scherfig directs a brilliant performance out of Carey Mulligan – and Peter Sarsgaard continues to be one of the more fascinating actors working today. I love his face, it is very emphatic. And the rest of the cast is as interesting. With Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Dominic Cooper and Alfred Molina all aboard. But this Older Man / young girl love story is absolutely a delight. It was one of the films that really did deserve to be in that list of 10.




COLLATERAL (Blu Ray)
Alright! One of the most handsomely shot Digital films – that really and truly made Digital Cinematography stunning and convincing as a way to shoot a movie – is finally out on a format where you can really appreciate that. I love Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx in this film. And I love Clive Owen too, just cuz... for some reason I think he has a cameo in this - but he really doesn't and my mind is just sleep deprived. The best of Michael Mann’s recent films.




THE KILLER (Blu Ray)
Most DVD and BLU-Ray review sites are trashing this release. It is 1080i – and frankly there’s no excuse for that. And the sound is also not the lossless brilliance that it should be. The extras are ugly. But ya know what. This movie came out the year I graduated High School. It blew my mind. This and HARD BOILED are two of the most tremendously influential action films of the past 20 years. That’s why we all want the finest fucking quality possible for this film. And thus far – on the Home Video market… this is it. And yes, I will upgrade eventually. But then, I’m the crazy fucker that absolutely loves the Dub version of the film. I know. Sacrilege! But that’s how I first saw it. And I know that shouldn’t be an excuse – but I fell in love with those voices in an odd way. This is a placeholder edition – and we pray that someone will finally do it justice… hopefully in Hong Kong. I’ll let you know when that happens. But my Denon receiver up-res’d this to looking pretty goddamn cool. I didn’t notice the artifacting past the credits. And damn I love this movie.




I SELL THE DEAD
This is just plain fucking fun. Nowhere near as brilliant as CEMETARY MAN, but not much is. But if you like fun horror, you’re probably gonna develop a serious crush on this flick. For one – it has Merry, Hellboy and the scary fucking TALL MAN in it. With crazy folks like Larry Fessenden ta boot. Definitely worth checking out!




THE PROTECTOR (Blu Ray)
This film reminds me of a Parker novel – and if you know what that means – you know what I mean. Remember that Parker novel where someond steals the gumball ring that meant something to him? Remember all the damage Parker caused trying to get it back? Well. Some dumb fucks steal Tony Jaa’s elephant… to make… SOUP! Just wait til you see how fucking bugnuts Jaa gets on these fucks’ asses. There are sequences here shot by the amazing Prachya Pinkaew that just boggle my mind. The continuous shot going up that building. HOLY SHIT! Right? Unlike THE KILLER – this Blu Ray is how it should be.




VAMPYRES (Blu Ray)
This was the first lesbian vampire film I ever saw. In about 1977, my dad scored a Black & White television print of this film, under the title of DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS. I saw it a good 20 times as a kid. Then Blue Underground sends me this BluRay – and I look at the cover and I thought… “Hey, those girls… they’re making my boy cock go man size. Where do I know them from?” I put the BluRay in – and about 10 minutes into this gorgeous color, uncut print I realize – HOLY SHIT… THIS IS DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS UNEDITED. So much better. Wow. This shit is Really hot. Really good. If you’re a fan of the Lesbian Vampire genre – this is one of the best.




GIRLY
This is early British Black Comedic Horror at its best. I love the original title of “MUMSY, NANNY, SONNY AND GIRLY” - but don’t believe me – watch this trailer: See? Now you gotta see the film! Until I saw this DVD – I was completely unaware of this film. If you loved TWISTED NERVE, this is a must see.




Sabu Double Feature: SAVAGE DRUMS & JUNGLE HELL
I should be getting this in the mail today. I’ve had movie posters for these two films for years – and I’m a huge fan of SABU from his version of JUNGLE BOOK and THIEF OF BAGDAD. So I must see these two titles which have escaped me till now.




BEHIND CONVENT WALLS
Nunsploitation is one of my favorite genres. It just makes BLUES BROTHERS funnier. Directed by the infamouse Walerian Borowzcyk, he’s greatest cinematic achievement, THE BEAST, is a must see for exploitation fans everywhere. If you love beautiful Nunsploitation – this is one of the best. Very erotic and very fun!




HORAT
When HORAT is fucking this gorgeous big beautiful black woman – and the bear comes out of the closet with a strap on. I howled laughing for about 5 minutes straight. She really had no idea it was there. And the Sorority RV is kinda hot. Strike that, really hot. That girl is sexy as hell. This is obviously a BORAT rip off – and in some ways – it ends up being just as funny. Precisely because it is that less competent in its filmmaking skill, ‘writing’, etc. That said – it does go on a bit long. But I figure if I was morbidly curious enough to actually watch it all – and that I did describe scenes to friends for weeks after I saw it. I had to share with you.




Vintage Exploitation: BLONDE IN BONDAGE (1957) / FLESH MERCHANT (1955) / SIN YOU SINNERS (1963) / DANCE HALL RACKET (1953) / SHE SHOULDA SAID “NO!” (1949) / A VIRGIN IN HOLLYWOOD (1948) / PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTER (1933)
Out of this set – I’ve only ever seen FLESH MERCHANT – which is an interesting film. Now, I have to see A VIRGIN IN HOLLYWOOD (1933) – because that could very well have been the last time there was a virgin in Hollywood… right? And just in case I one day produce a daughter in this world, I should watch PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTER and so should all of you. And don’t you wonder what she said YES to? Me too. I’m a fan of vintage exploitation – and find these sorts of films to generally be hilarious in a very camp way. I feel this set is a bit pricey at basically $40, but I don’t know how else to see them. So, there goes $40.
We begin April next Tuesday when we take a look at: THE LORD OF THE RINGS Theatrical cuts on Blu Ray, BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS, THE NATURAL (Blu), THE UNUSUALS, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR remake (Blu), A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Blu), Bakshi’s LORD OF THE RINGS (Blu), THE RELIC (Blu), COCOON (Blu), BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Complete Series (Blu), JADE (Blu), POSEIDON (Blu), THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT, THE LAST WALTZ (Blu), DIRT! THE MOVIE, DREAMSCAPE (Blu), BROTHERS FIVE (Blu), THE HEROIC ONES (Blu), THE DELIGHTFUL FOREST (Blu), TAXIDERMIA, USUAL SUSPECTS (Blu), EMMANUELLE (Blu), BRIDGE TOO FAR (Blu), GRADUATE (Blu), HOOSIERS (Blu), THE DAM BUSTERS, ATTACK ON LENINGRAD (Blu) and more. Till April – that’s all I gots!

Readers Talkback
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  • March 30, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    FUCK NETFLIX..

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    AND THEIR 6 WEEK WAIT ON NEW RELEASES!

  • March 30, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Wow, It's a Tuesday. I'll give u that Harry

    by SoylentMean

    Now to read this thing.

  • March 30, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    The thing about Brothers...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    ..is I couldn't really buy into was Tobey being a hardcore Marine. He's seemed too slight and stood around while he was captured doing his Peter Parker bug-eyes like when he first got his powers. Still a good flick, but not really an Oscar-worthy performance.

  • March 30, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    I love how the end of you DVD columns frequenlty descend into Po

    by Bileranter

    Just saying. I look forward to your dvd column turning up. Cheers

  • March 30, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    The Protector has THE BEST Action Sequence in Film History

    by ZoeFan

    That no cut fight scene up the stairs is a pure master work. American Directors should take note.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    disney in HD

    by Bouncy X

    snow white played on tv this weekend and in HD too and i was shocked at how nice the image was. i did read about how good the blu-ray apparently is but now i see what they meant. color wise, you'd think the movie came out this year, it was so bright and vibrant. though it did make the fact the characters are seperate from the background even more blindingly obvious but thats just the price you pay for such high definition on older movies.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    So Harry you ever going to explain your new hatred for Hurt Lock

    by castor778

    Seriously man, give us something please. You continue to talk down on it, yet you said you loved it in your original review. Now you're fucking recommending Brothers over it. What the fuck gives?

  • March 30, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I thought Hausu was getting released in April

    by SoylentMean

    I want to just buy that movie blind but, well, it has to be available first.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    COLLATERAL

    by Reckoner

    is one of my favorite movies of the last 10 years... The music, performances, style. What a cool movie.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Horat? Really? Is that hardcore?

    by SoylentMean

    Because it's available through Amazon. Amazon sells porn?

  • March 30, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    The Men Who Stare at Goats

    by seppukudkurosawa

    was dire. It had the timing of a Coen brothers movie but none of the actual jokes or wit. No way is this a cult movie in the making.<p> And I thought The Fantastic Mr Fox was actually a far better movie than Up. Sure, some of Wes's shticks are starting to wear a bit thin- Schwartzman's character carrying a walkman about just so Anderson can ramrod in the Kinks or the Stones- but it was wonderful to look at and just about as great a Dahl adaptation as I could possibly have hoped for.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    That Collateral cover is...

    by odo19

    fucking atrocious. Love the movie but whoever photoshopped Cruise's head onto that body needs to never work in the business again. It looks a step down from the usual cover jobs on DTV Seagal movies.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    And Nic Ray is a total ubermensch

    by seppukudkurosawa

    He did so many groundbreaking movies that transcended what was ultimately a pretty ropey decade for film- the '50s. Any fan of his needs to see the bizarre semi-fictional documentary by Wim Wenders called Lightning Over Water. He was literally captured dying on film.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    castor778, it may not be a satisfactory explanation

    by jim

    but it is "something" <p> http://tinyurl.com/y8nfdoj <p>But it does seem he likes the movie less and less with each mention of it.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Brothers and An Education

    by Stormshadow4life

    Couldn't agree more with you. Both were standouts of 2009!

  • March 30, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    People change their minds

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Deal with it. You're acting as if you've caught him cheating on his wife or something.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Only a moron would buy that KILLER disc

    by Harry Weinstein

    It's a botch. Buy a used copy of the HKL release from England instead. At least it's NATIVE PAL instead of PAL converted to Blu-ray, which Dragon Dynasty straight up LIED about before it was released. Shame on you for recommending that piece of shit Dragon Dynasty disc.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Um...Clive Owen was not in Collateral.

    by Titsknifed

    Just sayin.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    That was meant to be

    by Bileranter

    I love your DVD columns frequently descend into reviewing Porn

  • March 30, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Token Harry braintwister:

    by seppukudkurosawa

    "But I figure if I was morbidly curious enough to actually watch it all – and that I did describe scenes to friends for weeks after I saw it. I had to share with you."<p> Okily dokily...

  • March 30, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Bodacious_Crumb

    by ForkTongue

    I was about to say the same thing about Netflix! Complete BS thinking they can get away with this without acknowledging it to the customers at all.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Why is this page so STREEEEEEETCHED?

    by D.Vader

  • March 30, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    The Killer on Blu

    by SatchmoTaskforce

    How the fuck can no one release this movie "right"? This is getting ridiculous.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Beyond Convent Walls

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Best DVD cover ever?

  • March 30, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Are you kidding me, Harry?

    by I am_NOTREAL

    "Brothers" better than "The Hurt Locker?" Snort. I will say good day to you, sir.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    "Nunsploitation is one of my favorite genres."

    by Magnus Greel

    I don't even know where to start. The sad part is I agree with Harry's assesment on The Killer and Hard Boiled...except you have to hear it in the original Cantonese. I know reading subtitles is hard and all while looking through a pile of food, but come on Harry.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    HARRY, who the fuck is Clive OWENS? And in Collateral?

    by D.Vader

    Just like you pondered in your Yojimbo review, I must ask... "You ARE a film geek, aren't you?"

  • March 30, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    This is still the best thing about this site

    by Mr Gorilla

    Thank you Harry for your passion and twistedness. You are possibly the only writer who tells their readers that they MUST buy Bigger Than Life (great, great movie - and a good double-bill with Ray's Bitter Victory) then talks about lesbian vampires and nunspoitation. I salute you!

  • March 30, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Thanks Harry

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Some real gems in those schlock picks...and in the reviews. I couuld have done without hearing about your 'boy cock' however. Jesus. ☺

  • March 30, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    The Kurosawa Blus are a must-own.

    by Nordling

    You can count the hairs in Mifune's beard. If SEVEN SAMURAI looks this good, that will be the Blu-Ray of the year. I must check out BIGGER THAN LIFE.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Clive Owen...

    by TheGreatHomsar

    ...was NOT in Collateral. I can't be bothered to check IMDB to see if one of the random extras was actually named Clive OwenS. Great movie, though. Michael Mann's best, and yeah, that includes Heat.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I LOVE this column because....

    by ctbrandon

    where else can I get the reviews on mainstream new releases, and also hear the phrases "My first lesbian vampire movie" and "nunsploitation" in the same column? Harry you are the king.

  • March 30, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Horat?

    by THAT__SAID

    So you're just reviewing out and out porn movies now? I bet it made your "boy cock go man size" more than it made you laugh. <p> That said, you had a nice quotient of 'that said's this week. I'm proud of you.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    No one named Clive involved with Collateral at all

    by D.Vader

    I doubt Harry will address this issue and tell us what he was thinking.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I look forward to Netflixin' Sherlock Holmes....

    by BangoSkank

    in 28 days. Fuckers. <p> I dropped from 3 movies at a time, down to 1. Fuck 'em. I'll spend my money elsewhere. Until, of course, they inevitably fuck me over too. It's the American way.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by HEADGEEK

    I literally have no excuse - other than to say - my 5 hour energy drink fueled brain fired that sentence off with absolute certainty that he was in this. But that was BOURNE IDENTITY. I think. <BR><BR>And HORAT is softcore, no penetration shots. But I do believe they're actually fucking, but I could be wrong.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    And THANK YOU Harry....

    by BangoSkank

    ...this reminds me of your DVD picks of old. Lots of weird shit I would have overlooked and missed out on.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Hooray! There we go! Thanks Harry

    by D.Vader

    I wondered if it was The Bourne Identity you were thinking of (small part for Owen in an action film). He did kickass in that scene.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Men Who Stare At Goats=Future terrible stoner movie

    by reflecto

    It's a piece of shit which gets a pass from geeks for featuring all those actors, and can only (possibly) be enjoyed while intoxicated or otherwise altered. Otherwise it's unwatchable shit. SHIT, Harry. You know it, I know it. It does not function.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    reflecto

    by HEADGEEK

    Oddly - I've watched it twice on Blu Ray with friends that love it. Hmmm.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Men Who Stare At Goats...

    by JacksParasites

    Men Who Stare At Goats should have just directly lifted from the book, as the reality is far stranger and more interesting than the fiction made up by the screenwriter(s).

  • March 30, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    PINKY VIOLENCE, naked nuns, good to see you...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...back in form!

  • March 30, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Don't Understand the Netflix Hate

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    I joined Netflix so I could see titles you CAN'T get at Blockbuster or Hollywood. Obscure older movies. Foreign Films. Complete TV Series. Criterion Collection stuff etc etc.<br /><br /> If they can't get you a new Studio release the day it comes out quit whining and go to a fucking chain store and leave Netflix to the real fans who care about more than whatever was playing in a multiplex six months ago.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    flickapoo

    by HEADGEEK

    it ain't like I've skipped any Pinky Violence or Naked Nun releases - they just don't come out often enough for the likes of you and me.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    cymbalta, take the stick out of your ass....

    by BangoSkank

    I've been paying for Netflix for years, and then without warning, the rules change. "The real fans"? Puh-lease cunt, don't make me laugh.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    ...Harry has an excellent nose for nudie movies your girl...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...will not only watch with you, but show pleasant enthusiasm for...<P> It's a gift.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Maybe harry was confusing Clive Owen with....

    by odo19

    Jason Statham(who is in Collateral) or something. That's one possiblitiy.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    BangoSkank

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Netflix is Luck of the Draw. It took them months for me to get The Hangover because so many other people wanted it. But I got The Men Who Stare at Goats and Brothers the day they came out. I'm getting I Sell the Dead today, along with Couples Retreat which also took months. But in between I got to watch a bunch of foreign films and film noir and the first 2 seasons of The Wire. That's why I don't understand the bitching.<br /><br />And the Studios are the ones preventing Netflix from getting DVDs right out of the gate. And only some studios. It's not like if you put 6 movies that are coming out next Tuesday at the top of your queue you won't get any of them. You'll get 2 or 3 of them and have to wait for the others. Major Tragedy right?

  • March 30, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    WTF is up with these stupid BR/DVD "combo packs?"

    by caprica

    I must be missing something. If you own a Blu Ray player, you don't need the DVD. And if you don't own a BR, player, you don't need the BR. So why the fuck are they sold together? Who is the audience for that?

  • March 30, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Caprica my guess is it's so...

    by odo19

    if you own a BR player but your friends don't and they don't want to come over to your house for whatever reason you also have a DVD that you can watch over there. <P> *Shrugs*

  • March 30, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    And Bango

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    if you've gone from 3 Movies at a time down to 1 you're REALLY going to get screwed on New Releases, because the people like me who get 4 at a time will be getting them before you do anyway. You can't blame Netflix for that. If they're getting $25 a month from me & $5 a month from you: who are they more likely to keep happy?

  • March 30, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Javier Bardem...

    by jaysendee

    had a cameo in Collateral. Maybe that's who Harry meant.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Cymbalta....

    by BangoSkank

    I understand that, and I’m okay with the luck-of-the-draw quality of NF... Although the fact is, they haven’t increased the number of copies of new movies they get proportionately to the increased number of subscribers. So even before the Warner Bros. deal, it’s been taking longer to get a new release… But that’s neither here nor there. <p> I don’t know the facts surrounding the deal made with Warner Bros… Know why? Because they haven’t bothered to comment on it. All I know is that WB movies won’t be available for the first 28 days, and only then will they become a part of the Net-Flix new release lotto. <p> I’ve been a customer for over 5 years, which means I’ve given them somewhere upwards of $1000 of my money… I think the least they could do is let me (and all other loyal customers) know that a change has been made. <p> And as a consumer, if I've spent that much money on a product and the service changes without warning or explanation, I think I have a right to complain about it.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    caprica, my guess is

    by jim

    it's for people who don't yet own BR but are thinking about it and hesitate buying the DVD for fear having to soon buy it all over again in blu. That way, they can watch the DVD today, and have the BR for tomorrow (it is, after all, only a day away).

  • March 30, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Horat Has Hardcore In It!

    by SMARTASS8

    At least according to the trailer I just watched at www.horat.tv /video.htm

  • March 30, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Cymbalta....

    by BangoSkank

    That's why I went down to 1 @ a time. To help offset the cost of on-demand and renting new flicks at the local mom-and-pop. <p> There are movies that I can't find anywhere BUT Netflix... Plus, with the ability to stream through Xbox LIVE there's no question that it's worth the $9 a month. I won't claim otherwise. But when my wife wants to watch a new movie (she's not interested in watching "Behind Convent Walls" for some reason) I'll be spending that "new rental money" elsewhere.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    ...if I was Netflix, I'd be a little worried about the fact...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that you pretty much have to get all your new popcorn flicks from RedBox at this point.<P> Netflix meets all my exotic needs, but they're completely useless in the shiny new movie department.<P> The only thing I can assume is that they plan/hope to go all streaming in the future...thus condemning RedBox to Walmart redneck hell...but if they do, they're going to have to improve the streaming picture quality if they want much of my business.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I thought I had Netflix New Releases Down To A Science...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    I'm a cheap bastard who does the "one at a time" deal. I have my timing down to getting 2 discs per week. If I mail my disc on Saturday, I can get a Tuesday new release sent to me on Monday. I have to watch the disc I get on Tuesday that night in order to mail it in on Wednesday to get my next flick on Friday. I have to watch that one either Friday night or Saturday morning in order to hit the mailbox on Saturday, which picks up at 4:00. Then the cycle continues until the Post Office stops Saturday delivery and totally fucks me up. You can go fuck yourself, Cymbalta. The chains are a dying breed. I have much love for Netflix having hard-to-find gems and use it for that purpose as well as new releases. Why spend upwards of $10.00 in the theaters these days for most films, when I can watch it cheaper at home and not worry about douchebags in the audience?

  • March 30, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    RedBox has a deal with Warner also.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    ...Bodacious, I didn't know that...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but thirty day delay aside, I've waited months for new releases from Netflix...I've pretty much given up at this point.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    HARRY, WHERE IS YOUR REVIEW OF THE PRISONER (2009)?!

    by Stabby

    Do you even look over what you said you were going to review in the week before's column or in this week the column from three weeks ago?! this isn't the first time you didn't review something you said you were going to and I'm sure it won't be the last.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Yep Harry, same with the whole bunch of Bad

    by white_vader

    What happened there?

  • March 30, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Agree With Flicka and Bodacious

    by Taragor

    If you time it right you may get a new release from Netflix, but even when i put discs in ahead of time and have nothing else at home, I still get the "very long wait" on new releases. Poor system, or overloaded they need to step it up. I'm on the cheapy on disc at a time and at this rate, it would be about the same to get the discs at the local rental store. If redbox goes blu ray I would say netflix is in big trouble. Streaming is only going to be beneficial if it has the sound and picture quality to back it up.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Sometime in September Netflix will send me WTWTA

    by Stabby

    Wonder how long it will take to get Days of Heaven Blu?

  • March 30, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Netflix is in trouble when Postal Service goes to 5 days

    by Stabby

    Well, at least us Netflix customers are. That means less movies being sent to you.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    redbox users

    by Guy Gaduois

    clean the road with the discs before returning them. Netflix has gotten bad too. Lots of damage. Hollywood and Blockbuster both closed in our town. It's all Mom and Pop stores now, and they've all increased prices. Pretty funny.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    The delay problem w/ Netflix is Short Term

    by ZoeFan

    I'll give it no more than a year. Then they'll be back to making new discs available. WB basicly pressured them into delaying their titles. The other choice was WB would sell Netflix a very limited quantity and everybody would be waiting longer than they do with the current situation. Netflix is banking on their streaming. When that fails and their stock price starts tanking, they'll get back to releasing new releases when they're released into stores. The funny thing is WB thinks this delay will cause a huge influx of people just buying the title from the store instead of waiting. Unfortunately, this will just alienate the buying public more.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Best waiting time for a Netflix title

    by ZoeFan

    North by Northwest was #1 in my queue since October 4, 2010. It was released on Blu November 3, 2009. Finally mailed to me March 1, 2010. Nice.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Only having streaming media available is a terrifying

    by SoylentMean

    idea. Nobody on here has heard of subliminal messages? Physical media must remain available.

  • March 30, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I meant October 4, 2009

    by ZoeFan

    Woops

  • March 30, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I waited 5 months to get Lakeview Terrace from Netflix

    by SoylentMean

    Netflix really does have to step up and make new releases readily available, preferably with a guarantee of speedy arrival. <P> I also hope WB isn't seeing an increase in DVD/Blu sales until those movies are made available to rent. Here's a hint, I often buy movies I like after renting them!

  • March 30, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 2 sucks.

    by disfigurehead

  • March 30, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    ...the funny thing about streaming is that they finally...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sold me (kicking and screaming) on high-def...I finally have a fancypants TV and Blu-player...and now I'm supposed to stream fuzzy movies with pixelation in the darks?<P> I think not.<P> Truth be told, I've been loving streaming for SPARTACUS, DOCTOR WHO, curiosities I don't want to wait for...but there is no way I'm streaming a real movie that I've been looking forward to seeing.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't wait 5 Seconds for Lakeview Terrace

    by ZoeFan

    You have the patience of a Saint Soylent!

  • March 30, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    New Iron Man 2 Poster

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    http://tinyurl.com/y9tx6n3

  • March 30, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Flicka

    by Stabby

    I get a mixed bag from Netflix streaming, but some of it is near Blu-Ray quality. I think it all depends on how they encode the original film. I watch Legend of the Seeker streamed from my PS3 to my 42" Plasma and it looks better than if I watch it on HD cable tv. It looks amazing actually. Bridget Regan never looked so beautiful. Of course, that's not so hard to do.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    by DanielPlainview

    Lakeview Terrace is on instant now. Why would you ever wait that long for that movie? I wouldn't waste my time streaming it.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    ...hmmm, so maybe if they keep fiddling with it...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...they'll get it up to snuff. I streamed NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD (big fun by the way) recently and was impressed with the picture...

  • March 30, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Netflix really sucks now because...

    by Ministry

    they're permanently getting rid of the "Friends" feature. No more recommendations to or from your friends, no more social features whatsoever on the site. It's mind- boggling for a site to step backwards like this when everyone else is going Net 2.0

  • March 30, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Ministry.

    by BangoSkank

    Please tell me you're not one of the people posting these: <p> "Under normal circumstances I would have reviewed this DVD, but when NF implemented the new DVD page detail design...blah, blah, blah... I apologize for this non-review." <p> It might seem like I'm talking out of both sides of my mouth on this, but I'm soooo sick of seeing these. It ain't working. Vote with your pocketbook, as they say.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Ministry

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    The FRIENDS feature is still there, it was moved to the bottom of your queef (my loving name for my que). Did you read somewhere that it will be gone for good? I know Netflix is Facebook friendly now if that's your bag.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I feel like Netflix is constantly diminishing their website

    by Stabby

    I remember when they removed the New Releases feature a few years ago I actually called them to complain and they said that a lot of people were calling who liked that feature, but they were doing away with it anyway. They suggested I use their RSS feed for New Releases which I am using now but it's kind of a pain in the a$$.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Redbox could take another chunk out of Netflix

    by MCVamp

    If they offered Blu-Ray new releases in the kiosks. The amount of quality new movies worth watching has dwindled to the point where spending $14 a month on movies is pretty much the same whether you get them mailed to you or whether you snag them as you're leaving the grocery store. The post office will be stopping Saturday delivery sometime in Oct/Nov, so make your choices now.<br> <br> And although the P.O. has its flaws, if people would simply ship all of their parcels through them (at a lesser cost) instead of FedEx or UPS, there would still be Saturday delivery despite email. Don't bring up reliability, UPS is just as likely to lose something and FedEx drivers are so lazy they don't even knock most times, leaving you with the notice to drive to the pickup center across town.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    How the hell is somebody supposed to know if they'll

    by SoylentMean

    like a movie before they see it? It's not like I didn't get other movies before Lakeview Terrace, it just sat at the top of my queue for five months with the ol' Netflix Standbye "Very Long Wait".<P> If you like Samuel L. hamming it up what's not to like about Lakeview Terrace?

  • March 30, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    What the hell is the RSS feed, Stabby?

    by SoylentMean

    I've seen it but never bothered to look at what it is. Also, the Netflix site is very un-user friendly. It is 2010. Why the hell is the major movie rental website so difficult to use?

  • March 30, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Bodacious

    by BangoSkank

    No, they're getting rid of it completely over the next few months... I believe a couple of related features have already been removed.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    VAMPYRES and RED CLIFF

    by AsimovLives

    VAMPYRES is indeed a very erotic movie. Fine horror story as well. Might be the best lesbian vampyre movie ever made. And as an horror movie, it works quite well. The lesbianism is just the icing of the cake. Lots of fun.<br><br>About RED CLIFF, that's the movie that made me give up on John Woo. Really, i'm tired of Woo already. The whole movie is so preocupated with style they forgot to tell a story. If it wasn't for Wikipedia and consulting about the Battle Of Red Cliff, i wouldn't understand anything about the whole deal regarding what happened, who was whom and to what, and where it was all happening. Characterwise and geograpgically-wise, the movie is a mess. And Woo can't direct a woman worth a shit, unless she wears pants and pretends she's a man. Which actually happens to one of the female characters in the movie. If RED CLIFF had been fileld to the grills with great chinese actors, the best money can buy, all you would had would be a mess even bigger then it is. No, really, i give up on John Woo. I was once fooled into believing the hype about him, but not anymore. If he was ever great, he's no longer.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    RED CLIFF DISC 1 BEING SENT TODAY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Sweetness.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Soylent, RSS feed allows you to use Google Reader

    by Stabby

    or other RSS readers to access certain web site materials automatically that are regularly updated. But, I just go to Netflix's New Releases RSS and open it up into a new browser window. It's accessible at the bottom of their web page.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I GOT (500) DAYS OF SUMMER SENT FROM NETFLIX QUICKLY

    by BringingSexyBack

    I set up 3 queues and put it at the top of each queue. So I had 2 copies sent to me, with the 3rd going to wait. <P> If I hadn't done that I might've gone to Netflix's warehouse and started a ruckus.

  • March 30, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    THAT SAID,

    by BringingSexyBack

    I've yet to receive my 3rd disc and am getting spittin mad.

  • March 30, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Cool thanks for the info Stabby

    by SoylentMean

  • March 30, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Wait, you can set up multiple queues? Why?

    by SoylentMean

    What is the point? And I'm sure BSB has already purchased (500) Days of Summer.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Stabby

    I'm still waiting for 500 Days of Zooey. It's been at the top of my Netflix list since it was released.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    YOU SET UP MULTIPLE QUEUES FOR FAMILY MEMBERS

    by BringingSexyBack

    My wife has her own queue. But I put my shit in it because she rarely has time for TV anyways.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    OK, i'm buying DAYS OF HEAVEN

    by AsimovLives

    long time i haven't watched the movie. But i remember being stunned with it the first time i saw it. Mesmerising is the right word to describe it. It's too bad it took Malick 18 years to make his 3rd movie, but it's good to see he's making up for lost time... well, sort of.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    New release page is still out there....

    by BangoSkank

    http://www.netflix.com/ AllNewReleases?lnkctr=NavAllNewReleases

  • March 30, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by AsimovLives

    You ever heard of a site called THE AGONY BOOTH? They are specialised in trashing and mocking and criticising bad movies. Thus the name The Agony Booth, taken from Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror". anyway, my point is that they "reviewed" 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, and yup, they didn't liked it. They actually trashed it. You want to read it? Can you take the hurt? I'll give you the link.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    STABBY

    by BringingSexyBack

    I feel your pain. I would suggest going to Redbox, because the wait on Netflix may be (understandably) long and quite frankly you need to watch it right the fuck NOW.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    ASIMOV

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'll find that site and destroy them. Thanks for the heads up.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    WAY TO SKIP OVER THE DVD RELEASE OF THE YEAR HARRY

    by Incandenza

    The Pedro Costa Fontainhas trilogy being released today by Criterion. There won't be a more important release all year. Colossal Youth was the best film of the decade. But by all means, give attention to these stupid cartoons and splatter flicks. Jesus Christ, what a fail.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by AsimovLives

    I'm going to link it for you. and you will read it. and you will.... TRANSFORM!!! The Wolfman aint shit on you on the rage!<br><br>Here's the link:<br>http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/ 500_Days_of_Summer_2009.aspx

  • March 30, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Incandenza

    by AsimovLives

    Are you portuguese, by any chance?

  • March 30, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Bodacious,

    by Ministry

    Yeah, Netflix has announced they are getting rid of the "Friends" feature and all social functions for good. It's buried at the bottom of the page right now, but on the Netflix Blog they've admitted they're going to phase it out completely. The handy tab for seeing how your friends rated a movie (the most useful feature the website offered), is already gone. No, I'm not one of the people writing protest reviews :) but I will be downgrading my subscription.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    asimov

    by Incandenza

    No, I'm not Portuguese.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Incandenza

    by AsimovLives

    I just asked because i'm portuguese, and director Pedro Costa Fontainhas is portuguese as well. Actually, i heven't seen his movie yet, on account they all had very "discreet" trheater releases, and no home video releases in here. The irony being, he might be much better known outside Portugal then in.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    The key to getting new releases in Netflix

    by Series7

    Mail all your shit on Saturday. If there is a new release on Tuesday, put it at the top of your list, netflix will ususally get it for you. If you miss that first weekend your usually fucked.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    asimov in that case

    by Incandenza

    you should grab the Criterion set today like I will be. His name is just Pedro Costa, Fontainhas is the name of the trilogy, after the housing project its shot in. I will be going out shortly to purchase it, I had originally said to myself "Well maybe I'll just click the AICN link and order it because I read that column from time to time." Of course, no Costa, and a bunch of bullshit instead.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    With that being said...

    by Series7

    Who else has maxed out their netflix queue? It only goes to 500.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Incandenza

    by AsimovLives

    Yes, Fontainhas is a place. But it's also a name, a family name. Ence my confusion. Basically, Fontainhas means "Small fountains".

  • March 30, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah but Netflix (500) Days

    by Series7

    Was just the rental copy. They are starting to do that more now. Lame. Pretty much every known movie now has just been a rental copy. Fan Fox, The Informant, The Box, The Fourth Kind i think thats going to become the norm.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Hah, there's a Red Box right near me, but no 500 Days

    by Stabby

    But yet they have Gigantic which I've already seen.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Collateral

    by Series7

    Harry was thinking of Jason Statham. Pretty much interchangable just hire Clive when you need a pussy who can't fight.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Series, I have long ago

    by Stabby

    I just keep moving stuff over to the streaming Queue when I can. I never thought of setting up multiple Queues as per BSB.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Netflixs streaming would be awesome...

    by Series7

    If I could set it up at work and not be noticed. Otherwise I'd rather watch TV. Granted I guess I can do it through my Wii now and my blu ray. But still...pain in the ass.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    the other issue with combo dvd/blu

    by Bouncy X

    99% of the time they release a dvd only version but not a blu-ray only. so basically HD people are forced to pay extra for something they dont need while dvd people have the choice. it truly is pointless and makes no sense. either sell each format seperately or abandon dvd completely since thats the grand future plan anyway. if i was still buying dvds, trust me i wouldnt be getting the combo pack. "they" want people to move away to blu-ray but this is just giving them an excuse to stay.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Series, I stream Netflix thru my PS3

    by Stabby

    and it's pretty awesome. I actually don't use it as often as I should.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah multiple Queues

    by Series7

    Seems like a pain in the ass. Like I said..I have 500 movies to get through. If I miss the realse weekend of a movie (inglorious bastards) I will just let it sit until I get it or will barrow it from someone if I really want to see it. Sometimes its nice to catch films not made in the last two years. <P> Like last week I saw Brainstorm and I thought...HOW THE FUCK DOES JAMES HORNER STILL GET FUCKING WORK! That movie was made 83 and he is still using that same fucking death trumpet noise in films today! Fucking make up something new! Avatar, not breaking any ground in the score department.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    What's the quality of Red Box DVDs?

    by Stabby

    I imagine they'd get seriously scratched up, especially in my neighborhood. That's one thing that Netflix is usually pretty good about. Only a few times did I get a disc that froze up or skipped.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Stabby

    by Series7

    Yeah man. We streamed Netflix through our Blu Ray, and it looked like fucking garbage. Though I do need to use it fucking more. Its just that I also got a DVR busting at the seems. Like I would just like a week to do nothing but watch movies to get caught up. But we all can't get paid to do that.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Does the netflix streaming queue

    by Series7

    Have a max out number?

  • March 30, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    8 Films to Die For

    by Series7

    Figures Harry hates this year. I heard it was the best yet? I heard a lot of good things about Lake Mungo, its coming today. Anyone else?

  • March 30, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    And all I'm saying is...

    by Series7

    Taxidermia <P> April 6 DVD and Netflix Instant view. I will finally be watching this movie on that day as will you, prepare to be grossed out.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Also whoever mentioned those Port films

    by Series7

    Is Ossos the first one? Looks pretty shit holey depressing. I'll will give it a look.

  • March 30, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Series, I have my cable modem directly connected to my PS3

    by Stabby

    and the quality is pretty damn good. Recent tv shows look better than HD on cable. Movies vary in quality depending on how they were encoded, but most I've watched were at least DVD quality. One doc I tried to watch had audio that was out of synch but that was the exception. I hate watching movies on my computer, but in my experience Netflix streaming is just as good as HD on Comcast cable.

  • March 30, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Collateral does have the Statham cameo, but

    by BanditDarville

    Javier Bardem kicks ass in his small but meaty role. Great shootout in the club set to Oakenfold.

  • March 30, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Stabby

    by Series7

    Yeah I think its more to do with my wireless router that its hooked to. But it was season one of Dexter and it looked awful.

  • March 30, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    james horner is composing KARATE KID remake

    by Six Demon Bag

    wonder if the pan flute will make an appearance

  • March 30, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    How do you do multiple ques on netflix

    by Taragor

    Looking at my que now and I dont see an option...anyone care to explain? Thanks!

  • March 30, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Blu/DVD combos

    by Sir Not

    These things are great. I only have 1 HDTV in the hous and 2 others that have standard DVD players. When I'm watching something on the big TV I can send the kids to another room with the DVD copy of Spaceballs or Sleeping Beauty and don't have to pay for a second disk. I mean how many people have multiple blu-rays throughout the house right now? Add that to those who haven't bought a blu-ray player yet and I think you've got some sound reasoning for the combos...

  • March 30, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Stephen Prince on Yojimbo

    by subtlety

    Ha! He was my film professor in college. Really knowledgable, and a very interesting class. Its funny to turn on the commentary in YOJIMBO and hear him - brings me right back my college days.

  • March 30, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    DVD Column

    by Fineus Fog

    about as much fun as shaving my balls in the shower

  • March 30, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    what's this about Micheal Bay remaking...

    by The Goon

    Rosmary's Baby???????????????? Someone kill this guy already! this gotta be bullshit

  • March 30, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Netflix Behind The Scenes

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    All of this Netflix talk made me think of this article: http://tinyurl.com/nyyl4r

  • March 30, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Rosemary's Baby

    by The Goon

    missed an 'e' there

  • March 30, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    "Both Toy Stories have all the original DVD extras"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    WRONG.

  • March 30, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I hope its a joke...

    by The Goon

    It's one of the top stories on twitter just now! ... c'mon America... you've all got guns! - sort it out!

  • March 30, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay's Rosemary Baby (now with exploding cradle)

    by SoylentMean

    Rosemary's Baby is such a slow burn, masterfully building the suspense until the end. How could that possibly be remade with "modern sensibilities" (ie. ADHD)?

  • March 30, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    And it will be Rosemary Baby

    by SoylentMean

    Bay doesn't have time for apostrophes!

  • March 30, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    I use Redbox for new release movies and Netflix for older movies

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I only started using Netflix a few months ago when I realized how much money I was spending blind-buying DVDs (only a handful of which I ever watched agai, most selling a few months later for a fraction of what I originally paid). So now I Netflix older movies I've heard good things about, with the plan of buying later on Blu when they're cheap. But why is Khartoum on a "very long wait" list for the last three goddamn months? Are there really THAT many people clamoring to rent a Chuck Heston movie from 1965?

  • March 30, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Redbox seems like a precursor to Japanese vending culture

    by SoylentMean

    and you can get some really weird shit in Japanese vending machines...

  • March 30, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Rosemary's Baby was...

    by The Goon

    filmed in the same building that John Lennon was shot dead in/outside. Filmed by Roman Polanski whose wife was killed by the Manson cult, and who later went on to sodomise an under aged girl. Freaky shit indeed yet nowhere near as twisted as Michael Bay remaking this classic.

  • March 30, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Netflix is SO hit and miss.

    by vic twenty

    Some of the HD stuff looks OK but the picture is garbage compared to Blu-Rays. I have a 52” Sony LCD that streams Netflix directly (and a high-end router) so no trouble with equipment. The IMAX stuff is ghastly to behold streaming. But their library of television, older and foreign films is pretty good and some of their HD films are nice enough. I cut back to the 1-disc at a time plan because we used the streaming more often. Hey, I introduced my boys to both Voltron and Astroboy via Netflix so the pros currently outweigh the cons.

  • March 30, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Haven’t you ever wondered what these two would talk about?

    by quantize

    no

  • March 30, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Problem with movie theaters...

    by SK229

    is that it's ALREADY uber-expensive when the theater sucks and if it's a decent theater or a 'plus' experience like 3D they want to charge you even MORE money. Enough is enough. They're like the fucking airlines, except with movies, we can use ondemand, netflix, buy the DVD, or the BD or BOTH IN THE SAME BOX for way less money and enjoy it on a nice screen with great sound AND NO ASSHOLES KICKING THE SEAT, TALKING, CHEWING LOUDLY, TEXTING, ETC., whenever the hell we want. Movie theaters need to charge the same, but make the experience better, like the arclight in Hollywood (again, without the surcharge) - assigned seating, TELL PEOPLE TO SHUT THEIR FUCKING PHONES OFF AND SHUT THE FUCK UP OR GO HOME (the real customers will appreciate it and come back even more often) and have things like better food, alcohol, and small local art events/festivals... let people see it as a public art space and an elegant experience, not a fucking zoo in which you are the captor. Also - adult only screenings.

  • March 30, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 2 Blows

    by barnaby jones

  • March 30, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Asimov

    by SK229

    You're probably done with this TB, but thanks for bringing up that site 'The Agony Booth'. I just started reading the recap of Southland Tales... my god... wow.

  • March 30, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    all Toy Story DVD features:

    by TheHumanBurrito

    This Digital Bits article lists what features did and did NOT make the cut. Looking at my Blus, DVDs, and Toy Box DVD set, I didn't need this extensive review to notice that all of the extra features were not carried over.<p> http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviewshd/bdreviews032510.html

  • March 30, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Horrorfest

    by Jarek

    Two rather good flicks in this year's: Lake Mungo & Kill Theory. The rest are terrible, though.

  • March 30, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    TARAGOR - HOW TO MAKE MULTIPLE NETFLIX QUEUES

    by BringingSexyBack

    It's very easy. <P> Click the "Your Account & Help" link on the upper right. In the Preferences section, click "Account Profiles" link. <P> There you can set up multiple queues. I have the 3-at-a-time plan so I now have 3 queues. Previously I had 5. Crazy, huh?

  • March 30, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Personally...

    by Barrock

    I fucking love the Blu Ray/DVD combo packs. It makes the extra price seem worth it. Plus my parents can watch the DVD copy. Also, Netflix streaming is awesome on my 360. I hope everything goes streaming.

  • March 30, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Hahaha, AICN Reviews Porn

    by BixbySnyder

    http://tinyurl.com/yjhar2r <p>Not that there is anything wrong with it.</p>

  • March 30, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Bought The Killer on Laserdisc a few months ago

    by George Newman

    didnt like any of the dvd options and i saw a small window for a moderately priced Criterion laserdisc. <p> I've been dying for a HD version and this news is discouraging. <p> acquired the laserdisc as a hand-me-down. got just four movies for it: the killer, ed wood, unforgiven, the fisher king.

  • March 30, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    I found the killer criterion dvd

    by Six Demon Bag

    Really cheap at a used cd store..made me soooooooo happy

  • March 30, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Also love the br/DVD combos

    by ranma627

    I'm the only one in my house who has a HDTV and a blu ray player (ps3) so it's nice to get a bonus DVD version of a bluray movie I buy so I can borrow said movie to friends and family. That's an important aspect of owning something. Also if I spend upwards of $20 for a movie, getting something extra is always a plus.

  • March 30, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I Sell the Dead was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by SoylentMean

    I will fuckin' buy that movie!

  • March 30, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I thought Disney suggested the DVD/BR combo was...

    by SoylentMean

    for families that want to take their movies on the road. I mean most folks don't have Blu-Ray players in their cars, bur a DVD player? Well that's another story.

  • March 30, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    It was DAUGHTER of Darkness NON PLURAL.

    by lutz

    Daughters of Darkness is a completely different movie.

  • March 30, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    BR/DVD combos=value loaded product

    by SoylentMean

    Not to mention (ok I'll mention it) the seemingly standard "digital copy" that comes with these sets. It's like a multitude of media overload, that I love. I like the idea of being able to watch a movie anywhere.

  • March 30, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    TODAY'S LESSON

    by RefutetheHype

    Notice how Harry boasts about reading the script for TOY STORY 2. Notice next that he offers no such boast for TOY STORY 3. Looks like the House of Pixar has like just about everybody in Hollywood abandoned our beloved Grandpa Harry. BAWWWWW. hype refuted.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    I picked up the OOP Criterion RAN at original price

    by reflecto

    The one with all the non-new Blu-Ray goodies. At the New York IFC Center. On my way out Alec Baldwin came in. Who wants to touch me.

  • March 30, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    That is to say, Blu-Ray RAN lacks those extras

    by reflecto

  • March 30, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    I have no use for "digital copies"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Anyone who would watch a movie like Dark City or Lawrence Of Arabia on a screen the size of a postage stamp is simply not a film fan. It's just an excuse to tack on an additional five bucks to the pricetag.

  • March 31, 2010, midnight CST

    wow this many people still use netflix

    by phoenixmagida5th

    change to blockbuster. When u finish a flick u can exchange it at a store for dvd or blu ray and keep it as long as u want and when u return it they send u the next one in ur que. I would never wait months to see a new release like some of you people. That's beyond bullshit. And if you don't like blockbuster don't u people have on demnand movies. They now have new releases on the same day they come out on dvd. Wow I'm shocked u people choose to stay with a shitty service like netflix

  • March 31, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    sherlock holmes rocked

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    richie is the man.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    refutethehype

    by HEADGEEK

    Pixar didn't send me the script, a source that no longer works in the department he used to work at for an agency did. True Story: Steve Jobs called me to demand I burn the script. I told him, "Steve, I'm burning it right now" And that is how Steve Jobs and I became friendly. I have a very weird life.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Steve Jobs called you?

    by blakindigo

    That's a bag full of "win" right there. Say Harry did you ever watch the "Watchman: Ultimate Cut"? Curious for your thoughts…

  • March 31, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    also are people really surprised harry is a hypocrite

    by phoenixmagida5th

    Over the hurt locker. He has a history of lying. Example when images of godzilla 98 were released he assured us that was not the final design when it actually was. He is full of shit

  • March 31, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    SK229

    by AsimovLives

    My pleasure. You should try reading their evisceration of Armageddon. It's epic.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    I felt personally hurt when Harry endorsed such crap as...

    by AsimovLives

    ... Armageddon and Fraud Trek and their respective hacks. It's like knowing that the pope makes packs with the devil so he can get a can of coca cola for free. Such selling out for such poor products and hacks. Heartbreaking and sad.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:40 a.m. CST

    I mostly use Netflix for older films anyway, but...

    by The_Crimson_King

    I hate it when Netflix doesn't have an older movie because the dvd is out of print or whatever

  • March 31, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Yojimbo on blu ray

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I have no excuses for not owning a blu ray player now. <p> Do we have a date for Seven Samurai on blu ray ? <p>

  • March 31, 2010, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Men who stare at Goats was a great movie

    by hst666

    I saw it in the theater and loved it. How could you not like it?

  • March 31, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Collaterall represents the worst of digital cinema

    by The Ringwraith

    That Viper Filmstrean camera Mann insists on using is a joke. Everything he's shot with it so far looks like cheap-ass re-enactment footage from a True Crime show or something. Genesis seems to have this problem alot too (Apocalypto often looks like a National Geographic documentary), but its not as bad.

  • March 31, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    How Harry could not like Men Who Stare At Goats..

    by quantize

    lack of taste.. It's also possible that he had his fat ass kissed by Clooney, since Harry also dissed Up In The Air because the characters were not fat lazy assholes who mooch around on the movie industry all day.

  • March 31, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    that he DID NOT have his fat ass

    by quantize

    typo

  • March 31, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    George Newman...

    by Magnus Greel

    I thought I was the only person left with a functioning laserdisc player.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Vampyres/Daughters of Darkness...

    by Neosamurai85

    is not only my favorite lesbian/erotic vampire movie, but also one of my top ten favorite vampire movies period (pun not intended). All those not looking for porn don't overlook this. It will feel like a porn for a bit, and then it wont. It has a lot of sex that gets quite graphic, but this is really the Texas Chainsaw Massacre of vampire movies. The ending is a tonal shift kick in the ass that still blows me away. Seriously, this is one of those films I wish people would watch a hundred times before thinking about writing vampire novels and scripts.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Enjoyed Hurt Locker

    by Flibbertygibbet

    But that scene where they're drunkenly beating each other up was a little too close to the Top Gun volleyball scene for my liking.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Quantize, actually Harry liked it.

    by hst666

    My post was actually directed toward some talkbackers.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Steve Jobs?!

    by RefutetheHype

    Does burning a script really help after you've read it? And did you tell Steve it was good? ;)

  • March 31, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Bah, why look at 'Horat'...

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>When i can watch Scarlett as Black Widow.</p> http://tinyurl.com/y8gecxk

  • March 31, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I'm not defending Netflix

    by homer40

    But, the streaming is actually very good now. I stream through my PS3, and I have a fast internet connection with FIOS, and the pic quality is excellent. Many of the streaming stuff is now HD (very high quality video, standard stereo audio that I run through Dolby PLX2) and even the non-hd streams are better than, say, TCM quality. There is also now a very good selection of stuff, including the first 5 SEASONS OF LOST IN HD, which I watch incessantly. There's also a great series from Australian Showtime called "Satisfaction" about a brothel that is very hot (reminds me a little of Lizzie Borden's Working Girls, best prostitute movie ever). I agree that the delay with the WB movies is a disgrace, but just as bad is the incredibly low volume of Blu-Ray copies. Now that people actually have blu-ray players, the wait can run into the months. Netflix has to solve the WB problem, and start stocking more blu-ray copies. But the streaming is, at this point, worth the fifteen bucks I pay a month. Just watched Herschel Gordon Lewis' The Gore Gore Girls. Also, I don't know why the PS3 does such a good job with the streaming, because using my computer at home on the same connection produces shitty results. I think maybe the PS3 actually temporarily downloads the movie onto the machine, and streams from the machine. However it works, if you have a PS3, that's the way to go.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Damn, yet another reason to buy a PS3

    by SoylentMean

    Besides God of War 3, Uncharted 2, and the upcoming Red Dead Redemption.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Different than Harry

    by erikzod

    I just realized how different my movie taste is from Harry's. My wife and I both believe that the latest 8 Films to Die for is the best we have seen so far. At the very least 3 original horror films like nothing we have ever seen before. As far as the Hobbit's new movie we got bored and turned it off after 15 minutes.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    An Education was good... FISH TANK blew it away.

    by workshed

    Probably the best Brit film of last year. An Education was a bit too 'Working Title' for my tastes.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    D.Vader - Thriller: A Cruel Picture...

    by workshed

    Once of Harry's previous recommendations. Features full on hardcore anal penetration. Sick fuck. Good movie.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Is it just me or did you guys love "Sherlock Holmes"?

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I watched it on DVD last night, and I still love it. I love the classic Holmes films as well, and nothing can ever take those away, but this re-invention of the characters actually feels fresh and fun. It's a grand period adventure. Yes, it's more action oriented than cerebral, but it works. Everything works except Rachel McAdams, who seems to be WAY OUT OF HER LEAGUE acting up against Downey Jr. and Law.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes was very enjoyable

    by MattmanReturns

    Nice lightweight action movie with likable characters and cool set pieces. I didn't hesitate to grab the blu-ray.

  • March 31, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes= me waiting for the inevitable price drop

    by SoylentMean

    It was a fun movie but not fun enough for me to rush out and buy it on its release day. I'll wait. There's a shit ton of movies I haven't seen.

  • March 31, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Nobody checked out 'Horat', eh?

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Man, that's some bad porn.</p> <p>"And HORAT is softcore, no penetration shots. But I do believe they're actually fucking, but I could be wrong."</p> "softcore" my ass...Talk about a shifty answer too. Id link directly to some hardcore shots on their site, but it's probably a bannable offense.</p> <p>Simply go to:</p> http://tinyurl.com/yakls4j <p>then click either "pics" or "video". See for yourselves. Or better yet, don't.</p> <p>So nobody makes any bread from this crap, with your mouseclicks.</p>

  • March 31, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    To the two nitwits who bashed Toy Story 2 above...

    by Frijole

    ... well, you're nitwits. And have to live with that knowledge. Bummer.

  • March 31, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Collateral is fucking great.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    WORST BluRay cover ever.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Harry doesnt like reality....because in his reality he's a fat u

    by SlimButNotreally

    Thats why Harry likes fantasy movies and never likes anything realistic.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Amazon's "Heartwarming Classics" sale features...

    by SoylentMean

    The Passion of the Christ! That is not a heartwarming film. Terrifying yes.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Collateral is a fantastic movoe.

    by BigTuna

    It just gets better and better with each viewing. Took way too much time to come out on BR though. But yes, that cover is shit.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Tobey is horrifically hammy in Brothers.

    by BigTuna

    The scene near the end doesn't work at all because of his over-acting. Portman&Gylenhall are much better in less flashy roles.

  • April 1, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    'They're making my boy cock go man size ..."

    by ReportAbuse

    See, you can't get this kind of stuff at other dvd review sites. That's how you know its AICN. That said, I wonder (only theoretically) how in fact The Big H was able to confirm this unprecedented transformation of his member without a forklift to get that gut out of the way first so someone (likely the unfortunately Yoko) could make visual confirmation that his man-clit had in fact metamorphosed into a functioning babymaking unit. (Oh gods, there's another mental picture I can do without ... chubby little half-Asian ginger rugrats ...)

  • April 1, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    asdf

    by Gluecifer

    Sherlock Holmes is just another shitty Americanisation of a foreign myth. Fuck the US in the ass with a meat hook when they do that. And what has that prick Tarantino to do with Tony Jaa? Oh yeah, puttin the name of this cocksucker will probably make people buy that movie. Poor stupid fucking bastards.

  • April 1, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Why do white people love movies about...

    by moorE12

    white people helping poor black people?? Also, what is so great about a rich family adopting someone who posses NATURAL athletic ability. Do you think they would have adopted a kid with zero talent and a crack addiction?

  • April 1, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Gluecifier

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    When you say "Fuck the US in the ass with a meat hook" for the Americanisation of "Sherlock Holmes," I suppose you are laying all the guilt on the casting of Downey Jr. as Holmes, because Guy Ritchie is a Brit.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    easier than actually caring

    by frank cotton

    just a guess...

  • April 3, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Harry, Harry, Harry...

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    reviewing porn positively = more free porn DVDs sent to you. What a way to make a living.

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  • April 3, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

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  • April 3, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

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    by ol' painless

  • April 5, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

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