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Harry's DVD PICKS & PEEKS: the rest of Aug 2010: The Square, Red Riding Trilogy, Shogun Assassin & much more!!!

Hey folks, Harry here catching up with the DVD columns. Last Tuesday was an incredible release day, today – very few selections. Which made finishing last week and beginning this week something that could be done this morning. Whew. As usual, if you click on the images or the links – it’ll take you to AMAZON where if you feel the need to pick up the item, a small portion of the price goes to help support this column. So let’s get into this, shall we… Tuesday, August 24th, 2010



THE SQUARE Blu Ray
If you’re a fan of classic Film Noir, then too often you’re forced to watch star driven hyper-sexualized riffs on genre that more often was about losing one’s soul, about losing everything from reaching so high. An Icarus genre if there ever was one, I love FILM NOIR. I love it because it doesn’t require a quarter of a billion to make – and with great writing, great acting and great style – a film can be made that not only compares to the best Hollywood can make, but far exceeds it. THE SQUARE isn’t a movie filled with movie stars, but perfect performances. Faces whose names you don’t yet know. But you’ll absolutely believe who they are – and why they’re doing what they’re doing. Nash Edgerton’s THE SQUARE was my favorite film from 2009’s SXSW film festival. I’ve seen it 4 times theatrically – and will relish watching it and showing it to friends here at home. Now, in addition to the utterly superb and beautifully photographed film, THE SQUARE – the extras on this disc would help anyone looking to make a smart low budget film. Here you’ll see how Edgerton used Pre-Vis economically and how he used Visual effects to make everything look that much better. In addition, you’ll have a great special addition on the disc, Nash’s short film, SPIDER – which is excellent. Very nice disc for a great little film noir!




MACHINE GUN MCCAIN Blu Ray
I first saw this film in 2001 at the 5th edition of the Quentin Tarantino film festival on Italian Crime Night. We started off with a Charles Bronson film called THE FAMILY that was kind of a remake of OUT OF THE PAST, then we watched THE ITALIAN CONNECTION by Mob master, Fernando Di Leo. But the kicker for the night was this release… MACHINE GUN MCCAIN. Now, if you’re not just the casual film geek, just seeing John Cassavetes’ name on this title is all you need to know. Cassavetes was an actor of such fucking awesome, that he could, all o n his own… he could elevate a film into being FASCINATING. Once you discover Cassavetes – you’re hooked, you’ll go through everything he’s ever done. After watching this movie, Nicky Katt and I got hooked on watching Cassavetes’ TV show, JOHNNY STACCATO. Seriously brilliant television show that needs, cries for a Criterion Release. Yeah, a TV show worthy of Criterion, you heard me right. But with MACHINE GUN MCCAIN, Cassavetes isn’t alone. Here you get to see Peter Falk doing Scorsese’s Joe Pesci, decades before there was Scorsese’s Joe Pesci. Now my favorite thing about Britt Ekland – is looking at her and knowing… This was the bride of Peter Sellers – and then mentally I give Peter Sellers a “High Five” for shooting for the moon and landing. But she’s amazing in this. Essentially this is a Casino Heist picture, where the Casino never reports the crime to the cops, but instead puts the word out through the Mafia to hunt these folks down. One of the scariest most awesome Mob films ever made. And Gena Rowlands… I love her! The Blu Ray has an interview with director Giuliano Montaldo, the man behind GRAND SLAM!




LOST: Final Season
Now I don’t dump on the whole of Season Six, just because the final episode was as satisfying as a stalk of celery, because frankly, I was in love with season 6 all the way up until that final impenetrable mess of a final episode. There were things I liked about that final episode, but they were moments, not anything that I could umbrella to cover the whole, but that’s the problem with a series predicated upon the notion of the secret. Knowing is never as good as not knowing – and frankly, I never needed to know what I didn’t know. So – are you completing your run of LOST or not? As usual they have good extras, here’s what you get: Plus: A Lost Blu-ray & DVD exclusive - Go deeper into the world of LOST with a much-anticipated new chapter of the island's story from Executive Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse... and starring some very familiar faces The End: Crafting A Final Season - Join the LOST team along with other producers of some of television's longest running shows as they examine the challenges of ending a landmark series A Hero's Journey - What makes a hero? Which survivors of Oceanic 815 are true heroes? These questions and more are explored See You In Another Life, Brotha - Unlock the mysteries of this season's intriguing flash sideways Bloopers Deleted Scenes Audio Commentaries Lost University: The Masters Program




LOST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (Blu Ray)
Or you can score all 6 seasons in this LOST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION set that comes in a mysterious looking ancient Lostian relic. You’re gonna get 1 disc that is only available here that… well, I think it actually transports you to the Island if you get your BluRay disc to play backwards in your player. Here’s what ya get: • One full disc of never-before-seen content • Special edition collectible Senet game as seen in Season 6 • Custom LOST island replica • Exclusive episode guide • Collectible ankh • Black light • Plus all episodes and 30+ hours of bonus from Seasons 1-6




THE SIMPSONS: The 13th Season
Now – here we have the 13th season of the show that will never end. The Simpsons seems to have found a perfect style in which to constantly comment upon society, pop-culture and the world around us. Much like its naughtier Toon neighbors in South Park – I really could imagine these shows 20 years from now still doing what they’re doing and that’s kind of amazing. There’s almost nothing else like them. I really loved PARENT RAP and as usual the Treehouse of Terror from this season, but there’s a lot to like as usual.




TIME BANDITS (Blu Ray)
Now this is just a damn shame. About a week ago I got a box in the mail, I open it up and inside are 4 Handmade Pictures releases on BluRay. WITHNAIL & I, TIME BANDITS, MONA LISA and THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY. Three of these four are correctly mastered in 1080p. However, TIME BANDITS is not. TIME BANDITS is on 1080i. For me, with my system the difference is mainly noticeable in the lack of contrast and the gray shadows. There’s a general lack of oomph to the image, which should gleam upon my screen. Instead, it’s a murky 1080i. The release is only $13, but let us hope an adequate release comes along. This one is lacking in quality extras as well. If you have a Criterion on this – just keep that close to the player, it is still the better disc to own.




George A Romero’s SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD
I can see what he was trying to do here, but he just didn’t have the actors to pull it off. I like to imagine this film with one patriarch played by George C Scott and the other by Kirk Douglas… but with Zombies too. Alas. This is only a dream I had after the reality of this. There’s some fun stuff here, it must go next to the others, but only because I’m anal retentive when it comes to some of the things I must own, like every Romero Zombie Film, period. That’s a must, but I hope the next chapter won’t feel like an obligating purchase, but a drooling can’t wait to get my hands on kind of an affair.




DORIAN GRAY
I love the story of DORIAN GRAY, and not only because of its inspirations upon PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE which is easily the best ever Faustian film made ever or will ever be made. I’m watching the film right now, and a certain @petershall on Twitter says “DORIAN GRAY is the sexiest horror movie Masterpiece Theater never made.” And the whole production seems mighty handsome thus far. Seems dusty and smoky. It seems interesting enough so far, but it isn’t blowing my mind just yet. But then there’s nobody here to compare to George Sanders.




SHOGUN ASSASSIN ( 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition ) Blu Ray
I was 8 years old when I saw this awesome sauce. What you have before you is the greatest possible condensing of the separate films, “SWORD OF VENGEANCE” and “BABY CART ON THE RIVER STYX,” but what came of those two wonderful films is SHOGUN ASSASSIN – which is better than either separate film. This is absolutely a great time. If you have ever loved LONE WOLF & CUB and wanted to quickly hook a friend to the larger story, SHOGUN ASSASSIN is the way to do it. Marc Lindsay’s score is just fan-fucking-tastic! Even Tomisaburo Wakayama is more… fuck it, he’s more HAN SOLO than he ever was before. I LOVE THIS MOVIE! Seriously. After Bruce Lee and before Jackie Chan… this is what had me hooked. There is nothing more satisfying than a badass rogue Samurai hacking limbs off of everybody that pisses in his path. And that this is on Blu Ray. It is a very desired High Def release for me, and I’ve pre-ordered it, because I can’t conceive of any of the local BluRay stores carrying it. And I must have it, tomorrow… in the mail. Yes please. Yes.




FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
You probably have both seasons of FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS already, if you like them, and I’m not sure if I am so hard core of a fan that I’d buy this set if I owned those separate seasons. However, if I hadn’t bought either, then this is definitely the route to go. In addition to the 22 episodes of the show, you get: Flight of the Conchords: One Night Stand--Never-before-released 30-minute special Flight of the Conchords: On Air documentary feature Dave's pawn shop commercials New Zealand Consulate meetings with Murray and Greg Outtakes Deleted scenes Which are all absolutely entertaining. But after watching the Documentary and that 30 minute special, I handed this set to my sister, because she doesn’t have either season and after watching the extra special stuff, I don’t think I have to have it to see again. But then I’m a casual fan of the show.




Three Silent Classics By Josef Von Sternberg ( UNDERWORLD / LAST COMMAND / DOCKS OF NEW YORK )
I’ve been a lifelong fan of Josef Von Sternberg – and I know that sounds like some crazy boast, but no… In my house as a child, it was well understood that the master of the black & white lens was Josef Von Sternberg and his Marlene Dietrich collaborations were the proof that my mother used to make her case whenever the question was so much as raised. You see, my mom was also a Film School grad – along with my father – and it is from her that I fell in love with Sternberg’s Nitrate Prints. There’s a richness to the photography of his films… the way everything is just so… and how there’s a mist to life itself. Now, I haven’t watched this set just yet. It’s right beside me here – and I think I’ll begin with DOCKS OF NEW YORK, if only because I’ve owned the one-sheet for that film for over 3 quarters of my life, and it’s time to watch it. That said, both UNDERWORLD and THE LAST COMMAND are quite exciting to get a look at. Here’s what Criterion put together for us: New, restored high-definition digital transfers Six scores: one by Robert Israel for each film; two by the Alloy Orchestra Two new visual essays; one by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton 1968 Swedish television interview with director Josef von Sternberg A ninety-six-page booklet featuring essays




WITHNAIL AND I (Blu Ray)
If you are of a certain generational existence and British – WITHNAIL AND I is a film you can quote effortlessly. If you’re American, you’ll feel the need to possibly put on the English subtitles to “hear” the dialogue proper. This is an awesome film, incredibly influential in British film. It’s kind of impossible to ponder Simon Pegg & Nick Frost without the influence of WITHNAIL & I. The Blu-ray has a lovely image – I’ve never seen the film look this sharp before, but then, I’ve never seen WITHNAIL & I theatrically. And yes, I am upset about that. Hilarious film.




MONA LISA (Blu Ray)
I saw this upon original release. Haven’t seen it again until this Blu Ray came with the others. I’m someone that just loves Neil Jordan’s filmography. I love his films, even when I don’t. There’s just something about his vibe with film that makes his films incredibly watchable. Here with Michael Caine, the nearly always awesome Bob Hoskins and the beautiful Cathy Tyson. Now This and the next film were the way audiences got introduced to Bob Hoskins – just right before Robert Zemeckis cast him as Eddie in WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT and put him on the household name status. There’s just something amazing about Hoskins in this stage of his career. A ferocious amount of energy, even when he’s passive. So intense.




THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (Blu Ray)
With a blisteringly awesome score and a shot straight out of gun performance from Bob Hoskins, THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY is a tremendous British Gangster film. If you’ve seen the Guy Ritchie & Matthew Vaughn nods in that genre, you really do owe to yourself to check this out. It looks good on my screen, but IMAGE didn’t do near the job that they should’ve on their 4 Blu Rays this week. The TIME BANDITS 1080i is just an embarrassment, but here – they should have done more.




NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: REANIMATED
Ya know – it is kinda fascinating to check out. It is animated in multiple styles, but using the original soundtrack – since the movie is in the Public Domain – which has given the world free reign to exploit it thusly. As far as exploitive works go though – this is kinda fascinating – and I know I already said that, but it is true. I kinda dug it a lot.




NINJAS VS ZOMBIES
They had no money, but it does have a low-budget glee that made it watchable… but it doesn’t really live all the way up to the dream of NINJAS VS ZOMBIES… but that’s because they couldn’t go to Japan, and do an A-budget version of the tale… That said, this is Ninjas Vs Zombies and maybe that is just enough for you, it wasn’t quite enough for me. Fair effort though.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010



THE EVIL DEAD (Limited Edition) Blu Ray
So totally worth it. Has beautiful transfers for both the original 1.33:1 and the 1.85:1 widescreen blowup. But man – that original 1.33:1 – if you have a great projection set up – it actually kinda creates vertigo due to the camera movement. LOVED IT. This has an all new commentary with Campbell, Raimi and Tapert. A special extra DVD that’s pure extras… which you probably have on a DVD somewhere if you’re like me. But hot damn, original aspect ratio in 1080p. Yes please!




THRILLER: THE COMPLETE SERIES
As Stephen King says, “The Best Horror Television Series In History” – and that’s absolutely true. I’m about halfway through the first season and I find the quality of the writing and the performances to just be stellar. Karloff’s introductions are classic, but the real treat is the writing. That first episode – just right out of the gate, they came guns a-blazin. There’s a murder that takes place that is just so eerily accurate to what I would imagine it would be like that it actually did send chills down my spine. Single Ladies, you’ve been warned about the first episode. Nightmares. The good kind. Beyond the 67 episodes, which make up the complete series – you’re also going to get 27 audio commentaries on special episodes throughout the set. Some isolated music from Jerry Goldsmith and all manners of other lil extras. THIS IS A GREAT SET. With the month of Halloween approaching, this is a great set to make your way through. If you love TWILIGHT ZONE and OUTER LIMITS – this shit is GOLD I tell ya!




HARRY BROWN
So annoyed that I haven’t seen this yet, I need to get out and pick this up when I’m picking my new phone up today. That said, I’ve had extensive conversations about this film and have pretty much learned that if you liked GRAN TORINO – I think you might prefer this, because Caine out and out goes to an awesome revenge themed place where badassness is born. The thing that I’ve heard is that the violence in the film is considered by many to be very accurate to the actual plight of the elderly in the crime ridden areas that BATMAN should prowl. Very much looking forward to this.




RED RIDING TRILOGY
Some folks have gone so far as to say this is better than THE GODFATHER… better than GODFATHER 3, no doubt, but as great as 1974 is, it isn’t a better film than either of the first two GODFATHERs and the 1980 and the 1983 parts of the trilogy are really outstanding, but not nearly as great as 1974, which features an amazing performance out of Andrew Garfield. I’m actually angry that I never saw this in theaters. I watched it at home on Blu Ray about 2 weeks ago – and was blown away by Andrew Garfield. Between this and his performance in the upcoming SOCIAL NETWORK – which I hear will back up his casting as Peter Parker in a way that will get the rest of ya drooling for his SPIDER-MAN. But for those of you that are unaware… the RED RIDING trilogy is about a very corrupt police force and government in a region of England. The crimes are real, the drama is created. Well, the crimes are based on real crimes. Just a tremendous way to spend 5 and a half hours. A very important cinematic experience that most of us will only experience via the glory of Blu Ray and NetFlix.




OSS 117: LOST IN RIO
The original OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES was awesome – and one of the very few films that I’ve ever gone after for BUTT-NUMB-A-THON that I couldn’t get due to a really annoying & rude French Lady at the distribution company that made me believe in the practice of murder as a hobby. Anyways – last year at BNAT1138, I played one of my fave obscure Jean Paul Belmondo films, LE MAGNIFIQUE – and have had so many people that love me for introducing them to that absurd, gory, sexy flick. Well… the OSS series in in that comedic spy vein, but without that story device from LE MAGNIFIQUE. 100% faithful in design and look to the period they’re recreating, this is a film geek’s spoof – not like the shit we get in this country that pollutes our screen with that SPOOF banner. This is the real deal!
That’s it for today… Next week I’ll be looking at: SOLITARY MAN, FORBIDDEN PLANET Blu Ray, The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows starring THE BEATLES, MACGRUBER, STARDUST BluRay, TOMMY THE MOVIE Blu, MARS ATTACKS! Blu, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, THX 1138 Blu Ray, PRIME SUSPECT, PLAYING FOR TIME, LOST IN SPACE Blu, IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN Blu, Bugs Bunny’s Howl-Oween, IN COLD BLOOD Blu, CRITTERS collection, THE PLAYER Blu, THAT EVENING SUN Blu, HATCHET Blu, THE SKELETON KEY blu, JOHN RABE, Hammer Horror TCM Collection, TCM Gangster Collection, POLTERGEIST Blu, THE BLACK DAHLIA Blu, A SCANNER DARKLY Blu and more!

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  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    There you are, Harry's DVD list!

    by lochkray

    You must get so fed up of people harrassing to see you for the DVD highlights of the week. Myself included. Anyway, happy to see you. Disappointed that there's not the usual pile of foreign-artsy-pseudo porn I've never heard of - and seek out immediately after reading about it here - but still nice to see the list. Now, if only you were a consistant weekly list....

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Oh boy. A LOST talkback.

    by Nice Marmot

    No thanks. Will have to check out that animated NOTLD. Never even heard of it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Knowing is not as good as not knowing?

    by elsachmo

    I wasted all those years caught up in the crazy mysteries of Lost, and just like everybody else, I was waiting for the payoff but got nothing. Now I know you can't wrap up every question in a neat little box, but to basically not answer any of the questions and mysteries that were pushed in our faces episode after episode is just poor writing. Turns out the story was really not about the island? Are you serious? Being that everything has been about the island for every episode since day one? I think I'm going to go right now and write a story full of twists, mysteries, questions, and strange happenings and then come up with an ending that neither addresses or answers any of them! Apparently that will make me a genius writer. One of the worst endings to a series ever. Couldn't have been worse if the series had been cancelled with no resolution, since that's basically what we got anyways. Remember how they kept promoting the final season as giving us the answers? What happened to that?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    RED RIDING

    by Conqueror Worm

    This is America, where "...we do what we want."</p>It's only available on Blu Ray in the US!</p>And I really want this on Blu, I need it on Blu :(

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Lost finale "impenetrable"?

    by HoboCode

    Maybe for someone who couldn't understand Inception. <p> And Sookie is HALF fairy, HALF human, Harry. Do you even use your brain any longer? Get it together man. You used to be beautiful.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    POLTERGEIST Blu?

    by Kirbymanly

    Poltergeist has been out on Blu Ray for a while now. Christ, are the studios already double dipping on these?!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    i was excited abotu red riding

    by ranma627

    But i watched about an hour of the first one and I fucking hated Andrew Garfield in it. He was such a pompous, arrogant character that was very unlikeable. I still wanna watch it all though. And fuck you Harry for talking shit about Lost's ending. Fucking great ending for what was important, the characters not some mystery.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    New Man in Charge

    by maxwell's hammer

    I can see how some people might not dig the LOST finale, but it wasn't that complicated to anyone who'd watched the series. And the "New Man in Charge" bonus mini-episode was short but fun, and offers some closure for WAAALLLTTT!! And also for the Hurley Bird.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Red Riding is available on standard DVD

    by Samuel Fulmer

    In the US, just look it up on Amazon! It's going for 20 bucks. BTW I picked up Thriller for 49.99 at Suncoast over the weekend. I'm see it's list price is 149.99, so I'm guessing somebody screwed up on that one. Oh well!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to Red Riding but really

    by Samuel Fulmer

    It looks like a British rip-off of Fincher's Zodiac. Not saying that's a bad thing, but I think some of the people who hyped it up intially were probably just trying to sound cool.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    SHOGUN ASSASSIN ( 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition ) Blu Ray

    by BERSERKR

    Now i have NEVER seen these, only the original 6 disc series and one of the best parts of that series is the music, so i highly doubn the score for this can even come CLOSE to the awesomesaucness of the Originals :P

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Red Riding only available on Blu Ray Region A

    by Conqueror Worm

    Anybody not in Region A is buggered.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    harry brown is for old people

    by JohnRyder

    you know the movies where some kid smokes a joint and then starts a killing spree.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Berserkr

    by HEADGEEK

    Oh - just wait till you hear the score on LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH - it is awesome at a level of HOLY FUCK that I envy you first experiencing. Enjoy.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Weird that Red Riding isn't on Blu Ray

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Overseas. Was it shot on film, or is was it shot on trashy BBC digital cameras where every scene is so blurry and bright that it looks like a dream sequence?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    LOST Finale Whiners Make Me LAUGH

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    I picture them having a huge Glenn Beck style chalkboard with EVERY character & mystery EVER introduced on LOST written down in 16 different colors of chalk. All kinds of circles and arrows and question marks being written and erased and rewritten for Six Years.<br /><br />And I picture them, even after watching the Season 6 box set and all its special features and reading the forthcoming LOST Encyclopedia, curled up in a fetal position weeping in front of their chalkboard muttering things like "But what about the DeGroots?" and "What did Daniel Farraday do in Ann Arbor?" and "Who were the people shooting from the other outrigger?" and...

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    What kind of extras are on Time Bandits?

    by vin_diggler

    Is there a making of or any deleted scenes? or is it just commentary?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Harry Brown was all CGI

    by Davidhessstation

    A throwback 70's revenge film ruined by non stop CGI splatter. Ruined the entire film.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    RED RIDING was not BBC

    by Conqueror Worm

    It was primarily FilmFour.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Sookie is only part fae (or whatever), Harry

    by Simpsonian

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    vin

    by HEADGEEK

    nothing of note

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I stopped watching Lost after the season 2

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Anyone should've been able to figure out after that season that the show was going to end terribly.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Kirbymanly re: Poltergeist

    by Trav

    Surprisingly this is not a double dip, but just a release of the existing Poltergeist in a standard BD keep case, non-digibook edition. They've done similar things with other movies that were initially released only in digibooks like Amadeus, original Clash of the Titans, etc.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Eat shit, Samuel Fulmer.

    by HoboCode

    You didn't even see it so why don't you cram your opinions up your ass.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Red Riding 1983

    by moviemenace

    Did anyone else have a problem with the third Red Riding film? I found it overly stylized and convoluted. I think a trilogy should have a clearer conclusion.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Wait, Sookie is a fairy?

    by bat725

    I just started watching True Blood season 1. Thanks for the spoiler, douche.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Poltergeist needs a Hooper commentary

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Where he can let the cat out of the bag that most of us suspect, that he and Spielberg co-directed the film much like Spielberg and Jackson are co-directing Tintin. Of course back then the DGA wouldn't allow co-directing credits (which is why until recently it was Joel Coen listed as the sole directer, not Joel and Ethan).

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    "Flight of the Conchords: One Night Stand

    by jim

    "Never-before-released 30-minute special"<p>Is this the HBO special? I seem to remember that being longer than 30 minutes.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I didn't see what?

    by Samuel Fulmer

    If you're refereing to Lost, I saw some episode recaps here and there and some stray episodes after season 2 and saw that it really was going nowhere. If you're refering to Red Riding, I'm just guessing since people tend to overly praise things that most people don't have access to watching (see Battle Royale for another example). I hope I'm wrong because it looks good though a bit of a rip-off of Zodiac.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Netflix didn't have 1974 streaming

    by CherryValance

    last week for some reason. So I watched the other two RED RIDINGs first. I know. It's terrible. But I got impatient. I wanted to see Bean. I'll watch it soon enough. It looked like TV though. So I don't mind not seeing it in theaters. </p> <p>And I'm not buying season 6 of LOST. That'll show 'em. </p>

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    RE: Poltergeist

    by bat725

    I'd bet that the movie was mainly directed by Spielberg. I don't get any Hooper out of that flick at all--it's all Spielberg. I think that's why that movie never scared me, even as a child when I was terrified of The Exorcist and basically anything that had to do with the devil. It just feels like ET and Close Encounters suburban family fare.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Fulmer

    by HoboCode

    Lost. You stopped watching a third of the way through the show and only read recaps here and there. Which makes your opinion of the show's ending entirely moot. No disrepsect.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    No Deep Blue Sea BR review?

    by Gil Brooks

    As bad as it is, I still love that movie...

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    "one of the very few films that I’ve ever gone after

    by jim

    "for BUTT-NUMB-A-THON that I couldn’t get due to a really annoying & rude French Lady at the distribution company"<p>I'm guessing what Harry means is that the movie is one of the very few films that he's actively sought out for BUTT-NUMB-A-THON. However, due to a rude French lady was unable to secure this movie. Or, does he mean that he has encountered, on separate occasions, frustratingly unhelpful French women, all of whom have led to him not being able to acquire a few movies for his event?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Lost lost me

    by Samuel Fulmer

    When they introduced the characters from the back of the plane. When the focus shifted from the interesting characters of the first season to the boring characters of the second, I lost interest. And the twists got dumber and everything just seemed to be heading toward a big stupid it's all a dream or they're dead crap. Sorry but they stretched it out when it didn't need to be (which isn't unusual for network TV). The biggest blessing for something like Twin Peaks was the fact that it got canceled on a high note (that second season finale is maybe the best series finale of all time), instead of dragging on to a whimper.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    And I bet if Lost had been canceled at the end

    by Samuel Fulmer

    of season 1, we would all be going on about how it was one of the greatest shows of all time. That first season really was top shelf.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    That "Time Bandits" ending scarred me for life

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    Mom....Dad....Its Evil!!! Don't touch it!!! *BOOM*

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Survival Of The Dead

    by skimn

    Okay George, we get it, humans are petty and geedy and cruel, and in contrast zombies are just acting on impulse and drive, but are somehow purer than us rotten "above grounders". Please don't give us chapter 7 of the same story. And although working on a meager budget, can't you find better actors?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Red riding and Shogoun Assasin

    by Taragor

    Red Riding is on instant play...I am sooo watching the trilogy ASAP...But as for Shogun assassin, it only appears on netflix in multiple parts on DVD and not as one large blu ray...is it supposed to be in parts?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    LOST: Season 5 was phenomenal...

    by LoneGun

    ...with one of the most stunning season finales of all time. They could have ended the series right there. Season 4 was awesome, too, easily the most brutal and shocking of the six seasons. Though it ended quietly and sentimentally, LOST in whole delivered high drama. Television is a lot less interesting without it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Alright Harry

    by BERSERKR

    I will give them a chance :P i wonder what the chances are of the whole of Lone Wolf and Cub coming to Blu are? :P

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    hey ma? how bout some cookies?

    by Six Demon Bag

    no dice.<P>THIS..AINT..OVAH!!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    harry..

    by Six Demon Bag

    i hear theres an epilogue on the LOST set as a bonus feature..yet you dont mention it..hmm.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    What's the difference between 1080i and 1080p?

    by detinue

    Could someone please explain it? I haven't yet made the leap to hi def TV / blu ray discs and the terms are still a little confusing. Thanks in advance.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Even if Garfield is a stellar actor

    by rogueleader66

    Not excited about Spider Man. I have no problem with a casting change, I do have a problem with the going back to high school bullshit. <P>Will I see it? Most likely...AM I excited for it? Nope. Will it take a lot to get me excited? Hell yeah.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Degroots.

    by HoboCode

    Other than a passing one-liner in a 2 minute film in the beginning of Season 2, they were never mentioned in canon again. Who gives a shit?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Is Red Riding worth the cash?

    by Can_You_Fly_Bobby

    Keep hearing pretty good things about it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Lost Season Six has the worst special features

    by RPLocke

    even on the regular DVD. There's barely ANYTHING about the filing of the last episode while the first season Lost set had TONS of footage on the first episode. What shit.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I better be getting my Thriller set today...

    by SoylentMean

    I pre-ordered that a month ago. Glad to hear somebody comment on Withnail & I and The Long Good Friday image quality. For the price I guess one can't go wrong. But damn I wish Criterion was doing those Blu-rays.<P> I'm waiting for Time Bandits.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    The Square was so goddamned good!

    by SoylentMean

    I think it would make a great double feature with Double Indemnity. That movie and The Horseman have made it two for two in Australian films released on video this year.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Machine Gun McCain, to buy or to rent?

    by SoylentMean

    I'm trying not to go all crazy after upgrading to Blu, but man that movie sounds cool!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Shogun Assassin on Blu? Fuck to the yeah!

    by SoylentMean

    Although I wish they'd release all the Shogun Assassins and Lone Wolf & Cubs together in a set. That would be an amazing thing to have.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Also, when are we getting Zatoichi in Blu?

    by SoylentMean

    Every single Zatoich film and tv episode needs to be on Blu! For the children!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Jessica Alba's bare bottom getting spanked by a belt

    by Star Hump

    huh? forgot what I was gonna say

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    "Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper"-best Thriller episode EVER

    by darthliquidator

    Scared the living crap out of me when I was a kid...including a funeral sequence where an elderly pallbearer falters and the coffin of a ripper victim pops open...let me tell ya, for baby boomer kids, this stuff was pee-in-your pants frightening.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Lost

    by ranma627

    yeah Lost Season 4 was such an amazing season. Introduced so many intriguing characters that added to much to the show and it was paced extremely well. I didn't care the final two seasons but that finale blew me away. I don't bother getting hung up on the unanswered questions cuz I know getting answers to those questions will just diminish the greatness of the show. The show always was first and foremost, about the characters and that never changed. The finale proved that. People can say the show didn't go anywhere but it offered so much on a purely emotional level. The mysteries were top notch but getting answers to everything is not a smart thing to do. Take "Across the Sea" episode for example. A totally unnecessary episode that just didn't work because they were trying to hand feed information to the viewers because they felt that what the viewers wanted. The viewers didn't know what was good for them. Lost is not without its flaws but is still up there with the best of them.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    The Narrative Bravery of LOST Season Six

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    will only become more apparent as years go on. They provided a satisfying emotional resolution for all the major characters AND with the Flash Sideways, brought back almost every other important character in the show's history and explored the "They're all already Dead" and "It's all a Dream" tropes in an entirely new way.<br /><br /> And they answered way more questions than they've been given credit for answering. Not answering the ones YOU wanted answered and/or not confirming YOUR own half baked theories is NOT the same as providing no answers at all. <br /><br />You don't have to BUY them if you think your protest will hurt a show that's already off the air. But anyone who doesn't at least REWATCH Season Six, with all the bonus features and commentaries, was never a real LOST fan to begin with. I'm halfway through it right now, and knowing how it all ends makes every scene even more powerful and poignant than it was the first time.<br /><br />Anyone who thinks Season Six or even just the Finale RUINED their whole LOST experience is not someone I would want as an aquaintance, much less a friend. I can't imagine discussing any other movie or TV show with them would prove enlightening or enjoyable either. None of it really exists. But the fact that they care more about what they weren't given than what they were given is very telling. <br /><br />Who needs that kind of petulant, whiny childish self absorption in your life? LOST wasn't about you and your "needs". It was about the people involved and the story they wanted to tell. They told it. Amazingly well, right up to the final shot. And the hilarious thing is: most people who complain about the "emotional" finale are arguing from an emotional place themselves. They were just more emotionally invested in pre-emptively solving mysteries than with caring about the characters who were caught up in them. They're angry because the show didn't cater to their dream to be the smartest person in a LOST talkback. There have to be worthier goals in life than that.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Andrew Garfield + "Never Let Me Go" = WIN

    by noswad

    Forget about Spider-Man...I'm looking forward to "Never Let Me Go" way more than another reboot

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    cymbalta4thedevil

    by HoboCode

    A Fucking Men.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Zombies riding horses.

    by Zombieflicker

    Give me a break. I love you George, but you can do better than that! Oh wait, I remember my grandfather started to lose it when he was his age, so he might not be able to after all.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Taragor

    by Zatoichi

    Shogun Assassin is a movie that they made from two movies in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. The charater of Lone Wolf was the Shogun's executioner who was betrayed and he is now out for vengeance.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by Zatoichi

    There was a channel on Dish Network called Kung Fu TV that ran the Zatoichi movies in HD and they were beautiful.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW available on DVD today.

    by Bungion Boy

    Check out this incredible documentary about two obsessed fans of 80's pop sensation Tiffany. Funny, tragic, and creepy. I highly recommend the film. Former Fantastic Fest contender. Check out the trailer below. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MxXqF-fgJY Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/I-Think-Were-Alone-Now/dp/B003KWWDIC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1283283297&sr=8-6

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I still love Lost

    by RPLocke

    But the season Six DVD features suck. There's only ONE disk in the regular DVD set, and it's taken up by the last episode. What shit.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I never thought I'd rather read "that said" again...

    by shiekybaby

    But if you use the phrase "kind of" one more time before making an absolute statement I am going to gouge my own fucking eyes out with a pencil. For the love of Christ man put some effort into it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Sookie is a Fairy?!!!

    by donkingkong

    So much for Netflixing season 3, thanks Harry!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Sookie is a Fairy?!!!

    by donkingkong

    So much for Netflixing season 3, thanks Harry!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    True Blood Ripping off CAT PEOPLE

    by IndyJonze

    ... with that were-panther shit. There isn't a single original idea in that shitty-ass show.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Red Riding Quadrilogy...

    by spangu

    Is what it should have been. Harry leaves out the fact that the source material was four books. Imagine Lord of the rings without the Two Towers adapted to film.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Sookie IS a Fairy

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Not that there's anything wrong with that...

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Awww, now thats a list of movies!!

    by laguna_loire

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    As I was saying before I interrupted myself!!

    by laguna_loire

    Harry Brown, The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa, Time Bandits, Withnail and I, Red Riding - DAMN!! Some seriously fine movies there, and such brilliant quality!! I saw Harry Brown in the cinema when it was released here in the UK, and it blew me away. Harry, take it from me, you have most excellent taste!!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Brits live on an island roughly the size of Wyoming.

    by SoylentMean

    Their weather is shit. Americans bastardize their language and inhabit their colonies. British food sucks. A royal family still exists in Britain, even though it shouldn't, garnering massive amounts of unearned wealth. British dentistry is stuck in the 19th century. And Jack the Ripper killed all of their good lookin' whores.<P> That's why the Brits make "such depressin movies".

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Sookie comes from an alien race of rapists.

    by HoboCode

    True fact.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    "I'll 'ave his carcass drippin blood by midnight"

    by BenBraddock

    Hoskins gangster = fucking scary

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    HARRY BROWN is excellent...

    by IndyJonze

    Michael Caine's Death Wish with a touch of Get Carter thrown into the mix. Critics never appreciate hardcore violent vigilante films. Definitely a Blu Ray buy for me. Don't miss this one.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Has anyone seen DOWN TERRACE yet?

    by IndyJonze

    I just picked this one up from the UK. I love this Brit gangster genre. GET CARTER, LONG GOOD FRIDAY and SEXY BEAST are my favorites. MONA LISA and GANGSTER NO. 1 are also solid. The Guy Ritchie flicks are more light-hearted, and almost a genre unto themselves - but I dig them as well.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Flash Purgatory will get worse over time.

    by Flip63Hole

    Lamest. Plot device. Ever.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    And I quote: cymbalta4thedevil

    by Flip63Hole

    "Anyone who thinks Season Six or even just the Finale RUINED their whole LOST experience is not someone I would want as an aquaintance, much less a friend. I can't imagine discussing any other movie or TV show with them would prove enlightening or enjoyable either. Who needs that kind of petulant, whiny childish self absorption in your life?" (oh, the irony...)

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Night of the Living Dead

    by CoachFinstock

    Has the original been announced for Blu yet? I've gone through 5 copies of it on other media (VHS, 3 DVD, iPod) yet there isn't a blu-ray release yet? What gives, Anchor Bay?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Harry, you [Spoiled] True Blood for me.

    by justsumgui

    I haven't seen season 4 yet. I watch the DVDs. I'm not angry or whining (it's not a HUGE spoiler or anything) - I just wanted to point it out, since you normally have a Kung-Fu grip on this type of stuff...

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    MONTY YOU TERRIBLE CUNT!

    by savagedave

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen Season 4 of True Blood yet either.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I don't think anyone has.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    You can basically divide the world into 2 groups

    by savagedave

    People who like Withnail & I, and people who can go fuck themselves.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Coach Finstick re: NOTLD

    by Trav

    Coach- Night of the Living Dead is a public domain title, meaning anyone who wants to can release it. But, it is available in Region A on Blu-ray (I own it). I bought it off of Amazon from a company called Forgotten Films. If you search Night of the Living Dead blu-ray on Amazon it should be the second listing (the first is the UK import). Right now there's a copy for sale from Forgotten Films directly for $16.95 plus shipping. While probably not the definitive version, it sounds like you're a big enough fan of the movie to check it out.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by Trav

    If you decide import the UK Blu-ray, it's a LOT cheaper ordering from Amazon UK than Amazon US (presuming you're in the states).

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    "a small portion of the price goes to help support this column."

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    The ouroborus nature of Harry's DVD column is revealed. A column that gives no insight into the movies in question, solely existing to make a cut off Amazon links, yet if you purchase items off said links, it helps to support and keep going a column that provides nothing save Amazon links. Thus, the nefarious cycle continues endlessly.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    YOR CRITICISM IS AS SATISFYING AS A STALK OF CELERY

    by VaderSabre

    It's on par with "just because" when someone might ask why another person didn't like something. You have no insight into what was wrong with the finale. No worthy defense. Try working on an astute observation next time, please.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    OH JOY. MORE DVDS.

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    WAY TO SPOIL TRUE BLOOD SEASON 3 HARRY!

    by listen2cky

    I have HBO, so Ive seen it. But MANY people do not, and eagerly await the dvd releases and avoid True Blood articles to avoid having MAJOR plot points like "what is sookie?" spoiled for them...just because you didn't like the answer to what Sookie is, doesn't give you the right to spoil it for people by bitching about it in a fucking LOST SEASON 6 REVIEW!!! You should edit that out of your review Harry. For real...

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah, WTF man!

    by animatty

    ...W...T...F

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    SOOKIE IS A WHAT?!?!?!

    by BringingSexyBack

    I can't believe you went there Harry. NOT. COOL.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    I THOUGHT ERIC'S PLAN LAST WEEK WAS PRETTY BRILLIANT

    by BringingSexyBack

    Can't wait to see how he gets out of it next week. Or the week after next that is.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    SURE, I KNOW WHAT SOOKIE IS. I WATCH THE SHOW.

    by BringingSexyBack

    But I'm here for moral support for you guys.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Sookie being a fairy isn't what derails True Blood

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    What derails True Blood is whenever they veer away from the vampire craziness. Why do I care about Jason and his hillbilly werepanther girlfriend? Why do I care about Laffayette and his witchy pagan boyfriend? Why do I care about the dumb redneck waitress and her stupid baby problems? Why do I care about Tara and her horrible choices in men and continuing attitude problem? If not for Russell Edginton and all of his insanely awesome off the wall behavior, I'd have kicked this series to the curb long ago. "We will eat you! Right after we eat your children!" Fucking brilliant. Everything else? Fucking lame. Sookie and Bill don't hold a candle to Buffy and Angel. OR Buffy and Spike. They are WAY better than Bella and Edward though, I'll say that much.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    And who couldn't figure out Sookie was a fairy back in season on

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    The second she started glowing, what the fuck else could she be? Come on, people. Spoiler, shmoiler.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    THE MOMENT I SAW THE LATINO I SAID SANTERIA IS IN THE HOUSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    And sure enough ...

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    True Blood spoiler!!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Jesus' demon face was pretty scary, though.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    The True Blood spoiler is fucked up because

    by listen2cky

    People shouldn't have to worry about having a current plot twist to a major show spoiled for them in a fucking review for the bluray of LOST Season 6!! Those of you saying that its not a spoiler are retarded. It is... Bill asks Sookie in the first episode of Season 1 "What are you?". Its taken 3 seasons to get that answer...it IS very much a spoiler to those who have not seen it. Sure, if he spoiled it in a True Blood article..I would get it. And if people bitched, then well, its their fault for going into a True Blood article. But this is NOT a True Blood article. Its a review for Lost. He shouldnt have dropped the spoiler in that review....PERIOD!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Don Drapper isn't really Don Drapper

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    So there! HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA! Now someone else has something to complain about instead of all these True Blood whiners.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    1080i vs 1080p

    by mkultra55

    Just for clarification I'm a colorist who has worked on countless films and TV commercials for the past 10 years and only color grade in high def at this point. 1080i IS High Def even though it was erroneously described as "one step removed". High Def is 1080P, 1080i and 720P. A film shot at 24 frames per sec is recorded frame per frame in a 1080p/24 master. For 1080i/30 the 24 fps film is recorded using something called 3:2 pulldown. Since each frame of 1080i is made up of 2 "fields" of alternating scan lines the 24 fps film is recorded with 3 fields then 2 etc. Look up the tech info for a more detailed discussion. A Blu Ray Player will take the 1080i 3:2 material and strip it down to full 1080 24P. Long story short...if you are seeing a noticeable difference in 1080i material from 1080p material something is at fault in your Blu Ray player (or whatever you are using to strip the 3:2). You should not be able to see any difference with your naked eye.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I knew Sookie's true nature beforehand.

    by ColonelFatheart

    My girlfriend reads the books and she told me. It wasn't a big deal. It actually came across as anticlimactic, which is how the show fittingly, humorously treated it. My reaction was much like Sookie's: "Fuckin' lame."

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    ColonelFatheart

    by listen2cky

    Not everyone reads the books either. Some people just want to enjoy the show, spoiler free.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    listen2cky: I get you. I do.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I'm not disputing that Harry fucked up by spoiling it. I'm just sharing something.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Spoiled

    by TrumpyEatsPotatoes

    I usually hate people who log on and complain--if you're that unhappy about a site online, move on and don't waste your time. But I just bought the first season of True Blood yesterday and I am so angry. I think I'm done. Lots of other sites out there that I don't have to worry about being spoiled in completely unconnected articles.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    I will say this: Don't worry, folks. It's a spoiler, but it's re

    by ColonelFatheart

    not so terrible. It won't ruin everything for you. This isn't like an "I am your father" or a "He's actually a ghost" moment.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    ColonelFatheart

    by listen2cky

    No it's not as major of a spoiler as the ones you listed, BUT...much of the show is based around the mysteries of "what is" said person or creature. And they tease us with little details here and there before finally revealing what "they" are. I am not disagreeing with you CoronelFatheart, just saying that for True Blood....what Harry said IS a major spoiler.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Harry - Why no ANCHORMAN BLURAY love?

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Harry, <p>Yes I know that lately a Will Ferrell movie is about as funny as being anally raped by Ave Vigoda, but Anchorman is a classic! I know for a fact that the Rich Mahogany Edition hit blu today because I bought it on my lunchbreak. Why no lovin' for the sex panther?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Simpsons Season 13 is awesome on Bluray

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    also, Lost is for emo sissy fags..that is all

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Are we still using the word "emo"

    by rbatty024

    I thought everyone stopped using that term five years ago.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Yeah, thanks for the spoiler on True Blood.

    by rbatty024

    Some of us wait for the DVD, asshole.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Using the word "emo" is so "emo."

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    1080I, 1080P, 720P IT DON'T MATTER TO ME

    by BringingSexyBack

    As long as I can see Sookie areola Ima happy.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    SCARLETT_JOHANSSONS_BREAST_MILK

    by listen2cky

    Got anymore brilliant posts you can muster up from the confines of your parents basement?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Stop being such whiny cunts

    by Son of Hades

    The episodes in question have already aired, so they're fair game, IMO. You know as well as I do that cultivating a web presence increases the risk of seeing spoilers; it's not Harry's fault that you chose to wait for the DVD release, which only makes seeing something you don't want to even more likely. How long are we supposed to wait? Until it's aired and been released on DVD in every territory in the fucking world?

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I guess I'm a LOST whiner...

    by elsachmo

    If you looked at LOST as one long movie, it would be torn to shreds on here for all the loose threads, plotholes, and unanswered questions. I'm not stupid, and I don't need everything in a movie or show explained to me, but, in this case, what was the point of any of it? Even the writers said the island didn't matter. Are you freakin' kidding me? You went with the ending that fans called from episode one and said it would be the lamest, cop-out ending of all time. And it was. Why show us crazy mysteries episode after episode for years only to say in the last few minutes of the last episode that we should forget about all of those things? Anyways, I guess I'm through whining for now, but I believe that a majority of the fans of the show wanted more answers. Like I said, THEY bombarded us with the whole "Now it's time to get answers to your questions" thing for the entire last season and really didn't explain hardly any of the major questions they posed to us as viewers.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Harry, just realised...

    by biscuithead

    ...this is the first time i've ever heard any mention of 'Withnail & I' on this site! Glad to hear you like it. My all-time favourite film along with the Exorcist.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    POLTERGEIST

    by frank cotton

    is like THE EXORCIST spliced with 1941

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Best Buy is getting some awesome exclusives...

    by Barrock

    They have a very nice Scorsese set and a Stone set. Plus a bunch of horror movies. Got 2001 Maniacs for $7. Also, Anchorman CE is exclusive to Best Buy as well. Awesome little set. 2 discs, a book, and trading cards.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Barrock: A plant for Best Buy?

    by ColonelFatheart

    Just messin'.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Some great British movies there ...

    by Yer_Maw

    ... but Harry Brown certainly isn't one of them. Man, I was looking forward to that film - sadly, it's a badly written, unrealistic, un-researched piece of shit. All the gritty realism of Cobra. Michael Caine is godlike of course, but in a film that doesn't deserve him - check out 'Is Anyone There?' if you want some latter-day Caine brilliance in a film that merits it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    OUTRIGGER SHOOTING EXPLAINED!!!

    by Bouncy X

    i guess if you dont wanna know then stop reading......i just received my complete series set today and it comes with a "lost page" from the Blackrock journal. well that pages tells you exactly what happened. they were shot by Blackrock crew who got caught in one of the time warps. the letters mentions they shot at someone and then watched them disappear in a blinding white light. so there ya go....i personally never cared or thought it was anything "Lost-ish" but apparently it was and now you can sleep at night.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Bouncy, even though I didn't mind if I ever

    by ColonelFatheart

    found out. I didn't mind some weird shit happening with no explanation. It had a disorienting effect on me as a viewer and the characters. <p>But since they explained it, I'm glad they did it that way. It's a nice little odd detail that fits in the lore. It didn't need to be this huge thing.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    CHOPCHOPCHOPCHOPCHOPCHOPCHOPCHOPCHOP

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    MooseMalloy: Cuz people on these boards are retarded

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Machinegun McCain is a classic.....and these idiots have no idea

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Cassavetti's best movie........

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Instead we get winey bitches who look girly vamp shite

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Cassavetti's a legend.....who cares about gay vampires????

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    HARRY BROWN

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    I picked up HARRY BROWN today, watched it this afternoon, and all I can say is WOW!!!!! This is one awesome movie. Michael Caine shines in the title role, and gives yet another outstanding performance. NOTHING is toned down here. The violence is hard-core and in-your-face. Once this film starts roling, it takes a grip[ on you and never lets go. This one is a must-see for sure! Seek it out!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    RE: Evil Dead

    by BarryConvex

    I'd love to own Evil Dead on Blu-Ray, but I have a feeling that Anchor Bay will end up releasing some 30th anniversary edition next year. Anchor Bay is worse than Lucas milking Star Wars when it comes to rereleasing Evil Dead.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by BarryConvex

    I'm sure it'll come packaged in a replica of the Necronomicon written in the blood of Bruce Campbell or some diorama of the cabin, complete with the evil tree with "rape action" branches.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    LOST season 6

    by SleepyMan

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    FIRST!!!

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Harry Brown

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

    I picked up Harry Brown today, watched it this evening, and all I can say is WOW THAT BLEW!!!!! This is one crappy piece o shit movie. Michael Caine bombs in the title role, and gives yet another hammy useless performance. Everything is toned down here. The violence is NOT hard-core and in-your-face. This film never starts roling, and it fails to take a grip on you...This one is a must-skip for sure! DO NOT seek it out!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Shogun Assassin

    by Emanresu

    Sorry Harry, but I just can't agree. There is no way that Shogun Assassin is better than either Sword of Vengeance or River Styx. Shogun Assassin is just awful. Aside from the changes to the story, the grating child narration kills the entire film.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Son of Hades.... True Blood Spoiler

    by listen2cky

    Your being idiotic. So just because the episode of True Blood in question has already aired (just 2 weeks ago mind you), that makes it fair game to spoil it in a LOST review? So by that rationale, it would of been ok for 2 weeks after The Sixth Sense opened in theaters to just randomly throw into a review for The Sopranos that something was "like finding out Bruce Willis is actually dead in the Sixth Sense"..??? My point is that, sure, this would be fair game to discuss in a TRUE BLOOD episode or season 3 article/review...but to throw a major series spoiler into a LOST review...thats not right. It doesn't even make sense how he used it. He just threw it in there to be a fucking asshole. Most people who are downplaying this whole thing...its just because they personally don't care about the show. And thats fine. You dont have to like True Blood. But that doesn't make it ok....if it was a movie or show that you gave a shit about that he spoiled, youd be just as pissed off. I hate the show LOST, but if if Harry spoiled the Lost finale in a review for Modern Family or some shit...a lot of people would be pissed off and I would totally understand. I wouldn't try to justify it just cuz I personally don't like the show...

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Lost

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

    Will go down as one of the wrost peaces of shit ever......I can't beleve I watched every episode and for whatt????? White light and BULLSHIT CHRISTIANITY????

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Only thing lamer than Lost was DeadWood!

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

    Holy crap what a terrible ending! Story didn't even finish???? What is up with that bullshit! FUCK THAAT SHIT.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I have a confession ot make!!!! Im actually ....

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

    BringingSexyBack. lol <p>;-)

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    RED RIDING @ IFC

    by Brian

    I saw the Red Riding Trilogy in one night at the IFC in NYC. And Wallace Shawn was sitting directly behind me. Excellent movies. Go out of your way to see them.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by ConfusedPanda

    I don't care if Harry wants to drop a current True Blood spoiler in a True Blood article, or if he did so in a mini-review for a True Blood dvd/blu-ray release, yet I don't think it was a good idea to drop a current spoiler in a mini-review for LOST. It seemed random and unnecessary, like True Blood was on his mind while he was writing about LOST, and he couldn't resist bringing it up. I agree with whoever said that Harry won't edit the mini-review because he simply doesn't care. Obviously there are worse things someone can do than spoil a tv show, yet it certainly raises the question of what he will spoil next, and in what article. You might not care about True Blood, but say you miss an episode of a show you really like, and you plan on watching it at some point in the next couple weeks, yet Harry spoils it for you without good reason out of nowhere in a random article...you'll understand the frustrated responses of others. The same could happen for movies. You might be certain about seeing an upcoming movie, yet you know you won't be able to go out and see it during its opening weekend, so you plan on seeing it the second or third weekend out.....you read a review by Harry of a different movie being released around the same time, and he spoils the movie you simply couldn't see on day one. Kind of sucks.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    "Would you like to watch a video before sleepy-time?"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "Shogun Assassin!"

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    And why ANYONE would want to own post-1998 Simpsons on DVD...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...is beyond me.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Reviews say Time Bandits Blu isn't all that

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I bet I wasn't the only one...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...that while reading Harry's review of The Simpsons release was waiting for him to comment on the drop in quality of the show after its glory years. I don't think I've read a single review related to the show in the past 10 years that hasn't commented on the varying degrees of quality over the show's run....particularly that the show "used to be" great for several+ years.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Survival of the Dead!

    by Yelsaeb

    Loved it! Yeah, I know. I have every reason to only like it, but I love the cheesiness, and the fact that its kinda like a western with zombies. And I saw Mr.Edgerton's short, Spider, on IFC and it was really good. I think I'm going ot check out The Square. Also, Evil Dead! The Simpsons! Harry Brown! I wish I had enough money for them all!

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    the difference is mainly noticeable in the lack of contrast and

    by Proman1984

    Harry, you stupiidity is astounding. Do us a favor and actually find out what progressive scan means.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Harry chooses to ignore 3:2 Pulldown, and heres why.....

    by Fineus Fog

    Theere is no way, to the naked eye tah tyou can see your Blu Ray player removing the 3:2 pulldown (which is essentially what any QUALITY BR Player would be doing with a 1080i signal) YOU'RE A NUMPTY BIG FELLA

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    I need a QUALITY blue ray player, lol.

    by RPLocke

    How about DONT buy Blue Ray.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    SHOGUN ASSASSIN

    by bernard

    ...is a bullshit mash-up of the first two lone wolf and cub films, which are brilliant. Seek out the actual films, not this stupid fucking re-edit. <p> Shogun Assassin, known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami (子連れ狼?), is a jidaigeki film made for the British and American markets and released in 1980. In 2006 it was restored and re-released on DVD in North America by AnimEigo. <p> Shogun Assassin was edited and compiled from the first two films in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, using 12 minutes of the first film, Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Kozure Ōkami: Kowokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru or Wolf with Child in Tow: Child and Expertise for Rent), and most of Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (Kozure Ōkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma or Wolf with Child in Tow: Perambulator of the River of Sanzu). Both were originally released in 1972. There were six films in all in the series. These in turn were based on the long-running 1970s manga series, Lone Wolf and Cub, created by the writer Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    evil dead blu ray

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

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  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    RP Locke

    by Fineus Fog

    QUALITY blu ray players are only available in New Zealand, so you're out of luck.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Damm it.

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    They are made from 100% dried sheep shit

    by Fineus Fog

    But they have brilliant, undetectable 3:2 pulldown and amazing contrast ratio

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST

    SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD: Just Saw It...

    by uberman

    DIARY OF THE DEAD was bad. Stinky bad. So, as there was nothing else worth seeing, I rented this expecting it to suck, but lo and behold, it was ambitious and much better than LAND and DIARY...up until the last 10 minutes, in which Romero once again proves to me that he is, in fact, totally retarded. Slow, meandering dead people start stalking...horses. Yep.With their super speed and agility, they pack up on horses and eat tear them apart. So now, people will be safe once again, if they can find and subdue about..oh, 100 million horses to stave off the hungry zombies. Also, I get the impression the George has never ever fired a real gun. Every single character just points and shoots and BINGO! Head Shot Every Time!!!! And one more thing: When did human teeth have the cutting and ripping power of a Stihl Chain Saw? The zombie just barely breaths on your neck and next thing you know, 1/2 your neck is gone. It would take a massive effort and stuggle to tear a mounthful of flesh out of a human. ALSO: If the dead need to eat...does that mean their digestive tract is operational? And if theyre dead, why the fuck do they need protein??? If theyre rotting, all you have to do is hide out for a week and the zombies would be de-articulated. And what about the smell? Wouldnt you know a zombie was in the vacinity just by the gag inducing aroma? Somebody, please make a realistic zombie movie with people who behave like real people and not caractures. Please?

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    THRILLER

    by uberman

    Watch Robert E. Howards materpiece called 'PIGEONS FROM HELL' to see what made THRILLER so friggin awesome.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    I'm not usually one to complain about the site...

    by Happyfat73

    ...but, like others, I'm pretty fucking annoyed about that True Blood spoiler, Harry. Not cool at all.</p> I don't know what's worse - that it was spoiled, or that the spoiler also is a massive disappointment.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Lost, check this

    by Tall_Boy66

    posted it before but one more time, Lost fan vid I did editing the whole series in chronological order down to one song. Hope y'all enjoy it: <P>http://tinyurl.com/Lostfinvid

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    If I'd clicked on a True Blood post I wouldn't complain

    by beastie

    I avoid articles until I see the season. Hell, I'll avoid any article that mentions vampires. BUT I've seen Lost. I didn't expect a FUCKING TRUE BLOOD SPOILER in a lost paragraph.</p><p>Harry's arrogance has been showing through more and more over the past several years, but this is just stupid ridiculous. I mean, letting something slip is one thing, but a refusal to correct it after a day of the article being up is completely different.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Thriller

    by comicshistorian

    Hey, Harry, you're absolutely right about the first episode(the second one was years ahead of its time as well) but you're going to geek out when you hit season 2 and see Masquerade with stars Elizabeth Montgomery, Tom Poston & John Carradine. It's a fanboy freakout with a GREAT story. Wait till you see the set!!!!!

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    by RpgSama

    ''I love it because it doesn’t require a quarter of a billion to make – and with great writing, great acting and great style – a film can be made that not only compares to the best Hollywood can make, but far exceeds it'' Too much Inception Hating Harry???

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    True Blood Spoilers

    by mr jones

    Not sure what's more ironic, that Harry spoiled a True Blood plot point in a Lost review, or that I skipped over the Lost review to watch the usual Harry-baiting in the TB and found it there instead. <b> Oh, and for those pointing out how it's already aired, it hasn't in the UK, so on that basis, I haven't yet had the chance to watch it to catch up. <b> But thanks for playing

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    mr jones you make an excellent point

    by jim

    (although I'm sure you already knew that as you made it). Harry could edit his comment but would then have to remove all posts down here in which said spoiler is also mentioned.<p>It reminds me of that asshole who, on the Monday before The Dark Knight opened, posted spoilers in several threads. Basically he listed the fate of all the main characters. However, his name was the biggest spoiler of all. So, everyone who responded to him using his name simply increased the exposure of that spoiler. Even after his posts had been taken down (about 8 hours later) his legacy lived on with every TB that mentioned his name.<p>Suffice to say, what Harry did was a dick move. Putting a spoiler, especially a recently-revealed one, in a blurb that is totally and completely unrelated (except, apparently, in the mind of one Harry J. Knowles) is both unnecessary and unpredictable. Jeepers, has Harry seen Tron Legacy yet? If so, don't be surprised next week when he casually mentions key plot points while reviewing "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown".

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    harry is an idiot with regards to a/v tech

    by TheBaxter

    the time bandits BR may very well have issues with contrast and shadow detail, but if so, it has absolutely no relation to whether it is in 1080i or 1080p. bit rate can affect those qualities; frame rate does not. but then, what more can you expect from the guy who so steadfastly "chose" HD-DVD over BR to begin with?

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    RED RIDING

    by Milleniummax

    Red Riding is not a cinematic experience, it was a TV show in England. And the reason there are 3 movies and 4 books is because they put the stuff from the 1977 book into the other films.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    BOY A, kids.

    by Knuckleduster

    Expose yourself to some great British cinema, and watch BOY A.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Whiny cunts

    by Son of Hades

    Teach yourselves to be better spoiler filters. As soon as there's any mention of a show I watch on another board, I'm away like a shot. I haven't been spoiled on anything for a long, long time. In summary: WHINY CUNTS.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Son of Hades... There was no mention of the show

    by beastie

    only (Main Character with extremely unique first name) is a (something crazy that most didn't see coming).

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    also, it was randmonly in the middle of

    by beastie

    a sentence that was in a review of an unrelated show.</b><b>Mistakes happen from time to time, but most people apologize for them. Not Harry. He just deletes it, approximately 24 hours later, after everyone has read it and commented about it, and acts like nothing happened.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    uberman I can accept the characteristics of the zombies

    by skimn

    if they are reanimated by some "force" be it viral, or "space radiation" or whatever. I can accept that the decay process stops at the time of reanimation, and their "hunger" is driven by a need beyond their control. And I agree with the points you made about Survival, except I'll say the prior 80 minutes are as weak as the last ten. Maybe Romero needs to hook up with King again to give him some new ideas.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Cymbalata4thedevil

    by elsachmo

    Seems to know nothing about scriptwriting or story structure. Do you have a trove of movies with loose ends and plot holes? Is that what you expect from film? The finale of LOST was discussed a lot in my screenwriting classes for how disorganized it was and how they went for a neat and easy wrap up, because they knew they had put themselves into a corner, and, at that point, it didn't matter anymore anyways. I find it funny that after the Pilot episode, the internet was lit up with people saying, "I hope they don't cop-out in the end and we find out they're all in Purgatory or something", and they did! So weak.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    THEY. WERE. NOT. IN. PURGATORY.

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    If you're assuming that the characters died IN THE ORIGINAL PLANE CRASH (which most people who latched onto the "purgatory" idea in season one thought), then you are 100% WRONG. T

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    The characters died in the fullness of time

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    NOT IN THE ORIGINAL PLANE CRASH. Jesus, I can't believe people STILL think this.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    The Square was ok

    by Series7

    Not BLOWN away by it. I think thats because they showed Spider right before the movie. Which was nice because you can catch the Spider Cameo in The Square. But it sucked because it sets up what sort of niche thing these directors do. SOOOO you how Spider plays out and then you just keep waiting for that to happen in The Square. Also they telegraphed the ending why too early in the film.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    PREACH IT CYMBAL!!!

    by jay2517

    and for the (not)LAST TIME. they were not in purgatory. fucking idiots...

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Showing Spider before Square helped The Square

    by Lovecraftfan

    Really enjoyed the square and the amazing Spider was like a great starter.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Well, they were in Purgatory half of S6

    by Tall_Boy66

    Just not since the pilot episode. Only for the "flash-sideways" So they were and they weren't.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    I've gone on holiday by mistake

    by biscuithead

  • considering he and all the other aicn writers are preoccupied with the aicn circle jerk of love for Scott Pilgrim.

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  • Sept. 2, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Is "Survival" Worse Than "Diary"?

    by Autodidact

    I am a big Romero fan, but found Diary of the Dead to be almost unwatchably bad. Mainly due to repetitious dialogue where every second line in the movie addresses the fact that we are supposedly watching "found footage." Seriously those characters reference the camera more often than those idiots who scream "WE PUTTIN THIS SHIT ON YOUTUBE" in a ghetto fight clip. <p>One thing I hate about any zombie/monster movie is when they run out of ideas and start making the monsters into "characters". That's the main thing I disliked about Day of the Dead (with Bud, the zombie who rocks out on his walkman), and especially Land of the Dead with the one super-smart and vaguely emotional zombie.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    AICN Whiners meet... AMBIGUITY

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Any LOST Season 6 Haters really need to listen to the commentaries where Damon and Carlton spell out why they specifically gave certain answers and alluded to other answers more ambiguously. Ambiguity was always a hallmark of LOST and people who wanted every I dotted and every T crossed were never going to be happy with how it ended. The first half of "The New Man in Charge" is in some ways a satire of that whole "every piece must fit together" mindset.<br /><br />And elsachmo: Is your screenwriting class that encourages "No loose ends and no plot holes" the reason Hollywood keeps giving us crappy cookie cutter movies that spell out their plots so didactically that most of us can figure out their endings a half hour after they've begun? Piss and moan about LOST all you want. You didn't see THAT ending coming and neither did anyone in your screenwriting class. Neither did anyone in the AICN LOST talkbacks for that matter. And if you or anyone else in your class ever comes up with a script that provokes as much thought and speculation and argument as LOST did from start to finish, I'll eat the whole series, one disc at a time.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    THE AICN screenwriting class would be hilarious

    by RPLocke

    no CG effects, show everything, tie up every question asked, show LOTS of boobs, and gore, overwrite the plot so much it becomes satire. It would be hilarious.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Red Riding trilogy on Netflix streaming

    by Zardoz

    All three movies

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Some damn subtitles please Netflix streaming!!!

    by samuraiyao

    closed captioning would be nice on some of these films like the Red Riding Trilogy.. There should be an option if you want to read the movie in english..

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