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12:00 PM on 10.15.2013

New Releases, week of 10/19/13: Jaeger Bomb Edition

Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim hits stores today, meaning the movie may turn a decent profit yet on top of the Chinese box office returns. By far, this is the biggest new release this week, with The Heat starring Sandra Bul...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 09.17.2013

New Releases, week of 9/21/13: World War Hee Hee Edition

The big new release of the week is the in-name-only adaptation of World War Z. Once maligned and expected to tank, the movie wound up being profitable and there's talk of a sequel. Other big new things this week include Sofia...

Hubert Vigilla

10:00 AM on 09.04.2013


Hubert's off for the week, so it's my pleasure to tell you that my personal favorite movie of all time, Darren Aranofsky's Requiem for a Dream, has officially hit Netflix. Actually, there's a number of awesome movies this we...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

12:00 PM on 08.27.2013

New Releases, week of 8/31/13: The Replacements Edition

I know there was some crazy stuff that happened in the music industry over the weekend that everyone's been talking about on the internet, so I figured we should address the matter here on Flixist. I'm speaking, of course, ab...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 08.20.2013

New Releases, week of 8/24/13: Starzinger Edition

When I was a kid, I used to watch the same three or four episodes of Spaceketeers (aka Starzinger) on a VHS tape over and over again. I never knew how the series ended or where the story was going to go, but I just kept watch...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 08.13.2013

New Releases, week of 8/17/13: Olympus Edition

The big new release this week is Antoine Fuqua's White House Down, starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Oh, sorry, I meant Olympus Has Fallen, starring Channing Tatum as Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx as Aaron Eckhart, and R...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 07.31.2013

Mondo releasing Guillermo Del Toro Criterion posters

The Criterion Collection put out The Devil's Backbone on DVD and Blu-ray this week, one of Guillermo Del Toro's bona fide masterpieces. This is the second Del Toro movie in the Criterion Collection, the other being his f...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 07.30.2013

New Releases, week of 8/3/13: NY Drafthouse Edition

Guys! The first New York Alamo Drafthouse is opening this weekend! Sure, it's up in Yonkers and a bajillion miles from my apartment, but I'm going to do my darndest to get up there. It's staff training weekend, so there'll be...

Hubert Vigilla

11:00 AM on 07.23.2013

New Releases, week of 7/27/13: Hypnotwixt Edition

This week's set of new releases is making you very sleepy. You feel a sudden urge to give me all of your money, or at least enough for me to buy a breakfast sandwich tomorrow, because breakfast sandwiches are delicious and I ...

Hubert Vigilla

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Ten more films that should be in the Criterion Collection
by Hubert Vigilla

As many of you already know, Barnes & Noble is doing their 50% off sale for the Criterion Collection. We offered some staff recommendations for available Criterion Collection titles earlier in the week. This is a time when many of us go on diets of rice and potatoes in order to satisfy our needs. It's also a time when I wind up thinking about movies that are missing from the Collection. And there are plenty.

Our own Alec Kubas-Meyer had a great list earlier today of films that should be added to the Criterion Collection. As he noted, I'm Flixist's resident snob, so I'd be remiss if I didn't add my own list of films that the Criterion people should get on. (I'd also have my snob privileges revoked if I didn't use the word "remiss" somewhere in this introduction.)

Check out my Criterion wish list after the cut, and feel free to suggest some of your own in the comments.

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Ten films that should be in the Criterion Collection
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

The Criterion Collection is amazing, but it could always be more amazing. The ever-expanding list of films (so much of which is worth buying) has some pretty big gaps. So that's why I'm here: to help coax the company into choosing some films that they might not be thinking of right now (or ever).

Originally this list featured more traditional picks, like Ingmar Bergman's Persona, films that, while excellent, really don't need another recommendation and that may very well be in the pipeline already. So I looked else, and came up with ten films (it's more than that, but ten sounds nice) that deserve proper Criterion treatment. Although few of them would ever play in an arthouse theater, they nonetheless have enough artistic merit to earn a place in the Collection's hallowed halls.

And be sure to check back later today for another list by resident snob Hubert Vigilla, who chooses a bunch of films you've never heard of but pretend to know so you don't seem dumb at parties.

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FlixList: Best of the Criterion Collection (Part 2)
by Flixist Staff

It's that time again: the sun is up and both game and movie lovers go back into their caves to enjoy their respective hobbies. For gamers, Valve's Summer Sale is in full swing; for cinephiles, it's Barnes & Nobles' 50% Criterion Collection extravaganza. Last time the sale was in effect, we gave you a list of recommendations of what to buy. Everything we said in that list is true and they're all films well worth your money. But there are hundreds of films in the Criterion Collection, and more are added almost every week, so we're back to give more of our favorites. And yeah, next time the sale comes around, we'll probably be doing this again.

The Criterion Collection is great, you guys. Seriously.

The sale is running through August 5th, so there's plenty of time to take advantage of it, but don't let it pass just because you're waiting. Go go go!

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12:00 PM on 07.16.2013

New Releases, week of 7/20/13: Evil Edition

Another week means more new releases, fellas. I have no clever intro this week because I am just that tired. There are three biggies this week on the new release side: Evil Dead, 42, and Bullet to the Head. On the re-release ...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 07.09.2013

New Releases, week of 7/13/13: Street Trash Edition

Of all things that are coming out on Blu-ray today, there's the bats**t crazy cult film Street Trash. There are melting bodies, exploding homeless people, scenes of extreme violence, lots of gore, and something to offend ever...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 06.25.2013

New Releases, week of 6/29/13: Achoo Resneezes Edition

I've been sick for the last three weeks, and it's gone from being unpleasant to just downright annoying. After looking up my symptoms online, I'm led to believe that I'm suffering from The Scriverner's Lung, The Hipster Drops...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 05.28.2013

New Releases, week of 6/1/13: Who Are You? Who, Who Ed.

We don't usually highlight the TV releases on DVD and Blu-ray, but since this week is light on the movie side, we're making an exception. The biggie this week is Doctor Who: Series Seven - Part Two, which includes "The Name o...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 05.21.2013

New Releases, week of 5/25/13: Arnold's Return Edition

It's a week of many new releases and re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Leading the way is Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the big screen The Last Stand, along with the horror anthology The ABCs of Death, the Jason Statham fli...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 05.08.2013

New Releases, week of 5/11/13: Heading Upstream Edition

First off, sorry this edition of New Releases is a day later than usual. Running behind with lots of things this week. Netflix Now will also be a day late. I owe you an ice cream.* The new releases this week include Jack Reac...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 AM on 04.16.2013

New Releases, week of 4/20/13: Djangowned Edition

Howdy, folks, and welcome to this week's new releases, a sort of pre-Tribeca reprieve for me. This week boasts two genre deconstructions. The biggie is Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx (who, as Nick p...

Hubert Vigilla

10:00 AM on 04.09.2013

New Releases, week of 4/13/13: Historical Hot Dog Edition

It's another slow week on the DVD/Blu-ray release front. The most high-profile title is the disappointing Hyde Park on Hudson, which features Bill Murray as FDR. (More accurately, Bill Murray doing an impersonation of Cary Gr...

Hubert Vigilla

4:00 PM on 03.28.2013

Artist creates gorgeous and unofficial movie posters

A Los Angeles based artist who goes by the name Midnight Marauder has been quietly pumping out some incredible, unofficial movie posters over the last few years. Midnight Marauder (let's call him/her MM) seems to be inspired ...

Liz Rugg

12:00 PM on 03.26.2013

New Releases, week of 3/30/13: Fightin' Abe Edition

Today is the day that Steven Spielberg's Lincoln rolls onto DVD and Blu-ray. I think Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt are my favorite U.S. Presidents. Both were supreme badasses in different ways. Lincoln steered the count...

Hubert Vigilla