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


Pacific Rim, The Heat, Maniac, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Oct 15
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...

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


World War Z, The Bling Ring, The East, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Sep 17
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...
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Netflix Now: REALLY REALLY GOOD LOOKING EDITION


Requiem for a Dream, There Will Be Blood, and (of course) Zoolander
Sep 04
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...

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


The Great Gatsby, Pain & Gain, To Be Or Not To Be, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Aug 27
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...

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


Epic, Peter Pan, Amour, Satyajit Ray, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Aug 20
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...

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


Olympus Has Fallen, A Band Called Death, The Muppet Movie, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Aug 13
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...

Mondo releasing Guillermo Del Toro Criterion posters


Jul 31
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...

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


G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the Criterion Collection release of The Devil's Backbone, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jul 30
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...

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


Trance, Twixt, Graceland, Pieta, Vanishing Waves, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jul 23
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 ...



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


The Evil Dead remake, 42, Bullet to the Head, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jul 16
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 ...

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


Spring Breakers, Admission, Street Trash, and more on DVD/Blu-ray/VHS
Jul 09
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...

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


The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Call, Upside Down, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jun 25
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...

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


Doctor Who Series Seven, Dark Skies, Cleopatra, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
May 28
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...

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


The Last Stand, Side Effects, The ABCs of Death, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
May 21
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...

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


Upstream Color, Jack Reacher, Mama, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
May 08
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...

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


Django Unchained, Repo Man, Dragon (Wu Xia), and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Apr 16
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...

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


Hyde Park on Hudson, Down the Shore, Gate of Hell, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Apr 09
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...

Artist creates gorgeous and unofficial movie posters


Mar 28
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 ...

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


Lincoln, The Comedy, Killing Them Softly, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Mar 26
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...

New Releases, week of 3/23/13: Les Little People Edition


The Hobbit, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Mar 19
Back from warm and awful nice Austin to the cold, jerk-filled New York and what do I see? Lots of major releases out this week on DVD and Blu-ray. (Worst thing about Austin by the way: limited free wifi at the airport. Damn y...

New Releases, week of 3/2/13: Who is the Master Edition


The Master, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Holy Motors, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Feb 26
Even though Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master didn't do well at the 2013 Academy Awards, it will always run Bartertown in my heart. If you watched Flixist's Google Hangout for the Oscars, you know we all expected Joaquin Phoe...

New Releases, week of 2/23/13: Jack Kirby Saves Edition


Argo, Anna Karenina, Monster Squad, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Feb 19
Ben Affleck's Argo is the big release of the week given all the momentum it has heading into the Oscars. Based on the true story of how Jack Kirby helped saved the day, Argo won Best Picture and Best Director at the 2013 BAFT...

New Releases, week of 2/16/13: Bond... James Bond Edition


Skyfall, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Man with the Iron Fists, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Feb 12
Today is the day that Skyfall hits DVD and Blu-ray. Not only is the movie badass, it was declared Best British Film at the BAFTA Film Awards last weekend. Skyfall's release today is accompanied by a number of James Bond Blu-r...

New Releases, week of 2/9/13: My Bloody Valentine Edition


Flight, Alex Cross, Peter Pan, and more on DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS
Feb 05
[UPDATE: Just received notice of a new addition to today's new releases. The horror anthology V/H/S is available today on VHS.] All of your dorky music nerd friends probably wet themselves last weekend over the new My Bl...

New Releases, week of 1/26/13: Hong Kong Action Edition


End of Watch, Searching for Sugar Man, The Quiet Man, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jan 22
I'm continuing my idiocy abroad, which included a brief rush through Hong Kong last week. Soon it's back to California for a few days before returning to New York, jetlagged and poorer. I've included some recreations of my ad...

Watch a clip of Del Toro discussing Alfred Hitchcock


From the Criterion release of The Man Who Knew Too Much
Jan 15
It's a beautiful thing to see a great director discuss one of the greatest directors in all of filmdom, and to do so as eloquently as Guillermo Del Toro always manages to be. This is a clip from the DVD/Blu-ray extra of Crit...

New Releases, week of 1/19/13: Bananas Edition


Taken 2, To Rome with Love, About Cherry, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jan 15
I am currently abroad, and by this point I should have a decent palate for the bananas of the Philippines. (I may also have dysentery and ringworm.) I could share a photo of these exotic 'naners and describe the rich flavors ...

New Releases, week of 1/12/13: KDOC New Year Edition


Frankenweenie, Dredd, Game Change, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jan 08
I don't know if you're seen it already, but the KDOC New Year's Eve show with Jamie Kennedy is a special kind of trainwreck. Uncensored f-bombs, technical glitches, an extremely faded Macy Gray, and a fight at the end. (Highl...






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