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New Releases, week of 4/19/14: Ride Wit Me Edition


Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Nut Job, Ride Along and more on Home Video
Apr 15
// Nick Valdez
Looks like we've finally left the Oscar season as this week's home video releases range from interesting to, well, Ride Along. First off, there's Philomena, Wrong Cops, and The Secret Life of Papa John's KFC's Cinnabon's...
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New Releases, week of 4/12/14: Smog County Edition


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, August: Osage County, Grudge Match and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Apr 08
// Nick Valdez
This week's new releases have every audience covered. The big releases include The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which I'll never see), August: Osage County (which my mom wants to see), Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones...
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New Releases, week of 2/8/14: Movie Buyers Club Edition


Dallas Buyers Club, About Time, Escape Plan and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Feb 04
// Nick Valdez
As the best of 2013 continue to release on home video, we've got another particularly interesting week. First off is Dallas Buyers Club (a film filled with such great performances, it made my Top 15 of 2013 list), then About ...

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New Releases, week of 2/1/14: San Francisco Rush Edition


Rush, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jan 28
// Nick Valdez
This week's still a good week, folks. Heading up our new releases are Rush (which was conspicuously nominated for a Golden Globe), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (which is conspicuously nominated for an Academy Award), Cloudy ...
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New Releases, week of 1/25/13: Oh Captain My Captain


Captain Phillips, Blue Jasmine, Machete Kills and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jan 21
// Nick Valdez
Like last week, it's time to play catch up as the best and brightest of 2013 continue to hit home video. We have Captain Phillips, which Tam Honks seems to be wonderful in, Bad Milo!, the only film about a butt demon this wee...
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New Releases, week of 1/11/14: Run Away Already Edition


Runner Runner, We Are What We Are, Big Ass Spider! and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jan 07
// Nick Valdez
This week's home video releases are full of smaller films that may or many not be that great. There's the one that stars Justin Timerlake and Ben Affleck, Runner Runner, there's one with a big ass spider, Big Ass Spider! (yes...
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New Releases, week of 12/21/13: The Lone D Edition


The Lone Ranger, Prisoners, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Dec 17
// Nick Valdez
This week's home video releases involve a bunch of movies we regrettably did not get to review here on Flixist. First off there's a movie only Liz saw apparently since it tanked so bad, The Lone Ranger. Secondly, there're two...
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New Releases, week of 12/14/13: #FAMILY Edition


Fast & Furious 6, Despicable Me 2, Man of Tai Chi and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Dec 10
// Nick Valdez
It's a big week for home video releases. First of all there's the elephant in the room. Fast & Furious 6 hits home video after the tragic death of Paul Walker. The silver lining in all of this is when you buy it (and...
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New Releases, week of 12/7/13: Sequelitis Edition


The Wolverine, The Smurfs 2, Drinking Buddies and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Dec 03
// Nick Valdez
This week's home video releases involve two big sequels: one revered, one reviled. The Wolverine (and subsequently a re-release of the entire X-Men series so far) hits DVD and Blu-ray while the less said about The Smurfs 2, t...
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New Releases, week of 11/30/13: T-RED-ing Lightly Edition


Red 2, Breaking Bad's Final Season, The Canyons and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Nov 26
// Nick Valdez
This week's biggest home video release isn't a movie, it's a TV show. Breaking Bad finished its final run of episodes a few months back and now it's finally available on home video. I haven't seen the final episode yet, so I ...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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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New Releases, week of 9/14/13: Star Trek Into Extras BS


Star Trek Into Darkness, Frankenstein's Army, Justice League - Flashpoint Paradox, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Sep 10
// Hubert Vigilla
The big new release this week is Star Trek Into Darkness, though you may feel a little ripped off if you buy it. And no, I'm not referring to the derivative storytelling or the fan-fiction vibe of the script. You see, the bon...
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New Releases, week of 8/24/13: Starzinger Edition


Epic, Peter Pan, Amour, Satyajit Ray, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Aug 20
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 8/10/13: Sing Sly Sing Edition


The Place Beyond the Pines, Oblivion, Rhinestone, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Aug 06
// Hubert Vigilla
A pretty big batch of new releases and re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray this week, with the biggies being The Place Beyond the Pines, Oblivion, Mud, To the Wonder, On the Road, West of Memphis, and the execrable Aftershock. Oth...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 7/27/13: Hypnotwixt Edition


Trance, Twixt, Graceland, Pieta, Vanishing Waves, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jul 23
// Hubert Vigilla
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 ...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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 ...
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New Releases, week of 7/13/13: Street Trash Edition


Spring Breakers, Admission, Street Trash, and more on DVD/Blu-ray/VHS
Jul 09
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 7/6/13: Kung Fu Heroes Edition


The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Producers, 56 Up, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jul 02
// Hubert Vigilla
There were two notable deaths last week which I feel like I should acknowledge here: actor and filmmaker Lau Kar Leung and actor Jim Kelly (Enter the Dragon). Each left their own imprint on action films and martial arts movie...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 6/22/13: Totes Stoked Edition


Stoker, 21 & Over, The Last Exorcism Part II and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jun 18
// Nick Valdez
Stoker is finally out. I'm happy to see it finally hit home video because it had a limited run in theaters and its been a film I've wanted to see for awhile. Nicole Kidman's in it, and she's one of my boos. I could go as far ...
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New Releases, week of 6/15/13: Lilo & Snitch Edition


Oz the Great and Powerful, Snitch, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jun 11
// Nick Valdez
There are a lot of may/may not be good new releases on home video this week compared to last week's average affair. Leading the charge is Oz the Great and Powerful (which Matt found befuddling), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunte...
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New Releases, week of 6/8/13: Hard Bodies Edition


A Good Day to Die Hard, Warm Bodies, Identity Thief and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Jun 04
// Nick Valdez
This week we have a good amount of average films releasing this week. Some may like them more than others, but we're talking middle of the road here. Buuuut, if TV's your thing I hear the fifth season of Breaking Bad is relea...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 5/18/13: Happy Little Cloud Edition


Cloud Atlas, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Beware of Mr. Baker, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
May 14
// Hubert Vigilla
Today's affirmation: whenever you're feeling down, just remember that the blue Jedi ghost of Bob Ross loves you like a little woodland critter. This will save your life some day, trust me. The big new release this week is Clo...
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New Releases, week of 5/11/13: Heading Upstream Edition


Upstream Color, Jack Reacher, Mama, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
May 08
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 5/14/13: Big Bad Borg Edition


Silver Linings Playbook, The Guilt Trip, Manborg and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Apr 30
// Nick Valdez
While most folks will be interested in Silver Linings Playbook today (as it earned a bunch of awards and the like), I'll be trying to find myself a copy of Manborg. We've featured a trailer for the film on the site recently a...
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New Releases, week of 4/27/13: Gangsta's Paradise Edition


Gangster Squad, Jurassic Park 3D, Promised Land and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Apr 23
// Nick Valdez
This week's biggest release is arguably the re-re-re-re-re-release of Jurassic Park (IN 3D!!!), oh, there's new stuff this week also? Well...then the biggest new release is probably Gangster Squad, which is ironic since Matt ...
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New Releases, week of 4/20/13: Djangowned Edition


Django Unchained, Repo Man, Dragon (Wu Xia), and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Apr 16
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 4/6/13: All Cleaned Up Edition


Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One, John Dies at the End, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Apr 02
// Hubert Vigilla
I know something major happened yesterday... Hmm... weird. Don't know what it was. Funny how that works. An oddly sparse week with new releases. The biggest thing by far is a re-release: The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase O...
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New Releases, week of 3/30/13: Fightin' Abe Edition


Lincoln, The Comedy, Killing Them Softly, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Mar 26
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 3/16/13: Rising Pie Edition


Life of Pi, Rise of the Guardians, Sound City and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Mar 12
// Nick Valdez
This week's arguably biggest home video release is Life of Pi (with its unfortunate two day early release date. Why not 3/14?) due to its baffling amount of Academy Awards (and I was sad when I realized it wasn't a docum...
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New Releases, week of 3/9/13: Wreckx-n-Effect Edition


Wreck-it-Ralph, Red Dawn, The Intouchables, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Mar 05
// Hubert Vigilla
This week's biggest release by far is Wreck-It-Ralph, Disney's CG animated offering chockablock with retro gaming references. (Wreck-It-Ralph was also the title of my unproduced sequel to King Ralph.) Also new and notable thi...
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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
// Hubert Vigilla
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...
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New Releases, week of 2/23/13: Jack Kirby Saves Edition


Argo, Anna Karenina, Monster Squad, and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Feb 19
// Hubert Vigilla
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...

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