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New Releases, week of 9/14/13: Star Trek Into Extras BS

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 bonus features for...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 9/7/13: Sabrina's Cat Edition

When the Sabrina the Teenage Witch show aired as part of ABC's TGIF lineup, I thought it was the neatest show (but Boy Meets World had it beat, hands down) since the animatronic cat on the program was named Salem and was voiced by the same ...

 
 
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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, about the reunion...

 
 
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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 watching those episo...

 
 
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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 Roland Emmerich ...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 8/10/13: Sing Sly Sing Edition

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. Other titles in th...

 
 
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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 discount ticke...

 
 
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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 am poor, so poo...

 
 
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Scream Factory bringing Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut to DVD

We've mentioned previously that there's been an extended/director's cut of Clive Barker's Nightbreed screening around the world, but now it's coming to DVD and Blu-ray. Scream Factory (the genre sub-label of Shout! Factory) announced at Com...

 
 
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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 side are a few ...

 
 
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Pacific Rim won't get a director's cut

Reports came in pretty quickly that Guillermo del Toro had cut about an extra hour of movie out of Pacific Rim to make sure the character's story arcs were pared down to their bare essentials. As someone who came away from the movie thinkin...

 
 
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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 everyone. And it's ...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 7/6/13: Kung Fu Heroes Edition

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 movies, Lau Kar Leun...

 
 
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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 Dropsy, or delirium ...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 6/22/13: Totes Stoked Edition

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 to say that I'm...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 6/15/13: Lilo & Snitch Edition

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 Hunters (which ...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 6/8/13: Hard Bodies Edition

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 releasing this week ...

 
 
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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 of the Doctor." ...

 
 
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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 flick Parker, Stev...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 5/18/13: Happy Little Cloud Edition

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 Cloud Atlas, the a...

 
 
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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 Reacher with Tom Cr...

 
 
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Cleopatra getting 50th anniversary re-releases

Cleopatra, the epic film known as much for its off screen issues as it was for its grandeur, is turning 50 this year and 20th Century Fox isn't about to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate it. They've remastered the original theat...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 5/14/13: Big Bad Borg Edition

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 and it looks jus...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 4/27/13: Gangsta's Paradise Edition

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 believed it to ...

 
 
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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 points out, was ...

 
 
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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 Grant doing an im...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 4/6/13: All Cleaned Up Edition

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 One. This 10-dis...

 
 
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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 country through its ...

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

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 you, Boingo.) So...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 3/16/13: Rising Pie Edition

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 documentary about ba...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 3/9/13: Wreckx-n-Effect Edition

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 this week are the ...

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

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 Phoenix to rush the...

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

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 BAFTA Film Awards a...

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

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-ray re-releases,...

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

[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 Bloody Valentine ...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 2/2/13: Creepy Jet Lag Pillow Ed.

It seems my idiocy abroad and last night's cross-country red-eye have started to catch up with me because I am jet lagged something fierce. At this point, time has no meaning, space is a misinterpretation of proximity, matter is energy cond...

 
 
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Dredd is number one in Blu-ray, DVD, and digital sales

Although Dredd may not have been my favorite film of last year, it was one of the best. Unfortunately it came and went from theaters sad and alone because of stupid reasons (it was a reboot of a sort of unknown property, it was a reboot of ...

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

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 adventures in Hon...

 
 
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Watch a clip of Del Toro discussing Alfred Hitchcock

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 Criteron's release ...

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

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 I've experience...

 
 




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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

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My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

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Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"

 
 
 
 
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