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

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. (Highlights after the...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 1/5/13: New Year's Eve Edition

It's a new year dawning, you guys and gals. That means lots of hope and promise in store... at least temporarily. For the first month of 2013, we will all proceed with confidence and grace -- there will be a sense of victorious invulnerabil...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 12/29/12: Boxing Day Edition

It's the day after Christmas, and I'm sure many of us are getting over jetlag and mild hangovers. Some of us have returned to work and are simply playing Free Cell until it's time to punch out. (Do people still play Free Cell? Are punch car...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 12/22/12: "Hail Santa" edition

It's hard to believe, but we're just one week away from Christmas. You may be wondering where your year has gone right about now, and just how many times you've listened to A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector since the month began. (...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 12/15/12: "Dragon Sound" edition

Today you can enjoy Miami Connection in the comfort of your own home. Yes, the Citizen Kane of Florida-based taekwondo movies has arrived on DVD, Blu-ray, and limited edition VHS. (That makes Miami Connection more hardcore than Michel Gondr...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 12/8/12: "Rise" edition

By far, the biggest release this week is The Dark Knight Rises, the ambitious, overstuffed, flawed, and yet nonetheless entertaining conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. An unused poster for The Dark Knight Rises can be seen in...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 12/1/12: Yanni edition

There are a couple big new releases this week as we get closer to the end of the year. The biggest of them is Men in Black III, which comes out Friday the 30th rather than today since it's special like that. Also out this week are ParaNorma...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 11/24/12: "That's Expendable" ed.

This week's new releases are a little skimpy but still keen. The big one worth mentioning is The Expendables 2, which contains a Herculean dose of testosterone, machismo, and asskick. Those three qualities are probably not found in the new ...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 06/19/2012: "Lusty" edition

I could see the any one of the kids from Project X growing up to be Jeff from Jeff Who Lives at Home. I had a blast with both of these movies and am so glad they're out today. Project X is one of those awesome films where you can...

 
 
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New Releases, week of 05/23/2012: "Too Old" edition

If you're like me, you have a certain affectation for Riggs and Murtaugh's comedy stylings over the course of the four Lethal Weapon films, and if you're like me, you'll be rushing out to pick up the Lethal Weapon: The Complete Collect...

 
 




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Loro"Sympathy for the Devil"

 

Hustlers"Hustle 'n bustle"

 

The Goldfinch"The real deal or fool's gold?"

 

Promare"BURN TO THE GROUND"

 

One Cut of the Dead"Heart-felt brain munching"

 

IT Chapter Two"But are there vomiting turtles?"

 

Satanic Panic"Always tip your drivers"

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon"Who doesn't like Mark Twain?"

 

Artik"The evils of murder and whiskey"

 

Clownado"Cyclownin' around"

 

Ready or Not"Let's play a game"

 

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 
 
 
 
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