Sniff... it’s the last street date in September. So long old friend. But never fear, little ones, it’s also the first week of October and thus the beginning of my favorite time of the year. Halloween is just the bee’s knees, ain’t it? I have a whole slew of fond memories going back -cough- years and so many favorite things that only come out at this time of year. Mostly food, but other stuff too. You’ll probably see me get nostalgic as the month wears on. But I’ll try and keep a cap on it.
This is a light week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great titles coming. This week’s the list starts with probably biggest title of the month, maybe even the biggest title time of year! That title... [Read on here…]
Fall is here officially in the US, so I guess the heat wave attacking California can shut the eff up now. Let’s all hope for small miracles, huh?
This week is all about the Blu upgrade re-releases and horror titles. Lots of good stuff, couple of “eh” – so let’s take a look at what I think you should look at this week. [Read on here…]
Thanks to everyone who has checked in on me about my bum foot – it’s doing much better. I can actually walk now (with a sexy limp, thank you very much) and I’ve only needed to dip into my pain meds a little (I’m not a fan of pain pills). That’s put me in front of the TV a lot these last few weeks and what did I choose to watch, you may ask? I watched every friggin’ minute of Trailer Park Boys. Holy smoley that is a fun show. It gets derivative, but there’s a certain charm to the formula and they seem to know it because they kinda just put it right out there. Considering there are 8 seasons and 3 movies (and a special) on Netflix, I’d say you could do worse with your life if you’re bedridden. I mean, sure, build a boat if you have full use of your body – but if you’re feeling sorry for yourself and don’t feel like making a downstairs hike to your disc library – it’s a good call. As for the ‘fore-mentioned discs – there are a few shining stars out this week and a whole slew of upgrade rereleases deserving your attention. Let’s spotlight, shall we? [Read on here…]
Whoooo-hooo! Pain medicine is awesome! Applesauce jet plane ambrosia salad peter built trucks. What was I saying? I have no idea. But it was important, so you should all heed that advice. Also: sandwiches can’t fly. Unless they’re reubens. Bill knows what I’m talking about.
Let’s get to this week’s releases that I think deserve your attention. [Read on here…]
Sorry to hit you guys a little late this week. I blew out my ankle right before a long holiday weekend and wasn’t able to see a doctor until yesterday. Immobility sucks. Unending pain sucks. Getting old sucks. But because I’m the cool older cousin you all deserve, I wanted to chime in in-between bouts of sobriety and numbness while I could. It’s going to be a short one, but it’s something.
Though, when we get to the end, you’ll see why I told Bill I wasn’t willing to take a by-week. [Read on here…]
Summer is almost over. Lots more to do, though, before it starts getting cool again. But September is almost here, which means a lion’s share of the horror titles will be streeting soon. Everyone else super excited for my colleague Adam’s Hellapolooza this year? It’s going to be grand, I bet. I have no idea why, but horror movies and acerbic wit are two things I love, love, love. That’s me shrugging off this week’s slightly lame releases, BTW. Best of the bunch: a Criterion release that’s long overdue and Walking Dead’s newest season on collected Blu. But there’s other stuff if you look hard enough. Let’s do that together shall we? [Read on here…]
I just want to take a moment and say thank you to Robin Williams, Jay Adams, Lauren Bacall, and the great Joe Viskocil for all the things they did in this life. I know that great people (known and unknown) die every day; and all of them deserve to be honored. But for the way these four touched my life and just wanted to personally thank them and hope this message gets to each and every one of them.
Okay, so with the boo-hoo out of the way, let’s look at what’s coming out this week that we can watch in our homes. You know, because: priorities. [Read on here…]
This is a pretty, pretty big week for release volume. Lots and lots of stuff come to store shelves, so break out your check books. I know I am.
Batman: Assault on Arkham – Technically this animation falls into the Arkham videogame world and not the DCAU - but when you’re watching a film about the Suicide Squad, who cares. The Squad is tasked by Waller to infiltrate Arkham Asylum to kill Riddler while Batman is tracking down a dirty bomb set by The Joker. Action packed fun all around, and I can’t wait. [Read on here…]
In case you were wondering, I left the Twin Peaks box set off my list last week because I was pretty sure it was going to get some heavy coverage from Bill or Adam, and I figured me writing a sentence about it was going to be pointless. Adam spent the better part of last week nose deep in the set, so that review should be up already [Editor’s Note: It is. You can find it here.] or it’s coming very soon. Having seen it with my own eyes, I have to say they whole thing: from package to content is pretty awesome. That Charlie guy is a good cat. This week is a bit light, but there is some good stuff regardless. Let’s check it out... [Read on here…]
Comic-Con is complete. And with this last list, so is July. One more Summer month and we enter the Fall. Not a whole lot of major releases coming in this week, but there are some good classics. Let’s jump right in while I deal with my Con hangover. [Read on here…]