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DVD Review

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 21%

Spread (2009)

"Anchor Bay's DVD edition is competent, but it offers no great argument for seeing the film."

Posted Nov 23, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

2 21%

Spread (2009)

"Ashton Kutcher is unwilling (or unable) to make himself the object of the same judgmental lens through which he has "Punk'd" other celebrities."

Posted Nov 23, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

3 68%

Brüno (2009)

"Universal's Blu-ray edition is packed with extra material, however, so fans should indulge."

Posted Nov 16, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

4 68%

Brüno (2009)

"For all of its button-pushing, the end result is almost as superficial as its egocentric hero."

Posted Nov 16, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

5 52%

Two Girls and a Guy (1998)

"Two Girls and a Guy really lives by its central performance, and Robert Downey Jr. makes it a compelling watch."

Posted Nov 10, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

6 52%

Two Girls and a Guy (1998)

"As a serio-comedy, it only half succeeds. The laughs are well earned, but the attempts at serious romantic analysis fall short of poignancy."

Posted Nov 10, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

7 ——

Fire and Ice (1983)

"The Blu-ray transfer is solid, although owners of the 2-disc DVD set may want to hang on to that documentary."

Posted Oct 29, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

8 ——

Fire and Ice (1983)

"Its ambiguously gay villain notwithstanding, Fire and Ice just doesn't hold the weight, either visually or thematically, that its creators probably hoped it would."

Posted Oct 29, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

9 ——

Camille (2009)

"Camille is a disaster. NEM has given it a pretty picture, but you can't make a silk purse out of a dead sow's ear."

Posted Oct 16, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

10 ——

Camille (2009)

"The only people who might enjoy it are necrophiliacs--or masochists. Either way, they have issues."

Posted Oct 16, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

11 ——

Blood Rain (2009)

"Pathfinder's DVD is an abomination."

Posted Oct 7, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

12 ——

Blood Rain (2009)

"If you can forgive the occasional convolution, you may find something to enjoy here."

Posted Oct 7, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

13 55%

Surveillance (2009)

"Surveillance is a reprehensible film, an exercise in being nasty for the sake of being nasty, but with no style or clear sense of purpose."

Posted Sep 30, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

14 55%

Surveillance (2009)

"It is staggering to think that a film could be so horrifically nihilistic and so painfully boring at the same time, but Lynch has done it."

Posted Sep 30, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

15 39%

Fighting (2009)

"Universal's transfer is great, but nothing about this release calls out for attention."

Posted Sep 23, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

16 39%

Fighting (2009)

"Fighting consistently feels like a patchwork of better movies without their excitement or rooting interest in character."

Posted Sep 23, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

17 41%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"... during a wave of pointless and heartless retreads of older material, this brings a surprising improvement over the original."

Posted Sep 16, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

18 41%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"... superior [to the original] in that it makes clear the conflicting justification and degradation of the retaliation, establishing a grayer level of morality."

Posted Sep 16, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

19 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"If you are really interested in this story, you are probably better off just reading Lopez's book."

Posted Sep 11, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

20 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"When [Catherine] Keener's Mary Weston suggests that Lopez may be exploiting Ayers, it is tempting to wonder how the filmmakers would react to the same accusation."

Posted Sep 11, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

21 100%

Repulsion (1965)

"... nothing short of a godsend for fans who have spent years enduring subpar, borderline unwatchable public domain editions."

Posted Aug 5, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

22 100%

Repulsion (1965)

"Repulsion wastes no time before plunging its audience into the frighteningly disturbed mindset of its central character."

Posted Aug 5, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

23 38%

Children of the Corn (1984)

"I think congratulations to me are in order for not making a single "corn" joke!"

Posted Jul 30, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

24 38%

Children of the Corn (1984)

"How Children of the Corn continues to be so successful and popular 25 years after its release still remains a mystery ...."

Posted Jul 30, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

25 14%

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

"If you ever wanted to know what drew people to minstrel shows, just ask the people who liked this movie."

Posted Jul 15, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

26 14%

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

"What truly makes [the film] so detestable is its disingenuous attempt to justify itself with a tacked-on call for acceptance of all people and lifestyles."

Posted Jul 15, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

27 ——

Night Train (2009)

"NEM has given the film a shoddy Blu-ray presentation to match, making this a release best left avoided altogether."

Posted Jul 6, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

28 ——

Night Train (2009)

"... King betrays his own objective to make a classical thriller and succumbs to the standard triteness of direct-to-DVD schlock."

Posted Jul 6, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

29 88%

Fast Company (1979)

"For diehard Cronenberg fans without the DVD, this [Blu-ray disc] is an easy recommendation for both image quality and bonus content."

Posted Jun 29, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

30 88%

Fast Company (1979)

"There is nothing particularly memorable about Fast Company, even at the most superficial level."

Posted Jun 29, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

31 86%

Inside Man (2006)

"Universal's Blu-ray release presents the film in top quality, although the special features are a bit slight."

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

32 86%

Inside Man (2006)

"... remains consistently watchable as a mechanical exercise."

Posted Jun 19, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

33 100%

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

"A great film in its best home video quality ...."

Posted Jun 16, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

34 100%

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

"... like a morbidly sick Looney Tunes short with its cartoon heroes struggling impotently to keep hold of a hot potato."

Posted Jun 16, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

35 ——

Whose Line is it Anyway - Season 1, Volume 1 (2006)

"... this DVD is an absolute blast from start to finish."

Posted Jun 9, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

36 ——

Whose Line is it Anyway - Season 1, Volume 1 (2006)

"... a fantastic series that wonderfully showcases the improvisational talents of its many stars."

Posted Jun 9, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

37 ——

Best of Whose Line Is It Anyway (2009)

"While this release in general is very funny, my only concern is that it appears that Warner Home Video has abandoned releasing the rest of the series in its original seasons."

Posted Jun 9, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

38 ——

Best of Whose Line Is It Anyway (2009)

"... whether or not these 10 episodes truly are the best the series has to offer is impossible to critique ... but I can attest that what is presented here is very funny."

Posted Jun 9, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

39 68%

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"... Revolutionary Road suggests that Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet's hearts would not have gone on had they survived the sinking of the Titanic ...."

Posted Jun 3, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

40 68%

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"It plays like Douglas Sirk without the irony."

Posted Jun 3, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

41 ——

Fast and the Furious Trilogy (2009)

"Universal has done a ridiculously impressive job with this package, but I can't help lamenting the lack of similar treatment for more worthy titles."

Posted May 12, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

42 36%

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

"It reaches a level of mediocrity that leaves the previous entries in the dust ...."

Posted May 12, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

43 36%

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

"The philosophy here is when you can't make high art, make high trash."

Posted May 12, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

44 53%

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

"... when characters are not racing at breakneck speed, the movie as a whole ceases to move."

Posted May 12, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

45 ——

Films Of Michael Powell - Age Of Consent / Stairway To Heaven (2009)

"... a substantial package, not only making these desirable films available but adorning them with some excellent features as well."

Posted Apr 13, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

46 76%

8 Mile (2002)

"Universal's Blu-ray release ... dropped the ball on improving the original DVD's scant bonus features."

Posted Apr 13, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

47 76%

8 Mile (2002)

"... Rocky with a rap beat ...."

Posted Apr 13, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

48 64%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"The inevitable special edition will likely have much more to offer."

Posted Mar 31, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

49 64%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"If only [Bond] had a villain as self-reflective as Heath Ledger's Joker to ask 'Why so serious?'"

Posted Mar 31, 2009

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

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