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August 31, 2017
Movies in Theaters: The Dark Tower, The Glass Castle, and Atomic Blonde
The Dark Tower It'd be a good week to go to the movies. Here are DVD Talk's recent theatrical reviews: The Dark Tower - based on a series of books by Stephen King, this movie is both a bad representation of the novels and has an equally awful delivery; The Glass Castle - Woody Harrelson gives hands down the best performance of his career as the patriarch of a family that lives an unconventional, and impoverished, life; and Atomic Blonde - Hollywood's latest stab at bringing a modern comic to a new audience, but it is an idea gone wrong and a plan poorly executed. Other recent films include: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Dunkirk, The Beguiled, Baby Driver, Wonder Woman , and Cars 3. Check out these, and more, in DVDTalk's Theatrical Review section.


August 30, 2017
Notable Releases: The Man With Two Brains and Prizzi's Honor
The Man With Two Brains Several great movies and programs have come out recently, including a few that shouldn't be missed: The Man With Two Brains - an infectiously fun and creative comedy with fine performances, a lively score, and plenty of replay value due to the volume of great one-liners and memorable moments; and Prizzi's Honor - nominated for eight Academy Awards, this dark comedy is loaded with interesting performances and is one of the last movies directed by the great John Huston. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


August 28, 2017
New Reviews: Beggars of Life, Tobor the Great, and The Warlock Collection
Beggars of Life Some cool discs have been reviewed over the past week. Check out these recent entries: Beggars of Life - William A. Wellman's classic 1928 film stars Wallace Beery and Louise Brooks and still packs a pretty powerful punch; Tobor the Great - pretty fun stuff, as goofy as it might be, particularly if you have an affinity for fifties sci-fi and robot movies; and The Warlock Collection - the first two movies in this trilogy offer certain supernatural charms while the third may test your patience. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


August 24, 2017
TV Reviews: Rugrats and Bubble Guppies
Rugrats: Season One Interested in the latest TV on DVD reviews? DVD Talk has you covered! This week's notable entries include: Rugrats: Season One - it's nice to just have a complete season of Rugrats available, even if the show didn't hit its stride until later in the run… the show remains as entertaining as it ever was, especially if you're bringing some nostalgia to the party; and Bubble Guppies: Super Guppies! - this show had a pretty good run during its five-year existence, as the show's colorful and kid-friendly formula made it one of the more tolerable and consistent shows for younger viewers. Want more?  Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.


August 23, 2017
Notable Releases: Sid & Nancy, Barton Fink, and My Blue Heaven
Sid & Nancy Some pretty cool discs have made their way to store shelves over the past couple of weeks. Check out these new titles: Sid & Nancy - Alex Cox's excellent second feature film chronicles the short life of Sid Vicious, second bass player for The Sex Pistols, and his self-destructive relationship with his drug-addict girlfriend, Nancy Spungen; Barton Fink - this Coen Brothers film holds up well… at times darkly comedic and at other times, lighter but almost always consistently funny even when it takes us into some decidedly strange territory; and My Blue Heaven - a breezy character-driven comedy… Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and company do a great job with the material, with Martin crushing it as an over-the-top New York gangster stereotype. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


August 21, 2017
New Reviews: The Wall, Jacques Rivette, and The Zodiac Killer
The Wall (2017) Some cool discs have been reviewed over the past week. Check out these recent entries: The Wall (2017) - a compelling and claustrophobic thriller that makes the most of its limited budget… Aaron Taylor-Johnson turns in a great performance, the cinematography is striking, and its brisk running time leaves little room for fat; The Jacques Rivette Collection - a trio of movies by Jacques Rivette have never received a proper home-video release in the US.. these are fascinating stylistic pastiches that merge theater, dance, music, and cinema in unexpected and sublime ways; and The Zodiac Killer - this film exists in some gritty netherworld between hard hitting true crime film and flat out exploitation picture, but it is nothing if not entertaining... fast paced, quirky, occasionally a little nasty this low budget oddity is a kick. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


August 17, 2017
TV Reviews: Under the Dome and Blue Racer
Under the Dome: The Complete Series Interested in the latest TV on DVD reviews? DVD Talk has you covered! This week's notable entries include: Under the Dome: The Complete Series - with a total of three seasons, this show based on a Stephen King book provides an entertaining mix of character drama, hysteria, and mystery; and Blue Racer - these DePatie-Freleng shorts from the early 1970’s are great fun in smaller doses and the perfect thing to throw on during a movie night. Want more?  Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.


August 15, 2017
Notable Releases: Re-Animator, Night Moves, and Meantime
Re-Animator There are some new titles coming out that might make it worth a trip to the video store. Check out these recent releases: Re-Animator - Stuart Gordon's movie is a fun, feverish, and frightening directorial debut that's aged extremely well during the last 30+ years thanks to its charming B-movie roots, excellent production values, and gallons of grossly effective gore; Night Moves - this film includes everything that's great about ‘80s movies - a wonderfully uncomplicated bit of fun with a cast of likeable characters that's powered by obvious heart and an excellent soundtrack; and Meantime: Criterion Collection - produced by Britain's public service Channel 4, this movie blindsided viewers with a stark, unflinching look at two families in London's East End during a recession. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


August 14, 2017
New Reviews: Boss Baby, My Favorite Brunette, and Frantz
Boss Baby Our reviewers have been busy this week, filling the DVD Talk Review Database more great entries. Some new reviews of note include: Boss Baby - there's enough style and creativity in the animation and enough of an effort in Alec Baldwin's performance to make this animated film a more enjoyable experience than you might expect; My Favorite Brunette - a Bob Hope comedy that still holds up to entertain young and older audiences alike... a very funny spoof of the film noir/hard-boiled detective genre and it’s perfectly suited for Hope's brand of humor; and Frantz - a foreign film that deserves much more than a simple label… there is just enough drama, just enough romance, just a hint of mystery, that audiences are sucked into this world, but never so much that we feel drowned. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


August 10, 2017
TV Reviews: Crashing and T.J. Hooker
Crashing: The Complete First Season More TV shows have made their way on to DVD and Blu-ray, and DVD Talk has got them covered. Check out our reviews of the newest TV releases including: Crashing: The Complete First Season - set in the world of stand-up and featuring a host of funny folk but it's far more of a dramedy than a comedy in exploring the cost of chasing your dreams; and T.J. Hooker: The Complete Series - star William Shatner does fine in this 1980’s police drama, but the writing generally gives him little from which to build a flesh-and-blood believable character. Want more?  Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.


August 08, 2017
Notable Releases: The Breaking Point, Teen Wolf, and Beauty's Worth
The Breaking Point (1950) Another banner week for home video with the studios releasing some great films and boxed sets such as: The Breaking Point (1950) - Michael Curtiz's film has aged even better than most films in his vast body of work, largely due to the excellent performances and Ernest Hemingway's source novel… it's a gripping, intense, and thoroughly entertaining noir; Teen Wolf - this film includes everything that's great about ‘80s movies - a wonderfully uncomplicated bit of fun with a cast of likeable characters that's powered by obvious heart and an excellent soundtrack; and Beauty's Worth - Marion Davies gives a solid performance in this light romantic comedy and the newly composed score fits the film well. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


August 07, 2017
New Reviews: The Lemon Drop Kid, Terror in a Texas Town, and Evil Ed
The Lemon Drop Kid This week the DVD Talk Review Database has some great new entries, including a few discs you may have overlooked. Recent reviews include: The Lemon Drop Kid - a perennial Bob Hope favorite that finally gets a Blu-ray upgrade… it's exactly the right mix of charming, silly, and sweet, and well worth adding to your collection; Terror in a Texas Town - subtly unusual, this western is very worthwhile… it's the kind of picture that if one stumbles upon it late one sleepless night has the capacity to really dazzle the viewer, even if one can't explain why by morning; and Evil Ed - a film that won't disappoint inveterate horror fans looking for cheap thrills… it's silly and broad, though not the least bit scary, and it piles on the gore in steady and reliable form. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


August 03, 2017
Recent Anime Reviews: One-Punch Man, Wolf's Rain, and Attack on Titan
One-Punch Man Looking for some cool anime? Check out our latest anime reviews including: One-Punch Man - an amusing, if unconventional series blessed with the quality of animation that can turn a story about a recurring gag into an enthralling work that packs a punch; Wolf's Rain: The Complete Series - a modern anime classic that belongs on every animation enthusiast’s shelf… its emotionally driven story blended with beautiful visual elements and layered in complex folklore make it worth the rewatch; and Attack on Titan: Complete Season One - every bit the game changer as its rapid fan base responsible for its monstrous popularity can attest to... It doesn't just break from the mold, it shatters it. Want more?  Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.


August 02, 2017
Notable Releases: Ghost in the Shell, Slither, and Colossal
Ghost in the Shell - 3D There are a few new releases that you won't want to miss. Check out these hot titles: Ghost in the Shell - 3D - there's a lot of interesting elements in this movie, and fans of the previous versions can likely appreciate this new, somewhat meta vision… the 3D experience puts the added depth to good use in enhancing the film, and the quality and extras make for a quality presentation; Slither: Collector's Edition - featuring fun performances, outstanding gore effects, and a much-needed light touch… there's a lot to like here; and Colossal - the movie starts as a kinda-sorta dark comedy within a monster movie…and one ups itself… a unique treasure deserved to be seen by scores of people. Be sure to check out our DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.


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