September 29, 2017
Movies in Theaters: Mother!, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and It
It'd be a good week to go to the movies. Here are DVD Talk's recent theatrical reviews: Mother! [a 2nd review] - Darren Aranofsky's challenging, terrifying, sometimes even nauseating purging of a bunch of supremely high-concept allegories is one of the most original and thought-provoking, if not one of the best, films of the year; Kingsman: The Golden Circle [a 2nd review] - this second installment works just as well as the first... it doubles down on the R-rated Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic by becoming even more joyfully absurd and wantonly violent; and It - the movie works as a whole, it will definitely scare you, and it's arguably better than the book. Other recent films include: The Dark Tower, The Glass Castle, Atomic Blonde, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Dunkirk, and The Beguiled. Check out these, and more, in DVDTalk's Theatrical Review section.
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September 27, 2017
Notable Releases: Wonder Woman, Waiting for Guffman, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Some pretty cool discs have made their way to store shelves over the past couple of weeks. Check out these new titles: Wonder Woman (4K UHD) - one of the best standalone superhero flicks in years… it’s refreshing to see a female lead that's so genuine and empowered at the same time; Waiting for Guffman - one of Christopher Guest's mockumentaries, this movie gets a lot out of its cast of quirky characters allowing the audience to become enamored with them, while still holding them up to ridicule for their choices and mindsets; and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - while this is a "bad movie" without any doubt, its ridiculousness earns it a solid place in the so-bad-it's-good category. 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.
September 25, 2017
New Reviews: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Phantasm, and Home for the Holidays
Our reviewers have been busy this week, filling the DVD Talk Review Database more great entries. Some new reviews of note include: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (35th Anniversary Limited Edition) - a classic family film that is as entertaining today as it was thirty-five years ago. This new 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD package offers fantastic picture and sound and ports over the solid selection of supplements from the 2012 Blu-ray; Phantasm - 5 Movie DVD Collection - the franchise itself is a great, bizarre bit of business and this budget release collects the entire series while offering a good chunk of extras for good measure; and Home for the Holidays - perhaps Jodie Foster's best film... it's aged quite well thanks to great performances from the ensemble cast, smart direction, and a wonderful screenplay by W.D. Richter. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
September 21, 2017
TV Reviews: The Tonight Show and Orange Is The New Black
Some great TV shows have made their way onto home video recently including: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series - enormous fun for those who fondly recall the series at its peak, this boxed set of 12 complete shows (along with some bonus clips) runs more than 17 hours and features a slew of great guests; and Orange Is The New Black: Season 4 - gives you laughs and some tears as the core cast continues to put in solid work in different, darker directions. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
September 20, 2017
Notable Releases: Adventures of Captain Marvel and The Lost World
There are some new titles coming out that might make it worth a trip to the video store. Check out these recent releases: Adventures of Captain Marvel - one of the all-time best movie serials, this is enormous fun for the whole family and looks great on Blu-ray; and The Lost World - this silent film was the first feature-length prehistoric fantasy to combine live action and elaborate stop-motion models.. the new 2016 restoration is the most complete version yet, incorporating newly discovered film sources. 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.
September 18, 2017
New Reviews: The Long, Hot Summer, Ronin, and Betting on Zero
This week the DVD Talk Review Database has some great new entries, including a few discs you may have overlooked. Recent reviews include: The Long, Hot Summer - a well-acted deep South melodrama, this film still manages to get by on raw charisma, committed performances, and top-notch cinematography; Ronin - well-drawn and surprising roguish characters are the driving force behind this heist movie. Add in a composed, subtly charismatic Robert De Niro and exceptional car-chase filmmaking, and you've got a fine embodiment of the genre; and Betting on Zero - a documentary about Herbalife - the company, the court cases, the sanctions… a film that tries to expose corruption to as many people as will look. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
September 15, 2017
TV Reviews: Big Little Lies and PAW Patrol
Interested in the latest TV on DVD reviews? DVD Talk has you covered! This week's notable entries include: Big Little Lies: Limited Series - perfect modern television… it crackles with dramatic energy, moves forward with purpose and clarity, and even includes some sly metacommentary on the TV viewing experience at the same time; and PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! - still going strong after four years on the air, and that's a good thing because it's still a pretty fun show: colorful and entertaining with great characters, it's more enjoyable than its simple, unchanging formula implies. Want more? Check out all of the TV on DVD reviews in the DVD Talk database.
September 13, 2017
Notable Releases: It Comes At Night, Visit to a Small Planet, and Krakatoa East of Java
Another banner week for home video with the studios releasing some great films and boxed sets such as: It Comes At Night - this film builds upon the current platform that modern horror has been constructing, adding another layer to the solid brickwork that fans of the genre have so been enjoying these pasts few years; Visit to a Small Planet - this is not the film that Jerry Lewis will be remembered for but it is a gloriously goofy slice of sixties sci-fi comedy that will certainly appeal to fans of his early work; and Krakatoa East of Java - one of the last films presented in Cinerama's deeply curved 70mm single-projector process, this movie, while disjointed, is quite entertaining and genuinely impressive on big screens. 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.
September 11, 2017
New Reviews: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Dracula in Vegas, and From Noon Till Three
Some great DVD and Blu-ray reviews have been added to the the DVD Talk Review Database recently including: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - the final film in Sergio Leone's Man With No Name Trilogy, this movie remains one of the best films from a talented director, and performances by the cast complementing a story that is downright fun; Dracula in Vegas - if you're a fan of no-budget cinema this effort from filmmaker Mick Millard is a fun watch; and From Noon Till Three - a rather odd yet enjoyable film… though categorized as a Western, it's more a wacky story set during the same time period but only following the necessary sign posts up until the point that it completely loses its mind. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
September 07, 2017
New Reviews: Lion King, Whale Rider, and Hell Up In Harlem
Check out the latest reviews that have been entered into the DVD Talk Review Database including: Lion King: The Circle of Life Edition - there are enough memorable songs, excellent performances and terrific animation sequences in this Disney classic that its shortcomings can easily forgiven; Whale Rider: Shout Select 15th Anniversary Edition - the beauty of this movie’s craftsmanship and the strength of its messages remain just as poignant and dynamic today as when it was released 15 years ago; and Hell Up In Harlem - this film doesn't always make sense but it does always entertain. This is fast paced, gritty, violent seventies exploitation at its coolest. Visit the DVD Talk Review Database for all the latest reviews including an entire section devoted to reviews of DVDs out this week.
September 05, 2017
Notable Releases: Rebecca, They Shoot Horses, Don t They?, and The Cabin in the Woods
There are a few new releases that you won't want to miss. Check out these hot titles: Rebecca: Criterion Collection - though this movie is one of director Alfred Hitchcick’s least recognizable productions, it is a well-crafted film that holds up perfectly well more than 75 years later due to its excellent performances, formidable atmosphere, and clever visual effects; They Shoot Horses, Don t They? - the work of a true artist, as director Sydney Pollack brings together the elements he's working masterfully with to create a touching, disturbing picture of the heights of desperation and America's oft-craven thirst for bloodsport; and The Cabin in the Woods (4K Ultra HD) - one of the best films horror fans have been treated to in a long time... its execution is practically flawless and everything from casting, to direction, editing, acting, and special effects are great. 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.