DVD

This Week in DVD: 11/13/12

This week on DVD Pixar's Brave and the re-boot of The Amazing Spider-man both take aim for home entertainment superiority. We also take a look at the underrated holiday heartwarmer Arthur Christmas, the apocalyptic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and two cheesy direct to DVD action films: one that has Bruce Willis and the other with Steve Austin and Steven Segal.

This Week in DVD: 10/30/12

This week at the video store, we check out the timely comedy of The Campaign, the out of time Oliver Stone thriller Savages, the zombie apocalypse of [REC]3: Genesis, the romantic dramedy stylings of A Little Bit of Heaven and Ruby Sparks, and the goings on in the world of Mad Men.

The New Old: Love & Darkness

This week's archival home entertainment column takes a look at some real heavy hitters with Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire, the campy Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, and director's cuts of both Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors and the Al Pacino ham-fest The Devil's Advocate.

This Week in DVD: 10/23/12

This week and Phil Brown take a look at the DVD/Blu-ray releases of Steven Soderbergh's male stripper saga Magic Mike, Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli's Chernobyl Diaries, and Timur Bekmambetov's inexplicably awesome Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

This Week in DVD: 10/16/12

This week we look at the heavily anticipated DVD and Blu-ray releases of Moonrise Kingdom and Prometheus, which lead off a crowded week where we also look at the Adam Sandler comedy That's My Boy, and four partially Canadian productions: the complete series of The Firm, Red Lights, Surviving Progress, and Crooked Arrows

This Week in DVD: 10/2/12

This week on video store shelves we take a look at Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, The Babymakers, Sean Bean in Cleanskin, and some indie film called The Avengers.

The New Old: Tricks & Treats

Our archival DVD column returns with a slate of seasonal offerings and oddities with Criterion editions of The Game, Eating Raoul, and Quadrophenia, special editions of Stuart Gordon's Re-animator, Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and the DVD and Blu-ray premiere of Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein

This Week in DVD: 9/25/12

Now that TIFF has ended, our DVD reporters can finally start sifting through their piles of DVDs with looks this week at Cabin in the Woods, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Snow White and the Huntsman, Safe, Piranha DD, The Samaritan, Damsels in Distress, and We Have a Pope.

CONTEST: Win Lola Versus on Blu-ray

We have not one, but two Lola Versus Blu-rays to give away. Greta Gerwig sparkles in this offbeat romantic comedy about looking for answers - and finding yourself - in a complicated world. When 29-year-old Lola (Gerwig) is dumped by her fiancé Luke (future Robocop Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discovery filled with love, loss, hilarity and heartache. Guided (and often misguided) y the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola's chaotic journey en route to the big 3-0 proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime.

This Week in DVD: 8/28/12

Another busy week at the video store as Battleship blasts its way onto home video, alongside Starship Troopers: Invasion, some Can-con with Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster and A Beginner's Guide to Endings, the documentary sequel Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the genuinely funny horror comedy A Little Bit Zombie, and the God awful "horror comedy" Jersey Shore Shark Attack.

This Week in DVD: 8/21/12

This week on DVD we look at the stellar Oscar winning foreign drama A Separation, Richard Linklater's unfortunately slept on Bernie, the direct to DVD efforts Breathless, A Girl Walks into a Bar, and the Dolph Lundgren starring One in the Chamber. Oh, and some indie film called The Hunger Games