DVD Tuesday: See Anvil!
To anyone who has ever had a dream and seen that dream gone unfulfilled, I implore you to see Anvil!: The Story of Anvil and perhaps re-discover the inspiration to continue pursuing that elusive prize. Some have described Sacha Gervasi's hilarious doc as a real-life version of Spinal Tap, but the reality goes much deeper. So many would-be artists pursue success only to give up after a few years of failure. The boys of Anvil demonstrate how a true love of your craft compels you to never quit. Oh, and did I mention it was also fucking funny? The second best film of the week is also a documentary. There are many times and places in which I wish I had lived, but Australia during the height of its exploitation film craze is one of them. Any fan of Polanski's Chinatown should check out one of the sources of his creepy tale -- the Chandler family that ruled Los Angeles for decades. And if you've somehow never seen Audition, do it today and get ready to squirm.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Not Quite Hollywood
Year One (Unrated)
Dance Flick (Unrated)
Assassination of a High School President
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [Blu-ray]
Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times
Trick 'r Treat
Audition: Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]
My Life in Ruins