DVD Tuesday: Tell Everyone!
Best film of 2008 | Photo courtesy of Revolver Entertainment
If you didn't see Tell No One in the theater last year, go out and immediately buy or rent the best movie released in the U.S. in 2008. Rarely does a film set up such a fantastical premise and deliver on it so perfectly. Slumdog Millionaire never deserved the mini-backlash it received. Based on its kinetic cinematography alone, it was one of the best films of the year. Sure, Dev Patel's performance was a little flat (ok, very flat), but Freida Pinto was absolutely luminous and the child actors were a revelation. As for Marley & Me and Seven Pounds...skip and skip. Spend your money on the great Leonard Cohen or any of these comedy specials.
Tell No One
Marley and Me
Leonard Cohen: Live in London
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special
Dennis Miller: The HBO Comedy Specials
Il Generale Della Rovere - Criterion Collection
The IT Crowd: The Complete Season One
I don't think she's gonna make it. | Photo courtesy of After Dark Horrorfest
If you are a horror fan then today may as well be Christmas as a smorgasbord of gooey, pulpy offerings drop on an unsuspecting public. The After Dark Horrorfest may not be catching on in theaters after three lackluster years, but it's a perfect DVD fix for a home-based film festival. I'm not the biggest fan of Troma -- how much mileage can you really get out of kitsch? -- but I'll always be a huge fan of Lloyd Kaufman's moxie. Bollywood horror? Who knew? I'm not sure which will be scarier: watching Cthulhu or watching Tori Spelling try to act. If you want a good laugh, click on The Sinful Dwarf link below. You'll see why very, very quickly.
After Dark Horrorfest, Vol. 3
The Best of Tromadance Film Festival, Vol. 5
Bollywood Horror Collection. Vol. 2
The Sinful Dwarf
Killer at Large
The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi
Star of David: Hunting for Beautiful Girls
Seduction Cinema: Erotic Horror Triple Feature
Jerome Robbins: Something To Dance About - The Definitive Biography of an American Dance Master