George Merchan


(From the "Serial Killers" Creature Features) Chapter Five: Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive It’s not everyday you watch the body of one of your friends burn in an open pit. Normally, I would refrain from such an activity, however this particular occasion warranted my participation. This was different. It was different because the body … Continue reading


BUY IT AT AMAZON: CLICK HERE!STUDIO: Warner Bros./First National PicturesMSRP: $19.97 RATED: NRRUNNING TIME: 116 MinutesSPECIAL FEATURES:• 03 Vintage Vault Treasures: “The Littlest Diplomat” (dramatic short), “Romance Road” (musical short), and “Ain’t We Got Fun” (Merrie Melody cartoon short)• Audio-Only Bonus: 05.08.39 Lux Radio Theater Production starring Paul Muni, narrated by Leslie Howard• Original Theatrical … Continue reading


BUY IT AT AMAZON: CLICK HERE! STUDIO: Lions Gate Home Entertainment MSRP: $26.98 RATED: NR RUNNING TIME: 86 Minutes SPECIAL FEATURES: • Audio Commentary with Director Jehane Noujaim and Producer/Cinematographer Hani Slama • Audio Commentary with Captain Josh Rushing, Central Command Press Officer • Audio Commentary with Al Jazeera Senior Producers Hassan Ibrahim and Samir … Continue reading


It’s been so long since David O. Russell’s Three Kings elevated the quirky indie director into a whole new stratosphere of brilliant filmmaking that I was beginning to despair that he would ever release another movie, and that if he did it would be some sort of awful self-indulgent wanking. Thankfully he finally released another … Continue reading


Good day. I’m writing this as Hurricane Ivan wetly slaps my portion of the country. A gorgeous pear tree just got shattered across the street and my bizarre Asian neighbors nearly imploded at the sight. They spend 18 hours a day in that yard making it immaculate (seriously, ants have to sign a waiver before … Continue reading


BUY IT AT AMAZON: CLICK HERE!STUDIO: Warner Bros.MSRP: $27.98 RATED: PGRUNNING TIME: 90 MinutesSPECIAL FEATURES:• Blooper reel• Alternate endings• Behind-the-scenes slideshow• Making-of featurette• Trailer Generally speaking, when at their best, movies serve to provide a couple hours of entertainment, a brief diversion from daily rigors. But on extraordinarily rare occasions, thanks to an inexplicable celestial … Continue reading


READ PREVIOUS COLUMNS HERE! So what took so friggin’ long to get a new column out, Dave? Hmmmm? Well, I hit the San Diego Comic Con for random frolicking, debauchery and a bit of actual coverage of the con, and since then I’ve been covering for the vacationing honcho, working my way through the incredibly … Continue reading


BUY IT AT AMAZON: CLICK HERE!STUDIO: Sony/Columbia Tri-StarMSRP: 29.99 RATED: PG-13RUNNING TIME: 122 MinutesSPECIAL FEATURES:• Video introductions by Guillermo Del Toro & Selma Blair• Del Toro/Mike Mignola commentary• Cast commentary• Mike Mignola DVD Comics• Right Hand of Doom Set Visits• Storyboard track• “From The Den” – Hellboy Recommends…• The Seeds of Creation 2 ½ Hour … Continue reading


READ PREVIOUS COLUMNS HERE! Here are a few more glimpses at some crap from my collection — basically I’m just skimming through the teetering piles and randomly pulling things out for discussion in the column. I haven’t always seen them beforehand myself, so sometimes the films covered here will be surprises to me as well. … Continue reading