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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Sep 15–25

Wed Sep 23 2020, 09:01pm | comments off

new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Sep 18–25

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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Sep 08–11

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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Sep 07

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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Sep 01–04

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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 31–Sep 04

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introducing arthouse streaming service OVID, an essential source for serious cinema lovers

Wed Jul 03 2019, 11:18am | 0 comments

WTF?! UK DVD release of ‘Megan Leavey’ pretends the movie isn’t about Megan Leavey

Thu Feb 22 2018, 12:41pm | 5 comments

from Facebook: Cohen DVD covers are the worst

Tue Apr 26 2016, 12:49pm | 1 comment

from Facebook: the weirdly misleading Region 2 DVD cover for Burnt

Wed Mar 02 2016, 09:00pm | 0 comments

why does the Sicario Region 1 DVD cover art make it look like Benicio Del Toro is the star of the film?

Wed Dec 23 2015, 02:40pm | 34 comments

from Facebook: someone make the direct-to-DVD Christmas puns stop

Tue Nov 17 2015, 04:16pm | 2 comments

Downtime DVD review: 1995 Doctor Who fan film, on DVD for the first time

Mon Nov 16 2015, 08:24pm | 0 comments

no Transformers review from me today (but it and more reviews are coming over the weekend)

Fri Jun 27 2014, 05:00pm | 15 comments

RSC’s Richard II (starring David Tennant) rating: green light

Sun May 04 2014, 05:49pm | 3 comments

oh my god what is this

Sun Feb 09 2014, 08:49pm | 7 comments

this is what you’re missing if you’re not getting my Movie Cheat Sheets

Mon Jan 20 2014, 01:13pm | 0 comments

Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer: here be hot guys and dragons

Tue Jan 14 2014, 11:19am | 8 comments

this is why you’re spending more on movies these days

Sun Jan 12 2014, 04:37pm | 10 comments

a quick primer on how to dehumanize and objectify women in movie marketing

Fri Dec 20 2013, 09:14pm | 6 comments

More Than Honey trailer: why are the bees dying?

Tue Dec 17 2013, 10:52am | 6 comments

Swerve trailer: sounds a little different, but looks awfully familiar

Tue Nov 19 2013, 10:01am | 1 comment

Doctor Who thing: has a treasure trove of lost episodes been rediscovered?

Mon Oct 07 2013, 11:05am | 9 comments

women! if they don’t get you with their knives, they’ll get you with their vaginas

Mon Sep 30 2013, 11:40pm | 46 comments

Doctor Who thing: “Rain Gods” minisode, cowritten by Neil Gaiman

Mon Sep 30 2013, 12:55pm | 3 comments

Doctor Who thing: “Terror of the Zygons” finally coming to DVD!

Fri Sep 20 2013, 12:15pm | 14 comments

The Thick of It review

Sun Sep 01 2013, 10:40pm | 0 comments

does fancy packaging make you more likely to buy a DVD/blu-ray set?

Mon Aug 19 2013, 10:59am | 26 comments

The Hollow Crown trailer: dead kings, hot guys

Tue Aug 13 2013, 10:09am | 4 comments

why has Anchor Bay dick-washed and whitewashed The Sapphires? (final? update)

Tue Aug 06 2013, 10:06am | 316 comments

Student Services (Mes chères études) review: naked ambition

Wed Jul 10 2013, 06:00pm | 3 comments

A Field in England trailer: into the past, and into the future

Mon Jun 17 2013, 09:12am | 4 comments

oh, for pete’s sake, Paramount

Mon May 20 2013, 05:06pm | 9 comments

Doctor Who thing: US DVD customers get early peek at “The Name of the Doctor”

Tue May 14 2013, 12:03pm | 7 comments

QOTD: Does a film winning awards make you more (or less) likely to want to see it?

Mon Feb 11 2013, 09:48am | 0 comments

question of the day: How important is DVD packaging and presentation to you?

Mon Jun 11 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

question of the day: Are classic pulp novels too dated to make faithful transfers to the big screen?

Wed Jun 06 2012, 12:10pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What old TV shows desperately need to be reinvented or rebooted?

Fri Jun 01 2012, 10:48am | 0 comments

question of the day: What TV shows that aren’t on DVD should be?

Thu May 31 2012, 10:53am | 0 comments

Piggy (trailer)

Wed May 02 2012, 12:38pm | 0 comments

The Great Dictator (retro trailer)

Sun Apr 22 2012, 01:27pm | 0 comments

The Raven (retro trailer)

Sun Apr 15 2012, 06:04pm | 0 comments

Easter Parade (retro trailer)

Sun Apr 08 2012, 06:05pm | 0 comments

American Battleship (trailer)

Fri Mar 23 2012, 12:46pm | 0 comments

Game of Thrones Season One watch-a-thon: “Fire and Blood”

Sun Mar 18 2012, 10:24pm | 0 comments

Game of Thrones Season One watch-a-thon: “Baelor”

Sun Mar 18 2012, 09:08pm | 0 comments

Game of Thrones Season One watch-a-thon: “The Pointy End”

Sun Mar 18 2012, 07:03pm | 0 comments

Game of Thrones Season One watch-a-thon: “You Win or You Die”

Sun Mar 18 2012, 03:26pm | 0 comments

Game of Thrones Season One watch-a-thon: “A Golden Crown”

Sun Mar 18 2012, 04:02am | 0 comments

Game of Thrones Season One watch-a-thon: “The Wolf and the Lion”

Sun Mar 18 2012, 02:53am | 0 comments

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