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Archive for April, 2009

Merchandise: Watchmen Mask – Spiderman Book Light – Twilight Board Game

The Watchmen Rorschach Beanie Mask

watchmen mask

Officially licensed Watchmen beanie mask. Wear as part of a Rorschach costume, to keep warm during the winter, or to just hide that ugly mug of yours.

More info: Watchmen Rorschach Mask

Spiderman Book Light

Spider man book light

Great for reading in the dark or just to have a little extra light. Spiderman is made of rubber and features a flexible gooseneck that wraps.

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Twilight Board Game


Enter the world of Twilight the game! The more you know about Twilight, the greater your chance of winning. Answer questions about Twilight, and about your friends to earn Scene cards and move forward around the board. If you are the first to travel the entire board and collect all 8 Scene cards….you win!

More info: Twilight Board Game

Forum Watch: Bunniiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeees !!!

The people at Criticker’s active forums are finding awesome stuff all the time. Frederic_g54 recently discovered a bunch of short 30 second re-enactments of classic films, starring animated bunnies.

There are a bunch of shorts are available at AngryAlien.com, and most of them are pretty funny. If you’ve got half a minute, go take a look! And if you find something interesting and related to the world of film, why not share it with the Criticker Community at our forums?

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DVD Report – April 28th

This week’s most highly-anticipated new DVD release features Jean-Claude Van Damme. Man! I never thought I’d get a chance to write that… but it’s true. JCVD is a unique vehicle for the aging action star, and most Criticker users approved. Also winning majority approval was the little-heralded, straight-from-the-headlines drama Nothing But the Truth, starring Matt Dillon and Kate Beckinsale.

JCVDAverage Tier 5.83
Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! In JCVD, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to seek the peace and tranquility he can no longer enjoy in the United States. JCVD @ Amazon

Bride WarsAverage Tier 2.63
Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day. Bride Wars @ Amazon

Uninvited, TheAverage Tier 3.65
Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home Uninvited, The @ Amazon

Hotel for DogsAverage Tier 1.95
Two kids secretly take in nine stray dogs at a vacant house. Hotel for Dogs @ Amazon

Nothing But the TruthAverage Tier 6.35
In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source. Nothing But the Truth @ Amazon

SIS – Special Investigation Section

Upon seeing the cover art for SIS – Special Investigation Section, I was convinced that I’d stumbled across what was sure to be an uproarious parody of investigative police dramas.

Then I looked again, and wasn’t so sure.

Then I read the production description:

An elite secretive police squad stalks the worst of the worst on the gritty streets of Los Angeles waiting to catch criminals in the act. But this team of gunfighters may have met their match when they track a notorious volatile killer who is blasting across the city.

“Yep”, I decided. It’s a parody after all!

Buy SIS here

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Hysterical Psycho – Trailer

Premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Hysterical Psycho looks like a movie custom made for witless fanboys. “Dude, it’s bloody… and funny! INCREDIBLE!”

Hysterical Psycho is the work of writer/director Dan Fogler (who you might remember as the handsome leading man of the modern cinema classic Balls of Fury). It has all the makings of a film I would usually instantly hate, never giving a chance… but, the trailer is kind of fun.

Ach… who are we kidding. This film is going to blow!

WB’s Red2Blu Program — Trade-In your HD-DVDs

The High-Definition format war is over, and the bad guys won. Everyone with a soul had been pulling for the cheaper (and arguably better) HD-DVD format to become the standard, but the world isn’t a fair place. Like Francisco Franco after the Spanish Civil War, Sony’s BluRay now rules with an iron hand and probably will for a very long time.

Join them. Warner Brothers had just announced a new program called Red2Blu, which will help you trade in some of your HD-DVDs for their shiny and evil BluRay equivalents.

Of course, it’s not free — $4.95 per film and $6.95 shipping & handling. But it’s a lot better than buying them all over at the full price, and the shipping cost is flat. So, the more Warner Bros. HD-DVDs you have, the more attractive the offer becomes. Plus, you just have to send in the disc cover, so you get to keep your original DVDs.

Here’s hoping other studios follow WB’s lead.

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DVD Report – April 21st

Finally a great week for new releases to DVD! This is the first time in a while that we’ve been able to whole-heartedly recommend 2 new films, and they couldn’t be more different than one another. Of course I’m referring to Oscar nominees The Wrestler and Frost/Nixon. Of course, if you’re a diligent cinephile, you’ve already seen both… and in that case, there’s another much-less heralded film that won the respect of the Criticker Community — The Burrowers: a horror film set in the wild west.

Criticker Pick!The WrestlerAverage Tier 8.24
A drama centered on retired professional wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Rourke) as he makes his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival. The Wrestler @ Amazon
Criticker Pick!Frost/NixonAverage Tier 7.13
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. Frost/Nixon @ Amazon

Dante 01Average Tier 3.18
Deep space, at the edge of the galaxy. The future. A new prisoner arrives on top security prison ship and psychiatric research unit Dante 01. Sole survivor of an encounter with an alien force beyond imagining, Saint Georges is a man possessed by inner demons, caught up in the battle to control the monstrous power within him… Dante 01 @ Amazon

NotoriousAverage Tier 3.65
The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. Notorious @ Amazon

The BurrowersAverage Tier 6.33
In the Wild West a rescue party falls prey to creatures come up from the underground to feed on the inhabitants of a town. The Burrowers @ Amazon