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[Posted by: Martin Keller]

Over the past couple of years there’s been a lot of reporting on how our access to television and film has been shifting from the traditional model.  Instead of films taking the typical, theater-to-home video route, more films are going straight to DVD. OnDemand viewing is another new medium and has not only become an alternative for viewers who would normally wait for a DVD release or go to the theaters, but it has become a viable distribution option for independent and foreign filmmakers.  One notable OnDemand program is IFC‘s, premiering movies OnDemand the same day they premiere in theaters. There’s redbox, which allows you to rent a movie at a dollar a day, vastly undercutting the typical video store.  Another shift, and probably the most indelible, is Netflix.  The DVD-by-mail model has undoubtedly changed our viewing experience, giving us access to an almost innumerable amount of movies and television for a nominal monthly fee.  Further compounding the benefits of this model, is the ability to watch content directly through your computer, video game console, or television.  Also, while there have been arguments that the quality of films is going down (or at least not rising), the quality of television has certainly ascended with the resurgence of dramatic serials on HBO and AMC, and some better written sitcoms like Community and the short-lived but oft praised, Party Down.  It seems to me that for once, things are weighing in favor of the viewer and consumer.  It’s becoming a buyer’s market. (more…)
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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]

October is probably my favorite month because it gives me an excuse to watch a lot of horror films to get in the mood for Halloween. (Not that I need that much of an excuse.) It also means there’s a slew of new horror films ready to be released in theaters. If you’re wondering which will be worth checking out this month and which will just be more of the same cheap scares, keep reading for a breakdown of all the horror coming your way in October. (more…)

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[Posted by: Danny Moltrasi]

Michael Cera was the ‘in-thing’ not so long ago, but now it seems Michael Cera-bashing has long taken over that phase. The main criticism has always been that Cera plays the same, awkward teenage character, and that it has quickly become boring. I’ve even seen his casting in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World being cited as the reason behind the films limited box office success. But is that really worth the hate he has received? It seems to me that Cera has been on the hard end of many critics. (more…)

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[Written by: Kelly Alyse]

We welcome back our friend Kelly Alyse from The Film Obsession for some of her insight into why girls should give their boyfriend’s DVD collection a shot.

We all know it’s a typical trait of women to be immediately attracted to the “It’s Complicated”, “27 Dresses” type films, and to be fair I’m no stranger. “Twilight” is my guilty pleasure, and when I say guilty I don’t mean it at all because I adore the series. This is because the market these films are aimed at is women, because they’re more likely to fall for the characters and the storyline of a fantasy type romance that’s been done countless times. So much research has been done and has found that men spend more on DVDs, so maybe girls, you should have a look around your boyfriend’s movie collection as there are some gems to be found – they’re not all “Die Hard”, macho blood fests. (more…)