May 19th, 2015
The home market is a lot stronger than it has been in weeks, but that is almost entirely due to the release of American Sniper on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. On the other hand, it is not the best release on this week's list. There were many of contenders for Pick of the Week, including Girlhood and Limelight, but in the end I went with Orange Is the New Black: Season 2.
May 17th, 2015
Ten is an ultra-low-budget horror film. Its production budget was just $25,000. There are probably lots of people reading this who drive a car more expensive than that. ... My DVD collection cost more than that, if you include the retail price of all of the DVDs and Blu-rays I have received to review over the years. (This is why I keep giving away previously reviewed stuff with our box office prediction contest.) This isn't the first film I've reviewed with a budget this low. Some have been awful, but there have also been some horror gems made in this price range. Is this one of the better examples? Or does it fall victim to its budget?
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