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What About That Criterion Release? Paramount Snaps Up Home Video Rights To Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2014 2:15 PM
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Boyhood
Given The Criterion Collection's longstanding relationship with both IFC Films and director Richard Linklater (they've issued "Slacker" and "Dazed & Confused"), it seemed like a no-brainer that the filmmaker's widely praised "Boyhood" would get the custom treatment. But alas, it's not be (sorry DVD and Blu-ray fetishists who require a wacky C logo on their boxes).

A Good Day To Cry Hard: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Extended Edition On The Way

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2014 2:18 PM
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Fault in Our Stars
While I haven't had the chance to see it yet, almost everyone I know who caught the teen weepie "The Fault In Our Stars" not only liked the movie, but admitted they reached for their hankies. Even our own Kimber Myers wrote in her review, "it's an above-average entry into the genre, broadening its appeal beyond just teenagers, fans of the original novel and those who love a good cry." Next week, you'll be able to cry longer.

Watch: DVD Trailer For 'True Detective' Reminds You What All The Fuss Was About

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 8:59 AM
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True Detective
Time, as we all know by now, is a flat circle. And so, nearly three months on from the conclusion of "True Detective," we're starting to loop back around. Casting rumors are already gearing up for the second season of Nic Pizzolatto and HBO's wildly acclaimed crime show, and we should be hearing much more about it in the weeks to come, especially with the series likely to be a behemoth in the upcoming Emmy nominations.

Director Ti West Says Pay For Movies, Don't Pirate Them, As VOD Sales Grow & Blu-Ray Purchases Slow

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 9, 2014 10:03 AM
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As an independent film’s opening weekend approaches, audiences are increasingly faced with a new consideration. What happens when you see the words “VOD and iTunes” next to a film’s theatrical release date, as with this weekend’s “The Double”? Does it not matter, or does it dissuade you from that multiplex ticket? Director Ti West has immersed himself in the issue since his first film “House of the Devil," and now he’s penned an update on the status of indie filmmaking as he sees it.

Exclusive: Graham Parker Talks Creating "Locals Girls" In Clip From From Documentary 'Don’t Ask Me Questions'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2014 11:02 AM
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Don’t Ask Me Questions
There are underappreciated musical legends, and then there is Graham Parker. If you're blanking on who he is, the singer/songwriter was featured in "This Is 40," with Paul Rudd's record executive hoping to revive this career and give him the spotlight he's long deserved. And now the musician is getting another an opportunity to shine with the documentary "Don't Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life Of Graham Parker And The Rumor." And today we have a peek at the film.

"DVD Is the New Vinyl" Podcast: Featuring Tilda Swinton, Alessandro Nivola & Lili Taylor

  • By Aaron Hillis
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  • March 21, 2014 1:45 PM
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"DVD Is the New Vinyl" Podcast: Featuring Tilda Swinton, Alessandro Nivola, Lili Taylor
While recuperating from a deep-fried, ever-boozy, never-sleepy nine days at the SXSW Film Festival (a shout-out here to senior programmer Jarod Neece, whose delicious book "Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day" resolved at least two hangovers), your indefatigable DVD guru still managed to power through a month's worth of new discs. Two of this month's highlights, as noted in the "10 Worth a Spin" intro, were SXSW 2013 premieres, which goes to show that there's still life to be found for festival indies beyond traditional theatrical or VOD distribution. One question, though: how does anyone in Austin get their DVDs to play without smudging them up from greasy burrito fingers?

Criterion's June Lineup Adds 'A Hard Day's Night' & 'Judex,' Refreshes 'Picnic At Hanging Rock' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 18, 2014 9:23 AM
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A Hard Day's Night Picnic At Hanging Rock
Well folks, it’s time to start picking up some extra shifts or sign up for some primo medical experiments because everybody’s favorite home video boutique label has released their sizzling slate for the month of June.

"DVD Is The New Vinyl" Podcast: Chuck Klosterman, Alex Ross Perry, J.T. Petty

  • By Aaron Hillis
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  • February 26, 2014 1:00 PM
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"DVD Is the New Vinyl" Podcast: Chuck Klosterman
Here's your Martha Stewart-esque craft tip for the month, physical media lovers: Did you know that a scratched DVD can be polished with just a dab of toothpaste? Stay away from extra-whitening product (you don't want to bleach your Criterions!), but when mixed with water and wiped clean with a microfiber cloth, a smudge of Colgate will make your discs sparkle and Sandra Bullock will stop freezing before she's torn apart by space wolves at the end of "Gravity." Sorry, was that a spoiler? We'll be more careful in the February podcast below...

‘Anchorman 2′ Blu-Ray Release Will Feature 3 Cuts Of The Movie Including Super-Sized R-Rated Version

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 24, 2014 2:28 PM
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues
It took nearly 10 years for a sequel to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” to arrive. And it’s interesting to note, despite all the fan buzz, online news over the years and supposed clamoring for a sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” proved its cult status by only becoming a marginal box-office hit—the sequel only grossed $39.8 million more than its predecessor and capped out at $169 million worldwide.

Howard Hawks' 'Red River' & Abbas Kiarostami's 'Like Someone In Love' Hit Criterion In May, 'Life Aquatic' Goes Blu

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 6:01 PM
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Red River Like Someone In Love
Another month, another reason to break open the piggy bank as The Criterion Collection unleashes another slate of films. And this May, they are unveiling their usual mix of classic titles, foreign fare and contemporary faves.

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