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2007 Stories by Jordan Harper

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  • Pause & Rewind

    published December 27, 2007

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Warner Bros.): It's the collector's-set briefcase that seals the deal, a gunmetal-gray case that all... More >>

  • Singular Sensation

    published December 20, 2007

    Once (Fox) Easily the year's most perfect pop album — damned good movie too, the finest "musical" of the past 20... More >>

  • Killer Climax

    published December 13, 2007

    The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal) The final installment in the Bourne-again trilogy is the one in which the CIA assassin's true... More >>

  • Cellar Beware

    published December 6, 2007

    The Girl Next Door (Anchor Bay) If the horror of Saw was a poblano pepper, this here is the habañero. Derived from... More >>

  • Touch of Evel

    published November 29, 2007

    Hot Rod (Paramount) Andy Samberg, best known for stuffing his dick in a box on Saturday Night Live, is Rod Kimble, a... More >>

  • Jungle Fever

    published November 22, 2007

    Hearts of Darkness:A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Paramount) At last available on DVD, Eleanor Coppola's 1991 documentary about her... More >>

  • True Love

    published November 15, 2007

    The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition (MGM) As far as anniversary-edition DVDs go, The Princess Bride is... More >>

  • A Bitter End

    published November 1, 2007

    No End in Sight (Magnolia) Charles Ferguson's debut doc, easily the most important in a year full of notable fact-gathering... More >>

  • The Boys Are Back

    published October 25, 2007

    The Boys Are Back Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick (Warner Bros.) Most of the old Kubrick DVDs were crap: full-screen... More >>

  • Genuine Fake Robots

    published October 18, 2007

    Transformers (DreamWorks) No doubt, Michael Bay's slam-bang action-figure commercial doesn't play nearly as well on TV, no... More >>

  • You'll Laugh Dying

    published October 11, 2007

    You Kill Me (Genius) Funny thing seeing Philip Baker Hall in You Kill Me, as he's already played the role of a drunken... More >>

  • Fist Things First

    published October 4, 2007

    Caligula: Imperial Edition (Penthouse) (Spoiler alert: Fisting!) One day back in the swingin' '70s, somebody mentioned how... More >>

  • Special Delivery

    published September 27, 2007

    Knocked Up (Universal)Apparently, as Judd Apatow was making Knocked Up he was also prepping for its DVD release, as most... More >>

  • Legs to Spare

    published September 13, 2007

    The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition (MGM) Fifteen years after its last home-video commemorative edition (extras from... More >>

  • Seasons in the Sun

    published September 6, 2007

    The Office: Season Three (Universal)After a shaky first season and a better-with-every-episode second, The Office... More >>

  • They Killed the Dog

    published August 30, 2007

    Year of the Dog (Paramount Vantage) It's just about the First Commandment of Hollywood: Don't kill the dog. So it's a testament to the... More >>

  • The Sympathetic Spy

    published August 23, 2007

    The Lives of Others(Sony) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film, easily the best of last year, exists on many levels: as... More >>

  • Keep the Meter Running

    published August 16, 2007

    Taxi Driver: Collector's Edition (Sony) "Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads: Here is a man who would not take it... More >>

  • Elvis Is Everywhere

    published August 9, 2007

    Bubba Ho-tep Limited Edition (MGM) Intentional camp is difficult to do well. It's a contradiction that usually... More >>

  • Fuzz Busters

    published August 2, 2007

    Hot Fuzz (Universal) The second feature from writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead)... More >>

  • When He Was Small

    published July 5, 2007

    Chancer: Series 1 (Acorn) Available solely in the U.K. for years, this is a small-time release featuring a modestly big-time... More >>

  • Crackers & Cheese

    published June 28, 2007

    Black Snake Moan (Paramount) The best place to see Craig Brewer's mash-up of blood-boiling exploitation elements would be a... More >>

  • Maybe Too Hard

    published June 21, 2007

    Die Hard Collection (Fox) You don't need to watch the included preview of Live Free or Die Hard to know it's going to... More >>

  • Beat the Crowd

    published June 14, 2007

    Glastonbury (THINKFilm) Only a Julien Temple concert doc would get the R rating--for nudity (male, mostly, and not terribly... More >>

  • Cannibal Corpse

    published May 31, 2007

    Hannibal Rising (Weinstein) Pointless beyond belief, Hannibal Rising serves more as a cautionary tale than horror story.... More >>

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