This week: The best horror flick you didn't see in 2006.
The Descent (Unrated Widescreen Edition)
One of the best horror films of 2006, though it came out in 2005. This British import pits six spelunkers against, well, it'd be unfair to say, but let's just say caving gets bloodier under these circumstances.
The unrated edition includes the original British ending, which some audiences prefer.
The Black Dahlia
Oh, Brian De Palma. Where did we go wrong? Remember Blow Out? Remember The Untouchables? Remember Carrie? Remember the first 30 minutes of Snake Eyes? And it seemed like such a good match between material (part one of James Ellroy's "L.A. Quartet" - part three was made into a little film called L.A. Confidential) and director. But, alas, the critics did not see it that way, and now we have to look forward to an Untouchables prequel from De Palma in 2008.
Extras include a bunch of featurettes.
The Last Kiss
Ah, Zach Braff? Where did we go wrong? Remember Garden State? Remember Scrubs? And paired up with a Paul Haggis screenplay, shouldn't we have had Crash or at least Casino Royale-style results? Let's just hope Braff doesn't get typecast even though his next film is another romantic comedy.
Extras include a music video directed by Braff.
Lili Taylor received a Best Supporting Actress award from the San Diego Film Critics Circle for her role in this story of a Bukowski-esque writer/deadbeat portrayed by Matt Dillon. Critics loved Dillon's performance, but it hasn't gained much awards season momentum.
Extras include a making-of doc.
You'd think a movie starring Orlando Bloom, Bill Paxton, Agnes Bruckner and Bobby Cannavale might make it onto the radar, but this is an all-but-straight-to-DVD crime drama set in the Caymans.
Extras include a making-of doc. Actually, that's pretty much the only extra.
In this week's long list, another straight-to-DVD movie with David Boreanaz. Yeah, it's a slow week.
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2006 Live - Royal Hunt
The Adventures of Long John Silver: Ahoy Classics
Airwolf - Season 2
All Time Classic Cartoons
Amar Te Duele
Animated 3 Pack (Thumbelina / Ice Age / Bartok the Magnificent)