Taken: Two-Disc Extended Edition

May 20, 2009

When Taken (2008) was finally released in North America, after already playing in Europe for a year, it became a surprise hit. Not bad for what is essentially a B-movie revenge story starring an A-list actor. The film was produced by French filmmaker... 

Napoleon Dynamite: Like, The Best Special Edition Ever!

May 18, 2006

In an attempt to cash in on the recently minted cult film status of Napoleon Dynamite (2004), the film’s star Jon Heder’s emerging film career and director Jared Hess’ new movie coming out this summer, 20th Century Fox have double dipped with a... 

Get Shorty: Collector’s Edition

August 12, 2005

After Pulp Fiction (1994), John Travolta could do anything he wanted. Quentin Tarantino told him to do Get Shorty (1995) even after the actor passed on it several times. QT was a big fan of Elmore Leonard’s novels and knew that the actor’s talents... 

Napoleon Dynamite

July 20, 2005

Along with Garden State (2004), Napoleon Dynamite (2004) has been championed as an auspicious independent film debut but is it a case of the Emperor having no clothes? Jared Hess’s movie resides somewhere between the cruel alienation of Welcome to the... 

Welcome to the Jungle

June 17, 2004

When a film changes titles from its production, to its release, you don’t think too much about it. Working titles are common, it happens. However, when a film changes title from its American release to its UK release, that’s a bad sign. It means the...