On the Shelves: Home Video releases for Apr 08, 2014

Some of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week.


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Great movie. Were there problems? Yes, I had several problems. It ran a little too long, I didn’t like where they decided to end the story and all of the made up romance between Tauriel and Kili. Everything else was great.  ESPECIALLY the Smaug stuff.  I plan to buy these movies on Blu-Ray but I’ll probably wait until the Extended Edition complete set comes out in a few years.


Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (UNRATED) – I like found footage movies. I don’t know why they get so much s**t from everyone. I’ve seen the first two of these Paranormal Activity movies and they are pretty good. Nicely creepy. I haven’t seen any of the other movies yet.  It’s weird because chronologically these movies are happening backwards. Part 2 happened before Part 1 and Part 3 happened before both of those and this spin-off movie, The Marked Ones, happens before all of that. Confusing, yes, but the first two are good.  I have no reason to believe the rest aren’t.


Lizzie Borden Took an Ax – Christina Ricci in a Lizzie Borden movie? Yes, please.


Lust For Freedom (1987) – This looks like it could be as crazy-awesome as Miami Connection. Check out the trailer. And I love that Grim Reaper theme song.

Written by Paxton Holley

A funny, ridiculously awesome guy who sometimes likes to wear pants, Paxton can regularly be found at his pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome or co-hosting the Nerd Lunch and Cult Film Club podcasts.

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  • Joanna Boese

    You know who was the most upset over the Tauriel/Kili relationship? Evangeline Lilly. She was promised they wouldn’t do that to her character, but they changed their minds and boy, she was mad.

    I did see the “Lizzie Borden” movie, but I would’ve liked to have found the one from the ’70s with Elizabeth Montgomery.