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Film Review: RoboCop


In an age where no film is safe from being resold to fans as a lackluster remake, you’d think that a certain apathy would have set in by now. But few films have gotten the internet’s knickers in a bigger twist than the announced reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s ’80s classic RoboCop. Continue reading…

More is More: Owl and Bear’s Favorite Director’s Cuts

With the increasing popularity of internet streaming, DVDs may not be long for this world. The first quarter of 2011 saw a 20% drop in DVD sales, the Blu-Ray format hasn’t rescued the the flagging market, and even Netflix is moving away from those antiquated plastic discs in favor of the easier streaming model.

How did this happen? When they were first introduced in the ’90s, DVDs were a film lover’s dream — not just because of their superior quality, but because of all those glorious special features. Supplemental bonuses like commentaries, deleted scenes, and director’s cuts made us feel less like boobs as we watched the tube, enriching our knowledge and maybe even our appreciation of cinema. Continue reading…