DVD Verdict reviews: A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of CINDERFELLA, CLINTON AND NADINE,
    COLD FEET, THE ED WOOD BOX, GOING HOLLYWOOD: THE WAR YEARS, HELLO KITTY
    AND FRIENDS: HOLIDAY FUN, A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD, MEET THE
    PARENTS: BONUS EDITION, THE RADLEY METZGER COLLECTION (VOLUME 1), THE
    SOFT KILL, SPECIES III, and UNSTOPPABLE:


    CINDERFELLA (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 78/100):
    "While it can be said that the script by Frank Tashlin (the ex-Warner's
    animation genius also directed the film) does a good job of turning the
    classic feminine wish-fulfillment tale into a matter of male identity,
    there is simply too much sloppy syrup here and not enough Le Genius
    insanity. We want to see Jerry Lewis going apesh*t for 90 minutes, not
    musing over his ill-considered lot in life."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/cinderfella.php

    CLINTON AND NADINE (reviewed by Elizabeth Skipper, overall score
    40/100):
    "I consider myself a fairly intelligent person and I tried very hard to
    pay attention to the movie, but apparently I'm no match for a plot this
    unintelligible (and not in the artistic, 'decide what really happened
    for yourself' kind of way, either). Or perhaps it was much more
    simplistic than I gave it credit for, and I was looking for something
    more. To be sure, I'd have to watch it again, and I just don't hate
    myself enough to do that."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/clintonandnadine.php

    COLD FEET (reviewed by Erick Harper, overall score 55/100):
    "For the most part, though, Cold Feet is a long, boring trip, and even
    Waits's psycho routine grows stale after about four or five attempts to
    use it to create some sort of interest."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/coldfeet.php

    THE ED WOOD BOX (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 76/100):
    "Are you paying attention yet? Okay? Good, 'cause here we go (deep
    breath): ED WOOD IS NOT THE WORST DIRECTOR OF ALL TIME. There, it's been
    said. This critic did it, and he's damn proud."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/edwoodbox.php

    GOING HOLLYWOOD: THE WAR YEARS (reviewed by Barrie Maxwell, overall
    score 70/100):
    "The documentary packs a lot of material in its modest running time and
    introduces a lot of films that I suspect viewers will want to know more
    about or perhaps view in full. Unfortunately, virtually none of them are
    identified by title, although some players are named."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/goinghollywood.php

    HELLO KITTY AND FRIENDS: HOLIDAY FUN (reviewed by Sandra Dozier, overall
    score 75/100):
    "Although this is billed as a holiday set, these episodes are good for
    year-round enjoyment, even if most of them deal with winter themes."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/hellokittyholiday.php

    A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD (reviewed by Elizabeth Skipper, overall
    score 73/100):
    "I don't know how a screenplay adapted by Michael Cunningham (author of
    The Hours, which I adore in both novel and movie form) from his own
    novel could go so wrong, but A Home at the End of the World proves that
    I should never judge a movie by its author."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/homeatendworld.php

    MEET THE PARENTS: BONUS EDITION (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall
    score 78/100):
    "If you haven't seen Meet The Parents yet, this is as good a time as any
    to check it out. And if you did see it and weren't impressed, I'd urge
    you to give it another look on DVD -- like myself, you may found
    yourself laughing harder than you anticipated."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/meetparentsbonus.php

    THE RADLEY METZGER COLLECTION (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by Rob Lineberger,
    overall score 60/100):
    "Because of its intricate flashback structure, careful use of light and
    shadow, moving score, and other classic touches, Therese and Isabelle
    breaks into the rarefied art film category. The tale is unhurried,
    though the erotic subtext is established early. We ache as the tension
    builds between the two lovers."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/metzgercollvol1.php

    THE SOFT KILL (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 63/100):
    "I'll get the salacious portion of the review out of the way. A little
    over an hour in, for about twenty seconds, Carrie-Ann Moss rolls around
    topless in the dark. There you go. Trinity's boobs. End of story. Read
    on if you care."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/softkill.php

    SPECIES III (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall score 54/100):
    "There is no mistaking it: Species III is the worst kind of bottom-of-the-
    barrel, straight-to-DVD fodder. I mean, it's not Shannon Tweed Body
    Chemistry 4: Full Exposure bad, but it's pretty close."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/species3.php

    UNSTOPPABLE (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 75/100):
    "Anyway, as Cage tries to outrun his pursuers, they yell up at him
    'You're on fire!' and POOF! he starts to see flames on his legs. Two
    questions. One, why are the flames restricted to his legs? And two, how
    come these stupid idiots don't suggest something useful, like 'You're
    asleep!' or 'Your feet are made of concrete!' or 'You're a little
    schoolgirl with a trumpet for a nose and pockets full of happiness and
    we've got your chinchilla down here and we all want to play a game of
    Battleship together!'"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/unstoppable.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
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