DVD Verdict reviews: CINDERELLA: PLATINUM EDITION, VERONICA MARS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, and mor

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of CARLITO'S WAY: ULTIMATE EDITION,
    CINDERELLA: PLATINUM EDITION, THE COMPLETE THIN MAN COLLECTION, THE GIRL
    IN THE CAFE, HOUSE OF D, MASCULIN FEMININ: CRITERION COLLECTION, ME AND
    YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, MY SUMMER OF LOVE, THE PIXIES: SELL OUT, TOMMY
    BOY: HOLY SCHNIKE EDITION, VERONICA MARS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, and
    THE WARRIORS: ULTIMATE DIRECTOR'S CUT:


    CARLITO'S WAY: ULTIMATE EDITION (reviewed by Ryan Keefer, overall
    score 84/100):
    "Carlito's Way is full of award-worthy performances and dramatic tension
    expertly crafted by De Palma, and for any unfair knocks about this being
    a largely recycled production, this is an excellent film. Its emotional
    depth far outweighs its 'predecessor,' and stands on its own merits."

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

    CINDERELLA: PLATINUM EDITION (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall
    score 95/100):
    "A genuinely heartwarming experience, this Cinderella has established
    its place in the fairy-tale pantheon; for better or worse, it simply is
    the story of Cinderella for countless viewers."

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

    THE COMPLETE THIN MAN COLLECTION (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall
    score 81/100):
    "That breezy dismissal of anything resembling adult responsibility or
    moral consequences is key to The Thin Man's eternal appeal. This movie
    is Tom Sawyer for grownups, a celebration of bad behavior, and the
    ultimate escapist fantasy for Depression-era audiences."

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

    THE GIRL IN THE CAFE (reviewed by James A. Stewart, overall score
    89/100):
    "The movie works because of Nighy and Macdonald. They have a natural
    charm that Michael Douglas and Annette Bening, with their star power
    and standing, couldn't match in similar situations. As Lawrence, the
    tall actor is constantly making himself small, trying to fade into
    the woodwork. Macdonald gets some improbable, heavy-handed speeches
    as Gina (who would have been humiliated into silence very quickly in
    real life)."

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

    HOUSE OF D (reviewed by James A. Stewart, overall score 85/100):
    "In his first indie film outing, Duchovny succeeded in his apparent,
    unstated goal: to make viewers begin to forget him as Fox Mulder."

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

    MASCULIN FEMININ: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 93/100):
    "Since our protagonists are young, and still capable of life
    affirming/condemning changes, Godard sees the events that occur in
    Masculin Feminin like life training school, the course you have to pass
    once graduation is over and maturity comes calling. How we respond says
    more about our future than we would like to believe."

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

    ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 90/100):
    "If you're the type of person who would run from a woman with a hope
    chest and a digital camera searching for her Prince Charming while
    spouting poetry about her shoes, then you'll want to ankle away from
    this film the second it starts."

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

    MY SUMMER OF LOVE (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 98/100):
    "It isn't flashy. It isn't crammed with stars. It doesn't even have much
    of a plot. Nonetheless, My Summer of Love made me thank heaven I'm a
    critic who gets to watch films like this."

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

    THE PIXIES: SELL OUT (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 92/100):
    "The Pixies were perhaps the oddest band ever to achieve off-the-radar
    God status. Certainly, their music was the most mysterious. A crazy
    combination of noise and nuance, pop efficiency, and extraterrestrial
    lyricism, they seemed at once the most experimental of groups as well as
    one that was deceptively primordial."

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

    TOMMY BOY: HOLY SCHNIKE EDITION (reviewed by Ryan Keefer, overall
    score 82/100):
    "The dynamic between Farley and Spade is great, with Spade's
    caustic remarks playing to a willing target. Even in moments of
    remote sincerity, they almost pull it off, which for a comedy is
    refreshing to see."

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

    VERONICA MARS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Joel Pearce,
    overall score 95/100):
    "The teen cast is impulsive, uncertain, and frustrated, and watching
    them interact is almost uncomfortably reminiscent of high school. This
    could be a drawback for viewers who forget how it feels to be a teen,
    but it's an impressive feat to those able to remember with immediacy the
    uncertainty of teenage life."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/veronicamarsseason1.php

    THE WARRIORS: ULTIMATE DIRECTOR'S CUT (reviewed by Adam Arseneau,
    overall score 94/100):
    "Though obviously not intended to be at the time, this film has become
    an odd sort of comfort food for a great many people; a strange campy
    nostalgic romp through the dark streets of New York, filled with
    lavishly dressed gangs, uniformly nameless police officers, a total
    absence of private citizens, and more slow-motion shots of bodies hurled
    through wooden doors than you can shake a baseball bat at."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Oct 17, 2005
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