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DVD Round Up, Sept. 29, 2009: ‘Deadgirl,’ ‘Nightwatching,’ ‘Next Day Air’

29 September 2009 9:29 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Horror, action, drama, and comedy -’s DVD Round-Up has it all. Where else can you read about the latest from internationally acclaimed auteur Peter Greenaway and the newest Mos Def comedy in one column? These are the recently released titles that you might have missed when you last updated your Netflix queue. See if any of them grab you enough to deal with “Very Long Wait”.

All four titles - “Deadgirl,” “Next Day Air,” “Nightwatching,” and “Triangle” - were released on September 15th, 2009.


Photo credit: Mpi Synopsis: “Daringly original and genre-busting, Deadgirl is an odyssey into the soul of our alienated youth that takes the conventions of the horror and coming-of-age movies and turns them on their heads.

When high school misfits Rickie and Jt decide to ditch school and find themselves lost in the crumbling facility of a nearby abandoned hospital, they come face-to-face »

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Nyaff 09: Review of Wai Ka-fai's Written By

25 June 2009 9:47 AM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Year: 2009

Directors: Wai Ka-fai

Writers: Wai Ka-fai / Kin-Yee Au

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Trailer: link

Review by: agentorange

Rating: 6.3 out of 10

Written By is the sinuous story of a family who lose their father in a car accident and write a novel as a way to grieve. In this novel, they die in the crash and their dad lives on in the story where he writes his own novel in which he dies and they live on. All these narratives manage to co-exist and sometimes even overlap in a loopy, sometimes incomprehensible fable about life, love, death and recovery.

Despite utilizing one of the most interesting narrative framing devices I've seen in a film in years, Written By is a surprisingly flatlined viewing experience that is hampered by some poor pacing, and a tone that treads a little too close to kids fantasy for my taste. It's too bad too, because Written »

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