Lost! For $195, you can own all six seasons on Blu-ray, re-living the last six years of ups and downs and sideways emotions you experienced along with the show. Oh, and there are bonus features.
If you don't know the name Shane Mahan, that's your loss. He's the real Tony Stark, the practical effects wizard leading the team who constructed the actual Iron Man suit for the Iron Man movies. And he's a great interviewee:
"Rhodey, get down!" And with those words, a one-second effect, a secret Iron Man weapon that was so stunning and so unexpected and so well rendered, forced the audience to make a noise I'd never heard a group make before:
Hot Tub Time Machine—the title itself speaks volumes. But with time travel guaranteed from the outset, the movie's jokes aren't just about the past, they're about what you're supposed to do when you get there.
Akira Kurosawa's films have been the greatest influence on my life, along with Karate Kid and Enter the Dragon. The samurai films were about the sword fights, secondary; first, they were about characters, and timeless stories.
There are many moments in Life, the followup to Planet Earth, that just have to be fake. They look so perfect, so surreal and so crazy that there's no way that they aren't made with computers. But they're all real.
Even if you don't own a PlayStation 3, Heavy Rain is a game you should know because it re-imagines both videogames and movies, combining them into a new genre of Choose Your Own Adventure digital narrative. (Very minor spoilers ahead.)