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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

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15 Apr 2007 // 10:45 PM

Dear Weinstein Brothers. We know things aren’t going particularly well for you right now. After severing ties with the notoriously bothersome House of Mouse

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Movies don’t always have to be picture perfect to gain our loyalty

Tarantino compares the "grindhouse" experience with the raw power of "punk rock."

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6 Apr 2007 // 5:41 AM

Grindhouse (2007)

Where the olden days movies were fierce, these are more nostalgic for a moment that's amplified in the remembering. These retreads are surely giddy, but they're also indulgent, just as they mean to be.

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5 Apr 2007 // 11:01 PM

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez Talk Grindhouse

The celebrated directors discuss their new double-feature, a salute to the grindhouse film era, and offer a hit list of grindhouse classics for your viewing pleasure.

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1 Apr 2007 // 10:45 PM

In a little less than five days, maverick directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez will unleash their long awaited double feature phenomenon in the making,

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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16 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.

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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)

Robert Rodriguez is at his enfant terrible game again, for the second time this year.

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1 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

If ever there was a filmmaker made for DVD commentaries, it is Robert Rodriguez.

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

'Are you a Mexican or a Mexi-cant!?'.

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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

Fun as it is, demonstrates a little end-of-series fatigue.

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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Juni and Carmen's perspective, part convincingly ingenuous and part movie-kid calculated, organizes the film's general view of things.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Spy Kids (2001)

'Spy Kids' is all fun, sometimes obnoxious, and incessantly cheerful -- having your parents kidnapped is a minor inconvenience, leading to the chance to ride in a submarine that looks like a blowfish. How neat is that!"

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Spy Kids (2001)

In the Disney universe, it's normal to be special, and that's exactly the case with the Cortez family, kids and parents alike.

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