Author: David Rose

VIDEO: Falling Down (1993)

Michael Douglas is a gun-toting anti-hero who navigates the gritty Los Angeles landscape in Joel Schumacher’s 1993 psychological thriller Falling Down. Along with a review of the film and its Blu-ray, this video also contains brief reviews of six other movies that share similar themes, including Taxi Driver and Hobo with a Shotgun!

VIDEO: Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

David enters another dimension, not only of sight and sound but of mind, to review the 1983 anthology film Twilight Zone: The Movie, featuring four separate stories brought to life by four of the era’s most sought-after filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg and John Landis. He also briefly touches on the history of the classic TV series and its legendary creator, Rod Serling.

VIDEO: Total Recall (1990)

Recently, Hollywood made an attempt to wipe the original Total Recall from your memory, but The DVD Shelf is here to remember it for you—wholesale! We’ll delve into the Schwarzenegger classic, beginning with the original Philip K. Dick short story that inspired it, the film’s lengthy development, and how they pulled it all together. And, yes, we’ll even look at that remake.

VIDEO: Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

The DVD Shelf takes a look at Lars and the Real Girl, a charming story about a boy and his doll. Ryan Gosling plays Lars, a delusional man who orders a love doll off the internet and develops a romantic relationship with her, much to the chagrin of his family and acquaintances. David takes a look at the DVD and its special features, and all the while, he surfs the web to find out how to order a Real Doll of his own.

VIDEO: Batman: The Movie (1966)

In this monumental episode, the DVD Shelf celebrates the lighter side of the Dark Knight by delving deep into the 1966 Batman movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward, including lots of insight into the classic TV series and the dire state of comic books at the time. Also, David reveals additional DVD titles that no ’60s Bat-fan should be without!

VIDEO: Godzilla (1954)

In this kaiju-sized episode of the DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, we delve deep into the creation of one of the most famous giant monsters in movie history, Godzilla! Born out of World War II’s impact on Japan, Godzilla has gone on to star in nearly thirty movies over the years, but none are as dark, ominous, and captivating as the original 1954 black-and-white film that started it all.