Thursday, February 26, 2009

New to the Store: Week of 24 Feb

Just new releases this week, I'm afraid.

Breaking Bad: Season 1
Extreme Movie
Feast 3
Frozen River
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
Haunting of Molly Hartley, The
Heavens Fall
How to Get Rid of the Others
Lair, The: Season 2
Marie and Bruce
On the Other Hand, Death
Sex Drive
Soft Shell Man
Summer Heights High
What Just Happened

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Liveblogging the Oscars!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Mike and Chris will be coming down from their Oscar-snob perches long enough to live blog the Oscars on Sunday night. So come on by at 8 p.m. EST Sunday night to watch two guys suffer in real time. Maybe Chris will even liveblog the Gen X Oscar Contest ballot marking so you can see your own awesome/sucky results mentioned on the prestigious world wide webs. Maybe some of the other staff will drop in and take part, too. Yeah, I know, but it's cool to dream sometimes.

See you then, glamour fans!

New to the Store: Week of 17 Feb


Body of Lies (also Blu Ray)
Changeling (also Blu Ray)
Dead Like Me: Life After Death
F Word, The: Season 1
Flash of Genius
Growing Op
High School Musical 3
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
I Served the King of England
Love and Other Disasters
Midnight Meat Train
Our Daily Bread
Quarantine (also Blu Ray)
Still Waiting
Touch the Top of the World
Zack and Miri Make Pornographies (Blu Ray)


Addams Family, The: volume 3
All Night Long
Beat Beat Beat: The Kinks
Bunker, The (Hopkins)
Cowboy and the Lady, The
Dennis Potter: 3 to Remember (Blade on the Feather / Rain on the Roof / Cream in My Coffee)
Elizabeth I
Elvis: '68 Comeback Special
Fabulous Baker Boys, The
Frank Zappa in the 1960s
Hobson's Choice
Hulk vs.
Inspector Morse: Dead of Jericho collection
Marilyn Chambers' Bikini World Tour
Oh, God!
Piece of the Action, A / Uptown Saturday Night
Rachel, Rachel
Real Glory, The
Sugarland Express, The
Swimming with Sharks
Winning of Barbara Worth, The

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Do you hate recessions? The current one in particular? Would you like to bust up a recession? ie, the current one?

If you said "yes" to one of these questions, then Gen X's new "Recession Buster" days just might be for you.

Starting February 18th and ending whenever we decide to end it, Gen X will be offering the following three special days to help stretch your funtainment dollar.

1/2 PRICE MONDAYS: All regular priced rentals are half-price on Mondays.

2 FOR 1 WEDNESDAYS: Rent one movie, get another of equal or lesser value FREE! Repeat until you have enough movies. On Wednesdays!

FAMILY DAY (SUNDAY): Rent one movie, get a kids' movie (ie, one from the KIDS section) for free!

So come on in to Gen X and bust this recession's ass!

Monday, February 16, 2009

New to the Store: Week of 10 February 2009


Don't Look Down
End of America, The
Ex Drummer
Exes and Ohs: Season 1
Guitar, The
Little Bit of Freedom, A
Lodger, The (2009)
Miracle at St. Anna, The
My Name Is Bruce
Nights in Rodanthe
Real Time
Romance of Astrea and Celadon, The
Shaun the Sheep: Back in the Baa-a-ath
Tim and Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job!: Season 2
Uninvited Guest, The
W. (also on bluray)

OLDER BUT STILL NEW Western Babes v.1
Exterminating Angel, The Horror v.1
Inspector Lynley 5: Natural Causes
Inspector Lynley 5: Natural Causes
Inspector Lynley 5: Natural Causes
Inspector Lynley 5: Natural Causes
Lodger, The: A Story of the London Fog
Midsomer Murders: Green Man, The
Midsomer Murders: One Guilty Deed
Midsomer Murders: Fisher King, The
Midsomer Murders: Sins of Commission
Paradine Case, The
Simon of the Desert
Young and Innocent

Young People Fucking

I rented Young People Fucking last night and can now say that Canadian cinema only needs inventive thinkers, money and plots including sex to entice any film-goer. I thought it was hilarious, dirty, awkward and fun, and wanted to share with the 3 or 4 people who read this blog that I think Canadians should be more supportive of their own country's film making.

There was a time when both the US and the UK decided, "Hey, let's make our fellow Americans/Brits watch movies WE made, rather than letting other countries bank on our populace." At the same time, Canada thought, "Hey! Let's just throw Canadian cinema down the hole and give other countries our money!"

Wouldn't it be cool if Canadians decided to support Canadian films?

Start by renting Young People Fucking, or checking out any other film in the "Canada" section. I really enjoyed Exotica (which can be found under "Canada: Egoyan"), and Mon Oncle Antoine (which is in with the Criterion Collection).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New to the Store: Week of 3 Feb

Dude, we totally scored a whole bunch of movies. You should come by and watch them.


Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Bottle Shock
Constantine's Sword
Drifting Flowers
Humboldt County
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (DVD and BluRay)
Otto, or Up with Dead People
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Red Cliff (The Battle of Red Cliff)
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Saving Grace: Season 1
Secret Life of Bees, The
Zack and Miri Make a Po-mo


Columbo: 1990 Mystery Movie Collection
Girl + Girl: Classic Lesbian Short Films
Gray Lady Down
Hannibal (1960)
Heat and Dust
Inheritors, The
Lady Jane
MST3K: Final Justice
MST3K: Mad Monster
MST3K: Manhunt in Space
MST3K: Soultaker
Naked Jungle, The
Our Man in Havana
Saget, Bob: That Ain't Right
Secret Policeman's Balls: Pleasure at Her Majesty's / The Secret Policeman's Ball
Secret Policeman's Balls: Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball / Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?
Secret Policeman's Balls: Secret Policeman's Other Ball / Third Ball
Stranger on Horseback