A year after already releasing Grumpy Old Men on the Blu-ray format, they are re-releasing it again this time with the underrated sequel, Grumpier Old Men. Most of the time this would anger me, but given the low SRP ($24.98 at the time of this writing), if the price gets low enough (~$12), it will be worth picking up just for the sequel.
If there’s one thing you can count on in this crazy, mixed up world is Roland Emmerich directing a massively expensive disaster movie […] and even though I will always have a soft spot for Independence Day and the groundbreaking visual and special effects, I was actually fairly impressed with his latest, 2012.
No good reason to post this except, well I figured why not. Here is a description from the YouTube page:
“This four-minute video was first made public at the “Pop Life: Art in a Material World” art exhibit in London’s Tate Modern museum.
In an August video shoot, Dunst sang and danced to The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese” song in a sailor-suit costume and a blue wig in Tokyo’s Akihabara otaku shopping district. Murakami and McG happened to have the same manager, and the manager brought the two together at the end of last year to discuss the collaboration.”
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I’m sure director F. Gary Gray and writer Kurt Wimmer had a great psychological thriller on their hands on paper, the problem is, and this seems to happen all too often, what comes onto the big screen thanks to pacing or even casting, doesn’t translate very well.
Putting everything into perspective; this is a great flick that truly does need to be enjoyed by all. The few problems I have set aside the acting is phenomenal here and the ending has a great twist.
Sorority Row may just be another slasher pic with some unique kills but the finale is the real killer of this film. However, the audio and video are both solid and although I would’ve liked to have seen better featurettes than the standard EPK-like one’s we got, the Picture-in-Picture track is decent but the audio and video are both quite good and make this set a slightly above average Blu-ray.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a phenomenal flick that both parents and kids can enjoy together. There are a few things left out that made me knock a star off, and the fact that there may not be a sequel is equally disappointing.
From Paris with Love has been the best thing I’ve seen in theaters in at least a few months. Travolta is at his finest in this flick, as is Meyers. I must say, this is the old school Travolta that I’ve been missing from my collection.
I felt a little sorry for Val Kilmer who looked absolutely uninterested and obviously there for a quick paycheck while Izabella Miko does her best with a script ripped-off from a classic and a laughable supporting cast.
Outside of the features and the fact Fox failed to put the extended cut on the disc, this is a good Blu-ray for anyone to have in their collection. It may not have the outstanding visuals as others that have come before, but it’s still very good and the audio is fantastic.
Aside from the fact Warner Bros. still stiffs us out of any features for anyone over the age of 10, I found this addition to the Scooby animated original movie collection to be a lot of fun.
Steven Soderbergh’s latest film reunites him with one of the stars of the Ocean’s franchise, Matt Damon and in all honesty, I had some hopes this would live up to some of the reviews I had caught online over the past few months. Unfortunately, it did not.
Normally when a big cast like Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate “I’m not a vampire in this movie” Beckinsale, and Sam Rockwell join forces the movie has got to be entertaining. I mean, no movie has ever done a plot where a father learns that his family is nothing how he forced them to be when they were younger. No, that could never happen.
Halo Legends is a fantastic flick for fans of the video game or newcomers to the series. I do however find it odd that the film is available on Blu-Ray and DVD, but this Blu-Ray is an easy purchase for fans and newcomers. The technical package is decent and the special features are what make this one worth your hard earned bucks.
The Last King of Scotland may not be as good as I remembered it, but thanks to two fantastic performances from Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy, and at least an intriguing story, it still makes this a worthwhile film to watch.
For some of the script’s shortcomings, I found Women in Trouble to be a surprisingly funny movie. Probably most men will be drawn to the eye-catching artwork, but inside is a good ensemble with heartfelt stories at the core. Now, I don’t want to oversell the movie as some second coming and I’m not entirely sure how women will approach it as there’s some obvious T-n-A there to appeal to the males watching, but I for one was entertained.