Jan 312011
 

Beauty and the Briefcase wasn’t nearly as awful as I expected (admittedly I did laugh a couple of times) it to be yet when one’s expectations are already on the floor, there’s nowhere to go but up. While the set-up might be different, it’s still your standard romantic-comedy formula right up to the predictable and, in this case, gag-inducing ending.

 

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Jan 312011
 

Jack Goes Boating might be worth checking out for the performances and while Hoffman’s direction isn’t too bad, the story had much to be desired and probably could’ve used another rewrite (with a new writer).  If you’re a fan of Hoffman’s work then maybe it’d be worth a rental otherwise I think you can skip this character drama.

 

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Jan 312011
 

While the final battle at the end was awesome, I don’t see myself ever watching this film again. Oh, maybe I will since they apparently plan on making two sequels to the film. I smell a Direct to DVD/Blu-ray success here just like From Dusk Till Dawn. Can’t wait to own that triple pack for $5.99 from my local Wal-Mart…

 

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Jan 262011
 

“Laugh it Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy” has its moments but I think because I’m not the biggest fan of “Family Guy”, the humor didn’t quite reach me as it would others who are fans. I did find some funny scenes and gags throughout “Blue Harvest”, a few less in “Something, Something, Something Dark Side” and even less (almost nill) in “It’s a Trap”.



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Jan 202011
 

What started off as an interesting and creepy thriller, The Traveler soon unravels into a trivial horror movie that makes absolutely no sense and features some of the worst acting I’ve seen in the past year. Val Kilmer, God bless his soul, gives it a valiant try but the script is so bad and some of the directing was awful that there is absolutely no reason to even give this turkey a try.


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Jan 192011
 

Stone had the talent to be a special movie but it didn’t quite measure up especially with the screenplay. De Niro himself is sadly just OK in his role while Norton, as usual, excels playing a tormented character who you’re not exactly sure what to make of. You might find this to be good as a weekday rental otherwise wait to check it out on HBO in a year or so.

 

 

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Jan 172011
 

There’s no reason why I should love You’ve Got Mail as much as I do because there’s so much going against it. But I think it has to do with the old fashioned Hollywood chemistry between Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan it could also be that so many other romantic comedies pair up some of the most obnoxious actors working today or actors with no chemistry.

 

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Jan 092011
 

Check out the 3D Blu-ray review for Paul W.S. Anderson’s latest in the video game adaptation franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife. The horror-thriller-adventure stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates and Wentworth Miller. How does the 3D effects stack up on the home video market? How does it measure with the previous installments?

 

 

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Jan 052011
 

If you’ve enjoyed the previous seasons and/or specials,  “The Universe: The Complete Season Five” is a pretty good season exploring more elements of the universe and educating viewers on some real interesting scientific aspects mixed with some cool graphics to aid the visuals and show what happened – or what could/will happen – to our universe and plant earth.


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