Mar 312011
 

I can’t say it enough that the original Scream is right up there with Halloween and Friday the 13th with an amazing cast ensemble and a production that overcame the odds and made an iconic movie. Although the Blu-ray doesn’t quite measure up to expectations in both the video transfer and features department (would’ve been nice to include some of the material from the bonus disc), it’s still a slight upgrade over the original DVD.

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Mar 272011
 

Random Hearts is one of the few stumbles in director Sydney Pollack’s career. It’s a film with an idea that looks good on paper but when you put all the other ingredients together, it doesn’t gel that well on film. Both Ford and Thomas do their best, even when a few scenes are pretty excruciating to watch, and despite an impressive supporting cast, the film as a whole doesn’t work.

 

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Mar 262011
 

I know ‘iCarly” isn’t for everybody as some might find the humor too light-hearted and innocent but I for one don’t mind it. Obviously a show like “Degrassi” is going to have far more substance and multiple episode story arcs whereas “iCarly” is usually self-contained with a couple exceptions.

 

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Mar 252011
 

Unlike other average films I’ve come across over the years, there are definitely reasons to see Hereafter, if nothing else for the performances. It is unfortunate that the screenplay needed another draft or two to shore up issues with the plot since Clint Eastwood direction is well done to go along with Stern’s beautiful cinematography.

 

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Mar 252011
 

Unlike other average films I’ve come across over the years, there are definitely reasons to see Hereafter, if nothing else for the performances. It is unfortunate that the screenplay needed another draft or two to shore up issues with the plot since Clint Eastwood direction is well done to go along with Stern’s beautiful cinematography.

 

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Mar 242011
 

Warner Home Video has announced the date and released temporary artwork for DC Universe’s latest addition, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights starring the voice talents of Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Kelly Hu and Henry Rollins. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork for the Blu-ray.

 

 

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Mar 212011
 

Paramount Pictures has announced the date and released artwork for the romantic comedy, No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline and Cary Elwes. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork for both the Blu-ray and DVD.

 

 

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Mar 182011
 

There’s no doubt How Do You Know is a mess of a film yet there is some charm to it and if not for the spastic screenplay it might’ve made for an acceptable, if not forgettable, romantic comedy. Instead despite the efforts of the three leads – not to mention a heavy dose of overacting by Nicholson – the film never really takes off.

 

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Mar 182011
 

The Tourist isn’t as bad as most have been, yet at the same time I don’t quite understand how it received the Golden Globe nominations it did while other more worthy films were left off (see: Morning Glory). That said, if you keep your expectations in check and are willing to suspend some disbelief you just might have a good time with this comedy/thriller.

 

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Mar 142011
 

Scooby-Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster certainly is not a very good film. The acting is subpar at best, the CGI horrid and the main freakin’ title character isn’t even in various and important scenes. While it’s not as bad as I had expected because I did manage to chuckle a couple of times and Hayley Kiyoko makes for a hot Velma that anyone can fall in love with, it’s still not wasting your time on either.

 

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Mar 142011
 

Scooby-Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster certainly is not a very good film. The acting is subpar at best, the CGI horrid and the main freakin’ title character isn’t even in various and important scenes. While it’s not as bad as I had expected because I did manage to chuckle a couple of times and Hayley Kiyoko makes for a hot Velma that anyone can fall in love with, it’s still not wasting your time on either.

 

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Mar 112011
 

The show itself is actually pretty good especially since it’s geared more towards kids (though there is a fair amount of innuendo that will go over them) but I have a hard time recommending this release because there are only 4 episodes in a 16-episode season. Doing the math, $10/set = $40 for a season with no features, is a tad much. If it these could be had for, say, $5-6/set, then I probably would be on board.

 

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Mar 112011
 

I actually enjoyed “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” far more than I thought I would. It is, however, unfortunate that Warner is playing the game of splitting seasons up rather than just releasing the entire season at once. That said, if you can nab this at a good price (< $10 I’d say), then it is certainly worth it.

 

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