Jul 302011
 

“Doctor Who: Series Six, Part One” is a fine collection of episodes that introduce new friends and enemies of The Doctor and the collection of seven episodes each present great stories and expands the mythos of the universe the writers have created. That said, whether you’re merely a casual viewer like myself or a rabid fan, I would recommend waiting for the sixth season to finish before picking up either the second part or the entire sixth series.

 

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Jul 292011
 

Despite some decent visual and practical effects, Red Planet is just an ordinary movie in that hellish spot between the good and bad making it a forgettable film as a whole. The Blu-ray itself though boasts fine audio and video transfers though is limited in features which were carried over from the DVD releases.

 

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Jul 272011
 

the “Stargate Atlantis” Complete Series set on Blu-ray high-def is fantastic. The video upgrade alone is worth a reasonable price (probably $85-95 if you already own the DVD set). The audio, while not fantastic, is still quite good from season to season and the features save for two featurettes, have been carried over.

 

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Jul 272011
 

Trust is a controversial film but one that is relevant with the ever expansion of the Internet and the reliance, even hold it has on teenagers and the danger it opens from those using it for horrible intentions. The film is comparable to another film I watched called Megan is Missing and both share deep and disturbing content though Trust is much smoother, more consistent and most importantly far more effective.

 

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Jul 272011
 

Bridget Jones’s Diary is still after all these years, 10 to be exact, is a great British comedy with three fine performances. The Blu-ray itself is decent enough with good video and audio transfers and all the features from the DVD were ported over so anyone thinking of upgrading will not miss anything.

 

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Jul 262011
 

Universal Pictures has announced the date and released artwork for the action thriller, Fast Five starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese and a slew of others in this Ocean’s-like caper. 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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Jul 242011
 

Unnecessary sequels isn’t a new concept but what is new is when one of them, in this case Be Cool, actually acknowledges the fallacy of doing one as noted in probably the best part of the film, after which it’s all downhill, or at least a ho-hum plot. The video and audio transfers are both fine and slight upgrades over the DVD version and all the features, as limited as they may be, are also included.

 

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Jul 222011
 

A Guy Thing has some funny moments and even though the lead is a bit of a douchebag, I still was able to enjoy the film and situations the characters are put in, no matter how inane it tends to be including coincidence upon coincidence. As far as the Blu-ray goes, the video is OK but it is a bit saturated at times and doesn’t look the best while the audio is serviceable though nothing special either.

 

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Jul 212011
 

Take Me Home Tonight is a fun homage to 1980s music/movies and while it’s hardly a great movie, the cast ensemble seems to have good chemistry with one another and the jokes on the whole seem to hit rather than miss. I can’t say this is a must purchase title but it is worth a rental and once it gets to the $10 range, might be worth purchasing.

 

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Jul 202011
 

Universal Studios has announced the date and released artwork for the hit comedy, Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Hamm. 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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Jul 192011
 

Despite only having a relatively short 97-minute running time, Source Code is a far more impactful film than others that are a good 40-50 minutes longer. The reason in part to this is the efficiency of director Duncan Jones who jumps in to the mainstream after the success of indie hit Moon and makes a splash.

 

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Jul 182011
 

Arthur is certainly a fun little romp, but ultimately, I feel a lot of people will dismiss it simply because it’s a remake and it stars Russell Brand. While maybe not a purchase, I’d say give it a rent. The Blu-ray itself doesn’t have much in the features department but the audio and video are both good.

 

 

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Jul 172011
 

I enjoy Playing by Heart for what it is, a fun, if not overly dramatic, ensemble with some good performances as well as clichéd storytelling, especially in one of the storylines. As far as this DVD goes, it’s a mixed bag as to whether or not it’s worth getting if you already own the original release. This one does have a proper anamorphic transfer though it is heavily interlaced and the framing itself is a bit off.

 

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