Aug 302011
 

“Camelot” The Complete First Season had plenty of potential but thanks to a few miscasting of roles and poor writing all of it was wasted. Where the series does excel is due to the costume and production designs as well as the performances from Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green but otherwise this is a waste of time.

 

 

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Aug 302011
 

“Camelot” The Complete First Season had plenty of potential but thanks to a few miscasting of roles and poor writing all of it was wasted. Where the series does excel is due to the costume and production designs as well as the performances from Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green but otherwise this is a waste of time.

 

 

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Aug 292011
 

Despite my criticisms of the directing techniques employed for the film, A Horrible Way to Die is actually not that bad of a film. It is not exactly what I expected, which is a good thing, but it also lacks a certain momentum and is a bit slow to develop and maintain. The acting, mainly by relative unknowns, are all very good and the story itself, when you strip away the unnecessary cutting back and forth in time, is also well done.

 

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Aug 252011
 

Despite some plot holes, Hanna is an entertaining film with three great performances from Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Tom Hollander and a serviceable one from Eric Bana. As for the Blu-ray, the video is fantastic, the audio is bombastic and some of the best lossless audio I’ve experienced in a while and the features are alright if not forgettable.

 

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Aug 252011
 

Despite some plot holes, Hanna is an entertaining film with three great performances from Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Tom Hollander and a serviceable one from Eric Bana. As for the Blu-ray, the video is fantastic, the audio is bombastic and some of the best lossless audio I’ve experienced in a while and the features are alright if not forgettable.

 

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Aug 242011
 

“Justice League” remains one of the best animated series ever made with some great action scenes intermixed with compelling stories and character development rarely seen in the genre. This season is probably the best but the remaining two, under the title “Justice League Unlimited” are still fantastic viewing. With regards to the Blu-ray I’m happy to report we finally got a proper widescreen transfer.

 

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Aug 222011
 

If you’ve stuck with “Gossip Girl” so far, you’re likely going to enjoy Season Four a bit more than Season Three. While it’s nowhere near the awesomeness of Season One, it was still a fun ride. With a huge cast of new characters for season five, and the dropping of 3 original cast members, I look forward to what’s coming up.

 

 

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Aug 212011
 

Wrecked is the kind of film that excels thanks to a singular performance from Adrien Brody while the screenplay and story doesn’t quite hold up and in fact kind of meanders throughout the 90-minute running time. On the whole, it’s not a bad movie but it’s certainly slow moving and I can’t say I will be revisiting it any time soon.

 

 

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Aug 192011
 

Demolition Man is a fun ride and one of Stallone’s better entries in the 1990s second maybe to Cop Land and just ahead of Cliffhanger. One can’t discount Wesley Snipes who to that point had been the hero and takes a fun villainous turn with an over-the-top performance that matched up well with Stallone’s macho personality.

 

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Aug 182011
 

Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

 

Aug 182011
 

Assassins wasn’t well received upon its release back in 1995 but even back then, I enjoyed the heck out of it thanks to the sharp dialogue, well written plot (even if the finale is predictable) and fine performances from Sylvester Stallone and Julianne Moore. This Blu-ray release is pretty good with audio and video transfers which make this a no-brainer upgrade over its DVD counterpart.

 

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Aug 172011
 

The Specialist is the tale of three movies: Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone are in one (average film); James Woods in another (an over-the-top but fun one); and Rod Steiger, with help by Mr. Camp himself Eric Roberts (in a bad film) who seemed to be on a different page from everybody else. As a whole, this is an uneven movie with poor pacing for the first two-thirds and it wasn’t until the action-packed finale that things come together.

 

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