Sep 302011
 

Scream 4 might’ve come a few years too late after the last installment, but I for one enjoyed it as Wes Craven and company were able to update the franchise for the 21st century. The original cast slips into their roles nicely while the new generation offer up a certain and needed freshness, though writer Williamson didn’t succumb to the horror sequel clichés (though there a few).

 

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Sep 282011
 

As far as creature features go, Mimic is a well made movie, but little more than that. The characters are fairly one-dimensional despite the attempts in fleshing them out, though it was enough to give reason for at least the two main something to fight for. The effects and creature designs aren’t anything spectacular yet still evoke enough fear to give them weight and danger.

 

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Sep 252011
 

Sony Pictures has announced the date and released artwork for the romantic comedy, Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Jenkins and Woody Harrelson. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and Blu-ray artwork.

 

 

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Sep 172011
 

“Nikita” The Complete First Season is one hell of a ride. There’s plenty of kick ass action by a sexy lead actress, some decent writing, interesting storylines and adequate to good acting from the main cast. The Blu-ray has some expansive features (more so than most TV series get today), sharp-looking video and lossless audio which, while it won’t knock your socks off, still sounds great.

 

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Sep 162011
 

“Criminal Minds” Season 6 isn’t nearly the best the series has had to offer but it’s still pretty damn entertaining. The writing is crisp and given the turmoil of two main cast members making their exits, I’m impressed that they were to keep some consistency. Like the seasons 3-5, we get more and more team-centric character arcs to balance the crime-drama stories.

 

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Sep 152011
 

I wasn’t nearly as impressed with Dressed to Kill as others have since it doesn’t offer much mystery and the psychological elements which De Palma is normally a master of (look no further than Blow Out), isn’t very enticing either. I guess Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen excelled in their roles as Michael Caine, while not entirely remarkable, still manages to turn in a sufficient performance.

 

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Sep 152011
 

“Hawaii Five-O” is solid in its first year thanks to some good writing, fine direction and fights and most of all, great chemistry between the main cast. Alex O’Loughlin is perfect as McGarrett while Scott Cann balances well timed comedy with some good dramatic moments as well. Of course, one cannot and should not ignore the lovely Grace Park who isn’t just eye candy but can kick ass and hold her own as well.

 

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Sep 152011
 

Scary Movie 2, while not an awful film, is just simply not very funny. It pales in comparison to the original and makes the two other sequels look absolutely brilliant. I’ve now seen this film twice and nothing has changed over the years; I might’ve chuckled a couple of times but otherwise I just had a blank stare counting down the minutes until it was over.

 

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Quick Hit Review: Love Wedding Marriage BD + Screen Caps

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Sep 132011
 

Love Wedding Marriage is a safe film with predictable performances and a story plucked out of a heap of rejected Lifetime romance-of-the-week TV movies. I’ll give Mandy Moore some credit as she still has charm but it’s not nearly enough to overcome the subpar script. The Blu-ray only contains a trailer and the audio/video transfers are alright but nothing special.

 

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Sep 122011
 

“Ghost Hunters” is no different than most reality TV programs as it’s contrived, forced and, sadly enough since I used to enjoy the series on a superficial level, tedious with routine occurrences in every episode with little payoff at the end. With regards to the Blu-ray, just know you’re paying around $20 for no features and only OK video and audio transfers… oh, and only half a season.

 

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Sep 102011
 

“Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” certainly had the potential to be like “NCIS: LA” in distinguishing itself from its parent series, however what makes the original successful isn’t so much the cases but the chemistry between the cast, which is the failure this series had from the start. Forest Whitaker, as good of an actor as he might be, was completely wrong for the role and the rest, in terms of the writing, seemed to try too hard to force something to come together rather than let it form naturally.

 

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