Oct 302011
 

Captain America: The First Avenger has a few things going for it, mostly in the set design, costume design and cinematography but most everything else was standard and unimaginative including actor Chris Evans himself. There’s certainly a fine jump off point for this potential franchise I think in the hands of a better director, it could achieve so much more.

 

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Oct 292011
 

A decent rental, but unless you are in love with any of these actors, Horrible Bosses might be a tough buy at $20. For $10, I’d say go for it. The Blu-ray boasts average picture and audio quality, with little to no extras, so be warned.

 

 

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Oct 262011
 

Toy Story 3 is a heartwarming, bittersweet and funny film that both kids and adults will absolutely love – and I would argue that the adults may find a more emotional impact especially if you were a child when the first film was released. The 3D Blu-ray itself has incredible video and audio which is to no surprise for a Pixar/Disney release.

 

 

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Oct 262011
 

This Toy Story 2 3D Blu-ray set is something else. A fantastic movie with incredible audio and very good 3D video presentations (not to mention excellent 2D video) yet the special features hold it back from becoming one of the best Blu-rays released on the whole. If, however, features are not your thing, then this is a no-brainer and even so, it’s still a must-have for anyone’s high-def collection.

 

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Oct 262011
 

If for some reason you haven’t seen Toy Story or you haven’t seen it in years, there’s no better time to see it again, now in Blu-ray high-def with some decent extras to keep you occupied, plus both the audio and video are top notch and well worth the upgrade. With regards to the 3D Blu-ray, it was surprising to see something that was post converted to 3D looked so good.

 

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Oct 252011
 

Faces in the Crowd hardly breaks new ground in the genre, but it has a few things going for it Milla Jovovich turns in a good performance, the mystery aspects are at least compelling and what writer/director Magnat does by putting the audience in the main character’s mindset is unique and effective. The Blu-ray itself is light in features but is strong with the audio and video transfers.

 

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Oct 252011
 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is still a fantastic, hilarious and, in John Hughes fashion, heartwarming film. For me and my family, it hasn’t quite risen to the traditional yearly viewing that Christmas Vacation has become, but certainly this should be required viewing as well.

 

 

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Oct 242011
 

Crazy Stupid Love isn’t really one of the best films I’ve seen this year as the screenplay never felt real between the multitudes of relationships writer Fogelman tries to establish to go along with a clichéd ending, but the cast ensemble is put together so well that it makes it worthwhile to at least rent.

 

 

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Oct 232011
 

“Robot Chicken” is easily one of the funniest shows on television and a personal favorite of mine. This fifth season, while not the strongest in its run, has some funny bits and like before, a great collection of guest voice talents. Seth Green and company also know how to package a home video release with plenty of features to justify the price given each episode is only 11-12 minutes long.

 

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Oct 232011
 

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings continues the tradition of crappy direct-to-video flicks that were made on the cheap using unknown actors and a been-there-done-that story. This entry into the franchise is unfortunately on par with the third movie which in itself wasn’t very good either. That said, I’m sure some hardcore horror fans will find some value in this.

 

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Oct 212011
 

Monte Carlo doesn’t break any new ground and is in fact predictable in almost every aspect of the story. The direction is only average even though they managed to film in two of the most beautiful cities in the world and yet thanks to Selena Gomez and the safe story, there’s a certain amount of charm. Now, this isn’t a film that will resonate for me beyond this review but I think enough of it works to make it at least a lukewarm recommendation.

 

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Oct 202011
 

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is probably one of the worst movies I’ve seen in the past 5 years with the exception of The Love Guru. It’s incredibly unfunny, feature terrible performances from the child actors and an indifferent one from its main star, Heather Graham. The video transfer is well done while the audio is subpar compared with other newer releases.

 

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Oct 192011
 

Indian Summer is a great film that hits all the right notes. It not only brings out the nostalgia for anybody who has attended summer camp but the story is well rounded with the right balance of comedy and drama. The cast is also pitch perfect with the highlights coming from Bill Paxton, Diane Lane and Alan Arkin.

 

 

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Oct 192011
 

While Pulp Fiction isn’t a masterpiece of filmmaking as some might contend, it’s still a very well made picture with the sharp writing we expect from Tarantino and one of the better ensemble casts put together. When it comes to the Blu-ray, it boasts strong audio and video transfers and a decent set of features including a nicely put together retrospective documentary.

 

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Oct 182011
 

DreamWorks Pictures has announced the date and released artwork for the horror-thriller remake, Fright Night starring Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Toni Collette, David Tennant and Imogen Poots. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork for the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD.

 

 

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