Nov 302011
 

Our Idiot Brother is an OK movie but for a comedy doesn’t offer up a lot of laughs and primarily rides the backs of the cast good performances, specifically that of Paul Rudd who makes an otherwise unfunny movie a bit more tolerable. The video and audio transfers are both nice but the disc lacks any substantive features save for a simple commentary.

 

 

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Nov 292011
 

Twentieth Century Fox has announced the date and released artwork for the romantic comedy, What’s Your Number? starring Anna Farris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner and Ed Begley Jr. amongst many cameos. 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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Nov 272011
 

“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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Nov 262011
 

While Friends with Benefits doesn’t have the same kind of magic or quirkiness of Easy A, it’s still worthwhile to check out. Timberlake and Kunis share on-screen chemistry and even though the script embraces the same clichés it opening mocked early on, I still found the film to be funny. As far as the Blu-ray is concerned, the video/audio are good and the features, save for the features, are unremarkable.

 

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Nov 222011
 

Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless is a good documentary mixed in with some fun concert footage. Obviously this isn’t going to be some hard-hitting feature but it does give insight into her life and the work done to get to that point in her career. The Blu-ray has a fine video transfer and great a great audio track making this a worthwhile purchase especially for her fans.

 

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Nov 202011
 

By no means is Bad Teacher a good film but Cameron Diaz, as well as Jason Segel for his limited part, gave it their best in spite of a script with few laughs and a flat plot that never really came to life. The Blu-ray itself has an OK set of features but good audio/video transfers. I suppose if you’re a fan of the movie, it might be worth checking out… but only via rental.

 

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Nov 202011
 

If not for the lack of features, Bolt on Blu-ray could’ve easily been a 4.5 star release. The audio and video are both fantastic and the movie itself is one of the better non-Pixar animated movies I’ve seen in a while (CG and traditional alike). The great thing about these recent Disney releases is, if you have kids the bonus DVD copy is an excellent bonus and can go to friends’ homes and watch it there if you like without having to come across as a snob that you only own a Blu-ray player…

 

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Nov 182011
 

The Family Tree might not be the greatest offbeat indie comedy I’ve come across but the film has its moments. The cast for the most part are fine, albeit there isn’t one actor or actress that particularly standout. The Blu-ray offers up good video and audio transfers while the features are limited.

 

 

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Nov 162011
 

The Echo Bridge 4-film set of “quality” Hellraiser sequels is barebones in terms of features but I guess if you’re a fan of the franchise, I think the audio and video transfers are a step up from their DVD counterparts. At a low price, it’s also not a bad deal but know you’re not going to get anything special.

 

 

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Nov 162011
 

This “Miramax Multi-Feature” set from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment packages together one good movie, a decent making-of documentary and two bad sequels. While all four features are on one disc, I thought each didn’t look too bad, though something like Full Tilt Boogie was not made for high-def and it shows.

 

 

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Nov 142011
 

Even though I can’t say Warner Bros. has put together a fine package of features – no doubt they’re saving the good stuff for the Ultimate Collector’s Edition plus any other editions they release to keep the cash flowing – the audio and video are both excellent while the film itself concludes the series quite nicely with a mixture of thrilling action and poignant drama.

 

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Nov 132011
 

I can’t say Father of Invention is a bad film but one that’s disappointing considering the kind of cast writer/director Trent Cooper managed to wrangle. It’s not sure what kind of film it’s supposed to be and the performances, or how the characters were written, was either average or at times even annoying.

 

 

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Nov 102011
 

Dazed and Confused doesn’t quite live up to what I’ve heard about the film and yet there is a cool factor and a certain sense of nostalgia (though Linklater himself said that is not the intention) that makes this liberally boundless story so damn enjoyable through and through.

 

 

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