Oct 062011
 

If it wasn’t for the fact that Disney forced the bulk of the features onto BD-Live, capping them at 480p in nasty letterbox, The Lion King would be nearly a perfect release. But ignoring that, you still have some amazing picture and audio quality along with one of the best animated films to every come out with a Disney logo slapped on it.

 

 

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Oct 062011
 

The show itself is actually pretty good especially since it’s geared more towards kids (though there is a fair amount of innuendo that will go over them) but I have a hard time recommending this release because there are only 4 episodes in a 16-episode season. Doing the math, $10/set = $40 for a season with no features, is a tad much. If it these could be had for, say, $5-6/set, then I probably would be on board.

 

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Oct 042011
 

Blitz might not be a top notch British crime-drama but I did find it mostly impressive even if Statham doesn’t exactly stretch his acting abilities as this character isn’t that far removed from his others. That being said, it was at least a compelling film that managed to entertain me for the 95-minute running time.

 

 

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Oct 042011
 

Blitz might not be a top notch British crime-drama but I did find it mostly impressive even if Statham doesn’t exactly stretch his acting abilities as this character isn’t that far removed from his others. That being said, it was at least a compelling film that managed to entertain me for the 95-minute running time.

 

 

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Oct 032011
 

Scooby-Doo: Legend of the Phantosaur is a solid entry into the long-running, enduring animated franchise. Obviously if you’ve one, you’ve basically seen them all, but for the most part this is a fun movie for the whole family with good humor, at least a half-decent mystery (even if you can see who the villain is 5 miles away) and fine voice talents.

 

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Oct 022011
 

Airplane is a timeless comedy, one where one doesn’t necessarily have to get the references in order to find it funny. The Blu-ray, a Best Buy exclusive at the time of this writing, has a good video transfer and adequate audio, but the special features have much to be desired especially given the fact any featurettes or deleted scenes can only be accessed while watching the film.

 

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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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