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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Review: Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop BD + Screen Caps

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Sep 092011
 

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop is a fascinating documentary that is both funny and with a good amount of seriousness that makes this worthwhile, though this is something more for the fans because if you don’t care for Conan, this won’t change your mind, in fact it could enforce your feelings towards him.

 

 

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Sep 052011
 

Set Up wants to be some personal revenge/vendetta-centric crime drama but instead we get poor writing, even worse acting and uninspiring direction not to mention an odd portion where some dark comedy is thrown in at random. The Blu-ray has, an average video and adequate audio.

 

 

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Sep 032011
 

40 Days and 40 Nights is certainly an OK romantic comedy with a unique premise but the execution could’ve been better. The saving grace is for the cast from top to bottom with Hartnett, Sossamon and the variety of quirky supporting characters. With the regards to the Blu-ray, the picture is pretty bad and I doubt it’s much better than the DVD version while the audio is OK but nothing special.

 

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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 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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