Mar 052011
 

The Next Three Days was a far better film than I had anticipated so perhaps that skewed by overall view of it, but I found it to be fairly even with the third act revving into high gear for a thrilling and satisfying end. But how does the Blu-ray stack up? Check it out within!

 

 

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Mar 012011
 

“Ice Road Truckers” is one of those shows I consider as a guilty pleasure. It’s not really good and I don’t feel bad during the season if I miss an episode or two, but when I do see it on and I’ve got nothing else going on, I’ll switch the channel to History (the direction that network is going in is another subject) and sit back and relax for an hour, then afterwards I’ll completely forget what I just watched.

 

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Mar 012011
 

Check out the review for Disney’s latest addition to their “Diamond Edition” line with the animated classic, Bambi. How does the audio and video transfers measure up? Are the features worth the upgrade over that old DVD copy? Will a grown man cry during that crucial scene?

 

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Feb 262011
 

Warner Home Video has announced the digibook releases, on May 24th, for the director’s cut of the epic Civil War drama Gettysburg starring Jeff Daniels, Tom Berenger and Martin Sheen and the Extended Director’s Cut of Gods and Generals featuring Jeff Daniels and Robert Duvall. Check out the features, technical specs and high-res artwork for each within.

 

 

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Feb 252011
 

Morning Glory failed to shine bright at the box office (sorry for the pun), but on home video we now can see the charm and charisma that Rachel McAdams brings to every role while the supporting cast fulfill their parts quite well. However, even though the video and audio transfer are pretty good, there’s very little in terms of features as it seems the studio didn’t want to put any more money into this release than they already had.

 

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Feb 252011
 

Hatchet II is nothing more than a rehash of the first movie – right down to a few of the kills – and that might’ve been all well and good but it also was missing the dark humor and actors who could pull it off. Although I wasn’t a big fan of the original, I did find parts of it to be what writer/director intended it to be, a call back to old school horror, unfortunately Hatchet II seems to be a call back to the old school unnecessary sequels as well.

 

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Feb 222011
 

48 Hrs is a great buddy-action flick but not because of the story but, like others in the genre, the dynamic between the two leads. Both Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy do a great job bouncing off one another which provides for some good laughs mixed in with well done chases. Unfortunately, the Blu-ray doesn’t do either of them justice as the, specifically, video transfer is pretty bad with only a couple of scenes that actually looks like its high-def while everything else is blotchy.

 

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Feb 212011
 

Megamind is one of the better non-Pixar computer animated releases and for DreamWorks scores another victory after the response for the highly entertaining How to Train Your Dragon. As for this movie, the voice casting was genius and perfectly fit each roll from the heroic Metro Man voice by Brad Pitt to the villainous ineffectiveness of Will Ferrell as the title character, it all works so well with a clever script and well done animation.

 

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Feb 212011
 

Megamind is one of the better non-Pixar computer animated releases and for DreamWorks scores another victory after the response for the highly entertaining How to Train Your Dragon. As for this movie, the voice casting was genius and perfectly fit each roll from the heroic Metro Man voice by Brad Pitt to the villainous ineffectiveness of Will Ferrell as the title character, it all works so well with a clever script and well done animation.


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Feb 202011
 

Due Date was a slight disappointment only because Robert Downey Jr. has been on such a role with the Iron Man movies and Sherlock Holmes where he showed just how damn funny he is, but here I thought his character was a bit too much of a douche coupled with Galifianakis who came across as too obnoxious making for a double whammy of annoyance. The film does have some funny moments and although Jamie Foxx’s cameo is a bit of waste, I still give the film at least a moderate recommendation if only to see the two stars face off with one another.

 

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Feb 202011
 

Due Date was a slight disappointment only because Robert Downey Jr. has been on such a role with the Iron Man movies and Sherlock Holmes where he showed just how damn funny he is, but here I thought his character was a bit too much of a douche coupled with Galifianakis who came across as too obnoxious making for a double whammy of annoyance. The film does have some funny moments and although Jamie Foxx’s cameo is a bit of waste, I still give the film at least a moderate recommendation if only to see the two stars face off with one another.


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