May 142011
 

The Green Hornet screams ‘rental’ loud from the rooftops. While it’s enjoyable, re-watchablity is probably pretty low on this as it’s neither a heavy action nor heavy comedy. The Blu-ray meanwhile has good audio and video transfers and the features are aplenty to keep fans busy.

 

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May 122011
 

Beverly Hills Cop is quintessential 1980s action from the electronic score to the basic look and feel. It also was the perfect vehicle for a then on the rise Eddie Murphy who probably was at his best. The Blu-ray itself has a passable audio track, video that is certainly ahead of the curve compared with the DVD and features which are nice but nothing special.

 

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May 102011
 

The Usual Suspects is a fantastic modern film noir that has only gotten better with age. The ensemble cast is utterly fantastic delving into everything from dark humor to bloody violence in a short span of time. As for the Blu-ray, I am giving this a 2/5 not because the disc isn’t worth owning on Blu-ray but because it is the same disc that has been available for years and at an extra premium for a useless book, it might be worth picking up the older version.

 

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May 082011
 

“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” is a fun animated series that possibly competes with one of the best animated superhero series, “Batman: TAS”, with some great animation and interesting storylines that should satisfy fans and those on the outside of Marvel comic-lore alike.

 

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May 062011
 

By no means is Daydream Nation a perfect movie as it doesn’t quite hit the emotional notes but it’s still well worth checking out. Kat Dennings delivers a fine performance alongside a solid supporting cast who take the script up a notch. The Blu-ray unfortunately offers little in terms of features but the video and audio transfers are both very good.

 

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May 042011
 

Twentieth Century Fox and Lucas Films have finally released the official artwork for the science fiction saga, Star Wars Episodes I-VI. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the numerous features and artwork for the Blu-ray.

 

 

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Apr 302011
 

No Strings Attached hardly breaks new ground in the romantic comedy genre yet I still found it mostly to be a funny if not charming film. Although Ashton Kutcher doesn’t deviate from what we’ve seen from in other similar movies, he fills in the role of the doting boyfriend wanting more from a relationship and Natalie Portman is more than suitable for the stubborn woman afraid of commitment and the pain that might follow.

 

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Apr 282011
 

Warner Brothers has announced several catalogue titles set for release in the month of August including Assassins, Cobra, Copycat, Demolition Man, The Name of the Rose, Sleepers and The Specialist. What features, if any, are included with these releases? Check out the cover artwork for each of these releases.

 

 

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Apr 242011
 

Material Girls has rightly been forgotten in the annals of time. It’s a film with no redeemable characters – despite the main characters making a transformation at the end – cardboard cutouts for the supporting cast and a story that’s uninteresting and predictable. I know some might pick this up when it’s on the Wal Mart shelf for $10 but unless you’re a huge fan of either of the Duffs and are easily amused, just pass it on by and spend your money more wisely.

 

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Apr 232011
 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a good start to the final film in the series that started a decade ago and I can only hope it ends in the bang most have promised it would. It’s certainly the darkest of the franchise, though Prisoner of Azkaban is pretty close, but also one of the best especially with the performances of the three leads.

 

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Apr 212011
 

Picture This isn’t nearly as terrible of a film as I expected but needless to say, it’s also not a very good one either. Tisdale is good in the lead but the story is really farfetched, too much so in fact, and some of the situations they girls are put in are ridiculous and beyond the whole suspension of disbelief. However, I did manage to laugh a few times which is more than I can say for other quick and cheap films targeted at teens.

 

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Apr 192011
 

I host all the Blu-ray screen caps on Photobucket but have noticed that at random, a lot of them get downgraded in quality so if you encounter any caps of 250kb or below, please add a comment in this post and I can re-upload with the proper caps. I will post when I have done so and all you need to do is clear your browser cache and the higher quality caps will be there.

I have no idea why Photobucket does this but it is irritating and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Apr 192011
 

Love & Other Drugs is propelled by the leads rather than the story. I give major credit for the brave performances by Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal as they don’t go overboard with characters that could’ve been walking movie clichés. Now, the script itself is serviceable but nothing special, in fact it sticks pretty closely to the formula. As for the Blu-ray, it excels in the video department, has a good audio track while the features are more to be desired.

 

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