Apr 072011
 

Written and Directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles is one of Pixar’s jewels. It’s one fun film for the entire family with pitch perfect voice casting and a thrilling adventure story that rivals any live action film. The Blu-ray itself has some time-consuming special features and top of the line video and excellent audio that is great to show off your home theater system.

 

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Apr 042011
 

Tangled is a great and perhaps slightly underrated film that shows that Disney is more than just Pixar and that their in-house studio can still produce quality work with interesting stories and humor that relates to both kids and adults alike. The Blu-ray meanwhile has excellent video and audio transfers while the features left much to be desired.

 

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Apr 042011
 

Tangled is a great and perhaps slightly underrated film that shows that Disney is more than just Pixar and that their in-house studio can still produce quality work with interesting stories and humor that relates to both kids and adults alike. The Blu-ray meanwhile has excellent video and audio transfers while the features left much to be desired.

 

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Apr 042011
 

Tangled is a great and perhaps slightly underrated film that shows that Disney is more than just Pixar and that their in-house studio can still produce quality work with interesting stories and humor that relates to both kids and adults alike. The DVD has good video and audio qualities but lacks any meaningful features.

 

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Apr 032011
 

Aside from my issue with plot, Blow Out is a film that should be seen along with Coppola’s similarly themed The Conversation starring Gene Hackman which came out in 1974. This release continues The Criterion Collection’s success of outputting excellent video and audio transfers to some great classics that otherwise might not have made the high-def format.

 

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Apr 022011
 

Scream 3 isn’t a terrible film and in some ways has gotten a tad better over time but the killer reveal at the end will always keep it from being on the same playing field as the first two. I will say that the film never feels stale and only gets me excited for Scream 4 and maybe some of the elements the filmmakers will hopefully rectify.

 

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Apr 012011
 

As far as sequels go – and with horror sequels specifically –, Scream 2 is a success. Yes, it utilizes much of the same formula as the original transplanting high school for college and adding some depth to those who went through those events, but the suspense aspects more so than horror or cranked up a notch. The Blu-ray itself has a good, albeit uneven, video transfer and a well rounded audio track that makes this a worthwhile upgrade.

 

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Apr 012011
 

Short Circuit 2 isn’t a great film but I think it’s probably on par with the original, not that that’s a huge feat. But the character that is Johnny Five makes this film work so well and during that key scene, your heart must be made out of stone if you didn’t feel at least something. This is one film that may not be a cult classic like other 1980s movies, but there is a certain charm to it.

 

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Mar 312011
 

I can’t say it enough that the original Scream is right up there with Halloween and Friday the 13th with an amazing cast ensemble and a production that overcame the odds and made an iconic movie. Although the Blu-ray doesn’t quite measure up to expectations in both the video transfer and features department (would’ve been nice to include some of the material from the bonus disc), it’s still a slight upgrade over the original DVD.

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Mar 272011
 

Random Hearts is one of the few stumbles in director Sydney Pollack’s career. It’s a film with an idea that looks good on paper but when you put all the other ingredients together, it doesn’t gel that well on film. Both Ford and Thomas do their best, even when a few scenes are pretty excruciating to watch, and despite an impressive supporting cast, the film as a whole doesn’t work.

 

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Mar 252011
 

Unlike other average films I’ve come across over the years, there are definitely reasons to see Hereafter, if nothing else for the performances. It is unfortunate that the screenplay needed another draft or two to shore up issues with the plot since Clint Eastwood direction is well done to go along with Stern’s beautiful cinematography.

 

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Mar 252011
 

Unlike other average films I’ve come across over the years, there are definitely reasons to see Hereafter, if nothing else for the performances. It is unfortunate that the screenplay needed another draft or two to shore up issues with the plot since Clint Eastwood direction is well done to go along with Stern’s beautiful cinematography.

 

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Mar 242011
 

Warner Home Video has announced the date and released temporary artwork for DC Universe’s latest addition, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights starring the voice talents of Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Kelly Hu and Henry Rollins. 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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