Dec 222010
 

Shrek: The Whole Story 4-disc box set may not be perfect in terms of features, but the audio and video transfers are all great and worthy of an upgrade over their DVD counterparts. As for the movies themselves, it may not be to the level of Pixar’s Toy Story movies but even the weaker third entry was at least bearable.

 

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Dec 212010
 

The A-Team might not have hit all the notes the filmmakers’ were aiming for, but it’s still one hell of a ride. The casting was well done even if it’s a bit odd to see Liam Neeson with silver hair like he does; Bradley Cooper does his successful comedic schtick that suits his character so well; and Rampage Jackson, while not great, was a good enough casting choice in such an iconic role.

 

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Dec 202010
 

Here are the box office results for the weekend of December 17 – December 19, 2010:

1. Tron Legacy (Buena Vista) – $44.03m (new)/$44.03m
2.Yogi Bear (Warner) – $16.41m (new)/$16.41m

3. Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage Trader (Fox) – $12.39m (-48.4%)/$42.75m
4. The Fighter (Paramount) – $12.14m (+3,945.0%)/$12.57m
5. Tangled (Buena Vista) – $8.78m (-38.8%)/$127.92m

8. How Do You Know (Sony) – $7.84m (new)/$7.84m


Personal Thoughts:
It seems Tron Legacy‘s opening weekend were in-line with most sane predictions and for a sequel to a film released 28 years prior, it’s not too bad, yet at the same time it’s still underwhelming given all the hype (which I never bought especially since the original Tron is only available via third party vendors at very high prices, thus I never had a chance to even see it). Yogi Bear thankfully did not do the same sort of business that the Alvin and the Chipmunk movies did during this same period of time, How Do You Know despite a pretty aggressive TV ad campaign barely made a blip and will be out of theaters pretty soon it would seem, while The Fighter rises up the chart thanks to a mass theater expansion and some Golden Globe nods. The one movie I plan on seeing in the coming weeks is Black Swan as I’m interested to see what the buzz is about, plus I am a fan of Aronfosy’s previous works.

Dec 202010
 

I didn’t buy for one second anything these experts presented about the possibility of aliens bringing forth various technologies centuries ago as the science experiments and some testimonials by certain scientists just don’t whole much weight with me. I do believe that there could be alien life out there for the sheer reason that the universe and solar system is so big and largely unexplored, but the theories presented in this first season of “Ancient Aliens” fails to prove anything and instead uses conjecture.


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 12/20/2010  Blu-ray Reviews Tagged with: ,
Dec 192010
 

Knight and Day is a fun action flick that knows what it is and is not. The plot isn’t the least bit complicated and the primary villain, despite being played by a capable actor, is hardly a worthy adversary to the heroes. Meanwhile, as Cruise approaches into his 50s, the man probably hasn’t looked better playing the action hero we all know and love from the 90s and seems to be having a great time.

 

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Dec 192010
 

Knight and Day is a fun action flick that knows what it is and is not. The plot isn’t the least bit complicated and the primary villain, despite being played by a capable actor, is hardly a worthy adversary to the heroes. Meanwhile, as Cruise approaches into his 50s, the man probably hasn’t looked better playing the action hero we all know and love from the 90s and seems to be having a great time.


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Dec 192010
 

There are several reasons why Twelve is one of the worst films of 2010, a movie which is you have several characters you can’t relate to and/or symphonize with either. Add in an annoying and frankly lazy narration that gives all the insights for these characters and un-inspirational direction and you have a movie that does not work on every level.

 

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Dec 172010
 

The Other Guys may not hit a homerun in the comedy department but as someone who hasn’t been the biggest Will Ferrell fan throughout his star-making career, I thought it was funny enough from beginning to end. The DVD itself doesn’t have much to offer in terms of features while the audio and video transfers are adequate when compared against other newer DVD releases.


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Dec 162010
 

Rush Hour might be just another entry into the buddy cop subgenre, but thanks in large part to the interesting and unique pairing of loudmouth Chris Tucker and fantastic martial artist Jackie Chan, the movie succeeds quite well and has stood the test of time, albeit just over a decade now. The Blu-ray doesn’t look the greatest and is only a moderate upgrade over its DVD counterpart, but the audio does offer a good boost and most of the features have been ported over.

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