G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray Review

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Large explosions, death-defying aerobatics, flashing gunfire, and buff people talking about stuff in dramatic fashion. G.I. Joe: Retaliation gives audiences exactly what they’re expecting—nothing more, and nothing less—which can be a good thing.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation picks up where the first movie left off, with Duke (played by Channing Tatum) leading the elite fighting force in a number of missions against their hated foe, COBRA. While celebrating some much deserved downtime, the Joes are attacked by a squadron of COBRA helicopters and ground units, and are killed almost to a man, save for a few survivors. On the verge of eradication and marked as terrorists by their government, the Joes must uncover the face of their attackers and once again save the world’s governments from being overtaken by the diabolical Cobra Commander.  Hit the jump for my full review of G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Blu-ray.

CAPTAIN AMERICA (1990) Blu-ray Review

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Hero Steve Rogers, a.k.a Captain America, can use his peak human powers to battle the forces of evil, but even he is no match for plot holes, budget constraints, and downright silly story choices. The 1990 Captain America film directed by Albert Pyun, the first live action film starring Marvel Comic’s iconic patriotic superhero, is a textbook example of what happens when a crew gives their all to a production that was doomed with an almost non-existent budget and tight filming schedule.  Hit the jump for my Blu-ray review of Captain America.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Blu-ray Review

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Creating the perfect mix of drama, comedy, romance, and powerful acting is often a theatrical recipe that stands just out of reach of most productions. Sometimes the drama and romance is there, but the comedic moments fall flat, or the actors give their all to a script that jumps from place to place, fostering few laughs and even fewer tears. Silver Linings Playbook, an Academy nominated film with an award-winning cast, gives audiences a full helping of laughs, tears, and embraces in amazing, yet equal measure, brought to the table by a stellar group of actors who not only made their characters lovable, but astonishingly believable.

THE POSSESSION Blu-ray Review

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The movie begins by warning audiences that the film’s events take place over a 29-day period. What it should have said is the film feels like it lasts 29-days. The Possession is a stereotypical take on the tried-and-true “innocent girl gets her body hijacked by demons” story that doesn’t give the genre anything new, but a lot of the same. And even that’s not done all that well.  Hit the jump for our review of The Possession on Blu-ray.

MAN ON A LEDGE Blu-ray Review

by     Posted 1 year, 326 days ago

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Ex-cop Nick Cassidy gambles with his life in order to prove his innocence in Man on a Ledge, an action mind bender from director Asger Leth. Though it stars a fairly good ensemble and flirts with a daring concept, the film, much like Nick’s threats of ending his own life, is nothing more than talk that doesn’t go anywhere.  Hit the jump for a review of the Blu-ray.

THIS MEANS WAR Blu-ray Review

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What happens when two top-notch CIA operatives set their sights on the same woman? Nothing terribly unexpected, so it seems. This Means War, a playful rom-com by Director McG, takes on the task of trying to appease action and romance audiences, and fails to do strike a chord with either.  Hit the jump for our review of the Blu-ray.

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE Director Steve Pink in Talks to Helm BAD SANTA 2

by     Posted 1 year, 364 days ago

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Director Steve Pink is in talks with Dimension Films to rewrite and direct Bad Santa 2.  The sequel to the 2003 film will follow conman Willie in his latest underhanded schemes.  Bad Santa 2 is currently scheduled for a 2013 release, with Billy Bob Thornton expected to reprise the role of Willie.  According to Deadline, the previous draft of the film script was penned by Johnny Rosenthal, whose project Iron Jack is stuck in production limbo.

This will be the first big screen project for Pink since directing Hot Tub Time Machine in 2010.  He has been keeping busy in TV land, directing episodes for such comedy series as Happy Endings, The Office, and The New Girl, among others.

Ed Helms to Star in THEY CAME TOGETHER and Cameo in WE’RE THE MILLERS Before Returning to THE OFFICE

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Andy Bernard’s schedule book is pretty packed this summer. Ed Helms, one of the lead actors on The Office, will film two movies before returning to his desk at Dunder Mifflin this fall; he’ll join Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in They Came Together before filming a cameo in We’re The Millers.  Both of these will finish before filming for The Office begins on July 30. Hit the jump for more on these two films.

New York Comic-Con Tickets Now on Sale

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The first wave of tickets for New York Comic-Con, the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention, went on sale this week. The four day event continues the convention’s tradition of showcasing the latest and soon-to-be released comics, graphic novels, anime, and toys, as well as attracting big name guests in the comic and entertainment industry.  Hit the jump for more details.

THE DESCENDANTS Blu-ray Review

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Living in paradise is not as glamorous or care free as many outsiders may believe, and the King family is a perfect example of it.  The Descendants, an Alexander Payne film adapted from the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings, follows Hawaii-based lawyer Matt King (George Clooney) on his painful, yet often comedic quest to reunite his family after his wife suffers a tragic accident.  While the film tugs on heart strings towards the end, it mostly infuses audiences with almost uncomfortable laughter and anticipation for when the story will kick into gear.  Hit the jump for our review of The Descendants on Blu-ray.

THE 41 YEAR OLD VIRGIN WHO KNOCKED UP SARAH MARSHALL AND FELT SUPERBAD ABOUT IT DVD Review

by     Posted 4 years, 37 days ago

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Spoof movies aren’t exactly creative or witty, mostly relying on crude ‘teenage boy’ humor to get their laughs and make their money. Even these types of jokes can be funny at times, but not in this case. The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It…is just a series of perverse, bad humor, providing very few laughs and too many, “Are you kidding me?”, moments.  My review after the jump:

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE DVD Review

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Time Traveling is a concept usually reserved for science fiction titles; an idea which makes a compelling idea for flights of fancy, but rarely ever useful for other stories. The Time Traveler’s Wife, a film based from the 2003 novel, tries to destroy this commonly held notion, and apply it to the love story genre, attempting to give audiences something new, while also obtaining viewers from multiple genres. Unfortunately, the film is much like the idea of time travel itself; it is entertaining, but extremely confusing and almost impossible to make a reality.  More after the jump:

MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE (Episodes 1 – 3) Review – Starring Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher

by     Posted 4 years, 237 days ago

Men of a Certain Age image Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, Andre Braugher.jpgPrime time drama is something usually reserved for blow-em-up action, unrealistic life situations, or a very complicated love triangle (octagon, etc). All of these are extremely over the top, and, for the most part, are completely lost on male audiences. From Ray Romano comes Men of a Certain Age, a show that looks to change all that, a show that gives viewers the things most shows can’t: a believable drama that has the allure of intense story, while also being accessible by everyone who watches it, especially men.

Men of a Certain Age follows three lifelong friends in their daily lives. Joe (Ray Romano) is the owner of a party supplies store whose recently separated from his wife, Owen (Andre Braugher), a car salesman who is knee deep with family issues of his own, and Terry (Scott Bakula), a man who has spent his entire life living in the moment and never looking toward the future. Each of these men are dealing with problems in their life, such as gambling or loneliness, and try to hold on to what sense of normalcy they can, all while still remaining friends.  More after the jump:

SCRUBS Eighth Season DVD Review

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As a TV series progresses through multiple seasons, keeping the show fresh and entertaining becomes more difficult. Making the show better than when it started is almost next to impossible, yet the crew behind the popular Scrubs manages to do just that as each season passes. Scrubs eighth season on DVD is a true testament to this, as not only does it have every episode from what could be called its best season yet, but a plethora of extras that will keep you laughing even after the credits roll. My full review after the jump:

THE UNBORN DVD Review

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The Unborn is an example of how the theatrical trailers trump up a better experience than the film itself is able to offer. Though seemingly terrifying from the three minute clip in theaters, the flick is deluded with mediocrity, sporadic storytelling, cliché hooks, and heartless characters performed by less that convincing actors. My review is after the jump:

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