DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

DVD Review: “Hugo”

Posted: March 9, 2012 at 9:59 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Film, Local

“Hugo” was my favorite film of last year.  I got to see it in 3D only once so I was anxious to see if the film would be just as beautiful on a much smaller screen in traditional 2D.  I am still in awe of it.  From a technical standpoint, it is without a doubt […]

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DVD Review: “Justice League: Doom”

Posted: March 7, 2012 at 8:57 am   /   DVD News, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Featured, Film, Local

“Justice League: Doom” is the newest addition to DC’s slate of animated films.  It has a lot of positives going for it including the action, voice acting, animation, and plot set up.  Unfortunately, there are a few key components that will keep this film from being enjoyed by more casual fans of the Justice League.  […]

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DVD Review: “London Boulevard” Starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley

Posted: March 6, 2012 at 12:28 am   /   DVD News, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Film, Local

[hdplay id=434 width=595 height=375] When I first saw the above trailer, I was fairly excited.  I have enjoyed a number of British gangster films.  “Layer Cake”, “Snatch”, and “In Bruges” are the first few that come to mind, but there have been plenty of others.  I was hoping to get the same type of dish […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Kevin Smith’s “Red State”

Posted: October 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

Kevin Smith is perhaps one of the most frustrating filmmakers of this generation. His best movies are amazing, Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma are part of our cultural Zeitgeist and yet for every Clerks, he has given us a Clerks 2, a Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back or a Jersey Girl. Oddly enough, Red […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Scream 4

Posted: October 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

There’s been a lot of bad blood (pun intended) surrounding this fourth installment of the Scream franchise. Many have said the characters are less developed than the first, that it focuses too much on comedy and that it doesn’t have the same scare factor than the original. It seems like these critics have forgotten what […]

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Blu-Ray Review -Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Posted: October 3, 2011 at 12:16 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

The Movie: In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the fate of the world is at stake as Sam Witwicky enlists the help of the noble Autobots to keep a powerful piece of alien technology out of the evil Decepticons’ hands. Except it’s a pillar this time, instead of a box or a knife. Transformers: Dark […]

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DVD Review: ‘[REC] 2’ Starring Jonathan Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra

Posted: September 23, 2011 at 11:05 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

Directed by: Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza Written by: Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez, and Paco Plaza Starring: Jonathan Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra Rated: R The story: Picking up almost immediately after the events of [REC], we follow a SWAT team and a medical officer as they venture into the contaminated apartment building from the […]

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Jim Bertel Reviews ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt

Posted: September 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

Directed by: George Nolfi Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, and Terence Stamp Rated: PG-13 The story: Congressman David Norris (Matt Damon) who’s running for the New York State Senate meets a quirky young woman (Emily Blunt) and instantly falls in love. Unfortunately for them The Adjustment Bureau—the custodians of fate—try to ensure the […]

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Sucker Punch’ Directed by Zack Snyder (2011)

Posted: August 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

Sucker Punch (2011) Director: Zack Snyder Writers: Zack Snyder & Steve Shibuya Starring: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Oscar Isaac, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, and Scott Glenn Rated PG-13 The story: A girl (Emily Browning) accidentally kills her sister while trying to off her abusive, molesting step-father, and gets thrown in the nut house. […]

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Hall Pass’ Starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis (2011)

Posted: August 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

Hall Pass (2011) Directed by: Bobby Farrelly & Peter  Farrelly Written by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Kevin Barnett, and Pete Jones Starring: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, and Christina Applegate Rated R The story: In order to make their husbands appreciate them more and to strengthen their marriage, two wives allow their husbands a […]

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