DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

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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“Insidious” Blu-ray Review

Posted: July 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

Insidious (2010) Director: James Wan Writer: Leigh Whannell Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, and Barbara Hershey Rated PG-13 The story: A suburban family moves into a new house only to find that it is haunted. When spooky events begin happening and their son falls into a coma, the family hightails it […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Insidious Starring Patrick Wilson & Rose Byrne

Posted: July 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

The Film – Insidious Many people have begun to criticize the lack of imagination in many recent films.  With remake after remake and sequel after sequel, it seems that no one in Hollywood has an original idea – or at least is brave enough to produce one. However, Insidious is not a sequel, prequel or […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Battle: Los Angeles starring Aaron Eckhart

Posted: June 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local, Reviews

The Movie Battle: Los Angeles tells the story of an alien invasion through the eyes of a small group of Marines. The film follows this platoon from first contact to the decisive turn in battle. Unfortunately, it does this with as many cliches and hammy plot turns as it can muster. The film it not […]

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DVD Review: “I Love You Phillip Morris” w/ Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

Posted: April 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

There are few other words in the English language that can sum up “I Love You Phillip Morris” as succinctly as “Wow”. For some that may be a bad “wow”, for others a good “wow’, but for most it will garnish at least a plain old “wow”. “I Love You Phillip Morris” is probably best […]

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