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Blu-Ray Review: Surrogates Take Over On 1/26

Bruce Willis wants to save the world! Again! Surrogates, his latest action-thriller, debuts on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 26, 2010. More of a mystery-thriller than an action film, the movie offers up a cool concept with only decent execution, resulting in an entertaining but underwhelming film.

Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball Misses the Target

In 2006, Joe Carnahan unleashed the psychedelic Smokin’ Aces upon audiences, developing a cult following that unfortunately never formulated for his previous, much-better cop thriller Narc. Apparently, Smokin’ Aces was good enough to warrant a sequel – or at least a prequel – because Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball has now arrived on DVD and […]

Orphan Movie Review

Evil children are creepy. Why? Because they look all cute and cuddly, but then those innocent, buggy eyes turn cold, the curl of the lips reveal something sinister and they are able to do just about anything they want while parents attempt to overlook the fact that their kid is a sociopathic killer. These are […]

Jennifer’s Body Movie Review – Now on DVD/Blu-Ray

From Diablo Cody, the writer of Juno, comes a movie much more fitting for her name: Jennifer’s Body, a sharp-tongued horror-comedy about an attractive cheerleader – Megan Fox – who is possessed by a flesh-hungry demon. Though not perfect, Jennifer’s Body is a slick, witty and at times creepy film that any horror fan, especially […]

9 Blu-Ray Review

Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christpher Plummer, Crispin Glover and Martin Landau star in the sci-fi adventure film 9, out today on DVD and Blu-Ray. The animated film from Shane Acker is a visual masterpiece, full of rich special effects and tons of creativity. While it never completely lives up to expectations, 9 […]

(500) Days of Summer Blu-Ray Review

One of the edgiest, smartest and most entertaining movies of 2009 is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray: (500) Days of Summer, starring Jospeh Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The back cover describes the movie as a romantic comedy, and in many ways it is: it’s about a romance, and it’s funny from the first second […]

Thirst (2009) DVD Movie Review

Twilight fans, take note: the alleged vampires in your books and movies are not real vampires. Vampires don’t sparkle in the sun, they burn. They don’t feast on game meat, they only desire human blood. Oh, and they’re not very nice. Chan-wook Park knows this. That’s why the twisted director with twisted ideas has made […]

Mike Judge’s Extract: A Blu-Ray Bonus Features Review

This should be quick and painless. Extract, Mike Judge’s latest comedy, is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, just in time for Christmas. As a harmless stocking stuffer, Extract has enough to satisfy: high-concept jokes, some shenanigans and Mila Kunis looking really, really good in flannel. The movie bears some similarities to Office Space, which, […]

Is the Inglourious Basterds Blu-Ray Inglourious?

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, the hit Nazi war movie that stars Brad Pitt and a variety of other, lesser known actors of no less talent, arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Inglourious Basterds works on many levels, most notably that you don’t know what is going to happen. The Basterds – […]

Public Enemies Blu-Ray Review

Public Enemies opened over the summer to mixed movie reviews and lukewarm box office results, despite starring two of the biggest names in Hollywood – Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The movie is also directed by Michael Mann, with the movie promising to be a 1920’s version of Heat. The movie is now out on […]

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) DVD Movie Review

Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams and the gang are back in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, a sequel to the hit family comedy. Unfortunately, this time around, much of the magic has been lost. View this Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian movie review at its original location – […]

Paper Heart (2009) DVD Movie Review

In the faux documentary Paper Heart, comedian Charlyne Yi travels around the country in quest of the one thing that has eluded her young life thus far: love. Along the way, she meets and falls for actor Michael Cera, but the presence of cameras 24/7 threaten to destroy their relationship – and the movie. View […]

Funny People (2009) DVD Movie Review

In just a few short years, Judd Apatow’s name has become synonymous with quality comedy as he’s been behind many of the best comedies in recent years, including The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, among others. So when his third directorial feature (yes, only his third) was announced […]

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas Review

Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Dee and Frank head straight to DVD and Blu-Ray with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas, a mildly funny, 45-minute incarnation of the off-color FX television series. Now available in stores, A Very Sunny Christmas has the irreverent characters realizing that their holiday traditions are based on false assumptions […]

Rocky: The Undisputed Collection Blu-Ray Review

A little over a month ago, I decided it was time to go on a Rocky marathon. I’d seen the first one several times, but had amazingly never seen the second, third, fourth or fifth ones (I did see Rocky Balboa in theaters), so I added those films to my Netflix list. One by one, […]
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