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I Love You Beth Cooper (2009) DVD Movie Review

Chris Columbus, how hard we fall. Since directing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the director has provided audiences with two brain-numbing pictures: the adaptation of the musical Rent and this year’s atrocity, I Love You, Beth Cooper. Based on the novel by Larry Doyle, who subjected audiences to the Ben Stiller travesty that […]

Blu-Ray Review: Monsters, Inc.

John Goodman are back and Billy Crystal are back… on Blu-Ray! OK, so Monsters, Inc.‘s release on Blu-Ray isn’t that exciting since we’ve now determined that it really isn’t worth upgrading from DVD to Blu-Ray, but at least be excited that the beloved Disney-Pixar movie now comes with some great new special features. And some […]

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) DVD Movie Review

Surprise! It’s Matthew McConaughey! In a romantic comedy! Surprise! Yes, the McConaughey is back with another predictable romantic comedy, this one starring Jennifer Garner. Thankfully, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past has a funny enough premise that it can at least somewhat make up for its cliché pitfalls. View this Ghosts of Girlfriends Past movie review at […]

Review: Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

Just when you thought Battlestar Galactica was over, it starts all over again with Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, which looks back at the nuclear assault on Caprica and the months that followed from the Cylons’ point of view. The return to the beloved series, however, is not as incredible as you’d expect.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) DVD Movie Review

Ellie, Diego, John Leguizamo, Manny and the rest are back in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, but hold the celebration: the movie is the weakest of the franchise, and that’s saying something when the franchise has never been very good to begin with. I’ve never understood why the Ice Age movies have been so […]

Battlestar Babes: Tricia Helfer/Grace Park Maxim Spreads

Battlestar Galactica may be done, but is it really? Battlestar Galactica: The Plan debuts on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 27 (we’re giving away a copy here), Caprica arrives early next year, and BSG hotties Tricia Helfer and Grace Park are on the cover of Maxim, looking hotter than ever. Here are some pics from […]

American Violet (2009) DVD Movie Review

In American Violet, Nicole Beharie makes a strong debut as Dee Roberts, an African-American single mother of four who finds her life turned upside down when she is falsely arrested for selling crack cocaine. After the chief D.A. offers her a plea deal in exchange for no jail time – versus a long, expensive court […]

Proposal, The (2009) DVD Movie Review

Rising and fading stars converge in The Proposal, a pretty typical romantic comedy from the director of 27 Dresses and Step Up. And yet, just like Anne Fletcher’s other films, there’s something that just works about the movie. Ryan Reynolds, who after years of circling mainstream exposure finally burst onto the scene with such 2009 […]

Girlfriend Experience, The (2009) DVD Movie Review

Steven Soderbergh is one of those directors that just doesn’t seem to care how marketable his films are. Here’s a man who put himself on the map in the early 2000’s with such popular films as Erin Brockovich, Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven, but who then followed those up with Solaris, Eros, The Good German and […]

Drag Me to Hell Blu-Ray Review

Sam Raimi’s return to horror – Drag Me to Hell – failed to register with viewers as it faded into the pits of heck faster than a cow at an Australian barbecue. It’s a shame, because the movie is an entertaining blast, full of demon hauntings, crazy old gypsie women and more than one kind […]

Don’t Get Lost in Snow White Blu-Ray

Snow storms can be blinding. I can’t say I’ve been in one where I haven’t been able to see, but there was a movie released a few weeks ago that relies on this premise, so it must really happen. After all, Hollywood never lies. But in other news, I popped the all-new Snow White and […]

Blu-Ray Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Every once in a while a movie comes along that defies expectations, that rocks its very essence, that destroys all hope of anything ever succeeding it. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not that film. If X-Men 3 was a disappointment – and it was – Wolverine is a mitigated disaster, full of hammy dialogue, rushed storytelling […]

Blu-Ray Review: The Office: Season 5

With season six looming, NBC is releasing The Office: Season 5 on DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday. With the 26 episodes comes the typical bonus feature culprits – deleted scenes, episode commentaries and a gag reel – but in this case, that’s actually a good thing. As has been the case with other seasons of […]

Sunshine Cleaning Movie Review

From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine comes another seemingly bright dramedy titled Sunshine Cleaning, about two down-and-out women who start a crime scene cleaning business. Though I’m generally not fooled by the “from the producers of” marketing spin films are often given, I did fall for this one: following the trailers, casting and even […]

Adventureland DVD Not Full of Adventure

Those expecting Superbad things from director Greg Mottola’s follow-up comedy Adventureland may be disappointed. The R-rated drama-comedy, about a young man in the 1980’s who desperately takes a job at a trashy carnival and finds first love, is a well-made and engaging film, but it isn’t nearly as funny as Superbad, nor is it meant […]
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