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Sherlock Holmes Beats Avatar at the Box Office

Guy Ritchie’s career looks to be back on track with the box office success of his latest film and first true blockbuster of his career, Sherlock Holmes. The Robert Downey Jr./Jude Law action-adventure film took in $24.9 million on Christmas Day, and with relatively positive reviews should see good box office throughout the weekend.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) Movie Review

Guy Ritchie looks for the first breakout hit of his career with Sherlock Holmes, a funny, action-adventure take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character. Having never attained mainstream appeal and after a long string of box office failures, Ritchie was a huge gamble for Warner Brothers to take – but the risk paid […]

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, […]

Friday Box Office: Avatar Digs Up $27 Million on Friday

Any questions about Avatar‘s box office viability may have been diminished as the James Cameron sci-fi epic – his first movie in over ten years – dug up $27 million from audiences on Friday. It’s not ground-shattering, but it is a solid opening. With two weeks of quasi-vacation (at the very least, two four-day weekends […]

Up in the Air (2009) Movie Review

Leading the Golden Globes this year is the drama-comedy Up in the Air, the latest from Jason Reitman, the director of Juno. Much like Juno, Up in the Air is a light, entertaining and yet emotionally powerful film that offers great performances, an excellent script and a unique story. Not quite a comedy and not […]

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 […]

Steven Seagal Lawman Doesn’t Arrest Attention

When one receives an advance screener of a television show, it is typically customary to write a review before said television show’s debut. Why? Because the station – in this case A&E – generally wants to build hype for the show it’s promoting – in this case, Steven Seagal Lawman – and because I like […]

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 […]

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Movie Review

Nicolas Cage is a man who loves to act. He loves to act so much that he’ll sign up for anything that has been put to writing, generally without reading it first. This utter enthusiasm to be on the screen has resulted in such disasters as Bangkok Dangerous, Ghost Rider and The Wicker Man. But […]

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) Movie Review

Currently a frontrunner for Best Picture, the ridiculously over-titled Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, is one of the most brutal movies I’ve ever sat through. It’s also one of the most satisfying films of the year. View this Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire movie review at its original location […]

Twilight Saga: New Moon, The (2009) Movie Review

I am a straight, 27-year old man, and I have read all four “Twilight” books. I read them because a friend gave them to me and said they were good. They were easy enough reads, even if Bella is one of the most horrible protagonists ever put to paper and the series twists and skewers […]

Fix (2009) Movie Review

In Fix, documentary filmmakers Bella (Olivia Wilde) and Milo (Tao Ruspoli) set out to retrieve Milo’s brother Leo (Shawn Andrews) from jail and deliver him to rehab by 8pm – otherwise Leo will go to jail. Allegedly inspired by a true story, Fix is an adventure from the mansions of Beverly Hills to the slums […]
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