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DVD Review: JOHN CARTER

Disney received plenty of condemnation for their $240 million dollar film from the critics, resulting in the film just narrowly making back it’s huge production money. However, these critics were too unkind to a film that’s perfectly good entertainment, and a little like a new attempt to create a new STAR WARS type film saga. […]

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DVD Review: SUCKER PUNCH

SUCKER PUNCH is one of the most visually stunning, yet convoluted mess of a movie that you will ever see. The storyline is simply all over the place and just plain downright bizarre. And this is such a shame because this film has a few fantastic sequences that are simply awesome. Supposedly, a young woman […]

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DVD Review: Brittany Murphy’s Last Film ABANDONED

Filmed in June 2009 with a very good cast of actors, ABANDONED sadly became the last film before the untimely death of Brittany Murphy in December. ABANDONED also pretty well describes what happened to this interesting thriller by Anchor Bay pictures who abandoned theatrical release of the film and instead went directly to DVD with […]

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Classic DVD Review: DOWNFALL (Sep 2004 Germany, Feb 2005 U.S.)

When it was released in 2004 and 2005, DOWNFALL really impressed the critics as a stunning tale of the last 10 days of Adolf Hitler. It was also the finest German film ever produced to deal with the tragedy that Hitler brought to both the German people and the world. The film is subtitled, however […]

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DVD Review: VAMPIRES SUCK

Maybe if Leslie Neilsen was brought back from the dead he could have made VAMPIRES SUCK a better film. However, if you just go along with the premise that a parody of the TWILIGHT vampire series to hang a few jokes on is good enough, then VAMPIRES SUCK is enjoyable enough. Much in the vein […]

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DVD Review: THE KILLER INSIDE ME(2010)

Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty and Simon Baker star in this very gritty and well executed adaptation of the 1952 crime novel by Jim Thompson. The novel was considered to be one of the outrageous 1950’s crime novels not only at the time, for years to come as a sort of perverse […]

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DVD Review: THE GREEN HORNET(1940)

With the recent release of the 2010 version of THE GREEN HORNET with Seth Rogen, the new generation may not realize that the story has been around since the 1930’s as a radio show and as a 1940’s era movie theater serial. With the help of GREEN HORNET historian, Martin Grams, Jr. the original 13 […]

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DVD Review: KNUCKLEHEAD

KNUCKLEHEAD is a surprisingly funny interesting offensive little trash comedy. While almost universally torn apart by the critics, this film had me laughing at how outrageous it really was. 7 foot 485lb. wrestling star Paul Donald Wight, Jr. who is better known as The Big Show is surprisingly funny here in a really stupid role […]

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DVD Review: TAKERS

TAKERS is an acceptably good crime drama featuring actor Matt Dillon as a a hardboiled detective bent on bringing down a group of bank robbers who appear to be living a life of luxury based off their ill-gotten gains. As far as routine crime dramas go, TAKERS is a decent popcorn movie but hardly a […]

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DVD Review: SPLICE

Adrian Brody stars in this fascinating and well made science fiction drama about a couple of scientists engaged in some illegal human DNA research, creating some hybrid humanoid creature. The acting and creature effects are impressive here as is the storyline. This is a top notch Sci Fi film. Sarah Polley also costars in this […]

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DVD Review: JONAH HEX

Josh Brolin stars as the disfigured bounty hunter antihero in this Western based off the DC Comics character. For the $47 million dollar production investment, this film only poorly returned a little over $10 million back and was a real box office flop compared to so many far more successful films involving Marvel Comics characters […]

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DVD Review: AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS THE BOOK OF LOVE

The popular amorous teenager series, AMERICAN PIE, is back once again making the rounds at Redbox machines for yet another so-so slice of horny teenage humor. And predictably, this isn’t high art here. Yet, AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS THE BOOK OF LOVE is an acceptable enough slice of throwaway humor to watch once with popcorn. Also […]

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DVD Review: George Romero’s SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD

George Romero is the undisputed king of the zombie film. And his his latest effort which is making the rounds of any well stocked video store, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, has many comic elements and is enjoyable enough of an effort. Yet, it seems pretty uninspired and routine as far as zombie movies go other […]

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DVD Review: MACHETE

One of the best parts of this job is to watch a really good movie. And indeed, MACHETE is a very good movie. Once again, Robert Rodriquez has created a real gem that has the look and feel of those old grindhouse theater cheap exploitation films of the 60’s and 70’s. Rodriguez proves that he’s […]

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DVD Review: 18-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN

Red Skelton was wrong. You can be dirty and have a good time. In case you missed this outrageous teenage sex comedy at the theater or on DVD, then you missed a movie far more outrageous than any of the AMERICAN PIE series films by a country mile. This is one dirty little funny film […]

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