Archive for September, 2010

Fringe: Season 2

Fringe: Season 2

| September 21, 2010

When I received the notice that Fringe: Season 2 was coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD, I jumped at the chance to review it. I have been a fan of these types of supernatural mystery programs since childhood, starting with Kolchak – The Night Stalker and The Invaders, and continuing on through The X-Files and […]

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Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam: Extended Edition

Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam: Extended Edition

| September 21, 2010

FIRST IMPRESSION: Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam: Extended Edition, is everything you would expect from a TV movie musical pumped out by Disney. BIG Disney stars, BIG musical numbers, BIG dance breaks, and BIG acting. The key word here is BIG. Is that a good thing, well, I’ll let you be the judge. Where […]

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City Island

City Island

| September 19, 2010

There are very few films in which all of the actors are not only perfectly cast, but also perform brilliantly together – City Island is one of those films. The movie takes place in the Bronx in a little-known area called City Island, which is an actual island that is known mostly as a fishing […]

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Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet

| September 15, 2010

Amanda Seyfried shines in Letters to Juliet, playing Sophie, a young writer who finds herself in a love triangle while on vacation in Verona, Italy. Sophie is torn between her current boyfriend, played by the fantastic Gael Garcia Bernal, and a man she meets in Verona, played by (relative) newcomer Christopher Egan. All of the […]

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

| September 14, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is based on a video game that, released in 1989, follows the story of a young orphaned child in ancient Persia who wins the heart of the king and is later adopted to become a prince, even though he is not of royal blood. The film attempts and […]

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Shine, Baby, Shine

Shine, Baby, Shine

| September 14, 2010

Making a low budget film can be an appalling burden. Making a no budget film can be a ball breaker. And both of them require commitment of the heart and soul. Chicago area actor filmmaker David Holcombe crafted this particular labor of love along with friend and film’s director/co-producer/editor/writer Chris Emmons, a bittersweet story of […]

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The Twlight Zone (Original series on Blu-ray)

The Twlight Zone (Original series on Blu-ray)

| September 14, 2010

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man, and Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone is great television, whether you watched the original episodes, which aired 1959-64, or even better when you catch the entire first season’s episodes completely remastered on Blu-ray or DVD from Image Entertainment. The five-disc set packs a […]

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Solitary Man on Blu-ray

Solitary Man on Blu-ray

| September 6, 2010

Solitary Man showcases Michael Douglas as 50-something-year-old Ben Kalmen in a brilliant portrayal of a man who’s had it all and is now scrambling just to have a little. Douglas is recently divorced, with one grown daughter, a grandson, and a girlfriend who has a college-age daughter. He’s a playboy who has a penchant for […]

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2,501 Migrants: A Journey

2,501 Migrants: A Journey

| September 6, 2010

Immigration remains a hot-button issue in the United States. Questions regarding how illegal immigration affects our country and how we should deal with the problem are plentiful, but we do not often hear about the places the migrants leave behind. In celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence “2,501 Migrants: A Journey,” brings us to […]

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Hatchet on Blu-ray

Hatchet on Blu-ray

| September 5, 2010

On the heels of Hatchet II‘s premiere at FrightFest 2010 and with just enough time to saturate the market before Hatchet II‘s theatrical release on October 1, comes the premiere of the Unrated Director’s Cut of Hatchet on Blu-ray. Adam Green’s fun, gore-filled throwback to the slasher flicks of the 1980’s came out back in […]

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