Archive for March, 2011

Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear

| March 19, 2011

Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear brings his meal-mooching ways to movies in this live action/CG-animated adventure. Starring Dan Aykroyd as the voice of Jellystone Park’s famed troublemaker Yogi Bear and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Yogi’s faithful pal Boo Boo. Jellystone has been losing business, so conniving Mayor Brown has decided to shut it […]

Every Day

Every Day

| March 19, 2011

Its title is as mundane as its subject matter, but “Every Day”, starring Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gugino and Eddie Izzard, contains some not particularly every day subject matter. The story of an unhappy writer named Ned (Schreiber) in his marriage of 19 years (to the lovely, understated Helen Hunt) and his saga of […]

Dickens In America

Dickens In America

| March 19, 2011

When one thinks of Charles Dickens, probably the last country he might be associated with is America. The seminal author is undeniably English, and one of England’s greatest treasured authors- he is after all buried with a very elite crowd in “Poet’s Corner” at Westminster Abbey. And yet, Dickens took what must have been a […]

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The Switch

The Switch

| March 18, 2011

The Switch couldn’t be any more simple than one man’s sperm getting exchanged for another. You might say it’s about fatherhood, but then that might be taking this “offbeat” comedy too seriously, as if offbeat is now a genre filled with films intended to be funny but are just that, off beat. Two best friends […]

Big Time Rush: Season One, Volume One

Big Time Rush: Season One, Volume One

| March 18, 2011

Every generation has its teen idols. Nickelodeon tapped into an old formula to create their newest teen idols. The 1960s brought teenagers The Monkees, a music group created from a group of actors with musical ability, and created a whole genre of well-loved music. While Nickelodeon hasn’t quite found the same success with the music […]

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Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs 3D

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs 3D

| March 18, 2011

Journey to the deserts of Egypt in Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs in 3D, available March 29, 2011 on IMAX 3D Blu-ray from Image Entertainment. Although this title is intended to be enjoyed on a 3D-ready system, the feature is presented in both 3D and 2D formats on Blu-ray to accommodate those without 3D capabilities. […]

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Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream 3D

Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream 3D

| March 16, 2011

Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream is certainly the most curious entry in Image Entertainment’s line of IMAX 3D Blu-rays. After all, I imagine the long-term draw of the film will not be the 3D gimmick, but the presence of an incredibly young Michael Cera as the titular Zac throughout the opening 17 minutes of the […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy on Blu-ray

Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy on Blu-ray

| March 15, 2011

As the summer release of the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, On Stranger Tides, approaches, Walt Disney Studios offers audiences the chance to experience the early adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow in this 7-disc Blu-ray collection. Let’s be honest. For some, the purchase of this release will likely be an extraordinary […]

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Colin & Brad: Two Man Group

Colin & Brad: Two Man Group

| March 15, 2011

Join Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? for an evening of live improv comedy at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Two Man Group— now available on DVD from Image Entertainment. It seemed I was in for an arduous 67 minutes at the outset of Two Man Group, […]

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Boathouse Detectives

Boathouse Detectives

| March 15, 2011

Boathouse Detectives It’s all in a day’s work this bunch of detectives in training. If you thought clubhouses weren’t cool enough for today’s kids, you haven’t seen Boathouse Detectives. Forensic science turns family friendly in this third feature by Eric Hendershot (Clubhouse Detectives & Horse Crazy). Just because every 11 year-old has a cellphone doesn’t […]

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