Posts tagged "DVD"

2013 Gift Guide: 87 Totally Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Movie Fans

2013 Gift Guide: 87 Totally Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Movie Fans
Like Winter, the holidays are coming.  Blink and they’ll be here.  Now, I don’t know about you, but for some people, it’s a piece of cake picking out the perfect gift, and for others, it’s like pulling teeth to come up with something. That’s why I love gift guides.  They are an invaluable tool this... Read more »

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: A Saw Commentary (Kind Of)

Out of habit, I was about to head to the movie theater last night to see the sole new release this weekend – Saw 3D or Saw 7 or Saw: The Final Chapter, whatever you want to call it.  But I couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Maybe it’s because I swore off wasting my... Read more »

Queue It Up: May 18, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: The Messenger.  I’ve heard nothing but good things about this drama starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster as two soldiers going door-to-door to deliver bad news to victims’ families.  Harrelson got an Oscar nom in the supporting actor... Read more »
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Queue It Up: May 11, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: Daybreakers.  For a while, this futuristic vampire tale is remniscent of Children of Men and paints a vivid, bleak depiction of a society of bloodsuckers.  The first half hour is fascinating, and the story seems bountiful and franchise-bound. ... Read more »

Queue It Up: May 4, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: Saving Private Ryan on Blu-Ray.  If you’ve been keeping up with HBO’s The Pacific, now is the perfect time to revisit Spielberg’s war masterpiece.  Apart from the sappy bookends, this is strong stuff and THE defining war movie,... Read more »

Queue It Up: April 27, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: It’s Complicated.  Writer-director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give) scores again with this decidedly mature romantic comedy.  The trifecta of Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin is nearly impossible to resist, and the movie is both charming and... Read more »
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Queue It Up: April 20-22, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: Crazy Heart.  Jeff Bridges won a well-deserved, long-deserved Oscar for his portrayal of washed-up country music star Bad Blake.  While the movie is your typical independent character drama, Bridges and co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell elevate the... Read more »

Queue It Up: April 13, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: Defendor. I haven’t seen it, but Woody Harrelson stars and it’s supposed to be a pretty funny send-up of superheroes.  Perfect timing given that the similarly themed Kick-Ass arrives in theaters this weekend.  Coincidence?  ALSO OUT: Pirate Radio. ... Read more »

Queue It Up: April 6, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.  This week’s pick wins by default, given that it’s the only new release.  Grizzly Man’s Werner Herzog directs, and Nicolas Cage reportedly gives one of his most enjoyably manic performances in years... Read more »
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