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New Movies To Review & Personal Collection Updates

Hello. I got a few arrivals and personal orders –

Blu-ray – Frozen – (Shawn Ashmore) A horror film about three snowboarders who get stranded on a ski lift at a resort that is closed until the following weekend. Looks like a really good Anchor Bay release! That Evening Sun – (Hal Halbrook, Dixie Carter (her last role). An interesting movie about a man who returns to his house/farm where he finds people living there as his son rented the place out to the family of a man he didn’t like. Refusing to return to his retirement home he clashes with the father/husband. This movie very much has the feel of Sling Blade. Even a line from that movie “You ought not talk like that.” It’s a decent movie, just not a must-buy. Solitary Man – (Michael Douglas, Danny Devito, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker) – A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of business and romantic indiscretions.

DVD – Good – (Viggo Mortensen) – Set during the 1930’s, A literary professor with family problems  – neurotic wife, 2 demanding children & a mother suffering from senile dementia. His novel is used by the Nazi party to push their agenda. He can either sit back and do nothing, enjoying his fame and wealth or fight against the Nazi party and lose everything. Growth – (Mircea Monroe, Brian Krause, Alexi Wasser) – Beginning in 1989 a breakthrough in advanced parasitic research on Kuttyhunk Island gives scientists a jump in human evolution, heightened physical and mental strength. But something goes horribly wrong and a lethal parasite kills off three quarters of the island’s population, with the rest fleeing for their lives. Stripped Naked – (Sarah Allen, Jon Cor) – The story of a determined woman who’ll do anything to get ahead. Casesie, an exotic dancer wants to get out of the business. She witnesses a drug deal gone bad, she takes a chance and the money from the scene of the crime. She plans to leave the country and start a new life. She meets people willing to help her and others wanting her dead. Stripped Naked is a Grindhouse-style flick that will appeal to a certain part of the audience who loves those cheap movies from the 70’s and 80’s that populated drive-inn theaters in the heyday. Soundtracker – Sound recordist Gordon Hempton travels America in search of silence. His mission to find and record these places where civilization hasn’t intruded on the wildlife.       Wade In The Water, Children – Six months after Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of New Orleans, filmmakers Wood and Nussbaum moved to New Orleans with a free art program, intending to help students express their thoughts with video-cameras to take home and tell their stories, on their terms.                                                                                                                     Thriller: The Complete Series – Boris Karloff hosts this 67-episode series featuring works by writers like Robert Bloch (Psycho) and Edgar Allan Poe and actors like William Shatner and Leslie Neilsen (I was only sent a one-disc screener of this so my review of it will be limited).                                                                                                                      

Personal Orders – (Blu-rays) – Poseidon (Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss), Ghostbusters (Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Sigourney Weaver) Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Uma Thurman)


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  1. Though I was well aware of Spawn via his action figure line, I never knew much about the character or the comics which he originated from, wondering what the big deal was about this seemingly over-popular indie hero. Upon reading the first Spawn volume (and watching the movie), I learned what the buzz was about. This graphic novel introduced one of the coolest comic book characters out there. The story was pretty good, if a little simple sometimes, the dialogue, though sometimes stilted and cliched, could be interesting, but where the book really shined is McFarlane’s magnificent artwork. This guy, no matter how ridiculous his human characters can look, draws a tight-looking Spawn, chains, skulls, cape and glowing green eyes and all. The action scenes are very good too. Overall a really good introduction to Spawn. However, the two issues that really launch the title in the direction it would go in for the rest of the series, involving Cogliostro and the angels of Heaven, was left out, porbably due to the fact that McFarlane tried to screw Neil Gaiman out of his Neil’s own characters he created and wrote for Spawn. While these would have made the collection way better due to their educational content in the world of Spawn, nevertheless, I still highly recommend the first volume of Spawn.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:50 am

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