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New Review Movie Arrivals – 1-6-2011 – Buried BD & Nite Tales DVD

Hi got a couple of movies to review.

E One Entertainment –

Buy Nite Tales The Series @ Amazon.comNite Tales: The Series (DVD) – Five original horror tales, one devilish host. Prepare yourself for a whole new “flavor” of horror! Filled with twists and turns and packed with some of today’s hottest stars, Nite Tales is a thrilling, new anthology series that puts an urban twist on terror – all presented by the ultimate “master of scaremonies,” Flavor Flav – the “Time Keeper.”

Bonus Feature:

  • Making Of Featurette

Joe’s Thoughts – Looks interesting with stars like Gary Busey, Tiny Lister and Brigitte Nielsen among others. Not exactly an A list cast, but I’m a horror fan and love anthologies.

Lionsgate –

Buy Buried Blu-ray @ Amazon.comBuried Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray Disc plus DVD) – Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) is not ready to die. Beaten and buried in a wooden box by Iraqi insurgents who attacked his civilian convoy, Conroy is left with only a cell phone, a lighter and 90 minutes to save his own life. He has only the voice of his kidnapper to help him piece together clues that could lean an elite team of special agents to his location and time is not on his side. Fighting despair, panic and delirium, Conroy focuses on his only link to the outside world – a cell phone with poor reception and a rapidly draining battery – to keep himself alive for himself and his family back home.

Disc One –

  • Blu-ray of Buried

“Unearthing Buried” – making of featurette

Disc Two –

  • Standard Definition DVD of the feature film

Joe’s Thoughts – Looks really good. One of the movies I have been looking forward to. Ryan Reynolds is becoming something approaching an A-list star and with upcoming films like Green Lantern his future looks bright……green. OK, that was tacky, but this film looks good and I’ve always been fascinated by the notion of being buried alive. Better seeing it fake on-screen though.


New Review Movie Arrivals – 12-24-2010

Hi. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Be safe!

20th Century Fox

Buy Twelve Blu-ray @ Amazon.com

Twelve (Blu-ray) – When you’re filthy rich, it’s hard to get clean. Hollywood’s hottest young stars deliver gripping performances in this suspenseful urban crime thriller. White Mike (Chace Crawford) is a young drug dealer straddling the mean streets of Harlen and the party palaces of upper Manhattan. Mike’s double life comes crashing down when a highly addictive new drug called “twelve” hits the street, unleashing a shocking wave of passion and violence. Costarring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Emma Roberts and Ellen Barkin and directed by Joel Shumacher (Batman & Robin, A Time To Kill): this adaptation of Nick McDonell‘s acclaimed novel will leave you wired and breathless.

 

 

E One Entertainment –

Buy The Narnia Code DVD @ Amazon.com

The Narnia Code (DVD) – The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis has become one of the most globally beloved franchises in history. And yet, there are mysteries about the author and these seven stories that have fascinated scholars and fans for nearly half a century.

Enter Michael Ward who takes us inside the pages of Lewis’s masterpieces and discovers a “secret imaginative key” – The Narnia Code. Like a detective embroiled in an elusive chase, Ward takes us on an illuminating adventure into medieval cosmology and spiritual symbolism. His absorbing conclusions reveal a new third layer of hidden delight that will forever change your love and appreciation of C.S. Lewis and the Narnia books.

Special Features –

  • Includes over 45 minutes of bonus features
  • Three Friends
  • Hearth and Home
  • Heart of the Code

Vivendi Entertainment –

Buy The Garfield Show DVD @ Amazon.com

The Garfield Show: All You Need is Love (And Pasta) DVD – You’ve got a date with laughter as the witty kitty dishes up a heaping helping of hilarity in The Garfield Show: All You Need Is Love (and Pasta). Whether he’s fostering orphan birds, enduring Jon’s quest for the perfect family portrait, or putting up a good front for Luz’s parents, Garfield shows that he really does love his friends….almost as much as he loves lasagna.

Includes Garfield Shorts –

Episodes –

  • Mother Garfield
  • Desperately Seeking Pooky
  • Meet the Parents
  • Pet Matchers
  • Family Picture
  • Iceman

New Review Movies Arrived – 12-21-2010

Hi. More new review movies arrived today.

20th Century Fox

Click pic to buy Wall Street MNS Blu-ray @ Amazon.com

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Blu-ray+Digital Copy) – Following a lengthy prison term, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) finds himself on the outside looking in at a world he once commanded. Hoping to repair his relationship with his daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), Gekko forges an alliance with her fiance, Jake (Shia LeBeouf). But Winnie and Jake learn the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator who will stop at nothing to reclaim his rightful place at the top of Wall Street.

Special Features –

Disc 1 –

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in High Definition

Audio Commentary by Director Oliver Stone

A Conversation with Oliver Stone and the Cast of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Money, Money, Money: The Rise and Fall of Wall Street

Deleted and Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary by Oliver Stone

Fox Movie Channel presents in Character With…Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin and Frank Langella

Disc 2 –

Digital Copy (works with iTunes only)

Image Entertainment –

Click pic to buy Gun Blu-ray @ Amazon.comGun (Blu-ray) – In the face of rising crime rates and gun violence, the Detroit Police launch a full-scale war against gun runners. With the cooperation of the Feds they target a criminal named RICH (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Get Rich or Die Tryin’) and his arms operation. When a gun exchange goes bad and Rich’s old friend ANGEL (Val Kilmer, Heat) steps up big time and saves his life, they form a bond that makes his supplier and lover, Gabriella (Annalynne Mccord, 90210), paranoid. But there is a snitch in the group and Gabriella’s biggest deal goes bad only to have an even bigger secret revealed, one that rocks Rich to his core.

Warner Bros Home Entertainment –

Click pic to buy Yogi Christmas DVD @ Amazon.comYogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper (DVD) – Dear Jellystone Visitors, Happy holidays from the Big City! Boo Boo and I left Jellystone Park to spend the most wonderful time of the year metropolitan-style, with friends Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw and the gang! Luckily, I outwitted Ranger Smith with my department store Santa disguise. Our adventure led me to Judy, a girl who wants to spend more time with her workaholic dad. Who knew my love of pic-a-nic baskets would reunite them at a big city Christmas picnic in the park? Join the merrymaking, but get here before the basket is empty! The Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, Augie Doggie and more also join us, making this a Christmas caper full of animated favorites for the whole hungry family. Yours Truly, Yogi Bear.

Special Features –

Another  story starring your “Smarter than the average” Bear:

Yogi’s Birthday Party – The sponsors enlist Ranger Smith to throw a surprise party for Yogi Bear. Good luck keeping it a surprise! Yogi can smell a Birthday cake miles away!


New Review Movies – 12-20-2010

Hi, here are some arrivals from today.

E One Entertainment –

Not DVD Cover Art

Love Hurts (DVD) – Ben Bingham (Richard E. Grant) slips into a tailspin after his wife Amanda (Carrie-Ann Moss) leaves him and their 20-year marriage behind. Luckily, his teenage son, Justin (Johnny Pacar), comes to the rescue with a makeover that transforms Ben into the most popular man in town. But after his eyes are opened to just how superficial his life has become, Ben decides to give it all up for one last chance at true love.

Special Features –

  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage

 

 

 

 

Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The Last Exorcism (Blu-ray-DVD-Digital Copy Combo Pack) –  After years of eliciting money from desperate believers, charismatic preacher Reverend Cotton Marcus decides to reveal his fraudulence by documenting one last “exorcism” performed on another disturbed religious fanatic. But after he and a film crew arrive at the Sweetzer farm, Marcus encounters a horrific scene beyond his wildest imaginings: a blood-drenched farmhouse with a teenaged girl held in the grip of true evil. Now, Marcus must find a way to save the girl and stop the terror – or die trying.

 

 

Disc One –

  • Blu-ray Version of the Feature Film
  • Audio Commentary with Producers Eli Roth, Eric Newman and Thomas A. Bliss
  • Audio Commentary with Director Daniel Stamm and Actors Ashley Bell, Patrick Fabian and Louis Herthum
  • Witness to an Exorcism: Rare Audio Commentary with Former Exorcism Participants
  • The Devil You Know: The Making of The Last Exorcism
  • Real Stories of Exorcism: Interviews with Actual Victims and Participants
  • Actors’ Audition Footage with Ashley Bell, Patrick Fabian, Caleb Landry Jones and Louis Herthum
  • 2009 Cannes Film Festival Teaser Trailer
  • Protection Prayer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Lionsgate Live – BD-Live menu system that lets you access exclusive content, special offers, ringtones, and more!
  • BD Touch and Metamenu Remote Enabled for iPhone/iPod/iPad Interactivity

Disc Two –

  • Standard Definition DVD Version of the Feature Film

MPI Media Group –

Not DVD CoverBitter Feast (DVD) – A food critic can dish it out, but can he take it? Revenge is on the menu for notorious blogger J.T. Franks (Joshua Leonard, Humpday, The Blair Witch Project) when he publishes a rumor which leads to the demise of TV chef Peter Grey’s culinary empire. Grey (James Le Gros, Zodiac, TV’s Mercy) kidnaps the writer, confines him in a remote cabin and presents him with a series of deceptively simple food challenges – from preparing a perfect egg over-easy, to grilling a steak precisely medium-rare – punishing him for anything less then total perfection. Bitter Feast is an exploration of the creative impulse gone tragically and ferociously awry. Indie horror icon Larry Fessenden and renowned chef Mario Batali co-star in the tense shocker, which is served up with wicked wit and savory flair.

Special Features –

  • Feature-Length Commentary with Writer-Director Joe Maggio along with Producers Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, Brent Kunkle, and Sound Designer Mario Batali
  • Making Bitter Feast
  • Joe Maggio Interviews Mario Batali
  • Deleted Scene & Alternate Ending
  • Teaser
  • Trailer
  • Feast Portraits

Warner Bros Home Entertainment –

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales (DVD) – ‘Tis the season for the cheer and charm of the Peanuts kids – and this delightful special offers five segments full of unforgettable Christmas moments. Snoopy works as a bell-ringer to raise money and tries making peace with the ferocious cat next door. Linus strives to strike the right tone in his letter to Santa – and his friendship with an indecisive girl at school. Sally’s ideas about gift-giving and the identity of Santa Claus may be unusual – but her strange notion of how to obtain a Christmas tree surprisingly does the job. Lucy tries awfully hard to be nice…and still coax everyone around her to buy her presents. Charlie Brown and Sally wait up for Santa (a surprisingly short man), who spreads Christmas gift cheer further than they had thought. Make merry!

Special Features –

  • Another Story Featuring the Gang: Is This Goodbye Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown and Pals Sadly Face the Departure of Linus and Lucy. Who Must Move When Their Father Gets Transferred to a Job in Another Town.

Review Movie – 12/10/2010

Anchor Bay Entertainment

And Soon The Darkness (Blu-ray) – In And Soon The Darkness Stephanie (Amber Heard) and Ellie’s (Odette Yustman) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect ‘girl’s getaway’ to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals. After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off. But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already – with a string of unsolved kidnappings targeting young female tourists. Skeptical of the sheriff’s competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel. Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth. With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls.


New Review Movies -12/8/2010

Hi everyone. Sorry it’s been awhile. I’ve been pretty sick (still am) making it hard to do anything that requires concentration (like typing or writing reviews). Here are some movies that came yesterday and today. There is a lot more that came recently and I will try to catch up on some of those when I can.

20th Century Fox –

Click to buy @Amazon.com

The Dolphin Story Of A Dreamer (DVD) – Dive into an enchanting world of undersea adventure, friendship and danger with this delightful animated treasure the whole family will cherish. Daniel Alexander Dolphin is a little dolphin with big dreams, living in a world where dreams are forbidden. Swim along with Daniel and his friends on a magical journey of destiny and discovery as he ventures beyond the safety of his pod and follows his heart into the unknown in search of the true purposes of life. This heartwarming, coming-of-age adventure will make a splash with the young and old alike. Dive in – and dare to dream again!

Joe’s Brief Thoughts – Looks like a good animated or CGI children’s movie. The style is very pleasing to the eye. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up really liking this.

Vivendi Entertainment –

Click to buy @Amazon.com

Derailed (Blu-ray) – Married man Charles Schine (Clive Owen) meets Lucinda Harris (Jennifer Aniston), a high-powered buisnesswoman, on a commuter train one morning. An innocent conversation leads to an evening drink. Before either one can stop, their aroused passions lead to a sizzling one-night stand. Suddenly a stranger explodes into their world, threatening to expose their secret, and lures them into a terrifying game with more surprises than they saw coming.

Special Features – Deleted Scenes, Making of Derailed, Theatrical Trailer

Joe’s Brief Thoughts – I liked this movie. Probably my favorite Clive Owen and favorite Jennifer Aniston (though I loved Along Came Polly & Bruce Almighty) movie wrapped in one. A nice thriller.

Click to buy @Amazon.com

Harsh Times (Blu-ray) – From the creator of Training Day comes Harsh Times, an explosive ride on the mean streets of south central Los Angeles, featuring powerhouse performances by Christian Bale (Batman Begins), Freddy Rodriguez (TV’s “Six Feet Under”), and Eva Longoria (TV’s “Desperate Housewives”). Bale is “electrifying” and “mesmerizing” (Entertainment Weekly) as a returning Middle East soldier who, unable to get a job with the LAPD, drifts into a life of petty crime, drugs, and violence. In an acclaimed performance, Bale “continues to establish himself as one of the most daring and committed actors of his generation” (Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times). Says Kyle Smith of the New York Post, “if Martin Scorsese were 30 and a Los Angeleno, he’d be making movies…like this.”

Special Features – Feature Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director David Ayer, Making of Harsh Times, Deleted Scenes

Joe’s Brief Thoughts – Harsh Times was a good movie. Probably Eva Longoria’s best big-screen film thus far. Nice cast and an interesting story. Along with Derailed a really nice release from Vivendi on Blu-ray.

Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema –

Click to buy @Amazon.com

Rush Hour (Blu-ray) – “Ain’t never gonna have no partner.” LAPD Det. James Carter insists. He gets a partner. And since that partner is played by dynamic martial arts legend Jackie Chan and motor-mouthed Carter is played by wisecracking Chris Tucker, Rush Hour zooms along with gleeful chemistry under the dynamic directorial hand of Brett Ratner. The case: rescue the kidnapped daughter of a visiting Hong Kong official. The result: amazing stunts (Chan does his own( and verbal wit (well, Tucker does his own, too!) that delivered a kick to the buddy-cop genre – and gave Chan his long-awaited, mainstream-U.S. breakthrough.

Special Features – Commentary by Director Brett Ratner, Additional Scenes, A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of Rush Hour Featurette Gallery, Brett Ratner’s Short Film Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?, 2 Music Videos: Dru Hill’s How Deep Is Your Love? and Heavy D & the Boyz’s Nuttin’ but Love, Isolated Score with Commentary by Composer Lalo Schifrin, Theatrical Trailer.

Joe’s Brief Thoughts – Rush Hour is one of the best action-comedies to come along since the heydey of 48 Hrs and Beverly Hills Cop movies in the 1980’s. Jackie Chan brings the action and Chris Tucker brings the comedy, though Chan is pretty good in his own right comedy-wise. Everything works here, action, comedy, music, pace and style all work. Nice casting as well with great supporting actors like the late Chris Penn. You have to own this on Blu-ray!


Wall Street Insider Trading Edition DVD

On December 21st (2010) 20th Century Fox will be releasing Wall Street 2 Money Never Sleeps on BD and DVD so I thought since I got the email notification from them about this that it would be the perfect time to do my quick write-up on the original. Back in 1987 we had gone through some troubling times with Wall Street (sound familiar?) – greedy executives ripping off the little man for their own personal wealth while everyone else had to struggle in the wake. 2010 and we are pretty much in the same situation. This film is the perfect representation of the “Me” generation filled with yuppies who did drugs like cocaine, beautiful women and greed. Michael Douglas was perfect for the role of Gordon Gecko and it will be nice to see him in the sequel (haven’t seen it yet so don’t spoil it for me!). The film starred a bunch of other big-name Hollywood actors from Charlie Sheen and his father Martin Sheen to Daryl Hannah, Hal Holbrook, James Spader and others. Michael Douglas won an Best Actor Oscar for the movie and role that made him an infamous villain in this great Oliver Stone film. Check it out! Looking forward to seeing him in the sequel!

Don’t forget to click the picture to read my full review of Wall Street Insider Trading Edition DVD @ Movie-Vault.com!


My Interview With Sexy Actress/Singer America Olivo!

JH – Circle is like an Independent version of a film like Seven, did you get that feel or was it just me?

AO – Is it because I remind you of Gwyneth Paltrow? Awe… Shucks 😉 Actually, I do get what you mean. Not in the film’s specifics, nor plot, but in that it investigates the mind of a thrilling serial killer. Most people are fascinated by the minds and motivations behind the people who commit such horrid acts. Diving into the guts of these types is what makes these two films both equally thrilling and horrific.

JH – What are some of your favorite films?

AO – Excluding any films me my husband and I have been in… I can’t name them all, there are many, but here are some off the top of my head : Empire of the Sun, The Royal Tannenbaums, Little Miss Sunshine, Food Inc, Avatar, South Park, Ghostbusters, Sense and Sensibility, A Clockwork Orange, The Shawshank Redemption, Big, The Green Mile

JH – Your film credits show some very recognizable films like the remake of Friday the 13th, Iron Man, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen along with films like Bitch Slap, Neighbor and Circle. What are some of your favorite roles to date?

AO – Well, I love them all for different reasons. I loved working with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man. I loved becoming a part of the Friday the 13th family. I loved getting to play a Kubrick style killer in Neighbor. It was great fun to be in a tiny part of a summer blockbuster like Transformers 2 and getting to be on set to watch how such amazing effects are developed in a film so grand. In circle, I loved being a bit of the comic relief in a thriller/horror. I think my role in Bitch Slap was my favorite for the reason that I got to do things with that character that are only usually reserved for men in films. I love being over the top, and there was no ceiling on what happens in Bitch Slap land!

JH – Bitch Slap looks like an amazingly fun Grindhouse-style film, was it as fun to shoot as it looks?

AO – Bitch Slap is fun now, but was such hard work, we didn’t have much time for fun while filming. Most of the fun we had was enjoying promoting the film and hearing the reaction from Bitch Slapping fans 😉

JH – What’s your favorite scary movie? (Sorry can’t help it. I’m a big Scream fan!)

AO – Audrey Rose.

JH – Speaking of Scream – Neve Campbell, what’s she like and how are you sisters-in-law getting along?

AO – She’s amazing! She’s one of the most beautiful, generous, open hearted, and talented people I know.

JH – Do you know if she was happy doing Scream 4 and if she had any interesting stories?

AO – Ha ha! I haven’t heard any anecdotes from her yet as she’s busy and traveling. All I know is that my husband went out to Michigan and spent time with the cast at some point and couldn’t have had a nicer time and said nicer things about everyone he met there. Sounds like a great group of people. I’m looking forward to seeing it!

Click the picture to read my amazing interview with the beautiful actress/singer America Olivo @ Movie-Vault.com!


Review Movies – Alien Anthology – 11-3-2010 Part 2

Here is a massive movie release that is deserving of it’s own posting

20th Century Fox

Alien Anthology (Blu-ray) – Get ready for a whole new breed of Blu-ray with the Alien Anthology Four powerful films…eight thrilling versions…together at last in dazzling, terrifying, high-def clarity and with the purest digital sound on the planet. Over 60 hours of special features and two bonus discs, including never-before-seen content and the totally immersive MU-TH-UR Mode Blu-ray interactive experience, make this the ultimate Alien movie collection your Blu-ray player has been begging for.

Alien – A space ship answers what they believe to be a distress call, and unwittingly let a vicious alien on board.

1979 Theatrical Version

2003 Director’s Cut with Ridley Scott Introduction

Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Writer Dan O’Bannon, Executive Producer Ronald Shusett, Editor Terry Rawlings, Actors Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skeritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt

Audio Commentary (for Theatrical Version only) by Ridley Scott

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith

Deleted and Extended Scenes

MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Aliens – Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor from the original ‘Alien’, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space, her stories disbelieved by Company executives who tell her that the alien’s planet is now inhabited and colonized. When contact is suddenly lost with the colonists, Ripley returns to the planet with a squad of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen), and a Company executive (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Once on the planet, no survivors can be found except for Newt, a little girl who awakens motherly instincts in Ripley just in time for the acid-blooded aliens to attack in what quickly becomes a one-sided battle for sheer survival.

1986 Theatrical Version

1991 Special Edition with James Cameron Introduction

Audio Commentary by Director James Cameron, Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Aliens Effects Creator Stan Winston, Visual Effects Supervisors Robert Skotak and Dennis Skotak, Minature Effects Supervisor Pat McClung, Actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henricksen, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Christopher Henn.

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by James Horner

Composer’s Original Isolated Score by James Horner

Deleted and Extended Scenes

MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Alien3 – A penal colony and its inhabitants, a religious brotherhood of ex- convicts, is infiltrated by an alien when a ship carrying Ripley crash lands there.

1992 Theatrical Version

2003 Special Edition (Restored Workprint Version)

Audio Commentary by Cinematographer Alex Thompson, B.S.C Editor Terry Rawlings, Alien Effects Designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr, Visual Effects Producer Richard Edlund, A.S.C., Actors Paul McGann and Lance Henricksen

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Elliot Goldenthal

Deleted and Extended Scenes

MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Alien Resurrection – Ripley is brought back to life, from cloned DNA, by evil scientists who want to resurrect the alien that died inside her.

1997 Theatrical Version

2003 Special Edition with Jean-Pierre Jeunet Introduction

Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Editor Herve Schneid, A.C.E., Alien Effects Creator Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr,  Visual Effects Supervisor Pitol, Conceptual Artist Sylvain Despretz, Actors Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon and Leland Orser

Final Theatrical Isolated Score by John Frizzell

Deleted and Extended Scenes

MU-TH-UR Mode Interactive Experience with Weyland-Yutani Datastream

Disc 5 – Too many extras to list about all 4 Alien Films

Disc 6 – Too many extras to list about all 4 Alien Films


New Review Movies! – 11/3/2010 Part 1

Here are a couple new movies to review. I’m going to try to catch up on some other recent arrivals in the next couple days –

20th Century Fox

 

I Am (DVD) – The Ten Commandments, as you’ve never seen them before, provide the framework for this compelling drama set in the City of Angels. A desperate heiress. A beautiful reporter. A vengeful detective. A charismatic district attorney. In modern-day Los Angeles, all of their lives will intersect, leading to profound choices that will test each character’s morality and faith. With guidance from a mysterious stranger, these lost souls search for answers, only to discover that the path to salvation is closer than they ever could have imagined.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Blu-ray) – Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls – start your engines. You’re about to take an incredible ride with one of the most wonderful family films of all time! With it’s clever tunes (including the Oscar -Nominated* title song), marvelous cast and enchanting storyline, this delightful romp is lots of fun and simply “toot sweet” to pass up! Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who creates an extraordinary car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It not only drives – but also flies and floats – as it leads him, his two children and his beautiful lady friend, Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), into a magical world of pirates, castles and endless adventure.

* – 1968, Original Song