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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.

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New Movie Arrival 1-4-2011 Machete BD

Hi, hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. Here are the first arrivals of the new year.

20th Century Fox

Machete (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) – From Director Robert Rodriguez (Grindhouse, Sin City) comes an action-packed, cutting-edge serving of carnage asada…and the sharpest way to see it is on Blu-ray, with killer deleted scenes that deliver more guns, more girls and more Machete action!

Set up, double-crossed and left for dead, Machete (Danny Trejo) is an ass-kicking ex-Federale who lays waste to anything that gets in his path. As he takes on hitmen, vigilantes and a ruthless drug cartel, bullets fly, blades clash and the body count rises. Any way you slice it, vengeance has a new name – Machete.

Disc 1 –

  • Blu-ray
  • Machete in High Definition
  • Audience Reaction Track
  • Exclusive Deleted Scenes

Disc 2 –

  • Digital Copy of Machete

Joe’s Thoughts – If you’ve seen the Machete fake trailer on Grindhouse you know you’re in for an action-packed thrill ride with women, blood and Danny Trejo at his best. This is probably the most-anticipated movie in quite awhile. If you think this is a bad movie, you just don’t get it. It is meant to be bad! Remember the movies from the days of drive-inn’s and Grindhouse theaters? This is supposed to be a throwback to those days. Filled with a stunning cast of who’s-who in Hollywood from De Niro to Alba, Michelle Rodriguez to Jeff Fahey and Steven Seagal to Cheech Marin and Lindsay Lohan all while “introducing” Don Johnson. This should be a film that will make you laugh and wow you with action and beautiful women. I can’t wait to view/review this one!


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 – 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.

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!


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


After.Life Blu-ray Review

After.Life is the story of a young couple who have a tragic misunderstanding leaving Anna (Christina Ricci – Addams Family)  in the morgue. But the funeral director Eliot (Liam NeesonBatman Begins, Schindler’s List) is a bit creepy. Is Anna really dead or is there more to it than meets the eye? Does Eliot have the gift to speak to the dead or is he burying people alive? This movie is a bit spooky and worth seeing. I’d at least give it a rental. Warning for you parents out there that there is nudity (Ricci) throughout the film.

As usual click the picture to read my review of After.Life @ Movie-Vault.com!


New Review Movies – Predators – 10/24/2010

 

20th Century Fox

 Predators (Blu-ray) – Adrien Brody (The Jacket) stars as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors mysteriously brought together on a jungle planet. But when these cold-blooded human “predators” find themselves in all-out war against a new breed of alien Predators, it’s the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey.

Anchor Bay

(This is not a repost. I recieved a 2nd copy of Hunt To Kill, but on Blu-ray as I prefer)

Hunt to Kill (Blu-ray) – Steve Austin stars as U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorceemourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his daughter hostage, a rugged wilderness will explode in all-terrain vengeance. Is there any wounded animal more dangerous than a lawman left for dead?

 

 

    

 

    

 

    

 


The Return Of The Living Dead Blu-ray Review

The Return Of The Living Dead is a satire of zombie films, particularly Night Of The Living Dead and it’s unofficial sequels. It is a hilarious take that at the same time can spook you in it’s own right. Here the zombies are a little different. They talk! “Brains, I want to eat your brains!” Also they are not easily killed by a gunshot to the head. The movie is filled with 80’s cheesiness, but somehow pulls off horror as well as the much-intended humor. Ultimately it’s a very good zombie flick that you should check out. Just be warned you might die laughing!

Click the picture to read my review of Return Of The Living Dead @ Movie-Vault.com!


New Review Movies! – 10-11-2010

Hi there. I have a few new movies to review and I was thinking after my last post that it might be better for all to make more posts with less movies (minimum 3, maximum 5) that way it is easier to post and hopefully easier to read. I have 2 Blu-rays and 1 DVD to post today.

IFC Films

The Human Centipede (Blu-ray) – The plot is diabolically simple: two stranded American tourists are given shelter by a famed German doctor (a maniacally intense Dieter Laser) who made his fortune surgically seperating conjoined twins. Now his mad genius is pushing the doctor to do the reverse. He tells the women that they will be surgically attached to a Japanese businessman -mouth to buttocks, one after the other – and thus will be born a new creature: the human centipede! Compellingly perverse, hilarious, and shockingly straightforward, director Tom Six’s new film is hands-down one of the most memorable horror films ever.

Magnolia Home Entertainment –

The Oxford Murders (Blu-ray) – A woman is murdered in Oxford. Her body is discovered by two men, Arthur Seldom (John Hurt), a prestigious professor of logic, and Martin (Elijah Wood), a young graduate student who has just arrived at the university hoping to study with Seldom. It quickly becomes clear that this is the first in a series of murders, all of which are announced by the murderer with strange mathematical symbols. Professor and student join forces to try and crack the code, and thus begins an elaborate puzzle, in which nothing is as it seems and the truth is elusive.

Indipix –

Forbidden Lies (DVD) – Norma Khouri is a thief, a saint, a seductress and a sociopath – depending on who is talking. Khouri won fame and fortune with her “true story” Forbidden Love, about a shocking honor killing in Jordan. The book was a runaway bestseller, translated into multiple languages and became the toast of the literary world. Until July 2004, when esteemed Sydney Morning Herald journalist Maclcom Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction and her protagonist a figment of her imagination. Now, Norma is fighting for her credibility and offers to go to Jordan to prove that Dahlia indeed existed and that the incident in question really took place. “You’re not going to get one version of the truth, ever,” she says with a straight face. Is her story fact or fiction? You decide…