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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!

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New Movies 2 Review! 9-21-2010

Hi all. Got some new movies to review. ALL are Blu-rays today. Blu-ray today. That ryhmes, completely unintentional but cool.

Fox

The Order (Heath Ledger) – A renegade priest Alex Bernier (Ledger) from a secret order of the Catholic church is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of their oldest most revered members. Following a series of similiar killings Bernier launches an investigation that forces him to confront unimaginable evil and the terrifying knowledge that there is a fate worse than death. Peter Weller (Robocop) and Shannyn Sossamon (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) co-star in this thrilling journey.

Lionsgate –

Bad Lieutenant – Harvey Keitel is a New York cop hopelessly addicted to drugs, gambling and sex. As he makes his way to various crime scenes his only concern is with placing bets with his fellow cops on the outcome of the National League playoffs. His bad choices leaves him deeper in debt and a life so surreal it feels like hell. A constant use of crack, coke, heroin and booze erodes what is left of his sanity. An investigation into the rape of a nun leads to his spiritual breakdown at the church’s crime scene. He sees Jesus and his road to redemption. Will he take it?

The Blair Witch Project – Set in 1994, three film students travel to the woods of Maryland to investigate an urban legend and find themselves terrified to the core. The friends – Heather (Heather Donahue – TV’s Taken, Boys and Girls), Josh (Joshua Leonard – TV’s Law & Order SVU) and Mike (Michael Williams – Prom Night) – never return from the Black Hills Forest, and one year later their missing footage is found and edited together to tell the story of the amateur filmmakers’ terrifying two-day hike.

Hard Candy – 14-year-old Hayley (Ellen Page – Inception) goes to a coffee shop to meet a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the internet. Before she knows it she is mixing drinks and stripping for an imprompt photo shoot. It seems like it might be Jeff’s lucky night. But the innocent-looking Hayley isn’t as innocent as she looks, the night takes a turn for the worse when she begings a hard-hitting investigation on Jeff in an attempt to reveal a possible scandalous past.

High Tension – Maria and Alexia are classmates and best friends who go to Alexia’s family home in the French countryside hoping to prepare for their college exams in peace and quiet. In the middle of the night a psychotic killer breaks into the house and turns the girl’s idyllic weekend into a terrifyingly endless nightmare. Alexia is captured and thrown into a van leaving Marie to attempt to rescue her from the evil murderer.

Open Water/Open Water 2 : Adrift – Open Water is based on true events about an American couple on vacation at an island getaway to escape their workaholic lifestyles and marital problems. Daniel (Daniel Travis – Thank You For Smoking, TV’s Cold Case) and Susan (Blanchard Ryan -It’s Complicated, Super Troopers) are both certified divers but when they surface from an underwater tour of a coastal reef they find that their fellow divers and boat are gone! Stuck in the middle of the ocean the isolation sets in and they turn on one another. Soon they wonder whether they will survive the open water in the shark-infested ocean. Open Water 2: Adrift – Is the true story of a weekend cruise aboard a luxury yacht that goes horribly wrong when a group of old high-school friends get together for a reunion and forget to lower the ladder before they jump into the ocean for a swim. As reality sets in the group turns on one another. Exhaustion and the efforts to stay afloat and struggle to get back on the boat soon takes a terrible toll. What started as a joyful reunion ends up as a fight for survival!

Secretary – Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Dark Knight) is a young woman with a few strikes against her after having a brief stay in a mental hospital. She accepts a job as a secretary at the law office of E. Edward Grey (James Speder – Stargate, Wolf). The work seems normal at first but somewhere between the typing, filing and coffee-making, Lee and her new boss cross the line of their professional relationship and steam up the office in this sexy dark comedy.

Wonderland – July, 1981 in Los Angeles police respond to a distress call at 8763 Wonderland Avenue in Laurel Canyon and discover a grisly quadruple homicide. Drug dealers Ron Launius, Billy Deverell, Barbara Richardson and the homeowner Joy Miller were found brutally murdered, beaten to death with lead or steel pipes. Launius’s wife Susan was left in critical condition. The police investigation that followed – led by detectives Sam Nico, Louis Cruz, and Mike Peters – would unearth a seedy world of drugs and violence. Ultimately it reveals a motley crew from LA’s underbelly including ex-con David Lind, nightclub impresario Eddie Nash, and porn legend John Holmes (Val Kilmer – Top Gun) as well as Holmes’s estranged wife Sharon and his teenage lover Dawn Schiller. Kate Bosworth (21, Superman Returns), Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Analyze This), Josh Lucas (American Psycho & Sweet Home Alabama), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk, Syriana) and Dylan McDermott (In The Line Of Fire) costar in this crime drama.


New Movies 2 Review! (& Personal Collection)

Hi all. A batch of new movies to review has arrived.

Blu-rays -The Evil Dead (Sam Rami, Bruce Campbell),  The Vampire Diaries Season 1, Time Bandits (Sean Connery), The Long Good Friday, Withnail & I (George Harrison (Beatles) Producer), Hatchet (Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd)

DVD – Woodshop (Jesse Ventura)

Personal Collection (Blu-rays) – Entrapment (Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames), The Transporter (Jason Stathan), The Usual Suspects (Kevin Spacey, Bryan Singer, Kevin Pollack, Gabriel Byrne), Wolf (Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader)

Ordered – Rising Sun (Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes), Unfaithful (Richard Gere, Diane Lane), The Amityville Horror (Margot Kidder, James Brolin), Final Destination (Ali Larter, Devon Sawa)


New Movies Review/Personal Collection

Review Movies DVD – Red Riding Trilogy, The Waiting Room, Made For Each Other, Tormented, A Quiet Little Marriage

Blu-ray – The 9th Company

Ordered Blu-rays for personal collection – The Transporter, Wolf, The Usual Suspects, Entrapment