Grumpy Old Men – Blu-Ray DVD Review – Win Your Copy Here!

The 1993 spin on male rivalry, Grumpy Old Men, is hitting stores today (July 7th) on Blu-Ray.  One of the all-time duos, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau deliver a unique mix of cranky, old loner and hormonal skirt-chaser in a film that manages a lot of laughs and an interesting perspective. Fine-tuning their love-hate relationship for decades, John and Max hurl insults at each other nearly to the p...

Inkheart – DVD Review

Inkheart, based on the novel by Cornelia Funke, is the story of a man who has the power to bring books to life simply by reading them aloud.  While the possibilities there already stagger the imagination, this is the tale of the magical talent gone somewhat wrong, and the struggle with the unhappier side of getting too close to fairy tales. Mo Folchart (Brendan Fraser) is scouring the world for bo...

Taggart – Set 1 – DVD Review

The world’s longest continually running police drama has a new DVD release, and the set serves as a great jumpstart for U.S. audiences.  With seven episodes on three discs, the Set 1 offering showcases some great episodes of the incredibly long-running series. Taggart takes place in Glasgow, and follows a four-person team of detectives.  Burke (Alex Norton) is the chief inspector leader of t...

Gran Torino – BluRay DVD Review With Clips From Features

Gran Torino is a film that is going to stir up a lot of talk about racism, and there are going to be a lot of people remarking one way or another about Clint Eastwood‘s “racist” character, Walt.  One way or another, that’s going to be good for business.  People are either going to say positive things about Walt’s eventual rise from his thoroughly racist views, or they...

Mistresses – Volume One – DVD Review

The first volume of the BBC drama Mistresses is hitting stores tomorrow, June 9th, and it’s a package you don’t want to miss.  The show follows four friends through their increasingly complicated lives, and as the name implies, they’re all floating somewhere in the general realm of infidelity. It’s a bit Sex and the City, but with a base that leans much more toward real dra...

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – DVD Review

If you’ve been living under a rock, and haven’t heard of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, you’ve got a new chance to experience it in its fullest glory with the DVD release on June 2nd.  Now, you’re thinking that you can watch it free online, and that’s true, but the bonuses on the DVD are well worth the price. For the uninitiated, the show is a Joss Whedon creat...

The Starlost – DVD Review – Classic Sci-Fi From 1973!

The Starlost is a rare gem of classic television, and you’ve got to love the people who are releasing incredible stuff like this.  Coming to you straight from the special effects powerhouse that is mid-budget, 1973 Canadian television, The Starlost is a 16-episode adventure in space which simply cannot be compared to anything before or since. The show takes place on The Ark, an enormous spac...

Eleventh Hour – DVD Review – BBC

The American version of Eleventh Hour apparently only made it one season, though there are rumors of it getting picked up somewhere else.  The Rufus Sewell led version was pretty good, and the show seemed a dream enterprise for CBS audiences, but it looks like it’s done. While the show was pretty good, and Rufus Sewell really did a nice job, it didn’t quite live up to the BBC original ...

Coupling – Series 1 – TV Review

BBCAmerica calls Coupling a cross between Friends and Sex and the City. I don’t really see that as a particularly accurate description, mainly because neither of those shows is as funny or intelligent. Coupling is, however, one of the best British comedies ever, and that’s definitely saying something (plans for an American version are already in the works). It’s also a perfect opportunity to use t...

Rachel Getting Married – DVD Review

The person you see on screen most in Rachel Getting Married is Kym.  Played by Anne Hathaway, Kym is Rachel’s sister, and she’s on a weekend pass from rehab so that she can attend Rachel’s wedding.  Because we are largely focused on Kym, a lot of people are going to start off talking about the film by pointing out a title/subject disconnect.  That’s a mistake (and a natural...

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – DVD Review

Nick & Norah‘s Infinite Playlist, despite the possible confusion this may raise in its main target demographic, is more a yarn than anything else.  Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, frankly, are largely yarn players.  It may sound odd initially, but to miss the idea is to lose the film altogether.   Nick & Norah is the story of two misfitish characters, and their adventures on the ...

Igor – DVD Review – Win The BluRay!

Igor is without question an odd movie. It takes place in the nation of Malaria, a place that took a dreadful turn when its skies suddenly became permanently clouded. When the ability to grow anything and otherwise avoid being really creepy dried up, Malarians, forced by circumstance, turned to a life of crime. The theory? Produce evil scientists who concoct the deadliest machinations possible, and...

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