Category: DVD/Movie Reviews

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

About thirty minutes into The Place Beyond The Pines, my wife was perusing facebook on her phone and I was out of excuses to keep us engaged in watching the film. Not to say the plot was dull or that…

Thor: The Dark World

Thor 2: The Dark World

For all of the money and effort that went into making the sequel to the surprise hit of the Marvel universe, Thor, you would think they would have worked out some basic kinks before releasing the movie. Marvel/Disney have done…

After Porn Ends

After Porn Ends poster

This documentary plays out just about as expected. Several stars from the porn industry’s past are interviewed in a “Where are they now” fashion. Some have thrived since the camera stopped rolling while others are a mess, most of whom…

The Rum Diary

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Director: Bruce Robinson Cast: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi Just so we’re clear, folks: this review is about the movie and not the novel it is based on. That being said, I may reference the book to help clarify…

The Wolfman

The Wolfman movie poster

Director: Joe Johnston Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins Runtime: 102 minutes CARA Rating: R for bloody horror violence and gore First off, I liked this movie. It definitely didn’t suck. The over all look was great. Dark, foggy, gloomy,…

Boot Camp

Boot Camp DVD cover

Director: Christian Duguay Cast: Mila Kunis, Peter Stormare, Gregory Smith Runtime: 99 minutes What loving mother would sign over the care of her only daughter to a monster like me? -Dr. Norman Hail (Peter Stormare)   Papillon meets Lord of…

The Soloist

The Soloist DVD cover

Director: Joe Wright Cast: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr. Runtime: 116 minutes CARA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language “…the simple act of being someone’s friend can change his brain chemistry, improve his functioning in the…

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire DVD cover

It’s an escape. Isn’t it? -Latika (Freida Pinto) A modern-day Dickens tale, Slumdog Millionaire is the rags-to-riches tale of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) and his star-crossed love, Latika (Freida Pinto). A young, uneducated “slumdog” from Mumbai, Jamal is a contestant…

Marley and Me

Marley And Me DVD cover

Sometimes life has a better idea. -Arnie Klein (Alan Arkin) John and Jennifer Grogan (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) were a young couple of newlyweds with their whole lives in front of them, much of it planned out in advance…

Quantum of Solace

Quantum Of Solace DVD cover

Director: Marc Forster Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric Runtime: 106 minutes CARA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content “I promised them Le Chiffre and they got him…if they wanted…