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    Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on April 10th, 2006

    I’m not in to the whole Harry Potter thing. I tried to watch couple of the movies, and I just found the whole thing to be bland, contrived and downright boring. I realize that I am in the minority on this, and that’s fine. I have no problem with that. If you enjoy it, then by all means, buy the books and watch the movies. I’m just saying that it is not for me.
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    Four Brothers

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on April 10th, 2006

    John Singleton burst on to the scene in 1991 with the gritty urban drama Boyz N Tha Hood. While this excellent film brought him critical acclaim, I think it also brought some misconceptions about who he is as a filmmaker. While he certainly has an urban element to his films, he is not content to keep re-making urban films throughout his career. What made Boyz N The Hood so good was not the fact that it was an urban drama, but that it was a genuine story about the love that a parent has for a child.
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    Beavis and Butt-Head Volume 1 � The Mike Judge Collection

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on April 5th, 2006

    First things first; there was a big hullabaloo about the fact that this is not the first season of Beavis and Butt-Head, but merely the first volume. Turns out, there are some episodes that Mike Judge has decided he didn’t care to see again, so now nobody can see them again. Personally, for a show like this, it really makes no difference to me. If you are the kind of person who is going to be bothered by that, however, then consider yourself warned.
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    Jackass, Volume One

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on April 2nd, 2006

    There may have never been a more aptly-named television show in history than Jackass. For those who don’t know, this show is comprised of a collection of short clips of “stunts” that push the limits of common sense and decency. While the majority of these stunts amount to little more than idiots with a camcorder, and some are just downright disgusting (do I really need to see some guy throw up a goldfish?), some of the segments honestly are quite funny. Giving your buddy a Billy Ray Cyrus haircut will always b…
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    Doors, The

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on January 28th, 2006

    Oliver Stone has developed a well-deserved reputation for injecting conspiracy tales into his films. A veteran of Vietnam, he has developed quite a case of drug-induced paranoia over the years. While this probably makes him a real drag at parties, it makes for some really interesting films… especially when said films are based on actual events. Audiences can drive themselves crazy trying to separate fact-from-speculation-from-rumor-from-flat-out-fiction, and that kind of thing is great fun for somebody like me.


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    Made

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on January 10th, 2006

    This is the perfect time for Lion’s Gate to release Made on UMD for the PSP. Not only does the film feature such trendy personalities as Faizon Love and Puff Daddy/Puffy/Sean “Puffy” Combs/P-Diddy/Diddy, but it also stars the current comedic genius of the week… Vince Vaughn. That’s not to say that I don’t like Vince Vaughn, it’s just that he is riding such a high wave since his hilarious work in Wedding Crashers that this is the perfect time for the studio to cash in on some of his lesser known films …
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    Godsend

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on January 9th, 2006

    I think that the studio knew they had a problem with Godsend before it was released in theaters. Sometimes a film can look like a great idea on paper, but the final product is just a mess. The thing is, after the studio has invested millions in a bad property, they have to try to recoup the money somehow. In the case of Godsend, the strategy was to put a well made trailer for the property on every Lions Gate DVD product for months and months. In this way, the studio hoped to build up enough word-of-mouth through minimal promotion to have a big opening weekend; big enough to make back some of the film’s budget before the word got out about how bad the thing was.
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    Stargate

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on December 11th, 2005

    Stargate is something of a cult phenomenon among sci-fi buffs. It is so popular, in fact, that it produced not one, but three spin-off TV shows. It is amazing that the big business of the Stargate franchise started with a quirky little film. Now there are some big fans of this movie that will surely have strong words of disagreement for me, but this is really not a very good film. The premise alone is enough to make most moviegoers roll their eyes.
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