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Entries from July 2008

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (July 29, 2008)

July 27th, 2008 · No Comments

(2007) UR

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Beowulf tells of the great 6th-century Scandinavian warrior called upon to defeat a manlike ogre named Grendel (Crispin Glover), a descendant of the biblical murderer Cain. Based on the longest surviving Anglo-Saxon poem, this film adaptation’s notable cast [...]

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Hot Movie Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this week (July 22, 2008)

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

(2008) PG-13

Struggling to come up with his MIT tuition, Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) turns to one of his professors (Kevin Spacey), who trains him and five fellow students to become card-counting experts, with the intent of swindling millions of dollars out of Vegas [...]

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Review: The Dark Knight (2008) PG-13 152min

July 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

The Dark Knight (2008)

By now everyone knows that The Dark Knight (a.k.a. Batman Begins 2) has been a boxoffice record-setting sequel to the 2005′ Batman Begins. This menacing graphic novel made for screen was directed by Christopher Nolan, who also directed the original [...]

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Tags: Action · Dark comedy · Drama · Fantasy · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Low expectations for Mamma Mia!

July 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The screen adaptation of Mamma Mia! musical is opening in movie theatres this weekend. The studio is trying to capitalize on the international success of the Broadway show. Perhaps it’s targeting those people who didn’t want to pay full ticket price or weren’t able to [...]

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Review of “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (2008) PG-13 110min

July 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Better then the original Hellboy (2004). Very entertaining. Not particularly memorable. Would not watch it second time. No originality.

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Tags: Action · Adventure · Comedy · Drama · Fantasy · Movies · Sci-Fi · Supernatural · USA

Netflix will be available on XBox 360

July 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Microsoft has announced on Monday at E3 video game convention an alliance with Netflix that will allow it to stream more then 10,000 Netflix movie titles on Microsoft’s XBox 360 console. Microsoft is the latest hardware provider to join Netflix alliance after Roku began [...]

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Hot New DVD And Blu-Ray Releases This Week (July 15, 2008)

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The Bank Job
(2008) R
Based on a true 1971 event, this thriller tells the story of Terry (Jason Statham), a car dealer who becomes involved in a London bank heist only to find that the contents of the bank vault will draw him deeply [...]

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Dead Man (1995) R 2h

July 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Review: Dead Man (1995)

This dramatic western starring Johnny Depp was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
The plot: After death of his parents, William Blake, an accountant from Cleveland, takes a job offer and moves to the Town of Machine at the end of the [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Cult Films · DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Movies · USA · Westerns

Review: Wanted (2008) R 110min

July 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Wanted (2008)

Russian director Timur Bekmambetov is already known to American audience by his films Night Watch: Nochnoy Dozor and Day Watch: Dnevnoy Dozor and the next part, Twilight Watch: Sumerechniy Dozor based on Sergei Lukyanenko’s bestselling book. That movie went out in limited release. [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (July 8, 2008)

July 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Batman Begins
(2005) PG-13
After training with a ninja (Ken Watanabe) in Asia following his parents’ brutal murder, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) returns to Gotham City and finds it overrun with crime and corruption. Discovering a cave under Wayne Manor, Bruce assumes a new identity [...]

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Hancock (2008) PG-13 92min

July 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Hancock (2008)

Hancock (a.k.a. John Hancock, a.k.a. Tonight He Comes) is directed by Peter Berg written by Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan and starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman.
The plot: LA’s local super-hero John Hancock (Will Smith) is really unpopular. Homeless and drunkard, [...]

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