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Entries from November 2008

Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Nov 25, 2008)

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies and TV series come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of November 25, 2008:

Hancock
(2008) UR
Will Smith stars as Hancock, a down-and-out superhero forced to employ a PR expert, Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), to help repair his image when the [...]

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Review: Kung Fu Hustle (2004) R 95min

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Kung Fu Hustle by director Stephen Chow, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Xin Huo, is an imaginative action comedy that won over 20 international awards.
The plot: In 1940s Shanghai, China before the Revolution, the city is terrorised by ruthless gangs. A petty [...]

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Tags: Action · Comedy · Crime/Gangster · DVD · Movies · TV · USA

Review: No Reservations (2007) PG 1h 44min

November 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

No Reservations (2007)

This is a remake of award-winning European romantic comedy Mostly Martha (a.k.a. Bella Martha). Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin.
The plot: Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a head-strong chef who is fully in control of her life and her kitchen [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Drama · Movies · Romance · USA

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Nov 18, 2008)

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies and TV series come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disk the week of November 17-November 23, 2008:

WALL-E
(2008) G
In a futuristic world, human beings have destroyed Earth and evacuated the planet, leaving the cleanup to an army of robots they’ve programmed to [...]

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Review: Quantum of Solace (2008) PG-13

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Quantum of Solace (2008)

This new James Bond’s adventure is directed by Marc Forster, famous for Monster’s Ball (but also directed such notable movies as Finding Neverland, Stranger Then Fiction and last year’s The Kite Runner). It is written by Paul Haggis, an award-winning [...]

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Tags: Action · Adventure · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Review: Role Models (2008) R 99min

November 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Role Models (2008)

I love Paul Rudd for his roles in “Knocked Up“, “Veronica Mars”, “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story“, “Over her dead body” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall“. Not only he was cast in “Role Models”, which was the biggest selling point for me, but [...]

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Tags: Comedy · Movies · USA

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Movie Releases This Week (Nov 11, 2008)

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
(2008) PG-13
The identities of Hellboy (Ron Perlman), Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) and Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) are exposed as they face a new threat: The Golden Army, assembled of long-hidden mythological creatures, is prepared to attack. As fantastic monsters [...]

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Review: Taxi To The Dark Side (2007) R 106min

November 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Taxi To The Dark Side (2007)

Director Alex Gibney’s “Taxi To The Dark Side” won 2008 Oscar for Best Documentary.
The plot: “Taxi To The Dark Side” focuses on the story of an innocent Afghani taxi driver who was tortured to death by U.S. forces [...]

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Tags: DVD · Documentary · Drama · Movies · USA

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Nov 4, 2008)

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week:

Kung Fu Panda
(2008) PG
When China’s Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda (voiced by Jack Black) discovers his destiny as the “chosen one” and trains to become a kung fu hero. Master [...]

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