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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:

(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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Samsung’s new Blu-Ray players to stream Netflix

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Samsung and Netflix today announced the deal that will allow Samsung to add streaming capabilities to their new Blu-Ray players and possibly expand the deal to include other electronics, possibly embed Netflix streaming in future Samsung TV models. The deal will help Netflix to [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Oct 14, 2008)

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crytal Skull
(2008) PG-13
Hollywood icon Harrison Ford returns to the role of the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones nearly 20 years after he last donned the famous fedora and bullwhip to save the world from imminent peril. Joining Ford [...]

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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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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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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (July 2, 2008)

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The Closer – The Complete 3rd Season
(2007) NR
Underneath her Southern belle exterior, Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson (Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick) is one of the LAPD’s best weapons, able to wring the truth from even the toughest suspect. She may step on [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (June 17, 2008)

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Fool’s Gold
(2008) PG-13
Charming but luckless treasure hunter Ben Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) has sacrificed his relationship with wife Tess (Kate Hudson) in search of the Queen’s Dowry, a legendary treasure lost at sea. When he discovers a fresh clue, hope for riches - and his [...]

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New DVD releases this week (May 6, 2008)

May 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

P.S. I Love You
(2007) PG-13 | DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray

Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank), a young widow living in Dublin, has just lost her beloved husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) to a brain tumor. Inconsolable, Holly finds that Gerry left for her a series of letters [...]

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Hot new DVD releases (April 08, 2008)

April 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
John C. Reilly stars as fictional pop star Dewey Cox in this parody of the increasingly predictable rags-to-riches music biopic. On his hard-knocks journey toward stardom, Dewey crosses paths with the likes of Elvis, Buddy Holly and the [...]

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Review of “Ladrón que roba a ladrón” (2007) PG-13 1h 40min

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Yet another heist movie, this time – a Latino Hollywood flick.
The plot: two former thieves, a Colombian Emilio () and Alejandro, who sells pirated DVDs on the street, reunite in Los Angeles to rob the biggest and worst thief they know – also [...]

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Review of “Away From Her” (2006) PG-13 110min

February 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Away From Her (2006)

This movie is a debut as a director for young Sarah Polley, based on short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro.
The plot: A man (Gordon Pinsent) who’s wife Fiona (Julie Christie/Stacey LaBerge) loses her memory due [...]

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Tags: Drama · Romance

Netflix and LG announce partnership to stream movies to HDTV

January 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Netflix has been offering its customers to watch movies instantly on their laptops or media center PCs for quite some time. Users can install a small ActiveX plugin in their Internet browser and watch many of Netflix’s 90,000 titles in the proprietary viewer. [...]

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New on DVD this week (Nov 16, 2007)

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

CIA: Exiled (2007) R – An ex-CIA operative consulate security guy and his buddy go after South-African spies.
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) PG-13 – Third installment of Ocean’s Eleven. Better then the second but worse then the third. Ocean (Clooney) and the crew are back [...]

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Ratatouille comes out on DVD on Nov 6, 2007

November 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The Pixar animated feature comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray Disk on November 6.

Read the film review and stand by for DVD release review.

Cool Blu-Ray features include 1080p High Definition 5.1 surround sound with English, French and Spanish dubbing and subtitles, Gusteau’s Gourmet Game, [...]

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