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Entries for April, 2008

DVD Review: The 11th Hour [2008]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Warner Home Video – 92 minutes – 2008 – Rated PG – Widescreen 1.85:1 – Dolby 5.1 Audio Mix The Earth is in trouble. It may sound like a tagline for a big Hollywood sci-fi movie, but it’s far from it, because instead of aliens coming to attack our home, we’re […]

Blu-ray Review: Juno [2007]

Reviewed by Raymond Yeung  Fox Searchlight Pictures – 96 Minutes – 2007 – PG 13 – 1080p Widescreen 1.85:1 – 5.1 DTS HD Master Lossless Audio   Oscar nominated for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Motion Picture, and winning the for Academy Award for Best Screenplay, Juno comes to you on Blu-Ray. The MovieEllen Page plays Juno, […]

Blu-ray Review: I Am Legend [2007]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Warner Home Video – 104 minutes – 2007 – Unrated – 1080p Widescreen 2.35:1 – Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Audio Mix The novel I Am Legend, which was written over fifty years ago by author Richard Matheson has had quite a life cycle. It was first adapted as a movie in 1964 […]

Blu-ray Review: Independence Day [1996]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Fox Home Entertainment – 145 minutes – 1996 – PG-13 – 1080p Widescreen 2.35:1 – DTS Lossless 5.1 Audio Mix The concept of aliens from outer space coming to Earth in flying saucers to attack us has been a highlighted in movies since the 50’s. Besides an all out nuclear war, […]

HD DVD Review: Beowulf [2007]

This review also appears here:  Reviewed by Johnny McNair Paramount Home Entertainment /2007 / 114 Minutes / Unrated Beowulf, based on the classic Old English epic poem, has been adapted as a live action film various times, but now director Robert Zemeckis has created the most ambitious version of the story to date. Zemeckis […]

HD DVD Review: The Kingdom [2007]

This review also appears on Universal Studios Home Entertainment /2007 / 110 Minutes / Rated R  Reviewed by Johnny McNair The Kingdom deals with a very sensitive subject that many moviegoers may not want to think about when they head to the theater; centering around terrorism and the men and women who have to […]

Blu-ray Review: Commando [1985]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Fox Home Entertainment – 90 minutes – 1985 – Rated R – 1080p Widescreen 1.85:1 – DTS Lossless 5.1 Audio Mix During the mid 80’s in the midst of the Reagan era, a little film titled Rambo: First Blood Part 2 hit theaters and was such a massive hit that it […]

Blu-ray Review: Gattaca [1997]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair   Sony Pictures Home Entertainment – 106 minutes – 1997 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p Widescreen 2.40:1 – Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Audio Mix When the film Gattaca was originally released in 1997, it wasn’t a box office hit, but it struck a chord with viewers gaining cult status because it falls in […]

Blu-Ray Review: No Country for Old Men [2007]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Miramax/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment – 122 minutes – 2007 – Rated R – 1080p Widescreen 2.35:1 – PCM 5.1 Dolby Digital The Coen Brothers are masters at their craft with great films like Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, and Fargo already under their belts, without question they will […]

Blu-ray Review: Saw IV [2007]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Lionsgate Home Entertainment – 95 minutes – 2007 – Unrated – 1080p Widescreen 1.85:1 – DTS HD 7.1 Lossless surround audio When the first Saw movie came out in 2004 it was a huge success story, not only for the film itself, but also for the creators, James Wan and Leigh […]