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Entries for July, 2008

DVD Review: MANswers: The Best of Season One [2007]

Reviewed by Jacob Black PARAMOUNT – SPIKE TV – 91 MINUTES – 2007 – US NOT RATED – CAN14A – FULL SCREEN – DOLBY DIGITAL: ENGLISH STEREO Staying true to the testosterone fueled network’s programming, SPIKE delivers a flurry of boobs and POW from the run up to the menu screen on. MANSWERS is billed […]

Blu-ray Review: Batman Begins [2005]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Warner Home Video – 134 minutes – 2005 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p Widescreen 2.35:1 – Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Audio Mix When Batman & Robin, starring George Clooney as the man in black and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze hit movie screens in 1997, it destroyed the franchise. What started with […]

Blu-ray Review: Short Circuit [1986]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Image Entertainment – 99 minutes – 1986 – Unrated – 1080i Widescreen 2.40:1 – DTS HD Master 5.1 Audio  It’s hard to believe that when the movie Short Circuit was released in 1986 it was considered a technological achievement in filmmaking. With the current release of Pixar’s WALL-E (who bares a […]

Blu-ray Review: Batman: The Movie [1966]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Twentieth Century Fox – 105 minutes – 1966 – Rated PG– 1080p Widescreen 1.85:1 – DTS HD 5.1 Lossless Audio With the new Batman film, The Dark Knight, about to hit theaters this summer; for anyone who needs their caped crusader fix before then, it is highly recommended that you pick […]

Blu-ray Review: Signs [2002]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment – 106 minutes – 2002 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p Widescreen 1.85:1 – Uncompressed 5.1 PCM audio mix  M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 film, Signs, is one of those movies that when it works, it’s got some great moments, but then there are scenes that you have […]

Blu-ray Review: In The Line of Fire [1993]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment – 128 min – 1993 – Rated R – 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40: 1 – TrueHD 5.1 Surround Sound It’s hard to make a thriller that works, because sometimes so many plotlines are running together that it all becomes one confusing mess in the end. Not so […]

Blu-ray Review: There Will Be Blood [2007]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Paramount Home Entertainment – 158 minutes – 2007 – Rated R – 1080p -Widescreen 2.35:1 – Dolby TruHD 5.1 audio mix Daniel Day-Lewis will go down in the history books as one of the greatest actors of all time, and anyone who has seen There Will Be Blood can in no […]

Blu-ray Review: National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets [2007]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment – 125 minutes – 2007 – Rated PG – 1080p Widescreen 2.40:1 – Dolby TrueHD audio mix The first National Treasure was a big hit, and one of the main reasons for its success is that it filled the need for audiences who were raving over […]