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Entries for July, 2009

Blu-ray review: WATCHMEN: DIRECTOR’S CUT [2009]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Warner Home Entertainment– 186 minutes – 2009 – Unrated – 1080p – 2.40:1 – Dolby Digital DTS-HD 5.1 – Digital Copy The first time anyone heard about Watchmen was in 1986 when DC comics released a limited twelve issue comic book series created by Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. Because […]

Box Office Review: In the Loop [2009]

Reviewed by Richard Lee Zuras Released July, 24 2009 1 hr. 46 min. Armando Iannucci/IFC Films Peter Capaldi Mimi Kennedy Tom Hollander Gina McKee James Gandolfini Anna Chlumsky You may not know who Peter Capaldi is. But if you see this film, and you should, you will always remember his performance. You may not remember […]

Box Office Review: (500) Days of Summer [2009]

Reviwed by Richard Lee Zuras Released July 24, 2009 1 hr. 36 min. Marc Webb/Fox Searchlight Films Joseph Gordon-Levitt Zooey Deschanel Full disclosure: I am a huge Zooey Deschanel fan. (Though I haven’t seen her recent years-long slew of Indie films.) I “discovered” her in her first film, a decade ago, entitled Mumford. Since then, […]

Blu-ray review: Fast and Furious [2009]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Universal Studios Home Entertainment – 107 mins – 2009 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p Widescreen 2.40: 1 – DTS-HD Lossless Master 5.1 Audio – Digital Copy When The Fast and the Furious came out in 2001, it was an instant hit spawning fans that included muscle and tuner car enthusiast, as […]

Blu-ray review: The Notebook [2004]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Warner Home Entertainment– 124 minutes – 2004 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p – 2.40:1 – DTS HD 5.1 Lossless Audio Author Nicholas Sparks has a loyal following of readers who find his novels refreshing, because instead of the bad things in life, his stories focus on the good side of humanity […]

Blu-ray review: Falling Down [1993]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Warner Home Entertainment– 113 minutes – 1993 – Rated R – 1080p – 2.35:1 – Dolby TrueHD 2.0 Lossless Audio – DigiBook   When Falling Down hit theaters in 1993, it attempted to send out a message about how society can affect an individual when they are pushed. But back then […]

Blu-ray review: My Bloody Valentine [2009]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Lionsgate Home Entertainment– 201 minutes – 2009 – Rated R – 1080p 1.85:1 – DTS HD 7.1 Lossless Audio – Digital Copy – 3D   The original My Bloody Valentine that came out in 1981 was not exactly on anyone’s best horror films list, so it was odd when someone decided […]

Blu-ray review: Austin Powers Collection [1997/1999/2002]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair New Line Home Entertainment– 280 minutes – 1997/1999/2002 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p 2.35:1/2.40:1 – DTS HD 5.1 Lossless Audio   If they gave awards to the one series of films that has spawned the most catch phrases, it has to go to the Austin Powers movies. “Yeah, Baby, Yeah!” “One […]

Blu-ray review: Spring Breakdown [2009]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair Warner Home Entertainment– 84 minutes – 2009 – Rated R – 1080p – 1.85:1 – Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio – Digital Copy   A movie featuring two Saturday Night Live alumni and one well known comedic actress has got to offer a barrel of laughs…right? Well this was the intention when […]

Box Office Review: Public Enemies [2009]

Reviewed by Richard Lee Zuras Released July 1, 2009 2 hr. 20 min. Michael Mann/Universal Johnny Depp Christian Bale Marion Cotillard Billy Crudup Jason Clarke Giovanni Ribisi If you aren’t Michael Bay (Transformers), you can do a lot of good with $80 million. Michael Mann has spent his money wisely. The actors are top notch, […]