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  • 4 years ago
    • Dan
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    • Joined: January 2010
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    The Social Network Blu Ray.
    Valar morghulis, Jon Snow. but valar dohaeris.
  • 4 years ago
  • Animal Kingdom. This is the best Crime Drama I have seen in a while. A female character in power&#160(Jacki Weaver's character)&#160definitely offers a different dynamic from the more typical crime family. Such great character development too. Very impressed with David Mich&#244d in his feature film debut. It would be tough for Jacki Weaver to win an Oscar for this role given her opposition, but I hope she at least gets the nomination, as she did at the Golden Globes. &#160

    Justified, the first season. Sort of a contemporary cowboy action series.&#160Originally aired on FX. As far as I know, they're signed on for second season. It's Adapted from Elmore Leonard's stories Pronto, Riding the Rap, & Fire in the Hole. Timothy Olyphant is great as Raylan Givens. Gotta love the no bullsh*t approach to justice.

    Virginity Hit. I originally found out about this movie from some posters on the subway advertising a "hotline for virgins." That makes me sound really cool. Anyways, long story short, I think this movie is hilarious. Reviews were not great, but you have to keep in mind what you're dealing with: a teenage sex comedy. It's not supposed to win Oscars, it's supposed to be stupid and hilarious - which it is. Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam Mckay. Also has an AMAZING cameo by Rock N Roll GREAT and former Creed frontman Scott Stapp. I sh*t you not.
  • 4 years ago
  • Gone Baby Gone blu ray-- Decided to watch it after watching the Town. Never knew Ben Affleck had so much talent lol. Excellent movie

    Boy A-- Independant film that stars Andrew Garfield in his first leading role. Anybody on the ropes about him being spiderman should watch this, he gives an excellent performance. I highly recommend.
  • 4 years ago
  • Nowhere Boy. The John Lennon biopic by Sam Taylor-Wood starring Aaron Johnson (Kick Ass) and Kristin Scott Thomas. Very cool look at the early life of John Lennon and his struggles with teenage angst. A great idea for a film - very well acted and directed. Looking forward to seeing more from both Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson after watching this film.

    Red Hill. I really enjoy Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood and I have been very interested to see him in another role outside of that character. Here was my opportunity. He did not disappoint with his performance. In fact I'd say he steals the show. As Capone from AICN said "Kwanten is utterly badass." Don't let the fact that this is not a well know film fool you, it's an excellent suspense/thriller.
  • 4 years ago
  • "A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop" - Chinese remake of the Coen brothers' 1985 film Blood Simple. Cool perspective on the original story. Major components aren't different, but the director ___ made a few tweaks to fulfill his vision of the story. Definitely recommend giving it a watch, esp if you're a Coen Bros fan.

    "Welcome to the Rileys" - I thoroughly enjoyed this film. The cast is awesome- James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo are always on point. Cool to see Melissa in a performance pre The Fighter. Some people like to hate on Kristen Stewart. I get that, I'm not a Twilight fan either. If you can put that aside, I think you'll like her in the film. I thought she did a great job.
  • 4 years ago
  • Inception triple play, It was 10 pounds in Morrisons F'in bargain
  • 4 years ago
  • Wesley Snipes new film "Game of Death." As far as I know, it released in Japanese theaters, but not in the US. I'm a big fan of Wesley Snipes's action films and I thought this one looked interesting. The fight scenes in particular seem pretty intense. Kind of looks like a mix of Murder at 1600 and Blade. And by that, I mean the martial arts are amped up a bit, but he still plays a federal agent.

    Trailer: http://on.fb.me/ie9rF3
  • 4 years ago
  • Tamara Drewe - The film is a rather witty British comedy on love and sex. The title character Tamara Drewe is played by the very beautiful Gemma Arterton. Not many other notable appearances, but all of the characters are hilarious - especially the two teenage girls. The film is based on a comic strip/graphic novel by the same title. That comic strip was regarded as a modern reworking on Thomas Hardy's novel "Far from the Madding Crowd."

    Didn't really have any expectations going into it and I ended up thoroughly enjoying it.
  • 4 years ago
  • Faster

    I found this film to be really entertaining. It is what it is - a meat and potatoes action film. That said, there are also some effective twists in the plot that make it better than most from this genre of action film. I very much enjoyed Dwayne Johnson aka "The Rock" in the lead role. He plays the badass role really well. Maybe it's the fact that he can actually kick my butt in real life. The rest of the cast is pretty good too. I never would have expected to see BIlly Bob Thornton in a film with The Rock, but it worked. Billy Bob is also very good. I would recommend this film to any action fan or any viewer who is looking for some raw entertainment (aka gun fights and $h*t blowing up).

    Get Low

    Robert Duvall and BIll Murray - need I say more? Both of these guys are among my favorite actors of all time, so it was given that I would enjoy the film. Bill Murray has a unique way of blending comedy with drama. In Get Low he displays that ability quite nicely. The acting is phenomenal across the board. Lucas Black's performance is another one that stands out, aside from Murray and Duvall. Film is also very beautifully shot. I read that this was director Aaron Schneider's first film. He did an excellent job.
  • 4 years ago
  • My latest bluray purchase was The shawshank Redemption!!..
  • 4 years ago
    • Dan
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    • Joined: January 2010
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    Wonder Woman, Superman II Donner Edition, and Nightmare Before Christmas all on Blu Ray.
    Valar morghulis, Jon Snow. but valar dohaeris.
  • 4 years ago
  • INSIDE JOB

    A bunch of my friends had recommended this one. After seeing them capture the Oscar for best doc, I figured it was high time I watch it. The content of the doc*mentary is excellent. In addition to that, the film is beautifully shot. Very well done. Very Entertaining. They really break down the financial crisis nicely, in terms that pretty much anyone can understand. I also enjoyed the narration by Matt Damon. Oh and one more subtle detail, but I felt like it made the film better - the film score/soundtrack is great. All in all, I'd say that Inside Job definitely earned its Oscar.

  • 4 years ago
    • Dan
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    • Joined: January 2010
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    Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
    Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
    Batman: Under the Red Hood
    The Walking Dead Season 1
    The Pacific
    Laugh It Up Fuzzball: Family Guy Trilogy

    All on Blu-Ray.
    Valar morghulis, Jon Snow. but valar dohaeris.
  • 4 years ago
  • Dark City and Jackass 3D - both blu-ray
  • 4 years ago
  • Unbreakable
    Stardust
    Ever After
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition
    Tangled
    The Neverending Story

    All Blu-ray
    "I'm a murderer, even when I play. Peter would be proud of me." - Ender
  • 4 years ago
    • Dan
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    @diaigma Good stuff, sir. My next purchases will prob be Stardust, Black Swan, and something random.
    Valar morghulis, Jon Snow. but valar dohaeris.
  • 4 years ago
    • aoshi
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    • Joined: December 2006
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    Latest would be Gone with the Wind DVD Super Mega In Your Face Motherf*cker Edition.

    Actually, it's the four disc collector's edition.
  • 4 years ago
    • aoshi
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    @shuabert "Oh for the days before hollywood buggered up the vampire myth."

    And seven years after that post, I'm sure Interview with the Vampire now looks like a masterpiece compared to Twilight. ;)
  • 4 years ago
  • @aoshi I've always loved Interview. It was Carl who thought it was mediocre. But having read and grown fond of more vampire lore over the past 7 years I've learned to appreciate how different artists spin the mythology in their own way. I always say, "Twilight doesn't suck because of its conceit, it sucks because Stephanie Meyer is a terrible writer"
  • 4 years ago
    • aoshi
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    @shuabert it also sucks because vampires "glowing" in the sun is stupid and lame.

    Her writing is both terrible and masterful. It's terrible because anyone who has read good novels or seen good movies can recognize the symptoms of a bad script. Masterful because it's the kind of bad that many, many people enjoy, sort of like cheap romance novels and soap operas. Ever seen a soap opera? They are incredibly bad, thoroughly predictable, and yet if you start watching one you may be in danger of not letting go.
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