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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Blu-ray)

June 26th, 2012 No comments

DVD Talk Collector Series THE FILM: Please Note: The images used here are promotional and are not taken from the Blu-ray under review. In the midst of Turkish writer/director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ( Climates , Three Monkeys ) epically restrained crime drama/road trip of the soul, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia , its ostensibly central murder-investigation plot takes one more in a series of strange …

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Bad Ass (Blu-ray)

June 22nd, 2012 No comments

Rent It The premise of Bad Ass — a riff on the “Epic Beard Man” viral video with Danny Trejo as the ass-whupper — suggests a certain kind of movie: a goofy, modern Death Wish with over-the-top action. Unfortunately, the budget and a mixed bag of ideas and influences pull the film in so many opposing directions that it ends up going nowhere at all, stalling between a less-outrageous Machete and …

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Spider-Man 3 (Blu-ray)

June 19th, 2012 No comments

Rent It The Movie: The third and final film in Sam Raimi’s trilogy, 2007’s Spider-Man 3 picks up where the second film left off and catches up with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) as he’s started to build his life back together after things got pretty dismal for him. He’s started to rebuild his relationship with Mary Jane (Kirstin Dunst), the love of his life, and he’s more comfortable in his role …

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Wanderlust (Blu-ray)

June 17th, 2012 No comments

Recommended Just a few short weeks after signing the lease on their dream apartment in New York City, George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) are forced to leave it behind when George’s company is raided by the FBI and HBO decides to pass on Linda’s latest passion project (a documentary about penguins suffering from testicular cancer). Professionally adrift and financially unstable, it …

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Red Scorpion (Blu-ray)

June 17th, 2012 No comments

Recommended “Let’s kick some ass.” That’s preeeeeeeetty much the plot summary for Red Scorpion right there too. Red Scorpion , filmed after that one-two punch of Rocky IV and Masters of the Universe , stars Dolph Lundgren as Soviet Spetsnaz soldier Read the entire review

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U.S. Marshals (Blu-ray)

June 15th, 2012 No comments

Highly Recommended The Movie: British director Stuart Baird takes the helm of 1998’s U.S. Marshals , the sort of sequel to The Fugitive

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Strange Love of Martha Ivers Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack (Blu-ray)

June 14th, 2012 No comments

Recommended THE FILM: Please Note: All of the images used here are from the accompanying standard-definition DVD and are not taken from the Blu-ray under review.

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The Gold Rush (Blu-ray)

June 8th, 2012 No comments

DVD Talk Collector Series THE FILM: Please Note: All of the images used here are from promotional materials and are not taken from the Blu-ray under review. Astutely predicting the outcry that would surely erupt from various Charlie Chaplin purists and completists were they to have put out only one Gold Rush or the other, Criterion is now releasing the 1925 classic as what amounts to one Blu-ray …

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Certified Copy (Blu-ray)

May 25th, 2012 No comments

Highly Recommended Certified Copy recreates a world that, down to the most minute detail, is entrancingly, enthrallingly real until it’s not. Such a dramatic statement likely brings to mind the ambitious sort of science fiction that encourages viewers to question everything in front of them.

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Safe House (Blu-ray)

May 25th, 2012 No comments

Recommended THE MOVIE: Denzel Washington has chosen an odd specialty at this point in his career, a juncture at which he can basically do anything.

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