December 6, 2010
I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey (sorry, couldn’t resist). Back before cell-phones were commonplace, even before the internet and way before things like Facebook and Twitter, teenagers had their own social network; but we just called it the midnight movies. The midnight movies were where we could meet [...]
November 6, 2010
The terms Netflix streaming, instant queue, and watch instantly might not sound as familiar as DVD, MP3, and home theater but that’s likely to change in the near future. Now that 1080p and surround sound have made their way to Netflix’s streaming movie service, look for an ever increasing number of compatible devices appearing on [...]
October 27, 2010
The term modern classic is surely overused, but in the case of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ it couldn’t be more fitting. I can think of no better way to describe the title as it encompasses some of Disney’s best animation, both traditional and digital and easily one of their best musical scores in decades. [...]
October 25, 2009
Lie to Me season one on Blu-ray was my first look at a high definition television series on Blu-ray, I didn’t see the first season as it aired but I was curious to see what TV on Blu-ray had to offer.
July 24, 2009
Without a doubt Watchmen on Blu-ray has been one of my most anticipated titles of 2009. What’s so special about Watchmen you ask? Aside from some of the most engaging characters to ever grace a graphic novel, Alan Moore’s 12 part series takes place in an alternate universe where super-heroes helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War, while later the United States and the Soviet Union find themselves at the brink of nuclear war. It’s this scenario that fuels the majority of the films plot line.
June 23, 2009
If you haven’t had a chance to read the latest Harris Poll on HDTV and Blu-ray uptake among U.S. consumers, it might be quite the eye opener (Head’s up, PDF link). But before we get into some of those numbers, keep in mind that just like the data used by public relation firms, poll’s can be misleading as well.
June 18, 2009
Plot: Strip away all the really, really good looking people (copyright Zoolander) and at its core, Indecent Proposal is a story of love, trust and ultimately regret. Take one young, attractive couple, mix in some financial problems, add a dash of aging billionaire playboy looking for love and you get the gist of the film; an indecent proposal indeed.
June 9, 2009
“A lie keeps growing and growing, until it’s as plain as the nose on your face,” Evelyn Venable as the Blue Fairy. It was my intention to buy all the Disney classics on Blu-ray based solely on how good a job they did with ‘Sleeping Beauty’. Although I have to admit to being a little skeptical that another animated film could be as impressive as ‘Beauty’, but of course I’m more than willing to give it a go.
May 28, 2009
Set in the sixties, Doubt takes place in a catholic parish in the Bronx, New York. The lead role is played Philip Seymore Hoffman who is compelling as always. From the first time “Donald” and “Father Flynn” met on-screen I felt myself cringing in fear of what might be depicted, a strong indicator of how well the groundwork had been laid for the events to come.
May 19, 2009
The game opens with Daphne kidnapped by Mordrok once again and Dirk right behind them. Dragon’s Lair II Time Warp moves beyond the straight dungeons and dragons theme of the first installment and into themes as varied as Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the Garden of Eden, a performance by Ludwig van Beethoven and a tomb in ancient Egypt.