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Ninja Assassin Blu-ray Review

“Ninja Assassin” is a missed opportunity. Continue reading

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IMAX Under The Sea Blu-ray Review

“IMAX Under The Sea” obviously loses something on home video, but this Blu-ray release is still worth a watch. Continue reading

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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (DVD Review)

Content Grade: B
Extras Grade: B

US Release Date: 9 March 2010
Rated R

It’s been ten years since we last saw The Saints.  Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy (Norman Reedus) have disappeared from the public eye and are living the quiet life on a sheep farm in Ireland with their father (Billy Connolly) when they receive word that a priest has been brutally murdered in Boston.  Moreover, the priest has been posed in death and pennies placed over his eyes.  Someone is calling the boys out.  The only problem with the plan, their Da says, is that it worked.

Back in Boston, there are some familiar faces and some new ones.  Detectives Greenly (Bob Marley), Duffy (Brian Mahoney), and Dolly (David Ferry) are back on the case, unsure of where they’ll stand if their involvement in the courtroom climax of The Saints’ last spree were to leak.  They’ve got a new FBI lead on the case, too: Special Agent Eunice Bloom (Julie Benz), a woman handed the torch by the late Agent Smecker (Willem Defoe).  When the boys arrive back in town, they’ve also got a new recruit: Romeo (Clifton Collins Jr.), a scrappy Mexican who’s also a big fan.

If you’re not a fan of the first film, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY isn’t going to pull out a wealth of new tricks to try to change your mind.  Fans will find a lot to love, and it’s apparent in every frame that this movie is meant for the fans.  The sequel mirrors the first film in much of its progression, ramping up the body count and cranking the film’s signature style up to 11.


  • Commentary with Writer/Director Troy Duffy, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, and Billy Connolly
  • Commentary with Writer/Director Troy Duffy and Willem Defoe
  • Unprecedented Access: Behind the Scenes – Wherein Clifton Collins Jr. compares Troy Duffy to Fellini.  I kid you not.
  • Billy Connolly and Troy Duffy: Unedited
  • Merchandise/Games

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The Men Who Stare At Goats Blu-Ray

“The Men Who Stare At Goats” is a comedy that is based on an actual military squad from the U.S. Army in the 80’s.  The film is very funny in subtle ways, and is a great satire on military programs and their funding.  George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey lead the cast but Clooney and McGregor are the main characters.  McGregor plays a journalist who hears a story about a unique psychic soldier squad anf soon stumbles across Clooney in Iraq.  Through a series of flashbacks, Clooney tells of the squad and its founder (Jeff Bridges), who got funding to develop a non-lethal unit that would use their minds to control the enemy.  Part of this training involved drug use, meditation and a general hippie philosophy preached by Bridges.  His character is very reminiscent of the “Dude”. As Clooney is telling the story, the two also have an adventure of their own in Iraq, being kidnapped by terrorists and hiding out while street battles erupt around them. Continue reading

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Old Dogs Blu-Ray

“Old Dogs” is a family film from Disney with a bit of an edge to it.  While the script sometimes gets a bit sugary, it has enough really funny moments to not make it really sappy.  Robin Williams and John Travolta, along with Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, and their daughter Ella Bleu Travolta star along with Lori Laughlin, Matt Dillon, and Seth Green.  Williams and Travolta are old buddies in business together and just when they are about to make the deal of a lifetime, an old girlfriend drops in to tell Wiliams he’s a daddy of twins and that he must take care of them for a couple of weeks while she is away.

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Ponyo Blu-ray Review

“Ponyo” is yet another charming and imaginative film from director Hayao Miyazaki. Continue reading

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The Blind Side Blu-ray Review

“The Blind Side” was not worthy of any Academy Award nominations, but it’s still a watchable movie nonetheless. Continue reading

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