DVD and Blu-ray Reviews

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Blu-ray Review: Hanna

Blu-ray Review: Hanna

When it comes to owning movies the last concern of mine is the supplements. Special features are akin to the sprinkles on a cupcake most of the time and rarely do they add to the flavor of the overall package. Certainly there are moments when features stand out, such as the inclusion of Killer's Kiss... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: Léon Morin, Priest (Criterion Collection)

Blu-ray Review: Léon Morin, Priest (Criterion Collection)

This is not the kind of film I expect from Jean-Pierre Melville based on the films of his I've seen. Taking place in Nazi-occupied France, who would've ever thought Melville would present a "life during wartime" drama and seemingly focus so little on the war? Instead, he focuses on a woman (Emmanuelle Riva) and her... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: The Beaver

Blu-ray Review: The Beaver

Kevin watched Jodie Foster's The Beaver, which didn't perform too well in theaters, so how does it play at home? Click on through to read Kevin's review of the newly released Blu-ray.

Blu-ray Review: Priest (Unrated)

Blu-ray Review: Priest (Unrated)

Is anyone NOT tired of vampires? I didn't think so. Fortunately, while Priest does have vampires, it isn't really a vampire movie in the sense that we've become accustomed to. And it's all the better for it. The monstrous villains in Priest are much closer to the I Am Legend dark seekers than Edward Cullen... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: Rio

Blu-ray Review: Rio

For Brazilian director Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age), Rio is every bit as much of a love letter to his hometown as Manhattan is for Woody Allen. In hopes of bringing the city's essence to a computer generated setting, he sent crew members to experience the city first hand. They went hang gliding over the city... Read more »

Blu-ray Review: Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

Blu-ray Review: Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

I have never seen a Blu-ray with zero special features before. This bare bones release of Dylan Dog: Dead of Night just goes to show how much faith was lost in the product after its meager showing with audiences ($1.2 million domestic gross) and critics (a 3% Rotten Tomatoes score). They only even bothered attaching... Read more »

DVD Review: Trust

DVD Review: Trust

Based on a stage production he also directed, David Schwimmer's Trust is either a great cautionary tale or the worst Macbook Pro commercial you've ever seen. A Chicago High School freshman named Annie (the revelatory Liana Liberato) uses her new computer to chat with Charlie, a 16-year-old volleyball player offering advice for her upcoming tryouts.... Read more »