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Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Movie Review)

Every year since 2008 fans have been treated to a movie from the Twilight series of books written by Stephenie Meyers. As I have watched these movies throughout the years I have discovered that this series isn’t just for teenage girls. I have seen Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Fathers, Mothers, and yes young girls fall in love with the story of Bella and Edward. Now that the final movie of the Twilight Saga is out, where do we go from here? I know I am going to miss Edward and Bella and the rest of the Cullen family…  Continue reading ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Movie Review)’

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Ted (Movie Review)

Admit it, how many of you out there growing up had a teddy bear, bunny rabbit or some sort of stuffed animal or doll as your bff?  Imagine that favorite toy coming to life, holy crap how awesome would that be, right?  Well Seth MacFarlane, creator/writer of Family Guy, has done such that and even better…he has brought it to the big screen.  Fueled with the goofy and profane style that the TV show has, Seth pushes his insane comedy to the edge, but he doesn’t make you feel like you want to jump.  I think it is one of those movies that with each subsequent viewing it gets funnier and funnier.  Of course this is an R rated movie, but Ted is a booze drinking, pot smoking, burping, farting, Flash Gordon lover and a sex-crazed teddy bear that emailed Hasbro about not giving him a penis. Continue reading ‘Ted (Movie Review)’

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – The New York Giants Are Back!!!

This animated action adventure Madagascar 3, the third movie in the series, is by far my favorite.  It manages to effectively deliver laughs and enough exciting adventures to keep all the little ones entertained and giggling throughout its 95-minute run time.  What a fun 3D summer movie for the whole family to see!  I would totally go see it a second time!!  Once again directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath with the addition of Conrad Vernon, the series seems to be getting better with each movie.  Looking for a way back to the New York Zoo, Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett-Smith) set out after escaping Africa.  They have been left behind by the penguins and chimps as they need to obtain funds for their journey home.  However, the penguins and chimps have a scam to win the money at a casino.  Alex gets tired of waiting for them to return and decides that they need to go after them. Continue reading ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – The New York Giants Are Back!!!’

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My I’m In Love With Johnny Depp ‘Dark Shadows’ Movie Review

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are back together again for their 8th collaboration, a reinterpretation of Dark Shadows, a very popular soap opera that aired from 1966 – 1971.  I think it goes without saying that I have been very excited ever since I heard Burton and Depp were working on this project together.  As a child I would watch the soap opera wishing that I would grow up to be a vampire.  Now Burton and Depp have brought back a cult classic for the younger generation to enjoy, but with a different twist on it.  Being a fan of the original series I have to admit I wasn’t too sure how I would like the humor in it, but once again the dynamic duo did not disappoint me.  I know I have said this before but one of the greatest enjoyments I get out of Johnny Depp’s acting is his facial expressions.  I love that he puts his heart and soul into each character he becomes.  You will find Barnabas drawing you in, sinking his fangs into your neck and holding you there.  In my opinion, Johnny owned this movie.  He took command of every scene he was in.  He’s not only very captivating as a vampire, but he has also renewed my dream of becoming a vampire when I grow up. Continue reading ‘My I’m In Love With Johnny Depp ‘Dark Shadows’ Movie Review’

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21 Jump Street (Movie Review)

If you are looking for a movie with non stop laughs, crude humor, and down right goofiness, 21 Jump Street is guaranteed to make you laugh. This Cinematic version of the 80’s television series with the same name is the funniest movie I have seen this year, Tatum shows us his comedic side, while Hill continues to make us laugh. They play off each other well, and make a great team! Written by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) The original series starred Johnny Depp as Officer Tom Hanson; it turned him into a teen heart throb and launched his career. The movie does not follow the original characters of the series, but it is a continuation of the Jump Street program.  Continue reading ’21 Jump Street (Movie Review)’

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The Vow (Movie Review)

Inspired by a true events The Vow has the perfect release date just in time for Valentine’s Day. So all you romantics at heart will enjoy this sappy, tug on your heart strings, with a pinch of humor, love story that you may even shed a tear or two for. And if that is not enough for you, you get to see Channing Tatum’s bare butt! Bonus! Directed by Michael Sucsy (Grey Gardens). Screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverman (Valentine’s Day, Never Been Kissed).   Continue reading ‘The Vow (Movie Review)’

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The Rum Diary (Blu-ray Review)

Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary, follows itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) on an alcohol-fueled journey across the pristine island of Puerto Rico. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard) the wildly attractive fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), an American businessman involved in shady development deals. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessman’s financial benefit or use them to take him down.  Continue reading ‘The Rum Diary (Blu-ray Review)’

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (Movie Review)

It seems like it was just yesterday that I was in San Diego at Comic Con waiting to get into Hall H to see the Twilight cast. I have so many great memories. Standing next to Ashley Greene (Alice) and Nikki Reed (Rosalie). Talking to Elizabeth Reaser (Esme) and Boo Boo Stewart (Seth). Robert Pattinson (Edward), Kristen Stewart (Bella) and Taylor Lautner (Jacob) just a few feet away from me as they walked across the stage. It was an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life.  Continue reading ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (Movie Review)’

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The Rum Diary (Movie Review)

How often in life do we meet people that we know are just a perfect piece in our puzzle of life? Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson’s friendship began in a bar, Christmas 1994 Aspen, Colorado not far from Thompson’s home. The two bonded instantly the first time they met. Johnny was a fan of Hunter since reading “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” as a teenager. Depp went on to play Thompson’s alter ego in the movie of the same name in 1998. While preparing for this role Johnny moved into Hunter’s basement, studying his habits and mannerisms. While going through the basement he found a manuscript titled “The Rum Diary” written by Thompson when he was in his twenties. Depp convinced Thompson to publish it and Thompson agreed as long as they did a film version.  Continue reading ‘The Rum Diary (Movie Review)’

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The Thing (Movie Review)

Let’s face it; every movie idea has been done. So what does that leave? Remakes….and prequels. Case in point: The Thing (Strike Entertainment). While it leads one to believe it’s a remake, it in actuality is a prequel to the John Carpenter film of the same name.  We all know that John Carpenter’s The Thing is utter perfection, so how would the new “prequel” compare to Carpenter’s film?  Be careful who you trust, because not everyone is who they appear to be…   Continue reading ‘The Thing (Movie Review)’

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Counting Crows – August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall (Blu-ray Review)

Imagine my excitement when August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall (Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock Entertainment) was released on August 29, 2011 although recorded in 2007 at Town Hall in New York City!  My wait for the first ever Blu-ray video from one of my favorite bands was over!  I was really excited getting my hands on this and I was not disappointed!  In fact, you may read all of our other offerings from the Eagle Rock Entertainment bunch on our website.  We featured Sheryl Crow, Heaven and Hell, Primal Scream, and more.  When it comes to concert Blu-rays they know how to do it.  Continue reading ‘Counting Crows – August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall (Blu-ray Review)’

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The Dead and the Damned (Movie Review)

While everyone was going to the theaters to see Cowboys & Aliens the last week of July another movie was released on DVD called: The Dead and the Damned the original title was Cowboys & Zombies but was changed because it was being released the same week as Cowboys & Aliens. I found out about this movie while I was at Comic Con this year. I had the pleasure of meeting Rick Mora after the Breaking Dawn panel.  Rick played a Native Werewolf Tribe #1 – in the flashback sequence of Twilight in 2008.  As we spoke he told me about 2 of his projects that he was excited about, the above captioned movie and another called Yellow Rock which will be released later this year. I promised him I would do a review for the movie, and who doesn’t love a good zombie movie? The Dead and the Damned was written and directed by Rene Perez.  Continue reading ‘The Dead and the Damned (Movie Review)’

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Comic-Con 2011: Twilight

Hey all you TwiHearts, I had the pleasure of covering the Breaking Dawn Part 1 panel in Hall H at Comic Con on Thursday morning!  People had been in line since Sunday, talk about dedication.  I decided I better secure a place too, so I settled in about 7 pm the night before.  There were already hundreds of people ahead of me, Moms, Dads, people of all ages.  The Twilight series has touched the hearts of so many people, not just teenage girls.  The dedication and devotion of these fans is just so over whelming.  Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2011: Twilight’

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Captain Jack is Back in Another Swashbuckling Adventure!

Johnny Depp is back as my favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, in the fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  I know a lot of people would rather that they stopped making more sequels after the third movie, but why?  Everyone old and young loves the Pirates movies.  And even though the third movie wasn’t the critics’ favorite, it still made almost a billion dollars worldwide.  So if the franchise is making money, the audience keeps turning out and Johnny loves playing the character…I say why jump ship now?  Why not make them last.  I can see it now…Pirates of the Caribbean 28: Captain Jack Goes to the Pirate Home. Continue reading ‘Captain Jack is Back in Another Swashbuckling Adventure!’

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MTV Fan-Demanded SAVAGE COUNTY Comes to DVD 5/31

Attention all horror fans…this title looks pretty darn cool.  Doesn’t it?  You didn’t even read it yet.  Alright, listen up.  “When some restless teenagers decide to play a prank on a backwoods family, boredom quickly turns to paralyzing fear.”  How do you like that logline?  I think I’m liking it.  Savage Country, the notorious shocker film demanded by MTV viewers will be available to all horror fans on DVD on May 31st.  It’s not Blu-ray, but I’m happy to be getting it.  Check out the full press release below from MPI Media Group.  It looks cool! Continue reading ‘MTV Fan-Demanded SAVAGE COUNTY Comes to DVD 5/31’

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Battle: Los Angeles Conquers Resistance 3 on Blu-ray!

The fight for Earth’s survival begins June 14th when Battle: Los Angeles debuts on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.  And if that’s not enough, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment collaborate to include an exclusive game demo from the upcoming installment in the massively popular Playstation 3 franchise, Resistance 3.  Now that’s what I call bang for your buck!  Check out the full press release below from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and pre-order your Blu-ray copy now! Continue reading ‘Battle: Los Angeles Conquers Resistance 3 on Blu-ray!’

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Think Twice Before Drinking The ‘Water For Elephants’

I have to say I was totally psyched to see this movie after reading the book.  Why you ask?  Because it involves some of my favorite things in life, and if only for 2 hours, I was finally able to run away with the circus!  First of all, who doesn’t love the circus?  Do you remember being at the circus begging your parents for cotton candy, candy apples, peanuts to feed the elephants, and watching all those clowns climb out of that car?  How did they all fit in there?  Secondly, who doesn’t love a romantic and dangerous adventure?  A knight in shining armor rescuing a girl from an evil villain.  Who doesn’t hope for that fairy tale happy ending?  And we all know a good cry can cleanse the soul.  Finally, Robert Pattinson’s transition from Vamp to Vet was something I did not want to miss.  And I wasn’t going to. Continue reading ‘Think Twice Before Drinking The ‘Water For Elephants’’

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When It Comes to Blu-ray…Just Go With It!

Sometime’s a guy’s best “wingman” is a “wingwoman.”  Makes sense, right?  Or does it?  Well anyway, here’s the dealio.  This is hot off the press.  Sony Picture Home Entertainment has just announced a June 7th Blu-ray release date for their comedy of the year, Just Go With It.  Now I missed this in the theaters, but I’ll admit, I’m looking forward to catching it on Blu-ray this time around and so should you.  Why?  Why not!  Just Go With It features an all-star cast of Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker and heck, even Dave Matthews.  The Blu-ray’s special features include blooper reels, deleted scenes and multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes.  How can you go wrong?  Check out the full press release below from Sony and find out what you’ve been missing. Continue reading ‘When It Comes to Blu-ray…Just Go With It!’

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