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Reviews for DVD Releases

Alex Florez

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2008/08/28 at 12:00am

What Happens in Vegas

08.28.2008 | By |

Rating: 2.0

Rated: PG-13 for some sexual and crude content, and language,including a drug reference.
Release Date: 2008-05-09
Starring: Dana Fox
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Country:USA
Official Website: http://www.algopasaenlasvegas.es/

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Elena Calvo

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2008/08/19 at 12:00am

The Life Before Her Eyes

08.19.2008 | By |

Rating: 3.0

Rated: R for violent and disturbing content, language and brief drug use.
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Starring: Emil Stern
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Country:USA
Official Website: http://www.lifebeforehereyes.com/

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Mack Chico

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2008/08/19 at 12:00am

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

08.19.2008 | By |

Rating: 2.5

Rated: PG-13 for some partial nudity and innuendo.
Release Date: 2008-03-07
Starring: David Magee, Simon Beaufoy
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Country:UK
Official Website: http://www.filminfocus.com/focus-movies/miss-pettigrew/synopsis.php

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Mack Chico

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2008/08/19 at 12:00am

Street Kings

08.19.2008 | By |

Rating: 1.0

Rated: R for strong violence and pervasive language.
Release Date: 2008-04-11
Starring: James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss
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Country:USA
Official Website: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/press/

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Mack Chico

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2008/08/14 at 12:00am

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior

08.14.2008 | By |

Rating: 2.0

Rated: PG-13 for violence, and sexual content including references.
Release Date: 2008-08-19
Starring: Randall McCormick
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Country:USA
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See how the legend of The Scorpion King began!  When a young Mathayus witnesses his father’s death at the hands of the king (UFC Champion Randy Couture), his quest for vengeance transforms him into the most feared warrior of the ancient world.  From the producers of The Mummy and the director of Resident Evil: Extinction and Highlander comes a heroic adventure filled with heart-stopping action and thrilling visual effects!

 

Experience pulse-pounding action and see how the Scorpion King legend was born when the highly-anticipated prequel The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior comes to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on August 19, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. An adrenaline-fueled adventure of epic proportions, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior takes viewers back to the beginning of the saga of Mathayus, the young warrior who would become the fearsome Scorpion King. Directed by Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction, Highlander), the film stars world-renowned, five-time Ultimate Fighting Championship winner  Randy Couture.  The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP and the Blu-ray version at $39.98 SRP.

In addition, a special Scorpion King Warrior Pack will be available day and date, containing the new DVD as well as the original action blockbuster DVD, The Scorpion King starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, priced at $36.98 SRP.

“By far Universal’s most ambitious DVD OriginalTM to date, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior raises the made-for-DVD bar to the next level with production values that deliver theatrical-style action, adventure and excitement,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures Digital Platforms. “Our strong track record in this arena has encouraged us to pursue this market even more aggressively as of late.  With The Mummy continuing to successfully build on its global popularity and appeal at the box office, we saw a unique opportunity to offer home entertainment consumers a new, engaging experience that embraces the iconic elements they love about this franchise.”

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior is the latest in a series of top-selling Universal DVD Original® releases that includes American Pie Presents: Beta House and Bring It On: In It to Win It. Both the DVD and Blu-ray are packed with behind-the-scenes interviews, exciting deleted scenes and outtakes, and astonishing Scorpion King secrets.

In addition to Couture, the cast of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior features Michael Copon (Bring It On: In It to Win It), Karen David (Batman Begins) and Natalie Becker (The World Unseen).

Alex Florez

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2008/08/12 at 12:00am

CJ7

08.12.2008 | By |

Rating: 2.5

Rated: PG for strong language.
Release Date: 2008-03-07
Starring: Stephen Chow, Chi Keung Fung, Vincent Kok, Sandy Shaw, Kan-Cheung Tsang
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Country:Hong Kong
Official Website: http://www.sonyclassics.com/cj7/

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Mack Chico

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2008/08/12 at 12:00am

Smart People

08.12.2008 | By |

Rating: 2.5

Rated: R for language, brief teen drug and alcohol use, and for some sexuality
Release Date: 2008-04-11
Starring: Mark Poirier
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Official Website: http://www.smartpeople-themovie.com/

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Despite its sharp cast and a few laughs, Smart People is too thinly plotted to fully resonate.

This is not Juno. In fact, I don’t think this movie gives anything new that we haven’t known about. People who are intelligent can be so smart that they lose touch on what’s important, they slowly distance themselves from those who care about them without even realizing it. Smart People got a lot of brain but… not enough heart. Yes it’s smart, witty, and occasionally funny but along the way, something is missing. Something that would make it captivating instead of boring, which is what it is.

All I can say is thank heavens Thomas Haden Church is in this movie. His character is probably the most interesting one. He’d come up with smart-ass remarks and comebacks that are entertaining. Not laugh out loud funny, but good enough to keep us from sleeping.

The tone of the movie for the most part is depressing. The filmmaker wants you to see how smart people can be so detached that when they start to feel something, they don’t know what to do with it or they react in the wrong way. Ellen Page’s character’s crush on her uncle, played by Thomas Haden Church is one example.

Dennis Quaid does an excellent job playing a clueless, unhappy professor, Sarah Jessica Parker has a certain charm and cuteness, but would somebody please give Ellen Page some other character to do!

Don’t get me wrong, I love Juno, but what Ellen Page needs now is not another independent movie (Hard Candy, Tracey Fragment, An American Crime).

She should try another big budget project that would challenge her to do a different role in a different style or genre (she was in X-Men 3 by the way)

The movie does okay in depicting a dysfunctional family without being too outrageous and messed up. But you’ll mostly get frustrated with how it can’t seem to carry itself and bring itself to a good conclusion or resolution.

It’s sorta like hearing a note held for the longest time with only a few fillers from time to time, but only a few unfortunately. The self-realization moments aren’t groundbreaking. This movie fails to leave a lasting impression. It’s another independent movie that will easily be forgotten in time.

Mack Chico

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2008/08/05 at 12:00am

The Counterfeiters

08.5.2008 | By |

Rating: 5.0

Rated: R for some strong violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language.
Release Date: 2008-02-22
Starring: Stefan Ruzowitzky
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Official Website: http://www.sonyclassics.com/thecounterfeiters/

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The Counterfeiters is a great film which tells the true story of the Nazi attempts to forge bank notes during the Second World War.They grouped together from the camps anybody that had any printing, paper, forging, currency knowledge etc. They set about to create a mini-production line to forge the Pound (UK Currency) and the later the Dollar (USA Currency).

For the men involved their lives depended on their success. Due to the work involved they were treated well compared to others, but their lives were always in the balance.

The lead actor, Karl Markovics, who played Salomon Sorowitsch was amazing and stole the film to my mind. He played the character well, ruthless in one respect, compassionate in another. Although he was a criminal, a master forger, he lived by his own set of ethics. Which he stood fast to, regardless of the situation.

This film really questions your own beliefs, what would you do in this situation? If you help, then you help to fund the Nazi war machine. Let them put more people in camps, in the same position as you.

If you stick to your morals/ethics/beliefs whatever you like to call them. Then you face certain death. You are basically between a rock and a hard place regardless. So you can either give up all you belief in an effort to survive, or you can stick to your beliefs and die. What is more important?

A very good film indeed and to me Karl Markovics played a stunning role. He is certainly an actor I will look out for in the future.

 

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