Monthly Archives: March 2011

DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 3/29/2011

New options for your home viewing this week:   Black Swan, the best fiction film of 2010 (unless Exit Through the Gift Shop was all a ruse), is director Darren Aronofsky’s crazy fever dream that interprets the contradictory nature of … Continue reading

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So Is the Score 9 out of 10 for the Beer or the Game?

Stumbled across an interesting blog piece over at IGN that I had to share after the discussion of journalistic integrity arose again after the whole TechCrunch/Moviefone/AOL debacle. I enjoy heading over to IGN for video game reviews, because, well, I’m … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 3/22/2011

New options for your home viewing this week:   When The Tourist was nominated for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) at the Golden Globes, two thoughts entered my mind.  One was: That was a comedy?  The other: Ha!  It isn’t … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Be Snarky Here…

Some background is necessary. It started innocently enough. Alexia Tsotsis, a writer for TechCrunch, was invited to interview director Duncan Jones and Jake Gyllenhaal for their new film Source Code (presumably by Summit Entertainment or a rep of the studio, … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 3/15/2011

New options for your home viewing this week:   Two stories about shattered dreams turning into comebacks highlight The Fighter, in which two boxer brothers (Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale) battle for the family spotlight.  Bale’s turn as a crack-addicted, … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 3/8/2011

New options for your home viewing this week:   Five Islamic terrorists plan to blow themselves up and take as many others with them as they can.  It is not what one would consider material for comedy, but here is … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Releases – 3/1/2011

New options for your home viewing this week:     More people might be less likely to watch 127 Hours after James Franco’s gig hosting the Oscars on Sunday than from word of mouth about the climactic self-amputation sequence.  Do … Continue reading

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