Coraline Movie Review by Gerald. Check it out!

Gerald loves, loves, loves Coraline.  Read his entire review right here.  

 

Coraline is a wondrous and exciting children’s tale shown in 3D. Wondrous is only to be expected from the combination of film director Harry Selick (of The Nightmare Before Christmas) with Neil Gaiman’s book by the same title.

 

 

 

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Movie review of Blu-Ray release “Doomsday”

The Robot reviews the terrible movie “Doomsday” which was recently released on Blu-Ray

I will admit that during my exploration of the human animal, I have found myself on rare occasions feeling regret at the demise of what more liberal minded robots call the “Creator Species.”  Then I process a “film” the likes of Doomsday and this regret evaporates. Read more of review here

Movie Review of Strength and Honor

Directed by: Mark Mahon
Running time: 98 minutes
Release date: 2007 (Ireland), NYIIFVF Premiere September 21, 2008 (USA)
Genre: Drama, Foreign and Action

The tagline on this tough yet tender Irish movie is “the battle of good versus evil.” This is a story of a single father, who once was a professional boxer. He decides to break his dying wife’s last wish to not fight again after accidently killing his opponent in the ring. Only the love for his son could make him go back on his word. Read more of the review here

Movie review of Battle in Seattle Directed by Stuart Townsend

Directed by: Stuart Townsend
Running time: 1 hr. 39 mins.
Release date: September 19, 2008 (limited)
Genre: Drama and Politics, Action/Adventure and Religion
Distributor: Redwood Palms Pictures & THINKFilm
MPAA Rating: R

From November 29 to December 3, 1999, civil disorder plagued Seattle, Washington as the World Trade Organization (WTO) held its conference. WTO protesters campaigned for causes ranging from environmental issues to animal rights. Protests occurred each day by consumer advocates, labor unions, students, anarchists and pacifists- some became violent. Over 500 people were arrested. While there were no deaths, 89 people were hospitalized for injuries. On November 29, 2008, Mayor Paul Schell declared a state of emergency, resulting in a police action to enforce a limited curfew in part of downtown Seattle and mobilizing Washington State National Guard to keep the peace. The unrest delayed the WTO meeting by over 5 hours.  Read rest of review here

In Bruges movie review- film is new on DVD

If Guy Ritchie and Woody Allen had an illegitimate love movie, it would be In Bruges.  Part Cockney gangster shoot-‘em-up, part banter-driven stage comedy, In Bruges (pronounced “Broozh”) is a near excellent film that manages  to (mostly) even pull off the Herculean task of keeping the audience seeing past Colin Farrell’s meticulously detailed Maxim-magazine-makeover-for-men look long enough to actually take him seriously as a character.  (Mostly).  Changing the name from the working title “Lock, Stock, and Two Perfect Sideburns” before its festival release was probably a good move on that front, too.  Read more here

New Review by The Robot- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles-It’s A Small Wonder!

New on Blu-Ray is Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV Show.

I have often been rather annoyed with human entertainment.  If you have processed other reviews and commentaries I have written then you know that I am perplexed by human entertainment.  However, on rare occasion I find myself more puzzled or “stumped” than usual.  Take for example the strange tale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  What a strange thing indeed.  Why would any studio executive, even a human one, take a massively profitable and well-known commodity such as Terminator and turn it into an hour-long family drama?  This is exactly what executives at FOX did with this amazingly valuable entity. Read the rest of The Robot’s review here

New on Blu-Ray Transformers “Special Edition”

Rosie’s review on Transformers The Movie is truly classic

Wow.  That … was … awesome!  I actually think I may still be a little bit in shock, but I’m just too giddy to rest.  I mean, obviously it sucked, but it sucked so absolutely perfectly that it was breathtaking.  Honestly, I never thought I’d live to see anything like this.  This was Sandy Koufax’s perfect game.  It was the perennially annoying ’72 Dolphins perfect season.  It was Pet Sounds and The White Album put together.  This was, in fact, the perfect height of the big-budget, big-studio, corporate Hollywood summer mega-movie.  As backhanded a compliment as that may sound, you really do have to see it sometime just to appreciate the significance of it.  This movie did not just have a lot of lazy one-dimensional characters, recycled plot points, hacky dialogue, contrived settings, loud explosions and seizure-inducing, flashy effects – it had ALL of them.  I mean it, every one of them ever created in movie history!  Anyone who thinks the writing or production of this movie was just another lazy Hollywood blockbuster just wasn’t paying attention.  This movie was an homage to lazy Hollywood blockbusters.  In the entire two and a half hours of this film, there was not a single, solitary second of original content.  You don’t think someone absolutely had to go out of their way to fit all those pieces together? Read more of the review here