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The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'The Green Hornet'; 'The Dilemma'
The Green Hornet — Seth Rogen slims down to play a newspaper-owning playboy who becomes masked vigilante, with Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou as his servant/sidekick.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'South Park'; 'Human Planet'
South Park: Season 14 – While other long-running animated satires such as The Simpsons have long been in decline, South Park rolls along with every bit as much spark as it started out with.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'The King's Speech'; 'Rabbit Hole'
The King’s Speech – The best picture Oscar winner gets a deserved royal treatment on Blu-ray, with a making-of documentary, archival footage of the true story that inspired the film and a slew of other background trinkets.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Country Strong'; 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of ...
Country Strong – Gwyneth Paltrow re-introduces herself as a cowgirl crooner in this music-heavy melodrama, which can be described as a low-rent Walk the Line. Paltrow plays an alcoholic fallen star who’s trying for a comeback, and Tim McGraw – who, oddly, doesn’t sing in the film – is her loutish, pushy manager/husband.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Friday Night Lights'; 'Tangled'
Tangled – You have to hand it to Disney for attempting to compete against DreamWorks and Pixar in the realm of computer animation, even though the studio repeatedly fails to match the likes of the Shreks and Toy Stories of the world.
The PhilmGuy Reviews: 'Source Code' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
One of the ways Call of Duty is superior to life is its respawn feature. When you die, you’re just right back at it a few seconds later. A little wiser and more aware of your surroundings, and a whole lot more driven to assault-rifle the 15-year-old who talked about your momma as he blew Read More
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Black Swan'; 'All Good Things'
Black Swan – Darren Aronofsky’s shattering ballet drama combines high art and cheesy exploitation into an overpowering dynamo. Natalie Portman turns in a devastating performance as a tortured, repressed dancer who seeks perfection at the cost of anything, including her own mental stability.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'How Do You Know'; 'The Tourist'
How Do You Know — After a lengthy layoff, Reese Witherspoon jumps back into the romantic comedy game as a pro softball player forced into retirement who takes up with a pro baseball phenom (a miscast Owen Wilson), leaving an uptight businessman (Paul Rudd) to pine for her affection.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'The Fighter'; 'The Switch'
The Fighter – Mark Wahlberg stars in this Rocky-like true story as struggling boxer Micky Ward, who battles through nonstop adversity to reach a title shot. Supporting actor Oscar winners Christian Bale and Melissa Leo take turns swiping scenes as Micky’s delusional drug-addled brother and overbearing, sadistic mother.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Morning Glory'; 'The Walking Dead'
Morning Glory – Rachel McAdams plays a stressed-out network TV morning show producer who tries to make her dysfunctional program work. Her crusty, disgruntled anchors (Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford), make things as difficult as possible.
The PhilmGuy Reviews: 'The Adjustment Bureau'
You wouldn’t know it because your life is unimportant and you lack tiger blood and Adonis DNA, but a gang of business suit-wearing agents with magic fedoras keep watch over the populace. They step in to set things right whenever a major historical figure is about to stray off course and create a butterfly effect Read More
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Bambi'; 'The Cable Guy'
Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray – The 1942 classic trots onto Blu-ray, continuing Disney’s excellent track record of creating stunning versions of its animated masterpieces in HD.
The PhilmGuy Reviews: 'Drive Angry 3D'
There’s this new documentary out, called Drive Angry 3D. No doubt recorded with a system of hidden cameras, surveillance film and superbly drawn animation by eyewitnesses, it tells you exactly what it’s like to be Nicolas Cage for 104 minutes.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Due Date'; 'Weeds'
Due Date – Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) spins another wildly funny sophomoric tale, this one a rip-off of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Robert Downey Jr. plays a man desperate to make it to the birth of his son, and plot contrivances force him to make the trip with a freakish loser (Zack Galifianakis).
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Unstoppable'; 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger'
Unstoppable – Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star as a pair of mismatched train operators who find themselves who race to save a small town from a runaway unmanned cargo train carrying explosives. Reportedly based on true events, Tony Scott’s action dynamo ratchets up the tension in the opening scene and never slows down through Read More
The PhilmGuy Reviews: 'Just Go With It'
Being a fan of Adam Sandler movies is a lot like being a fan of the Baltimore Orioles. They let you down every year without fail, yet you retain your fandom and optimistically give them shot after shot due to ingrained loyalty based on fading childhood memories that – at some point in time – Read More
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Life As We Know It'; 'It's Kind of a Funny Story'
Life as We Know It – Romantic comedy machine Katherine Heigl juggles relationships with Josh Duhamel and Josh Lucas in this head-scratchingly bizarre tale. Duhamel and Heigl play mismatched roommates forced to raise the baby of their married mutual friends, who die early on in the film.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Let Me In'; 'The Tillman Story'
Let Me In – A superb remake of Let the Right One in features rising star Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) as a sullen, withdrawn young vampire who develops a tenuous friendship with a lonely neighbor (Kodi Smit-McPhee).
The PhilmGuy Reviews: 'The Mechanic'
I don’t have much solid proof, but I’m pretty sure Jason Statham is Batman. No, not the Batman in the movies, but a genuine Batman who has yet to be discovered by the media and runs about in a cape, fighting crime, stopping bad guys and rappelling from buildings just because.
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review: 'Red'; 'Secretariat'
Red – Bruce Willis reignites his career by actually making an effort for once, playing a retired CIA agent who is forced back into the spy games fold to save himself.