Saturday, April 9, 2011

This Week at the Movies

A pretty good crop of movies this week with Hanna being a fantastic piece of cinema and there is also something for everyone as Russell Brand puts a spin on Arthur, Soul Surfer is pretty inspirational, and then there is comedy Your Highness for those who don’t want to think at all.

This weeks movie pick: Hanna

EN 5 Second Review: This is one of those rare movies that breaks the mold. Imagine if you will a fairy tale about a teenage princess who is a highly trained killer and there is no happy ending in sight. It’s weirdly terrific to see actual cinema dressed up as an action film. Don’t expect to understand this film on the first viewing, the good news is that you will want to see it again to figure out what you are missing.

Overall Take: Highly entertaining, our pick of the week is actually worth your 12 bucks. Twice. Also, Saoirse Ronan is amazing. … [Read More...]



EN 5 Second Review: This is a simple movie to review. If you are a Russell Brand fan, this is a must see movie. He is amusing, and this is a fairly serviceable vehicle for his sweet brand of humor. Helen Mirren is spot on as always. However, this movie was not exactly clamoring to be remade, the original was ok, but not exactly a fantastic movie in itself.

Overall Take: Blandly amusing, wait for cable. … [Read More...]


Soul Surfer

EN 5 Second Review: We really did not want to see this, however in the end, we are glad we did. Although this feels a lot like a Lifetime movie however unlike most movies like this at which we give them the full MST3K treatment this movie actually moved us even if it was a little preachy in the end like most sports biopics are. On a side not it is nice to see role models for the preteen set other than the oversexed twilight type roles.

Overall Take: Not a bad choice to take your young daughter to see, or for a church group, but its not worth your 12 bucks otherwise. Wait for its multiple plays on Lifetime. … [Read More...]


Your Highness

EN 5 Second Review:

This is a tough movie to watch. These are some seriously talented actors playing well below their level and its just bizarre to see in a lot of ways. Its offensive, yet reasonably funny and somewhat entertaining on a porkies level. But you just never really get over the weirdness of the casting, It would actually work better with a relatively unknown cast. Watching Natalie Portman spew filth is oddly hilarious though.

Overall Take – Wait for the late night cable showing. … [Read More...]


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This week on DVD

imageFeatured DVD: Machete

Not a great week in DVD releases this week, some mindless comedy and horror abound. The only movie of interest is producer-writer-codirector Robert Rodriguez's Machete which is, to us anyway in grindhouse parlance, one mean mother f’er....

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Music Releases for November 23rd

 New Music Pick: Cannibal by Kei$ha
This is a special 2010 release, the companion album to her hit 2010 full length Animal. Features eight new tracks plus one new remix.
Review: Great Postmodern Art in the form of Popular Culture

If you are a fan of the postmodern popular culture, the independent spirit, personal achievement in a singular artistic genre, then Ke$ha - and this new album - is for you. She has spent the last couple of years of her life in the pursuit of creation from the heart, through true musical expression.
Ke$ha is a true musical artist of the highest caliber, drawing from the stream of consciousness events from contemporary existence, going back referencing her opus "Animal", and making it very sure to the listener that this is a new world we are living in, and television and fame and emotions have become compartmentalized and filed somewhere in a dark corner of a computer.

Fame is a horrible disease, being rich is great and a curse, and personal freedoms and our choices are duct-taped to the wall with pieces of the Constitution.

She sees it all, and her music tells the horrible stories of truth but in a positive, subversive, life-affirming way. And what's wrong with that?...Read more

Get Cannibalalt

Hear the title track "Cannibal"

Other releases on November 23

    Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [Deluxe Edition]
    Ke$ha - Cannibal
    My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: True Lives of the Fabolous Killjoys
    Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
    Ne-Yo -
Libra Scale  [Deluxe Edition]

    Smashing Pumpkins - Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol. II
    Soundtrack -

    Alan Jackson - 34 Number Ones
    Royksopp -Senior
    Lloyd Banks - H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger For More 2)
    Justin Bieber - My Worlds Accoustic  [Sold only at Walmart]
    Robyn - Body Talk

    Sting - Live In Berlin  [CD + DVD]
    Kate Bush - Document
    Benedictine Nuns - Voices
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Relentless
    Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
    Jessica Simpson - Happy Christmas
    Scott Weiland - Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    Perry Como - The Complete Christmas Collection
    As They Sleep - Dynasty
    Tabi Bonney - Fresh
    The Chariot - Long Live
    The National - High Violet  [Expanded Edition]
    Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine  [2010 Remaster]
    Jay-Z - The Hits Collection Volume 1  [Deluxe Edition] [Collector's Box Set]
    Take That - Progress [Import]
    King Crimson - In The Wake of Poseidon  [CD+ DVD Deluxe]
    King Crimson - Islands: 40th Anniversary Series

    The Doors - Live In Vancouver 1970
    Kings X - Live Love In London
    The Who - Live At Leeds [Super Deluxe Edition]
    Jefferson Airplane -
Live At The Fillmore Auditorium: We Have Ignition

    Jefferson Airplane - Live At The Fillmore Auditorium: Grace's Debut
    Jefferson Airplane -
Live At The Fillmore Auditorium: Signe's Farewell

    Jefferson Airplane - Return to the Matrix


Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.


DVD Releases and Picks for November 23rd, 2010

DVD Pick: The Expendables

Description: Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight-knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. Hired by a powerful covert operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Once there, they find themselves caught in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller.

Our View: The Expendables isn't a great film by any stretch of the imagination but it knows exactly what it is trying to be and doesn't pull any punches. Great popcorn flick, but don't be looking for Oscar material here.

Buy Now!

Other releases on November 23
- 12 Men of Christmas (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
- 7th Heaven: The Final Season (Drama, Family, TV) Buy Now!
- Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
- Countdown to Zero (Documentary) Buy Now!
- Eat Pray Love (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
- The Expendables (Action, Thriller) Buy Now!
- I'm Still Here (Documentary) Buy Now!
- Lennon Naked (Biography) Buy Now!
- Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Twelfth Season (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
- The Pillars of the Earth (Drama, Romance, Thriller, TV) Buy Now!
- The Winning Season (Comedy, Drama, Sports) Buy Now!


Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Keep It In Your Pants

Hilarious and unfortunately quite catchy tune and video by Taryn Southern, reminiscent of the really good SNL stuff. I really need to get this song out of my head, the only way I know to do that is to make you all listen to it.

Keep It In Your Pants (featuring Taryn Southern, Larry Miller, and DJ Lubel)

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

image Release Date: November 19, 2010 (conventional theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: David Yates
Screenwriter: Steve Kloves
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Imelda Staunton, Jason Isaacs, Miranda Richardson, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Brendan Gleeson, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Jamie Campbell Bower, Richard Griffiths, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Fiona Shaw, Helen McCrory, David O'Hara, Natalia Tena ...

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.