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Archive for August, 2010

DVD Report – August 31st

Alright, we’ll make this fast because this is the worst week of new DVD releases in a very long time. Only Michael Caine as Harry Brown manages to be interesting. I still can’t fathom that people would pay money to see Marmaduke in theaters. Are families really that desperate for kid-friendly fare?

Harry BrownAverage Tier 5.99
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend’s murder by doling out his own form of justice. Harry Brown @ Amazon

MarmadukeAverage Tier 1.70
When Phil and Debbie Winslow (comedy vets Lee Pace and Judy Greer) relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane (voiced by Owen Wilson) gets a taste of the dog’s life, California-style. Featuring the voice talents of Emma Stone, Ron Perlman, Jeremy Piven, and Steve Coogan, this family comedy blends live action and CGI animation to bring America’s most-beloved, if slobbery, comic-strip mutt to life. Marmaduke @ Amazon

Why Did I Get Married Too?Average Tier 2.63
Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife. Why Did I Get Married Too? @ Amazon

Chris Evans’ Awesome Scott Pilgrim Posters

We were saddened to see Edgar Wright’s critically praised comic adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. The World bomb at the box office this weekend. There are a few theories as to why.

But it reminded me of the excellent posters for the action star Lucas Lee (played hilariously by Chris Evans), which I saw at ComicsAlliance a couple weeks ago. Lucas Lee was a skater before becoming a Hollywood superstar, and is one of the evil ex-boyfriends which Scott must defeat.

Action Doctor’s tagline is classic. There are more over at ComicsAlliance, so go check them out!


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DVD Report – August 24th

A strong week for new films on DVD. Both City Island and Ajami were warmly received by the users of Criticker, but the most love was saved for Australian thriller The Square and the documentary about one of television’s first funny-women, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg.

City IslandAverage Tier 6.70
Meet the Rizzos, a family that might get along a lot better if only they could tell each other the truth.City Island @ Amazon

The Back-up PlanAverage Tier 2.58
A romantic comedy of coincidences begins when Zoe (Jennifer Lopez), tired of looking for Mr. Right, decides to have a baby on her own. As fate would have it, she meets the perfect man (Alex O’Loughlin) on the same day she’s artificially inseminated. Now, Zoe has to figure out how to make her two life’s dreams fit with each other. Alan Poul directs a hilarious, heartfelt tale of modern confusion, confession and romantic slapstick. The Back-up Plan @ Amazon

AjamiAverage Tier 6.53
Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. 13-year-old Nasri and his older brother live in fear after their uncle wounds a prominent clan member. Naive young Palestinian refugee Malek works illegally in Israel to pay for the surgery that will save his mother. Wealthy Palestinian Binj dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend. Jewish policeman Dando seeks revenge when his brother is found murdered in the West Bank.Ajami @ Amazon

Criticker Pick!The SquareAverage Tier 7.17
Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond Yale becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. Ray’s moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband’s latest crime. The seed is planted and Ray, fearing he will lose his love, hires the professional arsonist Billy to cover their traces. Everything seems set, until the plan goes horribly wrong. The Square @ Amazon
Criticker Pick!Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. GoldbergAverage Tier 7.14
A documentary on television pioneer Gertrude Berg. She was the creator, principal writer, and star of “The Goldbergs,” a popular radio show for 17 years, which became television’s very first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949. Berg received the first Best Actress Emmy in history, and paved the way for women in the entertainment industry. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg @ Amazon

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2001 Rainbows! All the Way Across the Sky!!!

What does it mean?!!!

This is the best parody we’ve yet seen of the Double Rainbow guy. Love it.

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DVD Report – August 17th

www.adcologne.de -Reading the synopsis of The Last Song starring Miley Cyrus is enough to make one’s head explode. She’s rebellious! But, the truly frightening thing is that it’s not even the worst film of the week, new on DVD. That distinction goes to Brendan Fraser’s new “comedy”, Furry Vengeance. Ugh… luckily South Korea provides us some true entertainment in the form of the out-of-control action flick The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

The Good, The Bad, The WeirdAverage Tier 6.61
A bounty hunter (the Good), a gangster (the Bad) and a thief (the Weird) match wits and many, many bullets in a quest for a mysterious treasure map in 1930s Manchuria. Over-the-top shootouts and chase scenes highlight this Korean homage to the Spaghetti Western. The cast includes the three biggest movie stars in Korea. The Good, The Bad, The Weird @ Amazon

Me and Orson WellesAverage Tier 6.10
A teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of “Julius Ceasar” directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937. Me and Orson Welles @ Amazon

The Last SongAverage Tier 2.16
A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect. The Last Song @ Amazon

Furry VengeanceAverage Tier 1.65
As a greedy real estate developer (Brendan Fraser) finalizes plans to level a swath of pristine Oregon forest to make way for another soulless housing subdivision, a band of woodland creatures rises up to throw a monkey wrench into the developer’s scheme. Just how much mischief from the furry critters can the businessman take before he calls it quits? Roger Kumble directs this family-friendly madcap comedy. Furry Vengeance @ Amazon

Ca$hAverage Tier 3.06
A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan and his wife Leslie when they are faced with a life-changing decision that brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic to their doorstep. As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence… All in the name of money. Ca$h @ Amazon

New Feature – Filmmaker List

This is something which has been a long time coming… an alphabetized list of all the directors, writers and actors in our database.

You can find the list under the Explore tab. Currently, you can filter on the list on number of credits, and on the number of films you’ve seen.

What do you think? It’s pretty basic for now, but we were really excited to get it out there. By the way, did you know that there’s one person in our database with over 500 acting credits? Guess who!