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Born
Born
DVD ~ Alison Brie
Price: $9.67
34 used & new from $2.23

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Labor Pains, August 22, 2009
This review is from: Born (DVD)
Having a baby is no easy task. If your baby happens to be a demon child, you can't even imagine what you're in for. "Born" is a D-level horror film that attempts to capture that experience.

A young virgin awakes one morning and is miraculously pregnant with a demon child. The father of said devil baby is one of hell's demons, who needs the child to be born so he can regain his soul. What unfolds during the hour and forty minutes of labor (pun intended) is never truly explained.

"Born" is a mediocre horror film at best. The potential was there for this film to be much better than average. But, the poorly written dialogue, sub par acting and numerous plot holes were to overwhelming to go unnoticed.


Holmes HT26-U Tower Fan, Black
Holmes HT26-U Tower Fan, Black
Offered by Shoplet
Price: $52.99
38 used & new from $29.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FANtastic, July 9, 2009
Pros:
1.) Great value
2.) 3 speeds and the option to oscillate or not
3.) Slim Design
4.) Relatively quiet...even at the highest speed

Cons:
1.) Doesn't push a lot of air
2.) Need to keep it close to you to feel the air

Overall: A great fan for the price. Circulates enough air to cool a small room, but if you really want to keep cool, keep it roughly 2-4 feet away from you. Definitely worth buying if you're looking for an inexpensive tower fan.


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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Public Enemy #1, July 1, 2009
"We're not here for your money, we're here for the bank's money"--John Dillinger. Dillinger was a Great Depression era bank robber that some labeled as Public Enemy number one, and others idolized him. He robbed at least two dozen banks, murdered a handful of police officers and escaped from jail twice.

Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" manages to capture the iconic, crime filled life and ultimately the gruesome death of John Dillinger with remarkable accuracy. Dillinger's bank robbing career was shown with vivid detail; even his graceful movements during heists, earning him the nickname of Jackrabbit, were shown. Credit Johnny Depp for playing Dillinger in such a ravishing performance. Depp embodied the mannerisms, speech and character of the infamous bank robber.

"Public Enemies" is one of the best films of 2009. The direction of Mann combined with a superb cast led by Johnny Depp perfectly capture the essence of a Depression era crime story. Not handing over your money to see this film would be the real crime.


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition)
DVD ~ Shia LaBeouf
Offered by CAC Media
Price: $19.60
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44 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Summer Blockbuster, June 26, 2009
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" does exactly what a sequel needs to do. It takes the franchise to a whole other level with more action, more explosions, more destruction, more Autobots, and more Decepticons.

Decepticon forces reemerge on Earth once again take over the planet. The key to the Decepticons evil plot is Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeuof) after he learns the truth behind the origins of the Transformers. Joining the fight is Optimus Prime and his Autobots allied with the Army, engaged in a fight to save humankind.

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a glorified summer blockbuster that is meant to entertain. Put aside the criticisms on acting, plot, etc. It's a Michael Bay film after all, so what can you expect besides over the top action and excessive explosions? But who cares? That's what you paid to see; robots battling each other and transforming, causing destruction in real-life settings. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy.
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Friday the 13th: Killer Cut (Widescreen Edition)
Friday the 13th: Killer Cut (Widescreen Edition)
DVD ~ Jared Padalecki
Price: $5.98
130 used & new from $1.10

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars That's Enough Now Jason, June 16, 2009
It is a known fact that there are eight "Friday the 13th" films excluding "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday," "Jason X" and "Freddy vs. Jason." Add those to the other eight and that makes eleven. "Friday the 13th" (2009) makes twelve. That's enough now, Jason.

Horny, rambunctious kids just can't stay away from Camp Crystal Lake. They never got the memo in the 80s, and apparently not here in 2009. Just like you've seen before (in eight other films remember?) these kids were stabbed, slashed, impaled, and so on and so forth.

Every "Friday the 13th" film has been indistinguishable from the last. So then what's new with the `09 remake? Other than a modern look, not much. Same old story, same old characters and the same old ending. No suspense, no thrilling moments because, once again, it's been done eight other times! At least the 1980 original is still capable of being fresh.


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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two Thumbs Way "Up", May 29, 2009
Disney/Pixar's latest journey does not take you through the depths of the ocean, or through the galaxies in outer space. Instead it simply takes you "Up."

Carl Fredrickson (voice of Ed Asner) is a senior citizen and grieving widower who is facing eviction. With a real estate developer eyeing his property and nursing aides knocking at his door, he embarks on an adventure that he promised his beloved wife he'd take many years earlier. Carl escapes by converting his home into a makeshift hot air balloon and it's up, up and away he goes.

Carl hopes his trip is a pleasure cruise at 30,000 feet. Luckily for us, it's not. Enter Russell (voice of Jordan Nagai) a young cub scout and unfortunately, a stowaway on Carl's balloon. Add in a bunch of hilariously well trained dogs, a gigantic cuckoo bird, and an evil adventurer and it's so much for smooth sailing.

"Up" is a fun tale for the audience both young and old. An elderly man gets to live out his life's dream and in the process gets reacquainted with the best times of his life. "Up" is a truly heartwarming tale that taps into the relationship between young and old. It's a story that inspires, and more importantly, one that tells us it's never too late to accomplish your dream.


The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
DVD ~ Jack Lemmon
Offered by readlistenandmore
Price: $19.00
79 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Funniest Movie of All Time, May 21, 2009
This review is from: The Odd Couple (DVD)
There's an adage that says opposites attract. This may be true for magnets, and for some, in their relationships. However, this saying doesn't apply for Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) and Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau), two divorced men who decide to share a New York apartment.

Felix is a compulsive cleaner and he proves that cleanliness is next to madness. On the other hand, Oscar is slovenly and his evening isn't complete without dirtying up his apartment. Individually, they are who they are. Put them together and you have "The Odd Couple."

Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" is a comedy that can make you laugh each and every time you watch it. Simon's script is filled with humorous dialogue which is given more comedic life with the two lead actors. Nobody delivers those lines better than Lemmon and Matthau.

"The Odd Couple" is possibly the funniest movie of all time. 41 years later and the laughs are still coming. "The Odd Couple" is a film that withstood the test of time and continues to attract new viewers. It is and will always be the original comedy classic.


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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marvel-ously Origin-al, May 1, 2009
Do you want to know how Wolverine got those shiny claws? Do you want to know about his past? Do you want to know why he has lost memories? If you answered yes to all or to at least one of those questions, then "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is something you should check out for the answer(s).

Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine to show us, finally, where he came from. We get a glimpse of his birth sometime in the 19th century. We see that Wolverine is a war-weary soldier who's fought in battles ranging from the Civil War all the way up to Vietnam. We see the beast that lies within him and what drives all his rage.

Some of what you know about the other "X-Men" films needs to be forgotten, particularly anything to do with Sabretooth. In "Origins" the Sabretooth character is re-imagined as Wolverine's half brother, which has been subject of comic book fan speculation.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is as solid as adamantium. The re-imagining of Sabretooth worked well and created an emotional connection between protagonist and antagonist. Jackman was solid again as Wolverine. But, he seems overshadowed by Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth who gave a much more dark, menacing performance. Overall, the film is well made and thoroughly exciting.

Comic book fans will probably nitpick at whatever they see fit. But, the bottom line is that "Origins" is much better than the dreadful "X-Men: The Last Stand" and seems to be clawing at the origins of something great.

Insider tip: Stay for the end of the credits, there is a hidden scene.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, Sweet Hangin', March 20, 2009
An under the radar real estate agent, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) has just proposed to Zooey (Rashida Jones) and he is at a loss when he realizes, unlike his fiancée, that he has no close friends of the same sex. In other words, he has nobody to be the best man at his wedding. With the help of family, Peter takes the effort to find one. Cue the man-dates.

His man-dating pairs him up with a soccer fanatic, who for some reason can't control the pitch of his voice, and then there's Doug (Thomas Lennon from `Reno 911'), the man who decides to kiss on the first date. Peter abandons all hope, that is until he meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segal). With Sydney, Peter gains a friend and brotherly companionship, but it comes at a cost to his love relationship.

"I Love You, Man" is a `bromantic' comedy, but behind all the `bromance' and dude lingo, etc, comes an overtone of warmth and genuine humor. The film is filled with awkward male bonding scenes that Segal and Rudd played out to perfection. They deserve credit when credit is due, but also you must acknowledge the supporting cast, as they are also responsible for some of the laughs. Look for cameos from Jon Favreau, J.K. Simmons, Andy Samberg, and Jaime Pressly that serve as a catalyst for the rest of the film. Each add their own comedic element to an already funny movie.

Go check out "I Love You, Man" for some sweet, sweet hangin' and have a few laughs.


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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Watch the "Watchmen", March 6, 2009
"Watchmen" the film, has been a long-awaited and highly anticipated screen adaptation of the graphic novel. The story begins in 1985 with Cold War tensions escalating and Nixon as President. The Watchmen, once a group of costumed heroes/crime fighters, are now forced to sit back and watch the world come to the brink of a nuclear holocaust. Or are they? No...they aren't. They suit up and do what they do best and try to put a stop to the impending nuclear war.

The bottom line is that "Watchmen" is a fast-moving, visual feast that stays extremely faithful to the source material. Director Zack Snyder kept an impressively dark vision in re-creating Dave Gibbons' illustrations. Although some scenes were made shorter, some were cut out, others were enhanced, specifically action scenes that leave the viewer feeling very impressed.

All the characters were exceptionally cast. Patrick Wilson was perfect for Dan Dreiberg/ Nite Owl. You will certainly keep your eyes glued to the screen when Laure Jupiter (Malin Akerman) makes an appearance, but even more so when she struts in her spandex costume as Silk Spectre. Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) was a complete thrill to read in the novel, and continues that on screen. The people in the film were in awe of Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup), and you will be too when you see him. The special effects for his character were incredible.

So, who watches the "Watchmen?" You do. Or rather you should. And make sure you watch them in IMAX. You won't be disappointed.


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