Win Cloverfield on DVD

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Cloverfield. What happens when something big and mildly annoyed decides to deliver a smackdown to New York City. Coming to DVD April 22nd. Paramount has graced us with three copies. Want to win one of them? You know what comes next…

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By | 2008-05-30T20:27:56+00:00 April 12th, 2008|Contests|1 Comment

Alias: The Complete Third Season (2001) – DVD Review

Alias: The Complete Third Season

Film:
DVD:

Series Created by J. J. Abrams
Starring Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, Michael Vartan, Melissa George, Ron Rifkin

Features:

  • All twenty-two second season episodes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurettes:
    • Creating Characters seminar at The Museum of Television & Radio
    • Alias Up Close” – Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Crew
    • “Burbank to Barcelona” – Location Production
  • The Animated Alias: Tribunal
  • Blooper reel
  • Television spots
  • Running audio commentaries:
    • Episode 1: “The Two” by Alias fans Erin Dailey and Jennifer Wong
    • Episode 9: “Conscious” by director Ken Olin, and actresses Garner and George
    • Episode 11: “Full Disclosure” by director Lawrence Trilling, writer Jesse Alexander, and Scott Chambliss
    • Episode 15: “Facade” by creator Abrams, director Jack Bender, and actor Greg Grunberg

Released by: Buena Vista.
Rating: NR
Region: 1
Anamorphic: That’s affirmative.

My Advice: Fans should own, rest should rent.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:59:20+00:00 April 5th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

Alias: The Complete Second Season (2002) – DVD Review

Alias: The Complete Second Season

Film:
DVD:

Series Created by J. J. Abrams
Starring Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, Lena Olin, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan

Features:

  • All twenty-two second season episodes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurettes: ‘The Making of “The Telling”‘ and ‘The Look of Alias
  • Blooper reel
  • Television spots
  • Running audio commentaries:
    • Episode 13: ‘Phase One’ by creator Abrams, director Jack Bender, actors Garner, Grunberg, Vartan & Garber
    • Episode 17: ‘A Dark Turn’ by director Ken Olin, writer Jesse Alexander, supervising producer Jeff Pinkner, and executive producer John Eisendrath
    • Episode 21: ‘Second Double’ by director Ken Olin, actors Cooper, Lumbly, & O’Quinn
    • Episode 22: ‘The Telling’ by creator Abrams, actors Dungey, Rifkin, Weisman & director Ken Olin

Released by: Buena Vista.
Rating: NR
Region: 1
Anamorphic: That’s affirmative.

My Advice: Own It. Do it now before Sydney comes and kicks your ass.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:59:20+00:00 April 4th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

Alias: The Complete First Season (2001) – DVD Review

Alias: Season 1 Cover art

Film:
DVD:

Series Created by: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, Carl Lumbly, Merrin Dungey, and Kevin Weisman

Features:

  • All twenty-two second season episodes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurettes:
    • ‘Pilot Production Diary’
    • ‘Inside Stunts’
  • Season 2 preview
  • Blooper reel
  • Television spots
  • Running audio commentaries:
    • Episode 1: ‘Truth Be Told’, with creator Abrams and actress Garner
    • Episode 2: ‘So It Begins’, with cinematographer Michael Bonvillain, producer Sarah Caplan and director Ken Olin
    • Episode 17: ‘Q&A’, with executive producer John Eisendrath, writer Alex Kurtzman-Counter and supervising producer Roberto Orci
    • Episode 22: ‘Almost Thirty Years’, with actors Garner, Vartan, Cooper, Lumbly, Rifkin, Dungey, Weisman & Garber

Released by: Buena Vista
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: That’s affirmative.

My Advice: Own It. You heard me, get up and go buy it!

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By | 2011-10-14T04:21:23+00:00 October 10th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

Armageddon (1998) – Movie Review

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Written by: J.J. Abrams, Tony Gilroy, Jonathan Hensleigh, & Shane Salerno, based on a story by Jonathan Hensleigh & Robert Roy Pool, with additional writing by Paul Attanasio, Ann Biderman, Scott Rosenberg, & Robert Towne
Directed by: Michael Bay
Starring: Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Steve Buscemi

My Advice: Don’t miss it.

Michael Bay does it again and producer Jerry Bruckheimer is pretty much forgiven for his part in making Con Air a reality. That’s right, it’s the first big-ass plastic mindless destructorama flick I’ve seen this summer to actually make good on its promise and thrill. But be forewarned–you’re entering Jerry Bruckheimer’s world, a world that gives physicists in our world ulcers and headaches. We’ll tell them to bugger off in a minute. First, the synoptic thing: A rock the size of Texas is headed towards Earth (played by itself) and will wipe out everything including politicians, movie critics, and other forms of bacteria. There’s only one thing to do–drill a hole in the sucker, plant a nuke in it, and blow it to hell. Or wherever space rocks go after they die when they’ve been bad and menaced whole planets. And I know what you’re thinking, true believers–you already reviewed this movie, Widge, and were disappointed! Ah, not this movie but its bastard cousin. More on that to come. Anyway, the head of NASA (Thornton) calls on the best deep driller in the world (Willis) to save all creation. Nuff said.

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By | 2009-06-16T01:00:04+00:00 July 2nd, 1998|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments