Sucker Punch – 27 Second Review

Sucker Punch poster

Written by: Zack Snyder & Steve Shibuya
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Starring: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Scott Glenn & Jon Hamm

Review: Steampunk Zombie Nazis. That’s really all they needed to hook me…but add in dragons, giant samurai, robot assassins, nukes, an orc-a-pult, and hot girls in leather with machine guns and katanas destroying it all, and it’s almost superfluous. I’m not saying I didn’t appreciate the extras, because I certainly did. The eye candy alone makes the movie worth it. Add in Scott Glenn as a wise old sage, and you’ve got a winner. Also, Steampunk Zombie Nazis!

Time: 22 seconds

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By | 2017-09-24T22:42:26+00:00 March 31st, 2011|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

Training Day (2001) – DVD Review

Training Day DVD cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: David Ayer
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with Fuqua
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Deleted scenes
  • Alternate (extended) ending
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Music videos: “#1” by Nelly and “Got You” by Pharoahe Monch

Released by: Warner Home Video
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Get It.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:01:08+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|1 Comment

The Hunt for Red October (1990) – DVD Review

The Hunt for Red October DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Larry Ferguson & Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy
Directed by: John McTiernan
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones

Features:

  • Running audio commentary by director McTiernan
  • Beneath the Surface making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer

Released by: Paramount
Region: 1
Rating: PG
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Fans of the movie should own it.

It’s 1984. Captain Ramius (Connery) has been given the command of the newest class of Soviet sub–one that’s got a certain something extra under the hood, if you catch my drift. Ramius has something secret under his hood, too–he and a select group of his officers are trying to defect and take this new sub, Red October, with them. Enter Jack Ryan (Baldwin), an analyst who’s gotten some clandestine shots of the hull of the October and is trying to figure out what the sub’s strange new feature is. Things get especially tense when the Soviets claim Ramius has gone rogue–and now both Soviets and Americans are looking for the poor captain to blow him to kingdom come. Only Ryan thinks he knows what the man’s really up to, and only Ryan can save the life of him and his crew.

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By | 2011-06-28T02:30:23+00:00 May 6th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments