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DVD Review: Whip It

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost three decades since the world fell in love with cute, little Drew Barrymore in Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.” His mentoring behind the camera must have had more effect on Drew than he realized. When an opportunity to direct “Whip It” landed in her lap, she hopped at the chance.

DVD Review: Inglourious Basterds

The only director in history that can be associated with his style, with as little as a song, is back with his 6th big bang effort. What makes Quentin Tarantino’s newest film so divine isn’t the acting, it’s more the ten years prior, fueling his fire to make one of his dream projects…

DVD Review: Public Enemies

Michael Mann’s movies are some of the absolute best out there. He has a first-person style, with a grainy film quality, that contributes something to his films that no one else is able to capture. If you think about it, “Heat,” “Ali,” “Collateral,” and “Miami Vice” all had these similar badass attributes in common.

DVD Review: Wolverine

Leading up to the events of “X-Men”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed and the ominous Weapon X program.

DVD Review: Adventureland

The summer of 1987 could only be described as one thing; bland. James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) would have to find that out the hard way. He was planning a trip to Europe, before heading off to an Ivy League school. Money troubles in his family force him to get a job close to home…

DVD Review: Coraline

Henry Selick hit his career home run when he directed The Nightmare Before Christmas.

DVD Review: Watchmen

Most people enjoyed 2004’s remake of Dawn of the Dead. Director Zack Snyder returned two years later, with the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel 300, and blew peoples’ minds. When it was time to bring the best selling Watchmen series to Hollywood, Snyder was the first one to get the call.

DVD Review: The Unborn

Casey Beldon (Good) is living a normal life like most teenage girls. One day she starts having strange nightmares of a ghostly child, and a contorted, vicious dog.

DVD Review: Two Lovers

What better city for a love triangle filled drama/romance to take place than New York City? It’s a city known for engulfing people within its landscape, night life, and unlimited choices.

DVD Review: Notorious

Notorious is a biopic revolving around Christopher Wallace, a Catholic school boy turned drug dealer, who went on to be one of the most famous rappers of all time. The story, which is told in a tasteful way, chronicles his life from age 8, all the way to his tragic death in 1997.

DVD Review: The Wrestler

After the slew of truth-based professional sports star sagas that have come our way over the last few years, you may feel like you’ve seen them all. The Wrestler, however, is a cool change of pace. It follows Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke), who used to be a professional wrestler, but now barely makes ends meet as a grocery store employee.

DVD Review: Quantum of Solace

Never before in the Bond franchise have two films been linked so tightly together. Watching Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace back to back is more enjoyable than the three Bourne movies as a whole. If you don’t watch the prior film before this one however, you will be somewhat lost.

DVD Review: How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

When a man named Toby Young passed away, he left a memoir. This tale is what he encountered in his sneak peek span inside Hollywood. Sidney Young (Simon Pegg) is a struggling British writer who is having a hard time fitting in after joining a high profile magazine in New York.

DVD Review: Body Of Lies

There are jobs in the United States government that no one wants to take. There are jobs that are so secret most of us will never even know they exist. Then again, some are born with that special talent to blend in. These covert CIA operatives are willing to go deep behind enemy lines and do the few jobs no one else will.