DVD Pick: The Kings Speech

“A perfect package featuring top notch acting, directing, and a perfect script and beautiful cinematography”

Release Date: April 19, 2011
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Tom Hooper
Screenwriter: David Seidler
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for some language)
Official Website: KingsSpeech.com

Based on the true story of the Queen of England’s father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. "The King’s Speech" stars Academy Award nominee Colin Firth as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Rush stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war.

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, THE KING’S SPEECH follows the Royal Monarch’s quest to find his voice.

The award-winning cast includes Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon.

EN Review: This is not just a period piece, we usually do not care for them at all, this is a slice of life and history. It’s a perfect package featuring top notch acting, directing, and a perfect script and beautiful cinematography all come together and watching this you can see exactly why it won every award.


This Week on DVD: Skyline

Though Skyline was not reviewed well, it is a very good movie for what it is, that is an alien invasion movie. It is like the reviewers were expecting Gone With The Wind?

Skyline’s aliens are relentless, powerful, and genocidal, much closer to reality than we might like to think. Reviewers wanted to have an explanation, but what alien invasion force is going to tell you why? They simply do not care if we know why, do we explain to the cockroaches why we use Raid?

This is action packed sci-fi eye candy and for that it succeeds quite well.

In the sci-fi thriller "Skyline," strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the earth.

Check out our original Skyline Review and trailers


Also released on March 22
A Brady Bunch of Movies: 4 Groovy Films (Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
Alien 2: On Earth (Midnight Legacy Collection) (Horror, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
Arthur and the Invisibles 2 & 3 The New Minimoy Adventures (Adventure, Family, Fantasy) Buy Now!
The Associate (L’associé) (Comedy) Buy Now!
Batman 3-Pack Fun (Action, Animation) Buy Now!
The Big I Am (Crime, Drama, Thriller) Buy Now!
Consinsual (Drama) Buy Now!
Consinual (Drama) Buy Now!
Dark Fields (Horror) Buy Now!
Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse (The Criterion Collection) (Various) Buy Now!
Firebreather (Animation, TV) Buy Now!
How Do You Know (Comedy) Buy Now!
The Little Engine That Could (Family) Buy Now!
Meskada (Crime, Drama) Buy Now!
Our Hospitality (Ultimate Edition) (Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
The People I’ve Slept With (Comedy) Buy Now!
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Horror, Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!
Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Double Feature: Jackson County Jail/Caged Heat! (Various) Buy Now!
Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete Second Season (Adventure, TV) Buy Now!
Siren (Horror) Buy Now!
Skyline (Sci-Fi, Thriller) Buy Now!
The Times of Harvey Milk (The Criterion Collection) (Documentary) Buy Now!
The Tourist (Thriller) Buy Now!
The Twist (Folies bourgeoises) (Comedy) Buy Now!
The Venture Bros.: Season 4, Vol. 2 (Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
The Windmill Movie (Documentary) Buy Now!
Yogi Bear (Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.


DVD Tuesday: 127 Hours

From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) comes the powerfully uplifting true story of one man’s struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker’s adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends–as well as his own courage and ingenuity–to turn adversity into triumph!

EN 5 Second Review: Emotionally charged and intense. We were worn out after watching this movie, discussed it for days. A must see.

All DVD Releases:

March 1
 127 Hours (Drama) Buy Now!
 A Beautiful Life (Drama) Buy Now!
 The Bleeding (Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
 The Bleeding (Action, Adventure, Horror) Buy Now!
 Brenda Starr, Reporter (Crime, Drama, TV) Buy Now!
 Burlesque (Drama) Buy Now!
 The Clowns (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
 Faster (Action, Thriller) Buy Now!
 My Girlfriend’s Back (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
 Noah’s Castle: The Complete Series (Adventure, Family, TV) Buy Now!
 ReBoot: Seasons 1 & 2 (Animation) Buy Now!
 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery) Buy Now!
 Ultimate Wave: Tahiti (Documentary) Buy Now!
 Walking on Water (Documentary) Buy Now!


Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.


This week on DVD

51WyJ2aPryL._SL500_AA300_This week we get the two disc collectors edition of The Social Network  as our DVD pick it doesn’t have a ton of special features, but the audio commentaries are well worth the $12.99 price for one of the best movies of the year.

Audio Commentary with David Fincher
Audio Commentary with Writer Aaron Sorkin & The Cast

They all laughed at college nerd Mark Zuckerberg, whose idea for a social-networking site made him a billionaire. And they all laughed at the idea of a Facebook movie–except writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, merely two of the more extravagantly talented filmmakers around. Sorkin and Fincher’s breathless picture, The Social Network, is a fast and witty creation myth about how Facebook grew from Zuckerberg’s insecure geek-at-Harvard days into a phenomenon with 500 million users. Sorkin frames the movie around two lawsuits aimed at the lofty but brilliant Zuckerberg (deftly played by Adventureland‘s Jesse Eisenberg): a claim that he stole the idea from Ivy League classmates, and a suit by his original, now slighted, business partner (Andrew Garfield). The movie follows a familiar rise-and-fall pattern, with temptation in the form of a sunny California Beelzebub (an expert Justin Timberlake as former Napster founder Sean Parker) and an increasingly tangled legal mess. Emphasizing the legal morass gives Sorkin and Fincher a chance to explore how unsocial this social-networking business can be, although the irony seems a little facile. More damagingly, the film steers away from the prickly figure of Zuckerberg in the latter stages–and yet Zuckerberg presents the most intriguing personality in the movie, even if the movie takes pains to make us understand his shortcomings. Fincher’s command of pacing and his eye for the clean spaces of Aughts-era America are bracing, and he can’t resist the technical trickery involved in turning actor Armie Hammer into privileged Harvard twins (Hammer is letter-perfect). Even with its flaws, The Social Network is a galloping piece of entertainment, a smart ride with smart people… who sometimes do dumb things.

The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)alt

January 11 DVD Releases

Alpha and Omega (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family) Buy Now!
Chris Angel Mindfreak: Season 6 (Reality TV) Buy Now!
Dances with Wolves (20th Anniversary) (Adventure, Drama, Western) Buy Now!
Doctor Who: Episode 111 – Meglos (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
Doctor Who: Episode 44 – The Dominators (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!
ER: The Complete Fourteenth Season (Drama, TV) Buy Now!
The Freebie (Comedy, Drama, Romance) Buy Now!
Funny or Die Presents: The Complete First Season (Comedy) Buy Now!
Greek: Chapter Five – The Complete Third Season (Comedy, Drama, TV) Buy Now!
The Green Hornet (Movie Edition) (Adventure) Buy Now!
The Green Hornet (Original Serials Collector’s Set) (Adventure) Buy Now!
The Hessen Conspiracy (Action, Adventure) Buy Now!
Hot in Cleveland: Season One (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (Comedy, Fantasy) Buy Now!
Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan (Comedy) Buy Now!
Love Hurts (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
The Narnia Code (Documentary) Buy Now!
Piranha 3D (Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
Psychosis (Horror, Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!
Rules of Engagement: The Complete Fourth Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
Shake Hands with the Devil (Drama) Buy Now!
The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition) (Drama) Buy Now!
Sordid Lives: The Series (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!
There’s Nothing Out There (Comedy, Horror) Buy Now!
Top Shot: Season One (Documentary, TV) Buy Now!
The Universe: The Complete Season Five (Documentary, TV) Buy Now!
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season Four, Volume Two (Adventure, Sci-Fi, TV) Buy Now!

The Warrior’s Way

imageRelease Date: December 3, 2010
Studio: Relativity Media
Director: Sngmoo Lee
Screenwriter: Sngmoo Lee
Starring: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox
Genre: Action, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody violence)
Official Website: IAmRogue.com/TheWarriorsWay

"The Warrior’s Way," a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth ("Superman Returns"), Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush ("Shine"), Danny Huston ("The Kingdom"), and Tony Cox ("The Hustle"). The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings"), Jooick Lee ("Seven Swords") and Michael Peyser ("Hackers").

EN 5 Second Review: ** of *****

I am not sure if I am seeing a video game or a movie, and there is no subtlety here at all. I feel kind of like I am trapped in some kind of spaghetti western martial arts circus comedy drama mystical movie and it makes my head spin.

Theatrical Trailer:

Clip: Yang (Jang Dong-gun) and the gang get ambushed by ninjas.

DVD Releases and Picks for November 23rd, 2010

DVD Pick: The Expendables

Description: Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight-knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. Hired by a powerful covert operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Once there, they find themselves caught in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller.

Our View: The Expendables isn’t a great film by any stretch of the imagination but it knows exactly what it is trying to be and doesn’t pull any punches. Great popcorn flick, but don’t be looking for Oscar material here.

Buy Now!

Other releases on November 23
12 Men of Christmas (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
7th Heaven: The Final Season (Drama, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
Countdown to Zero (Documentary) Buy Now!
Eat Pray Love (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
The Expendables (Action, Thriller) Buy Now!
I’m Still Here (Documentary) Buy Now!
Lennon Naked (Biography) Buy Now!
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Twelfth Season (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
The Pillars of the Earth (Drama, Romance, Thriller, TV) Buy Now!
The Winning Season (Comedy, Drama, Sports) Buy Now!


Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.


The Next Three Days

image Release Date: November 19, 2010
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Paul Haggis
Screenwriter: Paul Haggis
Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Brian Dennehy, RZA, Moran Atias, Lennie James, Allan Steele, Ty Simpkins, Leslie McCombs, Jason Beghe, Aisha Hinds, Kathy Fitzgerald, Olivia Wilde, Jonathan Tucker, Remy Nozik, Daniel Stern

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.


Deal of the Day: Get Kid Rocks new album for just $3.99

image Get Kid Rocks new album today in mp3 format for just $3.99
Born Freealt

Kid Rock has had a long road to respectability, but the kid has finally made it to respectability with this his 8th studio album. That may not always be a good thing though as may of Kid Rocks fans love the Motor City attitude that is a little watered down here. It is a pleasant change of pace as long as he doesn’t go too far and lose who he is in trying to be more “commercial”.

It’s a fine line to walk and he does it on this album. I’ve been a fan of Kid Rock since his harder-edged days in "The History of Rock", but his last several albums have been more classic rock than hip hop. It’s a change that I have grown to love. And the title track and the Sheryl Crow duet on this album are some of his best work to date.

Get Kid Rocks new album Born Freealt today in mp3 format for just $3.99

Video from the title track:

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.