The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box tries very hard to be fun and epic, but it ends up falling short.
It’s that time again: another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup! Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! This week there’s an incredibly short list of DVD’s to get. Based on ratings, God Bless America is the must own of
Continuing a theme of epic television fantasy miniseries, this week Video Vault celebrates Hallmark Entertainment/NBC Studio’s Merlin. Originally aired as three 60-minute episodes over consecutive nights in April of 1998, Merlin is the award-winning chronicling of the life and times of literature’s (second?) most famous wizard. Directed by Steve Barron (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Coneheads), the film stars Sam
It’s that time again: another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup! Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! This weeks biggest releases are The Vow, Underworld Awakening, The Big C and Chuck! The Vow was a big hit
The key to viewing this film perhaps lies in the most neglected, marginal element. Bob. Bob is the child, that is left alone in an empty flat for days, while his mother is visiting a lover, and his father is recovering from a delirium. Bob is hungry, skinny, and filthy; the place is a mess. His home is turned into a battleground, his tiny clothes are strewn about, and everything is piling up: the anger, the anxiety, and the dirty dishes. Bob is trying to set the record in holding his breath underwater, like many children do. But, at the very least, when he throws himself into a tub fully clothed, one must understand this is his safe place. Where sounds are distorted, where arguments don’t sound real. This is the real terror that is taking place. Maybe this whole time we were watching from the perspective of a child, whose parents are replaced by monsters and strangers. They look like his family but are not really them.
An official trailer has been released for the Australian film The Hunter starring Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe, and Frances O’Conner. Dafoe’s character is sent from Europe to hunt down the last Tasmanian tiger. This seems like a pretty good concept to go along with the recently released The Grey. The