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New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Aug 27, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday August 27. Mud Mud is a dramatic adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios - he killed a man in Texas and...

Journey to 'The World's End'

Aug 24, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Back in 1999, British director Edgar Wright got together with two of his actor friends, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and they created a hilarious TV show for the BBC called Spaced, which totally parodied geeks and their obsession with science fiction pop culture. In 2004, the three collaborated on...

Your weekend movie guide

Aug 22, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Opened Wed. Aug. 21.) Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Aug 20, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday August 20. Epic From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically...

Movie Review: 'Kick-Ass 2'

Aug 17, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Having been a pretty huge fan of the original Kick-Ass, it should come as no surprise that I was more than a little excited to see the sequel and spend some time with cool characters such as Hit Girl and Kick-Ass himself. Unfortunately, after leaving the theater, any enthusiasm I had mustered up...

Can a 'Butler' knock out 'Kick-Ass'?

Aug 15, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. Kick-Ass 2 After Kick-Ass' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Aug 13, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday August 13. Olympus Has Fallen When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped...
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Earth's future looks bleak in 'Elysium'

Aug 9, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Four years ago, director Neill Blomkamp burst on the scene with a groundbreaking new science fiction film called District 9. It had a very unique look and was filled with interesting ideas that alluded to certain sociological and political issues, namely the apartheid movement in his native South...

Your weekend movie guide

Aug 8, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. Elysium In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Aug 6, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday August 6. Oblivion One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war,...

Denzel and Wahlberg load up in '2 Guns'

Aug 3, 2013 / 4:00 pm
I don't think that you can go into a movie with an uninspiring title such as "2 Guns" and expect to get anything with a whole lot of depth and meaning to it. With its copious amounts of violence and endless gunplay, a more appropriate title might have actually been "200...

'The Way, Way Back' sweet & charming

Aug 1, 2013 / 4:00 pm
In a summer movie season filled with a plethora of big blockbusters featuring superheroes saving the planet, robots battling monsters from another dimension, zombies plaguing the Earth, and the White House under siege from terrorists, sometimes it's nice to get away from all of the bombastic...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jul 30, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday July 30. G.I. Joe: Retaliation The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. I didn't really have high expectations where...

Hugh Jackman shines in 'The Wolverine'

Jul 27, 2013 / 4:00 pm
How would you feel if you were blessed with endless regenerative healing abilities to the point of being indestructible, essentially rendering you immortal? You would have to witness the sight of all of your loved ones dying around you over the years and you would be forced to wallow in misery...

'The Wolverine' set to skewer box office

Jul 25, 2013 / 5:00 pm
Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. The Wolverine In modern day Japan, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jul 23, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday July 23. Trance Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he...

The Conjuring offers bone chilling terror

Jul 19, 2013 / 5:00 pm
Before we delve too deeply into the latest supernatural thriller, The Conjuring, I must warn you all that if you don't like the idea of being totally freaked out and scared out of your wits while watching a film then maybe this isn't the movie for you. If you have any sort of pre-existing...

Will spirits conjure up box office gold?

Jul 18, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Greetings film fanatics, it's time to take a peek at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. The Conjuring Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Fermiga), world renowned...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jul 16, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday July 16. 42 This bio-pic tells the story of two men - the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey - whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey...

Spectacular battles in 'Pacific Rim'

Jul 13, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Upon leaving the theatre, after having just seen the latest big summer blockbuster, Pacific Rim, I immediately harkened back to 20 years ago, when I had just seen the visually groundbreaking adventure film, Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg's film evoked such a sense of awe and wonder as he...

'Pacific Rim' set to rule the Earth!

Jul 11, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. Pacific Rim When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jul 9, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday July 9. Dead Man Down Victor (Colin Farrell), a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse (Terrence Howard), with the single purpose of making Alphonse pay for destroying his once happy life. As he...

Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' fires blanks

Jul 4, 2013 / 4:00 pm
I think I can safely say to anyone that has ever been a fan of the legendary character of the Lone Ranger that you might want to avoid seeing the latest film version of the masked vigilante, as it bears little to no resemblance at all to the iconic character you may have come to love. This...

'White House Down' big, dumb, fun

Jul 1, 2013 / 4:00 pm
I don't know if it was necessary to release a second film in the span of three months featuring an attack on the White House, but the studio did it anyways. Back in March we got Olympus Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler as an ex-Secret Service agent battling terrorists as they invade the Oval...

Bullock and McCarthy bring 'The Heat'

Jun 29, 2013 / 5:00 pm
In an age of testosterone-fueled, action-driven buddy cop movies it could be seen as a refreshing change of pace to find two females wearing their feminism proudly on their sleeves and kicking ass like the guys usually do in this particular genre, rather than being relegated to the typical romantic...

Your Canada day weekend movie guide

Jun 27, 2013 / 6:00 pm
Greetings film fanatics, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us over this long weekend. The Heat Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jun 25, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday June 25. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the...

Brad Pitt saves the day in 'World War Z'

Jun 22, 2013 / 4:00 pm
I'm not going to beat around the bush, I'll just get right to the point. World War Z is totally badass. For a film that was supposedly marred by many difficulties such as production delays, budget concerns and several script rewrites, it turned out to be a highly entertaining, action packed...

'Monsters' vs. zombies for box office $$

Jun 21, 2013 / 5:00 pm
Greetings film fanatics, it's time to take a look at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. World War Z United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jun 18, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday June 18. Jack the Giant Slayer Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in...

Superman soars again in 'Man of Steel'

Jun 14, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Wow, so where do I begin? It's no secret that I have had a long history with Superman, as the 1978 film was the first movie I ever saw in the theatre and it was hugely influential in fostering my love of superheroes as a child and turning me into the comic book and film geek that I am today. So...

This Is the End = apocalyptic laughs

Jun 13, 2013 / 4:00 pm
It was less than a week ago when I saw the lame and uninspiring movie The Internship and I criticized the state of comedy films these days. It's been at least six months (likely more) since I've seen a half decent comedy that truly made me laugh the whole way through. Thankfully the drought...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jun 11, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday June 11. Oz the Great and Powerful Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot - fame and fortune are his for the...

Movie Review: The Internship

Jun 8, 2013 / 4:00 pm
It pains me to have to continuously lament the sad state of the movie comedy these days, but quite frankly it has become my least favourite genre out there right now due to the lack of quality funny material being released in the past several years. It's been one piece of junk after another...

The Internship on the verge of a 'Purge'

Jun 7, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a peek at what the cinema has in store for us this weekend. The Internship Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

Jun 4, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday June 4. Warm Bodies A funny new twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie...

'Now You See Me' all smoke and mirrors

Jun 1, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Now you see me, now you don't is one of the oldest expressions a magician uses when they are using sleight of hand and misdirection in order to trick the audience into believing they are witnessing the impossible right before their eyes. They distract the audience long enough to perform the...

Your weekend movie guide

May 31, 2013 / 4:00 pm
Greetings movie lovers, it's time to take a peek at what the cinema has to offer us this weekend. After Earth A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1000 years after cataclysmic events forced...

New out on DVD/Blu-ray this week

May 28, 2013 / 11:00 am
New out on DVD/Blu-ray for Tuesday May 28. Dark Skies From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret (Josh Hamilton and Keri...

'Fast & Furious 6' delivers the thrills

May 25, 2013 / 4:00 pm
It's a pretty rare feat for a movie franchise to launch a series of sequels and end up having the fifth and sixth films in the series being the best of the bunch, but such is the case where The Fast and the Furious is concerned. After seeing the first film back in 2001 and not being overly...
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About the Author

Just to give you a little background on my qualifications, I've been a film buff my whole life and I enjoy all different genres.

I especially have a passion for classic cinema.

I spent most of the past 17 years working for Rogers Video, so not only have I seen an immense amount of movies, but I've recommended many films to people over the years.



The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet does not warrant the contents.


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