AmusementMPAA Rating: R for horror violence, terror and disturbing images.
Runtime: 85 mins.
Director: John Simpson
Writer: Jake Wade Wall
Cast: Keir O'Donnell; Katheryn Winnick; Jessica Lucas
Tagline: It's Funny... Right?
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "I realize you're in a serious state of shock... what's amusing you?"
Own it on DVD/blu-ray: January 20, 2009
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

0 stars

NotoriousMPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, and for drug content.
Runtime: 100 mins.
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker
Cast: Jamal Woolard; Derek Luke; Angela Bassett
Tagline: No dream is too big .
Genre: Biography | Drama | Musical
Memorable Quote: "Are you a bad guy trying to be good, or a good guy trying to be bad? " ... more quotes
Release Date: January 19, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009.
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

2 stars

Hotel for DogsMPAA Rating: PG for brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor.
Runtime: 100 mins.
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Writer: Jeff Lowell and Robert Schooley (
Cast: Emma Roberts; Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle; Lisa Kudrow.
Tagline: No stray gets turned away
Genre: Comedy | Family
Memorable Quote: "There's a lot more to taking care of them then feeding them."
Release Date: January 16, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009.
Distributor: Dreamworks Pictures

3 Stars

Fantastic Mr. FoxMPAA Rating: PG for action, smoking and slang humor.
Runtime: 87 mins.
Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson
Cast: George Clooney; Meryl Streep; Jason Schwartzmanl Bill Murray
Tagline: Dig the life fantastic.
Genre: Animation | Adventure
Memorable Quote: "His ears were cold. He's not with us. " ... more quotes
Release Date: November 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010.
Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

5 Stars

The Final DestinationMPAA Rating: R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality.
Runtime: 82 mins.
Director: David R. Ellis
Writer: Eric Bress
Cast: Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Mykelti Williamson, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella
Tagline: Take the trip in Real D 3D.
Genre: Horror
Memorable Quote: "If I'm going to die, then I'm going to make the most out of every moment I have left, so I'm going to do what I do best, I'm gonna get laid. If I'm dying, I'm trying. "
Release Date: August 28, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2010
Distributor: New Line Cinema.

2 stars

Fired Up!MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, partial nudity, language and some teen partying.
Runtime: 94 mins.
Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Freedom Jones
Cast: Nicholas D'Agosto; Eric Christian Olsen; Sarah Roemer
Tagline: Fired Up!.
Genre: Comedy
Memorable Quote: "Screw football... let's go cheer."
Release Date: February 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2009.
Distributor: Screen Gems

2 stars

Forrest GumpMPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence.
Runtime: 142 mins.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Eric Roth
Cast: Tom Hanks; Gary Sinise; Mykelti Williamson; Sally Field ... complete cast
Tagline: The story of a lifetime.
Genre: Drama
Memorable Quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates"
Release Date: July 6, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
Distributor: Paramount Pictures

5 Stars

Friday the 13thMPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material.
Runtime: 97 mins.
Director: Marcus Nispel
Writer: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift
Cast: Jared Padalecki; Danielle Panabaker; Travis Van Winkle ... complete cast
Tagline: Welcome to Crystal Lake.
Genre: Horror
Memorable Quote: "His name was Jason and today is his birthday. "
Theatrical Release Date: February 13, 2009
Own it on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand: June 16, 2009
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
2 stars

Funny PeopleMPAA Rating: R for language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality.
Runtime: 146 mins.
Director: Judd Apatow
Writer: Judd Apatow
Cast: Adam Sandler; Seth Rogen; Leslie Mann ... complete cast
Tagline: Funny People.
Genre: Comedy
Memorable Quote: "I don't think I can hide that. My face is circumcised. " ... more quotes
Release Date: July 31, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 24, 2009.
Distributor: Universal Studios

5 Stars

GamerMPAA Rating: R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.
Runtime: 95 mins.
Director: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor
Writer: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor
Cast: Gerard Butler; Kyra Sedgwick; Ludicris; Alison Lohman ... complete cast
Tagline: In the near future, you don't live to play... you'll play to live.
Genre: Action | Sci-fi
Memorable Quote: "It's Simon... I'm playing you."
Release Date: September 4, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 19, 2010.
Distributor: Lionsgate
4 Stars

Ghosts of Girlfriends PastMPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference.
Runtime: 100 mins.
Director: Mark Waters
Writer: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Cast: Matthew McConaughey; Jennifer Garner; Michael Douglas; Robert Forster ... complete cast
Tagline: You can't always run from your past
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Memorable Quote: "love is a magic comfort food for the weak and uneducated"
Release Date: June 8, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

2 stars

G.I. Joe A Real American HeroMPAA Rating: This title not rated by the MPAA.
Runtime: 480 mins.
Director: Buzz Dixon.
Cast: Michael Bell; Chris Latta; Rob Paulsen ... complete cast
Tagline: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season 1.2.
Genre: TV
Memorable Quote: "Hey, why didn't you just yell "Look out!"?"
Release Date: September 12, 1983
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
Distributor: WEA Corp.

3 Stars

The Girlfriend ExperienceMPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity and language.
Runtime: 78 mins.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: David Levien & Brian Koppelman
Cast: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, David Levien, Mark Jacobson, Peter Zizzo ... complete cast
Tagline: See it with someone you ****
Genre: Drama | Indie
Release Date: May 22, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
Distributor: Magnolia Picture

4 stars

The GoodsMPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material.
Runtime: 90 mins.
Director: Neal Brennan
Writer: Andy Stock & Rick Stempson
Cast: Jeremy Piven; Ving Rhames; James Brolin; Kathryn Hahn ... complete cast
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: Aug 14, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010.

2 stars

the Grudge 3MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images and some language.
Runtime: 90 mins.
Director: Toby Wilkins
Writer: Brad Keene
Cast: Shawnee Smith; Mike Straub; Aiko Horiuchi ... complete cast
Tagline: You can't escape the curse.
Genre: Horror
Release Date: No theatrical release.
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2009
1 Star

CapricaMPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA.
Runtime: 93 mins.
Director: Jeffrey Reiner
Writer: Jane Espenson; Ryan Mottesheard
Cast: Eric Stoltz; Esai Morales; Daniel Graystone ... complete cast
Tagline: The end of humanity has a beginning...
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi
DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009

4 Stars

DefianceMPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and language.
Runtime: 137 mins.
Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: Clayton Frohman and Edward Zwick
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber ... complete cast
Tagline: Defiance.
Genre: Drama | War
Release Date: January 16, 2009
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date: June 2, 2009
4 stars

BrothersMPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, language and a mild suggestive moment.
Runtime: 105 mins.
Director: tom Vaughan
Writer: Robert Nelson Jacobs.
Cast: Harrison Ford; Brendan Fraser; Keri Russell
Tagline: Don't hope for a miracle. Make one.
Genre: DramaExtraordinary Measures feels like one those weepy-eyed, made-for-TV kleenex melodramas from decades past.

3 Stars

Five Miles to Midnight - Blu-ray ReviewIt is no secret that Anthony Perkins used to be a very hot item in the acting realm.  For nearly a decade, he was the talent the major studios wanted attached to their movies.  Most of this was before Hitchcock’s Psycho; before the role of Norman Bates so perfectly melded  ...

Raven TV Series - ReviewIf ever there was a case for a decent show that landed just a few years too late, it is this CBS actioner from the early 90s. Raven, starring Jeffrey Meek and the six million dollar man himself, (Lee Majors) took a blazing stab into the market with this Japanese flavoured,   ...

The Lobster - Blu-ray ReviewThere’s never been a love story as twisted and as unique as The Lobster.  Set in the near future, the cold and distant world of director Yorgos Lanthimos’s first English-language feature is a bizarrely fascinating one.  It is a chilling universe where the comedy is as dark  ...

11.22.63 - Blu-ray ReviewIt’s not often that I get the chance to say that there’s actually a mini-series or television show based on Stephen King’s writing that is actually worth your time.  Hulu’s 11.22.63 is one such production that I can recommend.  While it is an ongoing production, the release  ...

The Family Fang - DVD ReviewThe Family Fang is a comedy-drama starring and directed by Jason Bateman, based on a novel by Kevin Wilson. Parents Caleb Fang (Christopher Walken) and Camille (Maryann Plunkett) are underground performance artists, famous for their public hoaxes and deceptions  ...

The Conjuring 2 - Blu-ray ReviewHe’s baaack! Thank the Maker for director James Wan because he knows how to navigate a film through one hell of a frightmare, complete with creaks and groans and ghouls and dark, dark shadows. Everything you expect to see in a scary movie he inexplicable makes ...

Army fo DarknessMPAA Rating: R for violence and horror.
Runtime: 96 mins.
Director: Sam Raimi
Writer: Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi
Cast: Bruce Campbell; Embeth Davidtz; Ian Abercrombie
Tagline: Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas.
Genre: Horror | Comedy
Memorable Quote: "Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that? "
Release Date: February 19, 1993
Blu-ray Release Date: September 15, 2009

3 Stars

High Noon: Olice Signature - Blu-ray ReviewThink you know westerns?  If you haven’t seen High Noon, then you are two boots short of a genuine cowboy outfit.  In 1952, this “little” film defied the genre and saved all its bullet-slinging action for the final few moments.  And what of the rest of the film?  It’s all  ...

Nerve - Blu-ray ReviewThe flash of neon.  The absorbing synths.  The resounding thump of the bass.  Nerve is more than a movie; it is an interactive realm of total absorption.  Classifying its audience into two parts, Nerve is either for (a) players or (b) watchers.  And let me be the one to tell   ...

The Exorcist III: COllector's Edition - Blu-ray ReviewForget the grandma crawling on the ceiling.  The absolute BEST scene in The Exorcist III happens about halfway through the picture.  A killer is loose.  We have a static shot of a hospital hallway.  Clean.  White.  The camera is positioned far enough back to capture  ...

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