WatchmenMPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language
Runtime: 163 mins.
Director: Zack Snyder
Writer: David Hayter and Alex Tse
Cast: Malin Akerman; Billy Crudup; Jackie Earle Haley ... complete cast
Tagline: This city is afraid of me. I've seen its true face.
Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "Maybe someone's picking off costumed heroes." ... more quotes
Release Date: March 6, 2009.
DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

5 Stars

Echelon ConspiracyMPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some sexuality and brief language.
Runtime: 106 mins.
Director: Greg Marcks
Writer: Kevin Elders and Michael Nitsberg
Cast: Shane West; Edward Burns; Ving Rhames ... complete cast
Tagline: Echelon Conspiracy
Genre: Action | Mystery | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "I think I need you to change my flight" ... more quotes
Release Date: February 27, 2009 (limited)
DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009.
Distributor: After Dark Films

1 Star

CoralineMPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor.
Runtime: 101 mins.
Director: Henry Selick
Writer: Henry Selick (screenplay); Neil Gaiman (book)
Cast: Dakota Fanning; Teri Hatcher; Jennifer Saunders
Tagline: Be careful what you wish for.
Genre: Animation | Family | Fantasy
Memorable Quote: "Coraline Jones always dreamed of finding a better world"
Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date: July 21, 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

3 Stars

Being ThereMPAA Rating: PG.
Runtime: 130 mins.
Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Jerzy Kosinski
Cast: Peter Sellers; Shirley MacLaine; Jack Warden
Tagline: Getting there is half the fun; being there is all of it!
Genre: Drama | Comedy
Memorable Quote: "Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives? "
Theatrical Release Date: December 19, 1979
Own it on DVD: February 3, 2009
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment

3 Stars

TakenMPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.
Runtime: 93 mins.
Director: Pierre Morel
Writer: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen
Cast: Liam Neeson; Katie Cassidy; Maggie Grace
Tagline: The time for revenge has come.
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Memorable Quote: "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." ... more quotes
Release Date: January 30, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2009
Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

4 stars

The InternationalMPAA Rating: R for some sequences of violence and language.
Runtime: 118 mins.
Director: Tom Tykwer
Writer: Eric Singer
Cast: Clive Owen; Naomi Watts; Ulrich Thomsen; Armin Mueller-Stahl
Tagline: They control your money. They control your government. They control your life. And everybody pays.
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "Anyone who's ever been in the position to move against this bank has either ended up dead or disappeared"
Release Date: February 13, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2009
Distributor: Columbia Pictures.

2 stars

SuperfriendsMPAA Rating: This title not rated by the MPAA.
Runtime: 60 mins. (15 episodes)
Writer: Jeffrey Scott (8 episodes, 1977) Robert Kanigher (numerous episodes)
Cast: Norman Alden; Michael Bell; Danny Dark; Shannon Farnon
Tagline: The All-New Super Friends Hour
Genre: Animated | Family | Adventure
Memorable Quote: "Wonder Twin powers: ACTIVATE! "
Own it on DVD: January 27, 2009
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

3 Stars

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  ...

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