BLU-RAY MOVIE REVIEWS

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David Vaughn  |  May 14, 2009  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/batman20.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>As a young boy, Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) witnessed the murder of his parents in Gotham City. As he matures into a man, criminals begin to rule the streets of his beloved city, and the only way to fight back is to become Batman, a vigilante hell-bent for revenge.

David Vaughn  |  May 14, 2009  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/bugslifeblu.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After one of his failed inventions destroys his ant colony's annual offering to the grasshoppers, Flick (voiced by David Foley) must venture off the anthill in search of some warrior bugs to help fend off the hungry predators. Unfortunately for Flick, the crew he hires to protect the colony turns out to be a group of down-and-out circus performers who think he's booking them for a gig.

David Vaughn  |  May 11, 2009  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/passengers.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire Summers (Anne Hathaway), is assigned to counsel the flight's five survivors. When she begins to uncover conflicting accounts of the accident, she chalks it up to traumatic stress disorder&#151;until the survivors start vanishing one by one.

David Vaughn  |  May 05, 2009  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/incendiary.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Michelle Williams stars as Young Mother (really, that's her name), who suffers a devastating loss when London is attacked by a terrorist bombing while she's shagging her lover (Ewan McGregor). Filled with guilt and shame, she tries to piece her life back together by getting intimately involved with the Police investigation behind the bombing.

David Vaughn  |  May 05, 2009  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/ferris.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck), and his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) ditch school for the day and frolic around Chicago in a Ferrari. Although Ferris's parents think he's the ideal child, his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) and principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) know better and would like nothing more than to catch Ferris in his shenanigans.

David Vaughn  |  May 05, 2009  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/grease.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After a wonderful summer romance, Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) must end their relationship when she has to return to her native Australia. When her trip is extended and she attends Rydell High, she discovers that Danny isn't the boy she fell in love with; he's the leader of the T-Birds, a leather-clad greaser gang.

David Vaughn  |  May 05, 2009  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/buttonx.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT><i>"I was born under unusual circumstances…"</i> &#151; Benjamin Button

Kris Deering  |  May 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 1.5/5
Williams delivers a riveting and heart-felt performance as a young wife and mother who suffers a devastating loss in the attack...which occurs while she's meeting her secret lover. Wracked with guilt and trying to piece her shattered life back together, she becomes embroiled in the police investigation of the attack - and discovers that the authorities will do anything to cover up the terrifying truth behind it.
Kris Deering  |  May 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as an American nurse who has come to work in Tokyo. Following a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths, she encounters the vengeful supernatural spirit that possesses its victims, claims their souls, and then passes its curse to another person in a spreading chain of horror. Now, she must find a way to break this supernatural spell or become the next victim of an ancient evil that never dies, but forever lives to kill.
Kris Deering  |  May 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3/5
"Bueller... Bueller...?" Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best bud Cameron are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Kris Deering  |  May 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2/5
Derek Vinyard is dangerous, a coiled fury of hate who leads a neo-Nazi gang. But time and events start to change him. He reassesses his ways while doing time for manslaughter and emerges from prison eager to keep his younger brother from falling victim to the thug cycle of violence and payback. It may be too late. Weaving in and out of events past and present in Derek's life, "American History X" is revealing in its look at white-supremacist gangs and impassioned in its message that hatred and bigotry can be unlearned.
Kris Deering  |  May 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 5/5
"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
Kris Deering  |  May 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.75/5
"Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans" delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, Lucian, emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja, in his battle to free the Lycans from their brutal enslavement.
Kris Deering  |  May 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 1/5
She is society's worst nightmare, an antisocial misfit convicted of murder and sentenced to die. But a covert government agency may be able to transform her into a sleek, cool-as-ice assassin. Dressed to kill, trained to survive, she's set loose in a deadly world where unexpected romance complicates things even more.
Kris Deering  |  May 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
Although committed to carrying out his twisted brand of vigilante justice - Dexter begins to doubt his murderous capabilities and continues to be haunted by his tortured past. His difficulties multiply when evidence of his deadly after-hours activities begins to surface and the FBI is brought in to investigate the city's new serial killer dubbed the "Bay Harbor Butcher". Dexter can't pause for a breath as the noose tightens and the questions keep mounting. Will he be able to continue his serial-killing ways? Or will Dexter's dark past finally be uncovered.

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