The Lego Movie

I’d been looking forward to seeing The Lego Movie, since I expected it to be fun and funny, based on this trailer. Plus, it has silly Batman! I got the humor I was looking for, but I was surprised to find that the movie is aimed more directly at kids than I expected. It’s available on home video this coming Tuesday. In the film, Lord Business, later President Business (Will Ferrell) defeats a prophet (Morgan Freeman) to steal the magic […]

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I, Frankenstein

Out Tuesday, May 13, on home video — or now, if you want a digital copy — is I, Frankenstein, a steampunk action movie starring Aaron Eckhart as the titular creature, Adam. After killing his creator’s beloved — and inadvertantly his creator, who followed the monster into the winter wastes and perished — Adam is now being hunted by demons. They’re battled by gargoyles, angelic-powered warriors led by the sympathetic Queen Leonore (Miranda Otto). I was impressed by the effect […]

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Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery

Out this week was a new animated movie starring Scooby-Doo, his friends, and a whole bunch of WWE wrestlers: John Cena, Kane, The Miz (who, poor guy, just gets beat up on), Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, Triple H, AJ Lee, Mr. McMahon, and other cameos. The movie comes in a combo pack with Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet copy, as shown here, or single-disc DVD. Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery runs about an hour and a half. It starts when Shaggy and Scooby […]

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Lust for Love Reunites Several Dollhouse Alums in Romantic Comedy

I’ve often discovered actors via Joss Whedon’s projects that I want to follow elsewhere. Fran Kranz — the creepy science geek on Dollhouse and the young Claudio in Whedon’s version of Much Ado About Nothing — is one of them. Kranz stars in Lust for Love, a Kickstarted indy romantic comedy now available at iTunes and on demand via cable companies. Amazon Prime members can watch Lust for Love free. (You can tell it was crowd-sourced, since the list of […]

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The World’s End (Blu-ray Review)

The World’s End continues to impress me the more times I watch it, and as expected, the Blu-ray release contains much more information on the moviemakers’ aims and intentions. I described the premise when I talked about how much I enjoyed watching the movie. In short, five former friends reunite, drawn together by the one of them whose best years really were in high school while the others have moved on and grown up. We open with young versions of […]

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Night of the Comet (Blu-ray Review)

Night of the Comet is a 1984 horror comedy that’s still a lot of fun to watch now. The world is celebrating the approach of a comet with viewing parties and news coverage, but the stellar visitor brings death. Everyone either turns to dust, or if they were partially exposed, they become a zombie. (How timely!) We explore the new world with sisters Reggie (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Sam (Kelli Maroney) and a truck driver (Robert Beltran) they encounter at […]

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Much Ado About Nothing

A description of the project will pretty much tell you if you’re interested or not: Directed by Joss Whedon, Much Ado About Nothing uses the original Shakespearean text in a black-and-white version filmed in his home. The cast will be familiar to Whedon fans — Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof (both Angel) are Beatrice and Benedick, the wittily spatting couple who never shut up. Clark Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is host Leonato, while Reed Diamond (Franklin & Bash, but also […]

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The World’s End

I don’t want to say too much about The World’s End, the movie opening this weekend starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and directed by Edgar Wright, other than that it’s worth seeing. I went to see it last night knowing very little about it, and that made the experience much more fun and surprising. Usually, by the time I see a film, I’ve already heard about all the major events. The lesson here: if you know you want to […]

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