Friday, October 28, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The latest installment is on Blu-ray/DVD, and what better weekend to enjoy in some pirate revelry than Halloween weekend!

Now, this wasn't my favorite POTC, nor did I think it was a very impressive film. But, it's still POTC. See, with a franchise like this one, it doesn't matter how bad the film is. As long as Johnny Depp is reprising his role as Jack Sparrow and there is some mysterious legend being chased, it's almost impossible not to like it. Having said all that, despite being the weakest of the 4 films, I still recommend seeing it. Especially on Blu-ray. The concept of them trying to find the Fountain Of Youth was pretty cool, and some surprise guest stars (Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane) make it an enjoyable ride. One of my favorite parts is the opening sequence where Jack and Gibbs try to escape London! If you're looking for a good family flick to take in this weekend, definitely check this one out. As far as the Blu-ray version goes, the film quality is superb. However, they could've included a bit more in the extras to make it a better set. But again, I still recommend cheking it out!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Scream 4

The franchise that gave slasher flicks a reboot in the 90's has returned for a new decade with new rules. Say what you may, but I liked this film! It had all the elements that cemented the other Scream films in horror movie history. The best part is that the film led you on without revealing exactly who the killers were. They teased you here and there throughout the film making you think it's one character, only to think it's someone else a second later. With all the changes in the way we view entertainment, we miss out on not having more films like these. One thing about the Scream films is that while they provided enough scenes to make you jump, they never took themselves too seriously. This one is no exception. The Blu-ray version is out now and I recommend checking it out!