dvd review

This review of new Blu-ray/DVDs of “Limitless” and “Take Me Home Tonight”originally appears on KTKA-49. “Limitless” is new out on Blu-ray and DVD this week, and it stars Bradley Cooper as an unmotivated man who takes a pill that allows him to finally live up to his utmost potential. Suddenly, he’s finished his book in [...]

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This review of “Cedar Rapids” and “Elektra Luxx” on Blu-ray and DVD appears on KTKA-49. When “Cedar Rapids” hit theaters back in February, it barely made a mark at the box office. Maybe it was the fact that most of the movie takes place at an insurance conference in Iowa that kept people away. Or [...]

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This DVD/Blu-ray review of “Just Go With It” appears on KTKA-49. Back in February, when I reviewed the new below-average formulaic romcom from Adam Sandler, “Just Go With It,” I complained about how tired and crammed full of cheap jokes it was. Nothing’s changed there–the unfortunate movie remains the same. And it’s a shame that [...]

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This review of “The Illusionist” appears on KTKA-49. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars earlier this year, “The Illusionist” is a beautifully rendered melancholy tribute to a brand of entertainers that has long since passed. Director Sylvain Chomet follows an elderly magician in the declining years of his career. It’s 1959, and television, [...]

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This review of “Farewell” appears on KTKA-49. A 2010 espionage thriller that may have slipped under your radar is now out on Blu-ray and DVD and is definitely worth checking out. “Farewell” is loosely based on the story of a KGB analyst in the early 1980s who became disillusioned with the Soviet regime and began [...]

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This review of “The Green Hornet” 3D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack appears on KTKA-49. Well, all the buzz in the home video market this year has been around Blu-ray and 3D technology. With the pricing of HDTVs going down and their availability going up, Blu-rays are certainly catching on, but what will become of 3D at [...]

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This review of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1″ Blu-ray/DVD combo pack appears on KTKA-49. Out this week in a feature-filled DVD/Blu-ray combo pack is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” or the beginning of the end. The quality of the “Harry Potter” movie adaptations has varied wildly over the [...]

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The Tourist DVD Blu-ray Review: The stars’ vacation videos are probably more interesting than this poorly handled mistaken-identity caper.

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Here’s my review of the Blu-ray/DVD combo packs of “Hereafter” and “The Fighter” from KTKA-49. Out on a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack this week is Clint Eastwood‘s afterlife drama “Hereafter,” starring Matt Damon as a psychic whose ability to read other people’s thoughts leaves him cut off from the world. His and two other stories concerning [...]

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KTKA film critic Eric Melin reviews Love and Other Drugs and Four Lions on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Here’s my review of the new DVD/Blu-ray release “127 Hours” from KTKA-49. The buzz on author-actor-phd candidate James Franco before hosting the Oscars last Sunday was basically: what can’t he do? After seeing the Oscars, we now know. Thankfully, we have the fantastic and unusual film “127 Hours” out this week on DVD and Blu-ray [...]

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Here’s my review of the new DVD/Blu-ray releases “Due Date” and “The Tillman Story” from KTKA-49. Out on DVD and Blu-ray this week is “Due Date,” a pretty terrible road trip comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. It’s supposed to fall in the classic ‘odd couple’ mode with an uptight businessman and a [...]

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This DVD review was originally aired on KTKA-49. Out on DVD and Blu-ray now is “Let Me In,” a movie that a lot of people wrote off before it was even released. Hopefully now this underrated gem will have an opportunity to find the audience that it really deserves. Since it was based on a [...]

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