New releases are rated on a scale of 0 to 4 stars.
DVD and Blu-ray reviews are on a scale from A+ to F-.
If you don't see a rating it's because I hadn't yet watched that particular film.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New on DVD and Blu-ray - September 11, 2012

Big Bang Theory: Season 5 - DVD and Blu-ray

Big Bang Theory Season 5

Castle: Season 4 - DVD and Blu-ray

Castle Season 4

The Firm (1993) - Blu-ray

The Firm

For Greater Glory (2012) - DVD and Blu-ray

For Greater Glory

Ghosts of the Abyss 3D (2003) - Blu-ray

Ghosts of the Abyss

Jeepers Creepers (2001) - Blu-ray - Grade B+

Jeepers Creepers

The Score (2001) - Blu-ray - Grade A

The Score

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) - DVD and Blu-ray

Snow White and the Huntsman

Here's the thing: it's a new take on the tale of Snow White and that's all fine and dandy. I even like the fact that this film takes itself seriously throughout. However, the serious subject matter and tone start to wear thin from early on and I hadn't lasted an hour. It's a 131 minute film that's beautifully shot (well, individual shots are pretty to look at, the overall cinematography is terribly mediocre) but it just isn't interesting. Charlize Theron is pretty good in it (can she actually deliver a bad performance?) and Kristen Stewart couldn't act her way out of a box, but Kristen Stewart plays the titular character of Snow White. And therein lies the biggest problem with the film (from what I'd watched): Stewart's Snow White is supposed to be prettier than Theron's Evil Queen and I that's remarkably tough to swallow.

I cannot review this film because I hadn't watched all of it but I don't care for what I'd watched. It's never interesting, Kristen Stewart plays in it, and it also stars Chris Hemsworth (as the Huntsman), who's also a terrible actor. This is a huge SKIP IT.

Spartacus: Vengeance Season 2 - DVD and Blu-ray

Spartacus Vengeance Season 2

The Trial (1962) - UK Blu-ray, Region B locked - Grade A+

The Trial

The Vampire Diaries: Season 3 - DVD and Blu-ray

The Vampire Diaries Season 3

Where Do We Go Now? (2012) - DVD and Blu-ray

Where Do We Go Now?

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) - DVD and Blu-ray

What to Expect When You're Expecting

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