Archive for DVD releases

Fireflies in the Garden

A movie with Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds and many others. The story is like an autobiography that centers in the role of Ryan Reynold’s Michael Waechter. Michael is the son of Charles Waechter, who is an insecure man who does not know how to be a father to Michael. Michael was beaten up and emotionally tortured by his father. His mother tried to protect Michael but was not really able to protect him much. The story was set at the time when Julia’s character, Lisa, was going to her graduation. She died in a car accident and the graduation party turned to her wake. Michael recollected on his past during the event and you could really get drawn into the story as you feel pity for that little boy who was in need of love and acceptance from his father but never really got it.

The relationship between father and son was bruised and I can’t help but wonder why his sister, Ryne Waechter, seemed to have a good relationship with their father. Michael had a book that was about to be published and her aunt, Jane Lawrence, said it will reveal a secret. Up to the end of the story though, I am still dumbfounded as to what the book really had to say.

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Hellboy 2 is a mix of suspense, fantasy, action and a little bit of a love story. If you like movies with superheroes then you better watch Hellboy 2 which is a sequel to the 2004 film entitled Hellboy. It’s not a boring movie at all and you wouldn’t want to miss a thing.

The movie’s plot is interesting. Hellboy was told a bedtime story when he was still young by his adoptive father about the fight between man and other magical creatures. They built a golden army for their King Balor but the golden army killed a lot of humans with no mercy so King Balor made a truce with the humans so there won’t be any more blood shed. Creatures would stay in the forests while men keep the cities. His son though was unhappy and left in exile.

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Once – movie review

Once is an independent film shot in Ireland on a low budget. When a person hears those words they tend to think about indie films but in order to see just how low the budget for Once is you really need to watch the movie. There are scenes that are shot in such an amateurish way that it really does seem as though they were working with practically nothing in their budget.

In spite of those financial issues surrounding the release of the film, Once tells an interesting story of a man and a woman as they attempt to create a series of spontaneous songs that they then lay down into tracks over the course of a weekend of all nighters. It is a very nice story that makes you feel good to watch it and for that reason Once is definitely a good choice for a movie to watch if you want to have a warm feeling inside at the end of it.

When it comes right down to it, the story is really the only thing the movie has going for it. As previously mentioned the camera work is very low budget and the screenplay is not particularly impressive.

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5 best recent sitcoms

Now before I get attacked by a slew of condemnations and recommendations about The Golden Girls, or Faulty Towers and the such, let’s all remember that entertainment is subjective. It’s all a matter of taste. Especially when it comes to sitcoms, they are not high art, they are just there to entertain and numb your brain after a long day at work and a hot and sticky commute. So here are just some of the sitcoms I have enjoyed watching over the last few years. Read the rest of this entry »

My mother’s last birthday present to me was a box set. What can I say, the woman knows me well. Probably because I had been going on and on about Shane Meadows and This is England. So now I own a box set of his films called This is Shane Meadows and it includes all of his feature films as well as some wonderful bonus material. Read the rest of this entry »