Friday, July 28, 2006

V for Vendetta

Next Tuesday V for Vendetta will be released on DVD. If you missed this comic book-based thriller in theatres don't make the same mistake again. The movie chronicles the relationship between V (a terrorist tactic-using freedom fighter) and Evey (a young woman he rescues from the secret police.) V's battle against the imaginary fascist-state Great Britain is stimulated by the legend of Guy Fawkes (the 17th century man who conspired, but failed, to blow up Parliament.) While the action/fight sequences are truly exciting, it is the parallel to modern events that is this film's true attraction. Definitely a good rental, if you like it and want to order it you can pre-order it on Amazon at the bottom of this page.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain released on DVD

Out this week are the first DVD releases of classic animated series Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain. First up Animaniacs. The hilarity and originality of this series is captured in its entirety by this DVD. The slapstick and witty humor of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot is hilarious. The set contains 25 episodes on four discs. Secondly, Pinky and the Brain. The wit and dry humor of the two lab mice (one a genious, and the other insane) trying to take over the world. This set has 22 episodes of the animated classic. In case you missed either of these shows in their televised run, definitely check them out now. You will not be disappointed! (Assuming you have a sense of humor)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest

Captain Jack Sparrow is at it again. This time he is after the locker of Davy Jones, the undead captain of the Flying Dutchman. Meanwhile Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are arrested on their wedding day for helping the escape of Captain Jack almost a year prior. What ensues is a swashbuckling affair rife with comedy, love, comedy, heartbreak, and suspense (did I forget to mention comedy?) While not quite up to par with the original Pirates, this film does succeed in entertaining (mostly, if not solely, because of Johnny Depp) and is a bright spot in a summer mostly devoid of any blockbuster movies. Go see Pirates if for no other reason then to prepare yourself for next summer's release of the third and final film in the series. Now get off me deck you scalliwags!!! Aarrrghh!!!

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