Archive for January, 2012

New Releases on Blu-Ray/DVD for January 31

New Releases on Blu-Ray/DVD for January 31

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Blu-Ray and DVD releases for the week of January 31 include “Dream House,” “Drive,” “The Thing,” “In Time” and a special anniversary release of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

×
2011 in Film

2011 in Film

| January 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Now that the nominees for the major award shows have been announced, Midcoast Station writer and frequent film reviewer, Nathan, takes a look back at 2011 in film and shares his best, worst and in-betweens:

×
HBO releases new ‘Shadow’ teaser for Game of Thrones: Season 2

HBO releases new ‘Shadow’ teaser for Game of Thrones: Season 2

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re like us, you’re counting down to April 1 and the return of Game of Thrones. What will Daerneys do with her new role as a dragon queen, will someone smack that a-hole Joffrey, will Dinklage continue being kickass and what of the mysterious North?

In the latest teaser, our characters look weatherbeaten and weary. There’s plenty of sneers and manipulative looks to go around. And then there’s that great teaser quote, “a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”

×
Real Steel: Blu-Ray Review

Real Steel: Blu-Ray Review

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are a fan of “Real Steel” this is an excellent Blu-Ray to own. Fun for the whole family. Most of the special features are short or not very interesting, but the Second Screen mode is really excellent.

×
Download The Grisly Hand’s ‘Western Ave’ EP’s title track for free

Download The Grisly Hand’s ‘Western Ave’ EP’s title track for free

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kansas City’s The Grisly Hand has a new EP due out February 1, but you can get an early taste of the EP and download a track for free now.

×
Stream new Miike Snow song featuring Lykke Li

Stream new Miike Snow song featuring Lykke Li

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

You can now stream a new song from Miike Snow. The song is off the Swedish group’s upcoming record, Happy To You.

×
Create your own Doctor Who-inspired theme

Create your own Doctor Who-inspired theme

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Let’s face it…The Doctor Who theme song is boss. You can try to say otherwise, but you’d be wrong (and the Daleks might hunt you down for your inferior theme song appreciation). And now you can create your own Doctor Who-inspired tune.

×
‘The Grey’ throws life and death theme to the wolves

‘The Grey’ throws life and death theme to the wolves

| January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

I expected “The Grey” to be similar to the likes of “Taken” or “Unknown,” where Liam Neeson goes around beating the shit out of everyone, only in this case, beating the shit out of wolves. Maybe I was just incredibly eager to see him punch out a wolf; let’s just say that “The Grey” was not what I was expecting.

×
‘Man on a Ledge’ review: A letter of concern to Hollywood

‘Man on a Ledge’ review: A letter of concern to Hollywood

| January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have loved movies since I was a little kid. I remember staying up way too late with my dad watching Hitchcock movies (sometimes long after he passed out). Why can you no longer make interesting action movies? Gone are the days of North by Northwest, replaced by whatever is most recently directed by Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich (I know it’s kind of cool to hate on Michael Bay, but I don’t say this to be cool; I legitimately dislike most Michael Bay movies). Character development and suspense have all but been replaced by fast editing and faster cars. “Man on a Ledge” is no different.

×
‘Albert Nobbs’ suffers from gimmicks, lack of narrative direction

‘Albert Nobbs’ suffers from gimmicks, lack of narrative direction

| January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) is a woman that has dressed as a man in order to make a living as a waiter in Dublin, Ireland. She saves nearly all her money so she can buy a corner tobacco shop and has fantasies of finding a wife that will love her. While it sounds like it could have some interesting things to say about gender roles in the 1800s, the movie typically settles for a teen-comedy style of writing and editing (many, many times a character will refer to Albert as ‘my good man’ followed by a cutaway to a close-up of Close). Nothing is more distracting or takes you out of a story more than cheesy film gimmicks like this. What should have been a serious movie tackling a woman being forced to make a living as a man drew more laughter from the audience than most Adam Sandler movies (wait, that isn’t saying much, but I think you get my point).

×