Ever since its release in 1988, “Die Hard” has been the action movie that spawned a million imitators. It’s almost become a joke to those who pitch films… “It’s like Die Hard on an aircraft carrier!” (“Under Siege”). There’s Die Hard in a mall (“Point Blank”), Die Hard in a prep school (“Toy Soldiers”) and even Die Hard on a mountain (“Cliffhanger”)! Bonus points to “Executive Decision” which did Die Hard on a plane exactly 6 years after Renny Harlin did it in “Die Hard 2″. Ok, well that was Die Hard in an airport, but still… close enough. In any event, Roland Emmerich the man who brought us such shallow, yet enjoyable blockbusters as “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Independence Day” presents “White House Down” or Die Hard in The White House. Even if it’s not the deepest movie out there, it sure is a fun time. Read more
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Sometimes, searching for “bad” movies turns up a few surprises. Case in point, I recently came across this press release for “One Direction: This Is Us”, coming to 3D Blu, Blu-Ray and DVD on Dec. 17. I haven’t heard much of their music, but I know they’re HUGE with teenage girls. Naturally, my first thought is that these guys are the Superman 2 to Justin Bieber: where he is just one, they are five – bursting out of their British phantom zone to reek havoc on US pop culture. Then I saw this documentary was directed by one of my favorites… Morgan “Super Size Me” Spurlock. Mind = blown. Did he sell out or is this thing actually pretty good? Feel free to comment if you’ve seen it, as I’m actually kind of interested in hearing some reactions. Click “READ MORE” below for specs on the various editions being released. Read more
One has to be skeptical when reading that a film is based on or inspired by a true story. It’s almost like buying juice boxes: how much of the stuff is real? This one’s 10% juice, this one’s 20%… this one is 100%, but it’s been diluted with apple juice. How much really occured and how much is the result of “artistic license”? There’s clearly a bit embellished upon in Lavinia Currier’s “Oka!”, coming to Blu-Ray 10/22. Based in part on ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno’s book “Last Thoughts Before Vanishing”, the film takes us on a beautiful, humorous and sometimes trippy journey through Central Africa. In some ways it reminded me of an episode of “This American Life”… but with elephant steaks and a whole lot of smoking. Read more
Congratulations go out to the winners of our “Zombie Hunter” Blu-Ray giveaway! Both of our lucky readers will be watching Danny Trejo slaughter the undead from the comfort of their own living rooms courtesy of Well Go USA. As always we’d like to thank all who entered and wish all of your entries could have survived the zombie apocalypse…
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Want to feel worldly? Sure you could travel, but who’s got the time? Well, you’re in luck… Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day are giving you the chance to experience Central Africa without leaving your couch! Just enter our “OKA!” Blu-Ray Giveaway. It’s easy! Send us an email with “African Music” as the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body and you’re good to go. The contest will run until Saturday 11/2. 2 Lucky winners will be notified via email and announced on the CJD website once they confirm the win. Good luck to all!
Walter White has done what poor, old Stephanie Tanner couldn’t – he’s single handedly made meth pop culture’s drug du jour. Need proof? You could run out to Best Buy and check out “Grand Theft Auto V” with its meth dealing anti-hero Trevor. Better yet, you could go half way around the world to Hong Kong and scope Johnnie To’s new action thriller “Drug War” to see how far this trend has gone. What? You don’t want to hop a flight to Asia? You’re in luck! On 10/15 Well Go USA brings the film to Blu-Ray, right here in the States. This badass film is fun, exciting and violent… and while it doesn’t share much with “Breaking Bad”, you might think of it as a Hong Kong movie version of “GTA”. I don’t think anybody would complain about that. Read more
Hey boys and ghouls! It’s Halloween time and what better way to enjoy your fun size Snickers bars than with a zombie movie? Did I mention it’s a zombie movie with Danny Trejo?!? Well Go USA and Cinema Judgement Day are giving away Blu-Rays of “ZOMBIE HUNTER” to 2 lucky readers. All you have to do is send us an email with “Zombie” as the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body. The contest will run until Saturday 10/19. Winners will be notified via email and announced on the CJD website on Sunday 10/20. Good luck!!!
The whole month of October is like one big celebration. Oktoberfest brings beer, the fall harvest brings pumpkin-y goodness and Halloween brings ghouls and goblins. Nothing is more fun than bundling up on a cool fall evening, sipping some pumpkin ale and watching a scary movie… unless that scary movie features Danny Trejo as a zombie killing priest! Well thanks to the good folks at Well Go USA, said movie, “Zombie Hunter” hits Blu-Ray on 10/8. While it isn’t exactly scary, the film promises plenty of zombies getting their butts whooped.
And who can resist seeing Trejo kick ass for the Lord? Read more
Sixty (!) years ago, Columbia Pictures released Fred Zinnemann’s “From Here To Eternity”. Based on the novel by James Jones, the picture scored thirteen Academy Award nominations and won eight of them… including Best Supporting Actor for Frank Sinatra. It essentially resurrected Ol’ Blue Eyes’ film career, though he had to lobby awfully hard for the part. Remember the horse head in “The Godfather”? That was rumored to be based on Sinatra’s audition. Is that what really happened? Who knows… but he’s good, nonetheless. See for yourself, as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just released “From Here To Eternity” in dazzling Hi-Definition. If you enjoy classic movies or just want to see “The Chairman” beat Ernest Borgnine with an actual chair, this one’s worth your time. Read more
Congratulations to the winners of our “The Last Tycoon” Blu-Ray giveaway! We’d like to thank all who entered, but only 2 could walk away with the loot. Each will receive a copy of the film courtesy of the good people at Well Go USA.
Were you one of the chosen ones? Click “READ MORE” to find out! Read more