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Horns : DVD Review on Web Wombat Horns : DVD Review

Movies that dabble in the supernatural sometimes fall into the problem of trying to justify or over-explain themselves. Horns doesn't bother trying to get you to understand. The viewer learns about the mystery right along with the main character. The story moves at a quick pace, so you just have to join in on the fun or step out of the way. Read More ...

 

Fletch : DVD and Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat Fletch : DVD Review

When I was a kid I loved this film. The sarcastic tone and the boldness of the main character gave me a model of someone I wanted to be; I even wrote down some of the best lines from the film and tried to incorporate the same humor into my everyday speech. Yes, I was an odd kid and a film nerd from way back. Read More ...

 

The Life and Times of Dinah Washington : DVD Review on Web Wombat The Life and Times of Dinah Washington : DVD Review

Before Beyonce reigned supreme, there was a Queen. More specifically, The Queen: Ruth Lee Jones, better known as Dinah Washington. This documentary is a brief overview, but really digs into the kind of woman Dinah was, why people loved (and hated) her, and how and why her music touched people the way it did. I went looking for a documentary about the singer, who died in 1963, because I have been so in love with her voice for so long; I adore a number of soul/blues women (Aretha, Bessie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie) but Dinah always comes out at the top of my list. There’s just something about that voice; I can’t go a day without it. Read More ...

 

The ABCs of Death : DVD and Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat The ABCs of Death : DVD Review

I have had the distinct displeasure of sitting though a two hour experiment in giving twenty-six different directors a letter of the alphabet and having them pick a word related to death and then make a short film around that word. I am all for independent film-making and this doesseem like something that I could enjoy, but three hits out of twenty-six attempts is not a good return on investment. Read More ...

 

Kill Me Three Times : DVD Review on Web Wombat Kill Me Three Times : DVD Review

This film is broken into three different chapters surrounding one treacherous day: the narrator is Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) and he is the continuous thread that brings all aspects of this story together. This complex web of deceit and lies is also a cautionary tale that if you have evil in your heart, you will suffer the wrath of karma. Everyone in the film is guilty of some sin, some more ominous than others. Even the good guys do things that are questionable, but it all boils down to what motivates their actions. Read More ...

 

The Two Ronnies: The Picnic & By The Sea : DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat The Two Ronnies: The Picnic & By The Sea : DVD Review

I can’t. I just can’t. Okay, I can see how this might’ve been cheeky-funny at the time (1982), but I justcan’t with this. If you’ve ever seen anything British made before 1990, you’ve seen these Two Ronnies (Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett) specials already, but let’s power on regardless. Read More ...

 

The Town That Dreaded Sundown : DVD Review on Web Wombat The Town That Dreaded Sundown : DVD Review

A sense of documentary realism can often be a powerful element of a horror narrative. Ambrose Bierce’s ghost stories, written in the terse prose of a newspaper report demonstrated this as far back as the 19th century, and in recent years, the found footage craze has tried to pick up and run with it as far as it can go. The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a semi-independent film from 1976, tries to evoke this by posing itself as a sort of historical documentary re-enactment of a crime. Read More ...

 

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage : DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat The Bird With The Crystal Plumage : DVD Review

It has been depressing watching Italian horror director Dario Argento’s decline over the last... three decades? Geez. The once renowned creator of Suspiria and Deep Red has churned out ugly cheap schlock like Mother of Tears and Dracula 3D, but it’s still a thrill to see him in his glorious early years, debuting in this 1970s gripping little murder mystery, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage. Read More ...

 

The Skeleton Twins: DVD Review on Web Wombat The Skeleton Twins : DVD Review

Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig) are brother and sister, but haven't spoken for ten years. On the same day, in different parts of the country, they come close to dying: Milo slits his wrists and Maggie is about to take an overdose of pills when she gets a call that her brother has been admitted to a hospital. Maggie invites Milo to stay with her and her husband (Luke Wilson). They provide a great place to let Milo collect himself. Ten years ago, he had a relationship with someone and it changed both of their lives. Read More ...

 

Would I Lie To You Seasons 6 & 7: DVD / Netflix Reviews on Web Wombat Would I Lie To You? Volumes 3 & 4: DVD Review

For those that don’t know, Would I Lie To You is a British panel show. Hosted by comedian and impressionist Rob Brydon (The Trip), there are two teams, led by comedians Lee Mack and David Mitchell (Peep Show). Essentially, the teams must tell stories as fact, or vice versa, and the opposing team must discern their dis/honesty. It’s pretty run-of-the-mill stuff TV-wise, but a far better concept than many a panel show that often gets to telly. Plus, it has David Mitchell in it, which is all I ever really want to see anyway. Read More ...

 

The Warriors: DVD Review on Web Wombat The Warriors : DVD Review

I was taking a walk down memory lane when I watched The Warriors. The last time I enjoyed this film was when I was in high school, about six years after it came out. When I was younger I had a lower bar for entertaining films. This movie lived in the bubble of nostalgia and I held it high regard. Walks down memory lane can be dangerous because they can pop those bubbles if the movie doesn’t happen to live up to your recollection of it, though... Read More ...

 

The Physician:  DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: The Physician

In the 11th century, an English boy, Rob Cole (Tom Payne) becomes an apprentice to a local barber (Stellan Skarsgard). Medicine back then was leeches and dubious tonics made from horse urine. One day they run into a physician from the east who performs miracles; Rob becomes fascinated with the skills and asks if he can study in Persia as well. Read More ...

 

An Honest Liar: DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review : An Honest Liar

An Honest Liar is the story of James Randi: stage performer and fighter of flim-flam. Modeling his life on Harry Houdini, he performed as an escape artist and stage magician and, in his later years. he devoted his time to the investigation of the paranormal. This documentary, at 90 minutes, can't capture the genius and wonder that is James Randi but it will whet your appetite to some of the accomplishments of this man, who has provided a way to test people who have been reported to have supernatural powers in a way that will prove that the powers are real. Read More ...

 

Titanic Band of Courage : DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: Titanic: Band of Courage

I’ve long had a fascination with shipwrecks. I’m not sure why; they’re a surprisingly regular occurrence, and the reasons for these accidents are often mundane. There’s something about the ghostly remains; something that was once filled with living people, now sitting flat on the ocean floor, being eaten by barnacles. It’s a terrifying sight, and the ocean is a scary, unknowable beast. The Titanic sank April 14, 1912 and it’s been a source of great interest for people ever since. Read More ...

 

Weird Science: DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review : Weird Science

Although reviews were mixed at the time, patron saint of 80s teens John Hughes was onto a winner for me with Weird Science. The deeply goofy film has a simple enough concept- "nerds do magic, find love, save the day" - but does wonders thanks to the three central performances. Weird Science follows Gary (80s golden boy Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) as they traverse the rocky paths of high school life: they’re unpopular virgins, and since that is literally the Worst Thing you can be in this world (Shermer, Illinois of course), they decide to 'create' a woman. Read More ...

 

That Sugar Film : DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: That Sugar Film

I have a real thing with my teeth. I’ve always hated them, and they’re always been a bit banged-up, though I don’t know which came first. I do, however, know that many of my teeth and health problems of my current days can be directly traced back, in one long white line, to my life-long consumption of sugar. Read More ...

 

Hector and the Search for Happiness Review on Web Wombat DVD Review : Hector and the Search for Happiness

Some movies are good from the very first time you see them; some are so-so on first look, but on a second viewing you get more attached to the film. This falls into the second category. This film popped up on Netflix and I wanted to give it a second chance because Simon Pegg is a performer whose body of work has more hits than misses. This time I could focus on the characters and watch it with a different point of view. This movie is about an emotionally repressed man becoming a more mature individual. Read More ...

 

The Cobbler - Netflix Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: The Cobbler

Watching Netflix, you have the freedom to just pick something and, if you don't care for it, you can easily stop and move onto something else. It’s harder to keep the attention of the audience, but The Cobbler does a great job of keeping your attention and gives you a rising tension as things progress that makes it impossible to stop once you start. It's pleasantly predictable in parts and some parts take you completely by surprise. Read More ...

 

True Detective Season 1 Review on Web Wombat DVD Review : True Detective Season 1

Sometimes a person needs to have a good story which is dark and heartbreaking, socking and in the end inspiring. The end of this season gives the characters closure but at a cost even they didn't see coming. This doesn't end in a normal happy ending. The conclusion to this story leave the characters and viewers room to think about things and what life and death really mean. Read More ...

 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes : Classic Review on Web Wombat Classics Review: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

There’s good reason Marilyn Monroe has become, since her death in 1962, an emblem of Hollywood charm and beauty. Even when she was alive, she became the yardstick to which starlets were measured. Read More ...

 

Can't Hardly Wait - 90S Classics Review on Web Wombat 90s Classics Review : Can't Hardly Wait

There’s a million movies about the things that Can’t Hardly Wait covers - losing your virginity, graduating high school, getting the girl of your dreams, getting dumped - but no-one does it with quite as much good humour, self-awareness and big-ups to the Little Guy. Read More ...

 

Rosewater - Netflix Review on Web Wombat Netflix Review: Rosewater

Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist travels back to Iran to cover the 2009 election. He has to make a choice: report the story the Iranian government approves, of a fair election and a country united behind Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or cover the reality of an election that didn't sit well with the population. By covering the truth he becomes a target for political reprisals. Read More ...

 

Withnail & I - Classics Review on Web Wombat Classics Review : Withnail & I

Not all actors are lucky enough for their debut film roles to become classics, but for the leads of Withnail and I - Paul McGann (the eighth Doctor Who, The Monocled Mutineer) and Richard E Grant (SpiceWorld, Posh Nosh, How To Get Ahead in Advertising) - they hit gold straight out of the gate... Read More ...

 

Jack Reacher - Netflix Review on Web Wombat Netflix Review: Jack Reacher

An expert sniper kills five people who are just going about their day. The killer is caught with a mountain of evidence proving he did it. He asks for Jack Reacher, an ex-Army MP who lives completely off the grid Read More ...

 

The Big Lebowski - Netflix Review on Web Wombat Netflix Review : The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is just as good today as it was in 1998. I’m not going to become a Dudeist or anything, but I can appreciate its connections and composure in the best modern day noir film I have seen... Read More ...

 

The Last Samurai - Netflix Review on Web WombatNetflix Review: The Last Samurai

One of the better epic war movies is The Last Samurai. It works on several levels; there are struggles between the past and the future, social structures and personal demons.  Read More ...

 

Gods Not Dead - DVD Review on Web WombatDVD Review : God's Not Dead

The Christian demographic of the movie-watching population is a largely untapped resource.. Read More ...

 

Dredd - DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: Dredd

The story is an excellent, self contained piece of film making that allows you to follow the story, even if you're not familiar with the comic book.  Read More ...

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - DVD Review on Web WombatDVD Review : The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Considering that Bill Nighy can make even a “ladies and germs” joke seem utterly adorable, it’s safe to say the makers have another hit on their hands. Read More ...

 

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters - DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters

Big Guns - check, foul language - check, mind blowing special effects - check, nudity - check, gore - heck , fantasy setting - check. Yep the juvenile check list is complete.  Read More ...

 

Batman Returns - DVD Review on Web WombatDVD Review : Batman Returns

The history of Batman films need to be viewed not as their own entity, but as a stepping stone towards the hero films we see today. The key is just to sit back and enjoy the carnival ride. Read More ...

 

Take This Waltz - DVD Review on Web Wombat DVD Review: Take This Waltz

Margot loves Lou but feels like their relationship is lacking something. She tries to ignore Daniel but can't resist his passion.  Read More ...

 

The Interview DVD ReviewNetflix: The Interview

After learning that North Korea's Kim Jong Un (Randall Park) is a huge fan of the show, they successfully set up an interview with him, hoping to legitimize the show. Read More ...

 

Jack Ryan - DVD DVD Review: Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit

New Jersey bartender Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) knows what's important: his friends, his family, his car, his church, his sexual conquests -- and porn.  Read More ...

 

Johnny English Reborn DVD ReviewNetflix: Johnny English Reborn

MI7 agent Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) has failed an important mission and has gone away to meditate and recover in a Tibetan monastery! Read More ...

 

Don Jon - DVD DVD Review: Don Jon

New Jersey bartender Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) knows what's important: his friends, his family, his car, his church, his sexual conquests -- and porn.  Read More ...

 

Anchorman 2 DVD ReviewNetflix: Anchorman 2 - Extended Cut

Longer, crazier, rated R, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized contains 763 new jokes! Read More ...

 

Knights of Badassom - DVD DVD Review: Knights of Badassom

Once LARPers start to turn up dead, the make-believe wizards and warriors must join forces with other adventurers (Summer Glau, Danny Pudi) to become the real life heroes they have been pretending to be.  Read More ...

 

Odd Thomas DVD ReviewNetflix: Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas is a supernatural action thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Mummy and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. Read More ...

 

snowpiercer  - DVD Review DVD Review: Snowpiercer

A post-apocalyptic ice age forces humanity's last survivors aboard a globe-spanning supertrain. One man will risk everything to lead a revolt for control. Read More ...

 

we are the best DVD ReviewDVD Review: We Are The Best!

Mocked at school for their boyish looks, they spend their spare time hanging out at the rec centre, where they discover they can piss off a bunch of long-haired teenage jerks by booking the band practice room out from under them. Read More ...

 

desperate housewives - DVD Review DVD Review: Desperate Housewives

The Complete Fifth Season fast forwards five years where new mysteries bind true friendships with a balance of humor and drama, twists and surprises. Read More ...

 

a few best men DVD ReviewDVD Review: A Few Best Men

When English lad David announces he is getting married to an Australian, his hapless mates give a whole new meaning to the phrase for better or worse. Read More ...

 

louie DVD Review DVD Review: Louie

Louie is a comedy television series written, directed, edited and produced by the show's creator, stand-up comedian Louis C.K., who stars as a fictionalized version of himself.  Read More ...

 

an idiot abroad DVD ReviewDVD Review: An Idiot Abroad

The pairs latest opus comes in the form of the overseas adventures of their regular podcasting chum Karl Pilkington, throwing the egg headed individual out of his comfort zone and into the big wide world. Read More ...

 

the guard DVD Review DVD Review: The Guard

Cheadle and Gleeson work wonderfully off each other, while Mark Strong cements himself as “the most consistent bad guy since Robert Vaughn”.  Read More ...

 

bored to death DVD ReviewDVD Review: Bored To Death

When we last dropped in on Jonathan Ames -- New York writer, romantic, unlicensed private detective he was taking a pounding in the boxing ring while still licking his breakup wounds. Read More ...

 

the pacific DVD Review Blu Ray Review: The Pacific

Re-released on Blu Ray, the miniseries features the 1st Marine Division's battles in the Pacific, such as Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, as well as Basilone's involvement in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Read More ...

 

a film with me in it DVD ReviewDVD Review: A Film With Me In It

A broke, jobless actor and a broke, jobless screenwriter set out to make a movie and then find that life starts imitating art. Read More ...

 

Aqua Teen Hunger Force DVD Review DVD Review: Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad: teen food products who live together, unsupervised, somewhere near the Jersey shore. Next door neighbor Carl, has an above-ground pool and an attitude. Read More ...

 

troll hunter DVD ReviewDVD Review: The Troll Hunter

The government says there's nothing to worry about - it's just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don't believe it. Read More ...

 

Eddie Izzard DVD Review DVD Review: Eddie Izzard - Believe

“Believe”, while somewhat emotionally forced at times, is a narcissistic journey through the career of cross dressing UK comedian Eddie Izzard. Read More ...

 

party down DVD ReviewDVD Review: Party Down - Series 2

Comprising of some of the finest minds in comedy - including the folks behind The State, Freaks & Geeks and Veronica Mars – Party Down is the perfect blend of laughs, desperation, absurdity and farce. Read More ...

 

gangster squad DVD Review DVD Review: Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad was a resounding flop during its theatrical run, most famously due to its release delay after several tragic mass shootings in America and ultimately never quite lived up to its box office potential. Read More ...

 

one chance DVD ReviewDVD Review: One Chance

This is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Read More ...

 

machete kills DVD Review DVD Review: Machete Kills

The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. Read More ...

 

russell brand messiah complex DVD ReviewDVD Review: Russell Brand - Messiah Complex

Is Russell Brand a genuine modern thinker or simply that wanker uni student at a party regurgitating info? We take a closer look at his latest stand up tour show "Messiah Complex". Read More ...

 

Patrick DVD Review DVD Review: Patrick

After the mysterious disappearance of a nurse at a remote private clinic, Kathy takes up the vacant role at Roget Clinic, a private hospital for the clinically comatose in a remote seaside town. Before long it becomes apparent that a patient has telepathic powers and his affections for Kathy turn into a deadly. Read More ...

 

man of steel DVD interviewsMan Of Steel: Q & A with Zack Snyder, Kevin Smith and Henry Cavill

The special hour long Q & A with Kevin Smith, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Zack Snyder covers a lot of ground. Most importantly, Synder explains his theory behind Superman killing General Zod. It's a surprisingly thoughtful and logical response. Read More ...

 

the to do list DVD Review DVD Review: The To Do List

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the during the Summer. Read More ...

 

song for marion DVD ReviewDVD Review: Song For Marion

Despite her illness, Marion still sings with the local old folks choir, dubbed ‘The OAPZ” by conductor and high school music teacher (Gemma Arterton) – OAP stands for Old Age Pensioner, the “Z” is to give them street cred. Read More ...

 

the purge DVD Review DVD Review: The Purge

It's Halloween, so we take a look at one of the scariest and most inventive horror movies of the year. The Purge asks one simple question: If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? Read More ...

 

iron man 3 DVD ReviewDVD Review: Iron Man 3

When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. Read More ...

 

rust and bone DVD Review DVD Review: Rust and Bone

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Read More ...

 

in the fog DVD ReviewDVD Review: In The Fog

In the Fog is a 2012 drama film directed by Sergei Loznitsa. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and won the Golden Apricot at the 2012 Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, for Best Feature Film. Read More ...

 

  

Top 10 Most Popular DVD Reviews

  1. The To Do List
  2. Man Of Steel : Zack Snyder Q & A
  3. Song For Marion
  4. Russell Brand : The Messiah Complex
  5. Interview: John Jarrett
  6. Patrick
  7. The Lion King 3
  8. The Purge
  9. Machete Kills
  10. Interview: The Goodies

  


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