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Reign Of Fire DVD (Just For The Hell of It)

A really “Marmite” of a film, this post-apocalyptic dragon yarn delivers a nice slice of B-Movie fare, though its character-based rather than balls to the wall attitude to storytelling seems to infuriate many.

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: How To Train Your Dragon

Extra, Extra Read All About It…Gerard Butler Makes A Good Career Decision!

Since 300, the stoic actor, who voices a character named Stoick, hasn’t made many good career decision (though I quite enjoyed RocknRolla) since his breakout role as King Leonidas.  The key to his success here was:  a) being heard and not seen and b) playing the supporting role in the film.  Oh, and being the animated equivalent of Leonidas.  Read the rest of this entry

How To Train Your Dragon

Extra, Extra Read All About It…Gerard Butler Makes A Good Career Decision!

Since 300, the stoic actor, who voices a character named Stoick, hasn’t made many good career decision (though I quite enjoyed RocknRolla) since his breakout role as King Leonidas.  The key to his success here was:  a) being heard and not seen and b) playing the supporting role in the film.  Oh, and being the animated equivalent of Leonidas.  Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s DVD Disappointment: Gamer

I really wanted to like this film; after all I personally feel that Michael C. Hall (Showtime’s Dexter) and Kyra Sedgwick (TNT’s The Closer) are on top of their respective games in their current incarnations on television. I wanted to see how Gerard Butler (300) would grow as an actor after leading us against a force of thousands in his last movie. I even wanted to even see if Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor could outgrow the Crank franshise. In the end Gamer for the lack of a better phrase, has no game.

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Law Abiding Citizen (Lonely Devil)

As pointed out to me by my colleague here on the blog, I’m the unofficial Gerard Butler reviewer here after writing this review for Law Abiding Citizen.  Of the movies I reviewed of his in the last few months, that include the romantic comedy The Ugly Truth and the action film Gamer, this was the best of his work this year thus far. Read the rest of this entry

The Ugly Truth (Lil Devil)

The ugly truth is that The Ugly Truth is neither ugly or beautiful…well maybe a bit more towards the ugly.  This movie plays like a typical run of the mill, cookie cutter film about girl meets boy, girl is disgusted by boy, eventually girls falls in love with boy.

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Gamer (Devil’s Advocate Review)

In between takes, Butler criticizes Hall's knife technique on Dexter.

In between takes, Butler criticizes Hall's knife technique on Dexter.

The newest release from Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who brought us the Crank movies, gives us this Running Man meets Deathrace combo, Gamer.  Neveldine and Taylor really reach out to today’s teenagers with this one.  We get a video game world with violence, action, and plenty of T & A to round it out.  The directors do well with the shakey cams and washed out scenes to make us feel like we are inside the video game.

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Gamer

  I really wanted to like this film; after all I personally feel that Michael C. Hall (Showtime’s Dexter) and Kyra Sedgwick (TNT’s The Closer) are on top of their respective games in their current incarnations on television.  I wanted to see how Gerard Butler (300) would grow as an actor after leading us against a force of thousands in his last movie.  I even wanted to even see if Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor could outgrow the Crank franshise.  In the end Gamer for the lack of a better phrase, has no game.

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