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DVD Reviews & TV Programs

DVD Reviews & TV Programs

Introducing some of the more prominent DVD releases & up to the minute TV/Satellite programs




The Dark Knight 

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Release Date: Dec. 15th, 2008

At two and half hours you’d think his film would feel long but you’d be wrong. “The Dark Knight” is so packed with visual wizardry. The film is a true sequel in as much as it virtually picks up at the conclusion of “Batman Begins” but, partly because of Heath Ledger’s stunningly brilliant performance, the story becomes even darker. It takes a master villain to make this kind of film a success. Ledger moved Batman from comic book to fully fleshed out thriller! Brothers, Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, collaborated on the script that just might make this the power play of the year. As director, Christopher Nolan’s control at the helm of this big budget blockbuster is flawless. Ledger may have made this film his own but we can’t let that detract from the consistently outstanding performances delivered by the entire cast. Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne which is great. 
In my humble opinion Bale’s interpretation of the character has resulted in the best Batman yet. Michael Caine returns as the perfectly cast Alfred and Maggie Gyllenhaal is excellent in the role of Rachel. Aaron Eckhart turns out to be a surprise. I know he’s a very good actor but I wouldn’t have expected him to pull off the transformation required by this script. Eckhart nails it. Morgan Freeman is always splendid. He’s back as the technical wizard Lucius Fox and another of my favourite actors, Gary Oldman, again proves his capacity for perfection. There is subtlety in this story that reflects today’s reality more than I like to admit and as Batman is forced to lean more vigilante than hero the, “When good people do nothing” adage highly focused. I thought “Batman Begins” was a phenomenon. “The Dark Knight” kicks the franchise up to a whole new level.


The Love Guru

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Ben Kingsley

Release Date: Dec. 15th, 2008

Drama, suspense, thriller
Mike Myers is Pitka, an American raised by gurus on an Indian ashram who returns to his native soil to make a name for himself as a spiritual guide, where he's promptly challenged to settle a rivalry between two pro hockey players (Justin Timberlake and Romany Malco). 
With one of the player's marriages -- as well as the Stanley Cup -- at stake, Pitka must call upon his healing skills to mend the rift before time runs out.



Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1

Directed By: David Nutter

Starring :  Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau.

Release Date: Dec 9th, 2008

Drama - Adventure
Prison Break, 24, step aside. This is a fantastic show. Terminator fans, this series is a must see. The season starts hard and fast. It moves quickly and with intelligent scripts clever turns and great action scenes. This show is smart, and EXCITING. Yes, it is thrilling but the thrills are mostly conceptual with only sprinkles of white knuckle moments. The concepts will make you think. The “what ifs…” might boggle the mind. This is what I love about Sci-fi. The series is a brilliant idea. The fact that any one could be on either side at any given moment; the possibility that someone could be a machine and the questions of, what machines are fooling which humans, make the possibilities endless. The locations and times could change on a dime (given time travel option) and the unlimited number of possible new characters, makes the future of the show very promising as well. There are really infinite possibilities with the show. I suggest you check out season one now. I cannot wait to see what comes next.



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