Category: Reel Rant

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Real Steel – “Atom” and Robot Names

Director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Date Night) latest family fun flick Real Steel (2011) opens nationwide this Saturday the 7th. While at first glance the title Rock-em/Sock-em Robots comes to mind but based on his past success, especially  in the family oriented films, I believe Real Steel

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Light Side or Dark Side? Star Wars on Blu-ray

To buy Star Wars on Blu-ray or not to buy–that is the question we currently face. A review from the Toronto Sun declares the Complete Saga set “nerd heaven.” Writer Bruce Kirkland goes on to say, The revelation is how splendid each of the originals looks in high definition. The Lucasfilm team has done a painstaking restoration….

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Podcast Episode 1 – Christians & Harry Potter

In our first episode of the Married to the Movie Podcast, Darren (Dr. Sci-Fi) and Maureen (Leading Lady) interview Darren’s father, Pastor John for his pastoral views on the Harry Potter franchise.

Chaucer’s Nightmare

Don’t ever watch Rock-A-Doodle. EVER! It’s the worst animated feature film ever made. We just groaned and cursed our way through it out of morbid curiosity. (Yes, cursed. It was so bad that salty language was all I could think of to say–I’m controlling that urge in this review.) In case you’ve never heard of

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Us vs. Scott Pilgrim

Netflix delivered Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to our doorstep today. So after a long afternoon of intense spring cleaning, we grabbed dinner-to-go from The Hat (yum) and settled in to watch said film. And I gotta say–not a huge fan. The graphic novel/video game effects were entertaining. The overall editing/scripting/style took some getting used

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Widescreen Vs. Fullscreen

It is always a great feeling when you walk into a room and see Star Wars playing on the television. While over at a friends house everyone in the living room was watching The Empire Strikes Back, it was towards the beginning of the film, when the Empire is…. striking back at the rebel base

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