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Blu-ray10.evjoy.com : October 8th, 2009 - Welcome!
This week: Explore the very meaning of human existence through the eyes of Jodie Foster, Carl Sagan, Ken Burns, Mary Shelly and Kurt Cobain. Or maybe not. Feeling a bit less insightful? - A swarm of popular blu-ray winter holiday favorites flew in this week as well. But onward with human existence thing:
~ Jodie Foster, et al. (2009)
Based on Carl Sagan's novel, 'Contact' is surprisingly thoughtful and provocative for a big-budget Hollywood sci fi... a relatively rare piece of studio filmmaking. If you liked '2001' better than say, 'Time Cop', check it out.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
~ Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter (2009)
Shelly's original work of fiction doesn't have much in common with the Halloween character. Buy the book
. Seriously, it's an amazing story. As for this Oscar nominated 1994 remake - "Let's be honest: this should be titled 'Wretched Excess Frankenstein'. Swooping, wild, bloody, and energetic, this is bad moviemaking from the best, which makes it all the more lovable." -
This one may just be too creepy for even the most detached dead-inside horror fans. But hey, if you're up for it & don't mind staying up for a week or two staring at the ceiling...
~ Eileen Atkins, Christopher Birt, Lia Chang, and Starletta DuPois (2009)
American History X
~ Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, and Avery Brooks (2009)
~ Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, Fred Ward (2009)
"Could Mary Magdalene have been the wife of Jesus, and did they have a child? Was her reputation as a prostitute a libel created by the early Church? What were the real circumstances of Jesus' death? Whether you're a believer, or simply someone who's drawn in through exposure to 'The Da Vinci Code', you'll find something fascinating here..."
Documentaries Of The Week:
An incredible series that follows the evolution of American democracy as well as it does the struggles & controversy that surrounded the creation of the national park system. Filled with tales of memorable characters, and awe-inspiring visuals. Completely riveting. A quadruple must see. Highly recommended. Can we get six stars here?
More Great Documentaries...
Hi Def Music Of The Week:
Performing 18 songs from his solo career and MB20. So-so performance, excellent a/v quality.
Audio / Video Corner
Flip UltraHD Camcoder
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