BluRay 10 - Your Movie Newsletter
Top 10 New Releases on Blu Ray : Jan 19th, 2010 - Welcome!

This week: we're getting bounced around like Leno's time slot. Be it space turbulence, rockin' the van, dodging Cuban gunfire, ping-pong carnage or just hitting the highs & lows of being 17, it's a pot-holed ride. Buckle up & scroll...

Pandorum ~ Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Norman Reedus (2010)
Ever wake up from lengthy hibernation on an empty spaceship with amnesia only to find feral mutants in your shower, again?
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Boogie Nights ~ Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham, Burt Reynolds, and Julianne Moore (2010)
"Even if the notorious 1970s p*rn-filmmaking milieu doesn't exactly do it for you, Boogie Nights is one of the key films of the last decade, and among the most ambitious & exuberantly alive American movies. Loosely based on the life of John Holmes, at heart it's a classic Hollywood rise-and-fall fable. Cast is one of the great ensembles, including Oscar nominees Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore." --Jim Emerson
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Magnolia ~ Michael Bowen, Melinda Dillon, Henry Gibson, and Philip Baker Hall (2010)
Impossible to explain this 3-headed monster plot-line in such a short space. We tried, hit backspace & finally gave up. 4 stars though - do see the reviews for yourself.
Whiteout ~ Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, and Tom Skerritt (2010)
Think you've got a lot of powder to shovel in the back yard?  Try an entire continent. Oh - and bring a gun.
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The Invention of Lying ~ Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, and Louis C.K. (2010)
Comedy by Ricky + star-studded cameos. Second half isn't as bang-on as the first, but by all accounts still a solid piece of work if you're a fan. 
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Che [Criterion Collection] ~ Benicio del Toro (2010)
Got 261 minutes to spare this weekend? Pull out your tribute t-shirt & watch Steven Soderbergh's film on Che Guevara - a fascinating, in-depth exploration of a man on a mission.
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Across the Hall ~ Mike Vogel, Brittany Murphy, Danny Pino, and Brad Greenquist (2010)
Danny Pino is an insecure, short-fused guy who's convinced his girlfriend (Brittany Murphy) is cheating on him - so convinced he follows her to a funky hotel and books the room across the hall, where he stares through the peephole, armed with a gun and bad intent. It's all good fun from there. Kidding; it's a very tense piece, & fairly well executed.

Bourne Identity (BD / DVD Combo) ~ Matt Damon, Clive Owen (2010)
Bourne Supremacy (BD / DVD Combo) ~ Matt, Brian Cox, Karl Urban (2010)
** Keep the Blu Rays & give the low-res DVDs to a grateful friend with a tube.
According to Greta ~ Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Murphy, Evan Ross (2010)
"Many movies explore the difficulties of growing up, but few are as powerful and as moving as According to Greta."  --Tami Horiuchi.
You've been warned: disturbing scenes.
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August Rush ~ Keri Russell, et al. (2008)
Music - it' will always move you in the right direction.
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Guilty Pleasure:
Ping Pong Playa ~ Jimmy Tsai, Roger Fan, Shelley Malil, and Alexander Agate
Streetwise Christopher "C-Dub" Wang is a swaggering suburban who waxes political on all things Asian American and clings to pro basketball pipe dreams. When trouble strikes the family, C-dub overcomes living at home, working a dead-end job and his bossy older brother to run his Mother's ping pong class and defend the family's athletic dynasty. Incredibly funny stuff from director Jessica Yu.
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Documentaries Of The Week: 


Hi Def Music Of The Week:

7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Yummy.

Status Quo - Pictures: Live at Montreux 2009 (Dolby DTS) ~ Status Quo (2010)
Dolby, DTS Surround. More about Status Quo, if you're curious.

More Great Concerts on Blu Ray...

Audio / Video Corner

JBL's 'On Stage' Micro Portable Speaker Dock for iPod


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