If adventure has a name, it’s still Indiana Jones! Crandall & Mercy discuss nuked fridges, fedoras and interdimensional aliens in the latest Indy adventure, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It’s not the years, it’s the mileage.
Archive for December, 2010
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GREAT SCOTT! Back to the Future hits Blu-ray at 88mph! Why don’t you make like a tree and watch this review!
Mercy searches for the elusive Horcrux of a satisfying end to Deathly Hallows Part 1, while Crandall tries to cast an Expelliarmus charm to silence his constant complaining.
Crandall & Mercy are headed back to your TV screens! Armchair Directors will begin airing a new weekly half hour show on Rogers TV Cable 20 in Waterloo Region on Friday, Dec 3rd at 4:30pm and in Guelph/Stratford/Brantford on Saturday Dec 4th at 10:30pm. We’ll try not to let it go to our heads this time.
First Air: Fridays @ 4:30pm (Waterloo Region only)
Repeats: Saturdays @ 10:30pm (All regions)
Sundays @ 11:30am (All regions)
Tuesdays @ 4:30pm (Waterloo Region only)
Tuesdays @ 1pm (Brantford, Guelph & Stratford only)
Tuesdays @ 8:30pm (All regions)
Thursdays @ 8:30pm (All regions)
Christmas is coming and that means a FLOOD of new releases arriving just in the nick of time. A few of the best flicks of the year are hitting blu-ray this month, hopefully some of these will wind up under the tree!
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – December 4
The best film in the popular series arrives on blu-ray with the average bells and whistles…or should I say Bella’s and whistles. See what I did there? Yeah. Catch our review here.
Inception – December 7
Christopher Nolan’s brilliant follow-up to The Dark Knight is easily one of the “Must Own” titles of 2010. We did an epic review when it was out in theatres and I can’t wait to dig into the maximum movie mode to get all the behind the scenes info from Nolan and Co. on the making of this fantastic achievement in big budget filmmaking.
Despicable Me – December 14
Here is a movie that I had very low expectations for and it ended up being one of my favourites of the summer. Steve Carell is great as super villain Gru, who winds up raising three adorable orphans. Funny and very sweet – on a much higher level than the other animated villain flick of 2010 Megamind. If you want a good family film with some decent laughs and heart, this one is for you.
The A-Team – December 14
You can see our original review here, but needless to say, if you love outrageous action flicks, this one delivers. Big time. I was sceptical that Joe Carnahan was the right guy to update The A-Team but he came out swinging and made a film that is a jolt of energy from start to finish.
The Town – December 17
Ben Affleck directs an all star cast in this tight, gritty thriller. This one feels authentic, following a group of Boston bank robbers who are on the cusp of getting nabbed by FBI agent Jon Hamm after leaving a potential witness alive…not only that but Affleck falls in love with her – complicated! Affleck has upped his acting game here and continues to prove that he has a great eye for putting a scene together. Highly recommended.
Salt – December 21
Big, dumb and fun. That’s the best way to describe this spy thriller…but it really is a blast and Jolie has some great physical scenes. Check your brain at the door and get ready for some twists and turns. In the first half I genuinely had no idea where the film was going – it seemed to have some serious balls that I wasn’t expecting. However by the resolution of the second half, things become much more textbook and predictable, but the action is enough to forgive those missteps.
Easy A – December 21
Smart and sweet teen comedy starring the likeable Emma Stone, with great supporting turns by Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as her parents. There are a few subplots that could have been cut or played out better and the film does lose comedic steam in the second half, but it remains one of the better films of this genre.
Futurama Volume 5 – December 21
Years after cancellation, another Fox animated sitcom rises from the ashes – this one, however, is still funny. Fans of the series will be delighted to see that after the average TV movies from the last few years, the series rebounds with a solid batch of episodes that stand to remind us just how stupid the Fox network execs truly are.
Also of note:
December 7: Shrek Forever After
December 14: The Other Guys
December 17: Legend of the Guardians – The Owls of Ga’Hoole
December 21: Step Up 3D, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Devil
December 28: Resident Evil Afterlife, The American
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What’s the story? Morning Glory is actually a really solid rom-com, thanks to the fantastic cast of Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, John Pankow and Canada’s own little queen of the rom-coms, Rachel McAdams, as well as the producing talents of Mr. Midas Touch, J.J. Abrams.