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This Week in DVD: 1/15/13

Looking to shake the early winter doldrums? Before you head out or order in a movie out on DVD this week, take a look at our eclectic line-up of reviews including the action of Taken 2 and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, the martial arts mayhem of Swords of Dragons Gate, the drama of Won't Back Down, the visual splendour of Samsara, and the return of Woody Allen in To Rome with Love.

To Rome With Love Review

While not one of the more disposable films in the Woody Allen cannon, the filmmaker's latest To Rome With Love only manages to be a mildly amusing mishmash of four separate, mediocre, half-baked stories instead of just one really good one.

30 Minutes or Less Review

30 Minutes or Less is a strange sort of film, but the elements are all there to make for a decent bit of entertainment. It is an affably ridiculous action comedy that takes an extremely convoluted plot and boils it down to a film that clocks in at just a shade over 80 minutes. The film continues in the same self-referential vein of most hybrid comedies of the past few years, with nods to everything from Die Hard and The Great Santini, to Friday the 13th Part 3. It all adds up to a film that is fun while it lasts, but ultimately ends up going nowhere special.

The Social Network Review

The Social Network is a movie that shouldn’t work. It’s a story about a socially challenged, bitterly abrasive geek and how he created a high-traffic website. Hardly the stuff of Oscars or summer blockbusters. Thing is, in spite of this, the movie plays out just like the typical Facebook experience – hard to see what all the hype is about from the outside, quickly captivating at first, then totally engrossing from within.

The Social Network Trailer

Yahoo Movies has posted the full theatrical trailer for David Fincher’s The Social Network. The film will examine the early years of the social networking site Facebook, starting just prior to its inception in 2003. Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale, Zombieland) stars as embroiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the […]

The Social Network Teaser

A big budget drama about Facebook? Tom from Myspace must be spinning in his grave. The first teaser for David Fincher’s Facebook movie The Social Network debuted yesterday. The film will examine the early years of the social networking site, starting way back in 2004. Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale, Zombieland) stars as […]

Zombieland Review

All over the world there are screenwriters toiling away at their keyboards, each desperately racing to finish the next big Michael Cera comedy vehicle.  The writers of Zombieland were definitely the former, but sadly Cera was not available.  Luckily for everyone, Jesse Eisenberg (the thinking man’s Michael Cera?) was available and Zombieland is much better […]