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HDTV Magazine Reviews Archive (March, 2011)

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Blu-ray Review: Takers

By The HT Guys • Mar 28 2011, 6:00pm

Takers is not an original film, nothing new is really done here. In fact the main heist is a rip off of the movie “The Italian Job”, and a character in this movie even admits it. I’m conflicted by this movie because I like all the actors but they did nothing to make me care about the characters. However, it is hard to focus on one character when the cast is so big. There were a couple of times where I would think, “I didn’t know what’s his name was in this movie.”

The script for this film...


Blu-ray Review: The Town (Extended Cut)

By The HT Guys • Mar 27 2011, 12:55am

This film is full of heist movie clichés. It has a hardnosed FBI agent, a bad boy, a love interest, an evil crime lord, and most importantly a thief with a heart of gold on his last job. You would think this movie wouldn’t work, but its acting performances and respect for its setting make this movie tasteful and enjoyable.

This is a very well paced film. I thought it would...


Blu-ray Review: Easy A

By The HT Guys • Mar 11 2011, 4:45am

Easy A is not a cookie cutter teen comedy. Instead of the standard boy meets girl story, it analyzes stereotypes, questions religion, and pokes fun at spreading rumors. All while remaining witty and charming.

If you are a fan of John Hughes movies, this is a must watch. There are several scenes where ...


Blu-ray Review: Dinner for Schmucks

By The HT Guys • Mar 8 2011, 3:16pm

Dinner for Schmucks is laugh out loud funny at times, and painfully embarrassing at others. Unfortunately for me, the embarrassing moments were only uncomfortable and not very funny. It’s hard to make a good movie about turning innocent people into laughable jokes for the rich. However, this movie did succeed in making the characters likeable and giving the movie a heart … at times.

Some of the scenes seemed like...


Blu-ray Review: Get Low

By The HT Guys • Mar 7 2011, 9:44pm

Get Low is a small introspective character driven film that tackles the themes of death, regret, love, confession, and redemption. It accomplishes it all with class and without using a heavy hand. What really shines in this film is Robert Duvall’s performance. He brings his character to life in such a charismatic way; I was hanging on every word he said. It sounds strange to have Bill Murray in this film, but he helps lighten the films mood and is a good contrast to the main character.

This movie has a good mixture of...


Blu-ray Review: The A-Team

By The HT Guys • Mar 4 2011, 10:50pm

If you are expecting this movie to be a serious satire on the state of government affairs or have melodramatic scenes where people cry, you will be disappointed. This is a fun movie with larger than life characters, physics-defying action scenes, with guns that never need reloading.

What really keeps this movie together is the cast. Not only do they look just like the original 80’s A-Team, they...


Blu-ray Review: Inception

By The HT Guys • Mar 4 2011, 4:20am

To say that Inception is an original movie is an understatement. Some may try to compare this movie to Dreamscape, but that’s like comparing a tricycle to a motorcycle. Inception is a very sophisticated film. This movie is very entertaining, however it is not a Michael Bay film, you can’t just unplug your brain and watch the pretty colors fly by. You must be mentally engaged, to keep track of time, to understand dream rules and why some of them must be broken.

This movie is very surprising. It’s not just an action film, it has...


Blu-ray Review: The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

By The HT Guys • Mar 2 2011, 5:10am

The Social Network is a well crafted character driven film, and it had to be considering it’s just a movie about creating a website and then fighting over it with lawyers. The fact that this film is elegant is a testament to its skillful acting, intelligent script, distinguished directing, and wonderful musical score. The cast of young actors...