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HDTV Magazine Reviews Archive (November, 2011)

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Blu-ray Review: Cars 2

By Ryan Gibbs • Nov 29 2011, 3:50pm

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and the stunning spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer).

So when reviewing a children's movie you can only do so with your kid in tow. My advise pull up your favorite blanket, bowl of popcorn, and sit down for a family night that everyone in the family can enjoy. In the realm of sequel's most fall short, however...


Blu-ray Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

By The HT Guys • Nov 28 2011, 3:35pm

Marvel launches another super franchise with this action-packed origin story, which follows Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) as he volunteers for a secret experiment during World War II. Transformed into a superhero named Captain America, Steve goes after the Axis. With his perfect physique and heightened reflexes -- and his sidekick, Bucky (Sebastian Stan) -- Steve battles the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), a super soldier created by Italian fascists.

When I first heard they were going to make a Captain America movie I doubted it would be any good. I thought it would be too difficult to make a superhero movie set 1940's without it feeling corny or out of place...


Blu-ray Review: Super 8

By The HT Guys • Nov 16 2011, 3:42pm

This exhilarating story follows a group of friends in a small Ohio town who witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. When they realize that it was no accident, they set out to find the truth - something more shocking than any of them could have imagined. Combining action, humor and heart, the film features outstanding performances from a fresh young cast.

Do you remember how you jumped when you first saw Jaws? What about the magic and emotional impact of E.T.? Now add those two movies together and you have Super 8. It's easy to see that J.J. Abrams was inspired by...