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HDTV Magazine Reviews Archive (April, 2012)

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Blu-ray Review: The Darkest Hour

By The HT Guys • Apr 25 2012, 2:11pm

This sci-fi action thriller tracks the adventures of a group of young Americans touring Moscow who get caught up in an alien invasion. Despite the unfamiliarity of their surroundings, the Yanks quickly team up with the Russians to fight back.

The Darkest Hour takes the overused sci-fi plot of alien invasion and...


Blu-ray Review: War Horse

By The HT Guys • Apr 24 2012, 3:50am

Adapted from a novel by Michael Morpurgo, this majestic World War I drama centers on Devon lad Albert and his steadfast horse, Joey, whose faithful bond cannot be shaken -- even when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent off to France.

War Horse is a conflicting film. It’s a touching sentimental story about a boy and his horse, and it chronicles the harshness and destruction of war. Blending these two worlds together isn’t easy, even when the film is brought to life by Hollywood’s favorite director Steven Spielberg. I found the tone to be...


Blu-ray Review: Young Adult

By The HT Guys • Apr 4 2012, 2:57pm

Taken aback when she receives a letter from an old boyfriend announcing that he's just had a baby with his wife, divorced fiction writer Mavis Gary decides to return to her small hometown and reconnect with her former lover.

Young Adult is a refreshing dark drama comedy that takes chances with the script to deliver a story that’s different than most. Diablo Cody’s script is smart and makes the characters the star of the film instead of the situations they find themselves in. At times the film is...


Blu-ray Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

By The HT Guys • Apr 3 2012, 2:01pm

John Le Carré's classic thriller of Cold War espionage follows an English spy as he returns to MI-6 under a cloud of suspicion. In the years since he was sacked by the agency, some suspect he's become an operative for the Soviet Union.

A best selling spy novel made into a movie starring several noteworthy actors sounds like an easy movie to enjoy, but...


Blu-ray Review: The Muppets

By The HT Guys • Apr 2 2012, 2:42pm

When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.

I loved the Muppets when I was a kid. I tried to watch the original movies with my kids, and let me just say, time has not been kind to the old movies. Because of that experience, my kids weren’t interested in watching this one. As soon as we started to watch this reboot...