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HDTV Magazine Reviews Archive (May, 2012)

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Blu-ray Review: The Vow

By The HT Guys • May 25 2012, 2:14pm

Rachel McAdams stars in this romantic drama about a newlywed woman who slips into a coma after a car accident and awakens with amnesia. Her devoted husband (Channing Tatum) must help her recover and also win her back.

I didn’t want to like this movie because I knew it would be a sappy love story with...


Blu-ray Review: The War

By The HT Guys • May 23 2012, 2:12pm

A seven-part series brings World War II to life through the harrowing personal accounts of a handful of soldiers and others from "typical" American towns, recreating visceral scenes of the battles at Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and more.

The War is a remarkable seven part documentary that tells the complete story of World War II from an American perspective. The 15 hour documentary follows the lives of men and women from four different towns in the United States. All of their stories are...


Blu-ray Review: The Grey

By The HT Guys • May 21 2012, 2:08pm

After narrowly surviving a deadly plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, a band of oil riggers must fend for their lives in the ice and snow. But thanks to wolves that view their presence as a threat, they aren't alone.

The Grey should be called The Dark, because its characters and subject matter are so grim and harsh it’s hard to walk away from this movie feeling cheerful. The overall theme is...


Blu-ray Review: Haywire

By The HT Guys • May 18 2012, 2:13pm

A last-minute mission in Dublin turns deadly for stunning secret operative Mallory Kane when she realizes she's been betrayed -- and that her own life is no longer safe. Now, to outwit her enemies, she'll simply have to outlast them.

It’s very rare to see an action film starring a woman that could beat up most men in real life, but that’s exactly what you get in Haywire. It has the familiar plot of...


Blu-ray Review: One for the Money

By The HT Guys • May 17 2012, 2:00pm

Janet Evanovich's spunky heroine, Stephanie Plum, is adrift after getting a divorce and losing her job. To make ends meet, she becomes a bounty hunter, with her first big case revolving around a high school boyfriend who may be falsely accused.

One for the Money claims to be an action comedy, but its barely funny and hardly has any action. You would expect...


Blu-ray Review: Back to the Future Trilogy

By The HT Guys • May 16 2012, 2:54pm

In this classic sci-fi adventure from director Robert Zemeckis, eccentric inventor Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) turns a DeLorean into a time machine that inadvertently sends his young friend, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), 30 years into the past. While stuck in the 1950s, Marty disrupts his parents' destiny and risks throwing the time-space continuum completely out of whack. The only way back to 1985 now is to get mom and dad to pucker up.

The Back to the Future Trilogy is a cultural milestone in American film. It captured what the 1980’s were, what we thought the past was, and what we thought the future could bring. Most people would agree that the first movie is the best, and the series degrades as it goes along. I’m not saying...