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HDTV Magazine Reviews Archive (June, 2012)

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Blu-ray Review: 21 Jump Street

By The HT Guys • Jun 29 2012, 2:40pm

In this action-comedy based on the 1980s-debuted TV show, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play youthful undercover cops who work the local high school. There to investigate a drug ring, the guys find that much has changed since their own school days.

The original TV show 21 Jump Street was almost cop drama that sometimes tacked serious issues that teens faced in the 1980’s. This movie is...


Blu-ray Review: Smokey and the Bandit

By The HT Guys • Jun 28 2012, 2:37pm

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Smokey and the Bandit is a fun classic comedy that features Burt Reynolds at his best. The plot is very simple but...


Blu-ray Review: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

By The HT Guys • Jun 27 2012, 2:34pm

In the successor to the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter, is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy from the devil. At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy and possibly rid himself of the curse forever.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance features Nicolas Cage at his...


Blu-ray Review: Act of Valor

By The HT Guys • Jun 26 2012, 2:30pm

The mission of rescuing a kidnapped CIA agent from a lethal terrorist cell falls to an elite squad of Navy SEALs in this covert-action thriller. Active duty SEALs play the lead fighting roles in a saga based on actual events from their service.

Act of Valor is one of the most...


Blu-ray Review: John Carter

By The HT Guys • Jun 22 2012, 2:57pm

As a warrior lost on Earth, John Carter is magically transported to Mars, where the fate of the planet and its people ultimately rest in his hands. With surprising new powers, and epic battles, he rises to become the man he is meant to be and the hero he truly is.

John Carter is an entertaining movie that’s full of imagination and interesting characters. The story is so huge that may be hard to grasp in one viewing. It’s also...


Blu-ray Review: Red Tails

By The HT Guys • Jun 7 2012, 2:03pm

The 332nd Fighter Group, an all-black World War II unit made up of the best escort pilots and known as the Red Tails, fights racism at home while fighting the Nazis abroad in this action-packed drama based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Red Tails is a solid film that honors the trail blazing Tuskegee Airmen by showcasing their heroism instead of making them victims. I’ve seen movies based on this story before, but none have been...