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Last Christmas, I got my dad the Band of Brothers set on DVD. For Father's Day, I'm going to give him The Pacific on Blu-ray. While Band of Brothers was set in Europe, this series is set, as its name suggests, in the Pacific. The Blu-ray set includes the 10-part series, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the filming, and a look at the real Marines featured in the stories.
Though I was never able to watch his comedy as a kid, I do remember my dad laughing hysterically to the humor of the legendary George Carlin. And now that I'm an adult, I can see why he was laughing. This Father's Day, give your dad a good laugh with Three Times Carlin: An Orgy of George. It features three of his books in one complete volume: When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?,... more
Is your dad a movie buff like mine? If so, he'll enjoy this Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Collection, which will give him nine movies from the groundbreaking filmmaker, including "Dr. Strangelove," "The Shining" (my personal favorite), "2001: A Space Odyssey," and "Full Metal Jacket," among others. The set also includes deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes footage. It doesn't come out until May 31, so go ahead and reserve your copy now.
We can watch episodes of The Twilight Zone all year long, but they are especially good to watch around Halloween. Perfect for the entire family, The Twilight Zone: The Complete Definitive Collection includes all 156 complete episodes of Rod Serling's groundbreaking series in one box set. Extras include a Serling bio-documentary, interviews with the show's writers, the series' unaired pilot, audio commentaries with Martin Landau, Leonard Nimoy, Cliff Robertson and more.
Our Halloween would not be complete without watching The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi. The movie, originally released in 1982, tells the tale of a group of friends who go to a cabin in the woods, where they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. Bruce Campbell stars as the one remaining survivor who has to battle the "deadlites" and The Evil Dead. It's full of blood, gore, and laughs.
We're usually not big fans of blood and gore when it comes to our Halloween movies, but Cabin Fever is an exception. It's the perfect movie for anyone who likes to squirm when watching a scary movie. Directed by Eli Roth, the movie tells the story of a group of college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. It'll make you never want to... more
Every October, we stock our movie queue with our favorite scary films, and Rosemary's Baby is always at the top of our list for must-see Halloween movies. The movie is over 40 years old and it still manages to scare the living daylights out of us. Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes star as a couple who move into an apartment building to find their neighbors a little too concerned about Rosemary and the well-being... more
There's certainly no shortage of Halloween movies that are made for adults, which makes it difficult to find a movie that is suitable for the entire family. When we were a kid, Arachnophobia scared us silly, and to this day we aren't too fond of spiders. The movie centers on a small town that becomes infested with poisonous spiders. The town's doctor, played by Jeff Daniels, is forced to confront his fear of spiders... more
It's official: we are old. Has it really been 25 years since the Breakfast Club came out in theaters? It seems like just yesterday we were sitting in the movie theater with our best friend watching Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and the rest of the gang as they spent time in detention in a Chicago high school. Relive your teenage years all over again with The Breakfast Club 25th Anniversary Edition... more
Whenever we think of the Tour de France, we think of a scene from our favorite movie, Amélie, where she records footage of the horse running in the annual bicycle race to send to her reclusive neighbor. This classic movie tells the story of a shy waitress in the Parisian town of Montmartre who sets out to change the lives of those around her for the better, while dealing with her own feelings... more
We're not quite sure what this says about our taste in movies, but Back to the Future is one of our favorite movies. Ever. Maybe it's because we grew up watching Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel through time in the DeLorean. But now we can watch all three movies back-to-back with the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy. The set contains the original Back to the Future (our personal favorite), as well... more
A revered actor, Dennis Hopper's film career spanned more than fifty years, and included roles in such movies as Rebel Without a Cause, Apocalypse Now, and, our personal favorites, Cool Hand Luke and Blue Velvet. But fans know him best as Billy in the 1969 film, Easy Rider. The movie, directed and co-written by Hopper, tells the story of two bike-riding drug dealers in search of financial and spiritual freedom.
Meryl Streep can do no wrong in our book. It's Complicated stars the ever-talented Meryl Streep as Jane, a divorcée who owns a successful bakery. Directed by Nancy Meyers, the movie centers around Jane and her rekindled romance with her ex-husband, played by Alec Baldwin. To "complicate" things is Adam, played by Steve Martin, who has an interest in Jane and starts spending time with her, much to the dismay of her ex-husband.
This Mother's Day, give your wife a big bowl of popcorn, a cozy blanket, and a good movie. And yeah, we know its considered a chic flick, but we promise that you can make it through The Proposal and she'll appreciate you for it. Sandra Bullock plays a top publishing executive who upon discovering that she has to be deported to Canada, forces her assistant, played by Ryan Reynolds, to marry her in this... more
True Blood is such a guilty pleasure, which is why it makes a great gift for Mother's Day. The HBO series is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris and centers around Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress at a bar in the fictional town of Bon Temp, Louisiana. True Blood: The Complete First Season introduces us to vampire culture, and to the mysterious Bill Compton, a vampire that eventually becomes Sookies love... more
While, to us, Carey Mulligan will always be Sally Sparrow from Doctor Who, she certainly comes into her own playing a young girl that is seduced by an older man in An Education. Mulligan plays Jenny, a middle-class British schoolgirl charmed by a small-time criminal in this funny, smart, and compassionate movie. The script was adapted by Nick Hornby, whose novels High Fidelity and About a Boy have been made into movies.
We love Philip Seymour Hoffman and we love Nick Frost, so the thought of them in the same movie really made us excited. And after seeing Pirate Radio, we were not disappointed. The movie is based on a true story and is set in the 1960's, during a time when rock music was censored by the government. It tells the story of a group of deejays who decide to head out to sea to... more
Your favorite detective is back in a whole new light. In this version of Sherlock Holmes, Guy Ritchie presents Holmes (played by the wonderful Robert Downey Jr.) as a brawny action hero. Together with his sidekick, Dr. Watson (played by Jude Law), the engaging pair battle Lord Blackwood, who has emerged from the tomb to assert his deadly will over 1890 London. The new version promises to be much more action-packed than ever... more
What basketball guide would be complete without the movie, Hoosiers? The film tells the story of an underdog basketball team from a small town in Indiana and their determination to make it all the way to the state championship tournament. Gene Hackman stars as the coach of the Hickory Huskers, and Dennis Hopper plays the alcoholic father of one of the team's top players. It's an uplifting movie that the whole family can watch.... more
The Blind Side isn't out on DVD or Blu-ray until March 23rd, but you can go ahead and place your order for this sports-drama film. It's nominated for Best Picture, and for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Sandra Bullock. Based on the 2006 book, the story centers on Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman, Michael Oher, and how his impoverished upbringing and adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy shaped his life and career.... more