The Spirit (2008) – 27 Second Review

The Spirit poster

Written by: Frank Miller, based on the comic by Will Eisner
Directed by: Frank Miller
Starring: Gabriel Macht, Dan Gerrity, Jaime King, Eva Mendes, Ellen Dolan, Scarlett Johansson, Louis Lombardi, Samuel L. Jackson, Arthur the Cat

Review: Evil personified? It is Samuel L. Jackson wearing a Nazi uniform, while delivering a smug monologue, and dissolving a cute fluffy kitten. I giggled until I couldn’t breathe. And I agree, Sam. Toilets are always funny.

Time: 13 seconds

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) – DVD Review

Once Upon a Time in Mexico DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written and Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Danny Trejo, Enrique Iglesias, and Gerardo Vigil

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with writer/director Rodriguez
  • “Ten Minute Flick School”
  • Inside Troublemaker Studios featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • “Ten Minute Cooking School”
  • The Anti-Hero’s Journey
  • Film is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody: special effects featurette
  • DVD-ROM: Test your Wits in the Shooting Gallery and the Loteria

Released by: Columbia/Tri-Star Home Entertainment
Rating: R
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Own it.

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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) – DVD Review

2 Fast 2 Furious DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas
Directed by John Singleton
Starring Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Devon Aoki, and James Remar

Features:

  • “Driving School” features for Gibson, Walker, and Aoki
  • Car close-ups for Gibson, Walker, and Aoki
  • Bio features on Gibson, Walker, and Aoki
  • Running audio commentary by director Singleton
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Car modification featurette
  • Stunt featurette
  • Music featurette with Ludacris
  • Cast and filmmaker bios
  • Video game preview
  • Pop-up text commentary/trivia
  • DVD-ROM content

Released by: Universal
Rating: PG-13
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rent it if you must.

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