Headsup: Girls, Guns, and Genius

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of “Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season”. The opinions I share are my own.

Doom patrol season one“Following the mysterious disappearance of their leader, Dr. Niles Caulder (“The Chief”), these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.” — from Warner Brothers

Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season is now out on DVD and Blu-ray, both of which include all fifteen episodes of Season One. Bonus features are limited to a gag reel, deleted scenes, and a “Come Visit Georgia” PSA (a shame since they could have done a lot with commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at costume and makeup, filming in Georgia, etc). The DVD and Blu-ray are both available on Amazon and are currently almost exactly the same price for a few cents under $20, so if you can, grab that Blu-ray while the price holds.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – 27 Second Review

Jude Law as Dr. Watson from Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Written by: Michele and Kieren Mulroney, based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Rachel McAdams

Review: While not as much fun as the first one (few things are), it’s still a successful character-driven blow-shit-up-athon. Downey Jr. and Law are just as good as ever, Harris does evil mastermind quite well, and Fry is always good, even while nude. And while the slow-mo zoomy bits are excessive, the visual rewards are there too.

Time: 14 seconds

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Sherlock Holmes (2009) – 27 Second Review

Sherlock Holmes poster

Written by: Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham & Simon Kinberg, based on a story by Johnson & Lionel Wigram, based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Mark Strong, Rachel McAdams, Eddie Marsan

Review: After the putrid retch that was Revolver, it’s good to see that Guy Ritchie is back making them awesome. I’d waited for this movie for a long time, and I’m happy to report that it did not disappoint. The kicksplode was a special type of Victorian brand…and extensive to boot. Also: Doilies!

Time: 13 seconds

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Mean Girls (2004) – DVD Review

Mean Girls DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written by Tina Fey, based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman
Directed by Mark Waters
Starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Neil Flynn, and Ana Gasteyer

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with director Waters, scribe/actress Fey, and Producer Lorne Michaels
  • Three featurettes: “Only the Strong Survive,” “The Politics of Girl World,” and “Plastic Fashion”
  • Blooper reel
  • Deleted scenes with audio commentary by Waters and Fey
  • Three interstitials

Released by: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rating: PG-13
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Own it.

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