Thursday, January 14, 2010

WHITEOUT (2009) Available 1/19/10 on DVD, Blu Ray And Digital Download

I missed this one when it hit the theaters and I was more than a little sad. See, one of my favorite movies is John Carpenter's The Thing. I love that movie and am actually fond of any flick that takes place in the frozen wasteland. Alien VS Predator? You bet. Now we get the best combination of all time;
Kate Beckinsale and Antarctica. How can you go wrong with this little combo? Answer; You can't!
Kate plays a US Marshall sent to investigate the first murder on Antarctica and the clock is ticking. She has a short time before darkness falls on the icy continent and she is stuck for six months.
Now check out the trailer;

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Review Round Up!

Welcome back my friends to another installment of Review Round Up. It's where I take a look at a stack of stuff that is hitting the DVD shelves near you. This one is a little TV-centric, but that's okay. Everyone loves them some TV!!


One of the best shows on television about cars for people that really don't like television shows about cars. From the BBC comes two more seasons of the highly addictive TOP GEAR. In these two seasons we run the gamut from building crappy police cars to the boys taking on the German version of Top Gear. Season 12 actually brings our guys to the United States to test out some muscle cars on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Top Gear is just straight out fun.


The Charlie Brown series of Holiday specials spawned an award winning stage musical. This is a mini musical based on that play. Putting some incredible songs with the die hard animation stylings of Charles Schultz is an award winning combination and a treat for all true Peanuts fans. When the holidays are over this is the one for you.

THE WALTONS Movie Collection

The show that refused to die. Even after it was finished with its initial run, this thing kept coming back for more. In this collection we are given six feature films that are all, in reality, reunion films of the beloved television show. You get;
A Wedding On Walton's Mountain
Mother's Day On Walton's Mountain
A Day For Thanks On Walton's Mountain
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion
A Walton Wedding
A Walton Easter
That is a lot of Waltons! And for true fans of the show it will help complete your collections.


So, with just a couple of more seasons to go until the end, Dallas started pulling out all the stops. From JR in prison to his daring prison break. And you just knew that all those women he messed with would come back to haunt him, but even JR couldn't have foreseen a tell all movie financed by his ex. All that and more of the twisted night time drama known as Dallas.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Here are some recent releases that need to be brought up to speed. First post of the new year. My apologies for not posting sooner. With school starting in a few short days, things have been topsy turvy at The Waltz Compound.
First up we have;

I could complain that this is the shortest movie with the longest book behind it, but I won't. After all, I haven't read the books. I could complain that the subtitle of the film feels like a throwaway at the end when Snape turns around and announces that he is the half blood prince. Seemed like they forget it until the end of the film. I could complain, but I won't.
The film was brief, nonsensical and probably only made sense to true Potterheads. In other words this movie sucked.
Nuff said.


Season 12? Really? Do people even watch this show anymore? I took a look and saw nothing that would make the casual viewer or the die hard fan even remotely enjoy this season. The sad thing is that this is only season 12. There are three more after this one before they put this old horse to bed for good.


Okay, I can understand making a new My Bloody Valentine in 3D. It took an old favorite slasher flick and brought it into the new century with some wicked 3D effects and stayed true to the storyline without changing to much, but it held its own.
But, Final Destination in 3D. Hell, even the regular ones weren't all that good. Why bother with something like this? For a 3D movie all the characters seemed pretty flat to me. Ouch! With a pun like that it's time to bring an end to this review and, hopefully, this dull as dirt franchise.