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This week’s releases include: a Canadian masterwork; a cop series set in Ontario; a father and son try to reconcile; discord in war; the secret life of an American icon revealed; a hapless love story; a story of redefining oneself; a true fight for what’s right; a sparse virus narrative; and an unconventional Western.


This week’s releases include: the consequences of choice; a female anti-hero; a comic book becomes an original movie; an exploration of a hip hop group; a dark take on a childhood favourite; a top-five horror picture; an epic story of the South; an otherworldly superhero; a modern-day werewolf picture; a girls-only adventure; a bizarre cross-country quest; a holiday film; a political documentary; a prison drama; a basketball fantasy; the third instalment of a series; an alien invasion continues; a journey to another world; and a monster movie sequel. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a U.S. Marshall that plays by his own rules; a lonely man who realizes real relationships are more important than his imaginary one; a heist movie in the spirit of Heat; and a mockumentary about a teenager’s rite of passage. (more…)

Ryan Reynolds in a scene from BuriedA lot of people remember the season five finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation that Quentin Tarantino directed in 2005: CSI Nick Stokes was buried somewhere in the desert while the rest of the team desperately tried to rescue him before he ran out of air. It was a couple of the most gripping hours television had ever seen. But what if you eliminated the action outside the box, narrowing focus to just the victim – would it still be thrilling? Buried‘s answer to this question is affirmative.


Ryan Reynolds in BuriedPaul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) wakes up in a coffin six feet underground with a rapidly dying cell phone as his only contact to the outside world and means of figuring out where and why he’s there. Trapped in this tightly confined space, Reynolds drives the film forward with a captivating performance that consists of a heartfelt rollercoaster of emotions. Director Rodrigo Cortés meets the challenges of this film with skill and good choices, while Chris Sparling provided a comprehensive script of intense interactions and events. Buried is a difficult but exceptional viewing experience.

“There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.”

The first five seasons of the critically-acclaimed and most original series, The Outer Limits, has hit DVD. Like the classic 1960’s series of the same name, each episode is an imaginative exploration of humanity’s greatest hopes and darkest fears. It often pushes the sci-fi envelope, taking you to places, worlds and times you never thought existed.


A year after Buffy the Vampire Slayer took to the small screen and glued viewers to their television sets, studios dipped into the comic hero pool and brought vampire hunter Blade to the big screen.

Blade (Wesley Snipes) is called “Daywalker” by the vampires he stalks. He is half-man and half-vampire, with all their strengths and none of their weaknesses. He and his partner Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) have made it their life’s mission to eradicate the Earth’s population of bloodsuckers. Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) is an impure vampire, i.e. he was turned not born. Tired of being viewed as inferior, he plans to invoke the blood god La Magra, overthrow the heads of the houses and kill Blade. This film served as an introduction to the myths, legends and history of the characters.

In the sequel, Whistler makes an unexpected return and must try to play nice with Blade’s new collaborator, Scud (Norman Reedus). The Daywalker has his own team playing to do when the vampires ask for his help to stop a new breed of super-vampire that feeds on human and fiend alike. But nothing in this chapter is as it first seems.The cast of Blade’s new playmates include Leonor Varela, Ron Perlman, Matt Schulze, Tony Curran and Donnie Yen.

Blade: Trinity finds the Daywalker alone and wanted by the FBI. The vampires (Parker Posey, Callum Keith Rennie and Paul “Triple H” Levesque) have discovered the resting place of Dracula (Dominic Purcell) and are plotting to resurrect him as their ultimate weapon against Blade. In the meantime, Blade is contacted by a band of human vampire hunters he did not even know existed. With the help of the deftly trained Abigail (Jessica Biel) and Hannibal (Ryan Reynolds), he will try to takedown the world’s most famous bloodsucker. Much to the chagrin of Snipes, Reynolds stole the show.

The first two chapters of the trilogy were action-packed with attention-sustaining storylines. Regrettably, the third instalment is saved almost entirely by Reynolds, with the assistance of Biel. Snipes’ excessively brooding Blade is flat and Purcell’s Dracula lacks the charisma surrounding the legend.

The special features are non-existent in this 2-disc release of the trilogy, as opposed to the earlier individual issues.