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Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Avengers: The Ultimate Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Book Review

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The Avengers: The Ultimate Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Book Review

About the Book: Comic fans, young and old, can now learn everything there is to know about Marvel's very first Super Hero team, The Avengers. Making their very first appearance in The Avengers #1 in September of 1963, The Avengers have been known as the "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" ever since!

Full of stunning comic book art, DK's Avengers: The Ultimate Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes allows readers to discover the backstories, powers, allegiances, and archenemies of each member of this spectacular Super Hero team including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, and many more.
Did you know Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) was born on Long Island? Or that Captain America's uniform is made of a fire-retardant material? With engaging information full of interesting character facts and a dynamic and innovative page design, Avengers: The Ultimate Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes is guaranteed to WOW even the most die-hard Avengers fans.

Our Take: The Avengers is the biggest movie of the year!   Any good comic book fan already knows about the fantastic guides that DK books puts out on a regular basis.  This new Ultimate Guide to the Avengers is more of the same great goodness!  The book takes apart the key characters, story arcs and formations of this famous Marvel Comics team.  You get detailed histories, key comic books and arcs to read and more.  Tons of great and full info and color pics from the various eras of the comic books.  I never was much on the Avengers growing up, but these new Marvel movies have sold me!  This book was a great way for me to catch up on these legendary team.  

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mezco Reveals Batman Summer Exclusives


New York- As the world prepares for San Diego Comic Con (July 12th-15th) Mezco Toyz adds to the excitement by revealing their 2012 Summer Exclusive lineup:


Catwoman Key Ring 2" Mez-itz -Catwoman joins the Mez-Itz DC lineup. 
This feline fatale was voted #11 on the list of Best Villains ever, yet she still holds the key to the heart of Batman…or does she?Catwoman stands 2inches tall and features 5 points of articulation and a sturdy metal clasp.This is a non-numbered limited edition item.Edition size TBD.
Dark Knight Mez-itz Mega Scale Batman-
Perhaps the greatest summer exclusive in the universe, Mezco proudly presents the Mega Scale Dark Knight Batman Mez-Itz. This 300% Batman Mez-Itz is based on Batman’s look  from the award wining blockbuster trio of films from Christopher Nolan. He measures 20 inches from the tip of his ears to the soles of his boots.He features a real cloth black cape. Just like the standard Mez-Itz, he features 5 points of articulation and 1000 points of fun.Mez-Itz Mega Scale Batman is securely packed in a sturdy full color box.This is a non-numbered limited edition item. Edition size TBD.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Viral: Bruce Wayne Replies to Lucius!


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AVENGERS Blu-ray Trailer!

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GREYHOUND ANNOUNCES “GO GREYHOUND TO GOTHAM CITY” CONTEST


GREYHOUND ANNOUNCES “GO GREYHOUND TO GOTHAM CITY” CONTEST

Winner will receive a trip for two to New York to live like Bruce Wayne! DALLAS (June 25, 2012) — Greyhound today announced it is giving one lucky person and their guest the chance to “Go Greyhound to Gotham City.” The contest is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises — the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, hitting theaters July 20. From June 22 to Aug. 3, Dark Knight enthusiasts can enter to win a trip for two to New York and live like Bruce Wayne, the billionaire industrialist and philanthropist whose secret identity is Batman. 

“Elevating the typical travel experience is what Greyhound proudly offers every day, so we’re pleased to offer Batman fans a chance to live like a billionaire in partnership with Warner Bros. Studios,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “Although there will only be one winner, everyone can travel in style and enjoy great service when they ride our new fleet of buses, which offer express routes between major cities and luxurious amenities — such as Wi-Fi, leather seats and extra legroom — typically found on more expensive travel options.” 

The winner and one guest will receive roundtrip airfare for two to New York City, limousine service on a custom Greyhound VIP coach between the airport and hotel, a three-night hotel stay at a four-star or higher hotel, a sunset champagne helicopter tour over Manhattan and dinner at the three Michelin-starred Jean-Georges restaurant. 

The grand prize winner will be selected by random drawing and notified by telephone and mail by Sept. 7. To enter the “Go Greyhound to Gotham City” contest and to review restrictions, official rules and details, please visit www.greyhound.com/thedarkknightrises in the United States. Canadian residents can enter and view official rules at www.greyhound.ca/thedarkknightrises.  

To promote the sweepstakes, Greyhound is launching a major campaign featuring key art elements from The Dark Knight Rises, using online advertising, a promotional website, in-terminal materials and signage, and social media. Most notably, the company has installed the film’s title treatment on the windows of more than 500 of its new buses across the country, as well as fully wrapped 14 buses that showcase the film’s main characters, Batman and Bane, in a stand-off. The wrapped buses can be seen in some of Greyhound’s biggest markets including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta. 

About GreyhoundGreyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. In 2010, it introduced Greyhound Express, which provides direct service between major cities on new buses equipped with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, comfortable leather seats and extra legroom. Since its inception, Express has rapidly expanded to serve more than 70 markets in North America. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets, call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com. Follow Greyhound on Twitter for the latest news and travel deals at http://twitter.com/GreyhoundBus and “Like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus.  

About “The Dark Knight Rises”Opening in theatres and IMAX on July 20, 2012, “The Dark Knight Rises” stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman.  Christopher Nolan directed the film from a screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.  Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven are the producers, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers, and Jordan Goldberg co-producing.  “The Dark Knight Rises” is based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.  Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Film by Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight Rises,” to be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  The film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.www.thedarkknightrises.com

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Louie: Season 2 DVD Review

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Louie: Season 2 DVD Review



Synopsis: Comedian Louis C.K. is back with another season of this critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated hit. Spotlighting C.K.'s signature brand of twisted observational humor, Season Two follows the everyday trials of single dad Louie as he struggles to raise his kids, advance his career, and somehow get some action in the meantime. Facing one bummer after another, Louie takes on inattentive crowds, insane relatives, and a hair-raising U.S.O. tour of Afghanistan. Featuring a stellar array of guest stars including Joan Rivers, and Chris Rock, Louie Season Two comes fully loaded with unrestrained deleted scenes and commentaries by Louis C.K.

Review: We enjoy comedy here at the Legion as much as the next folks.  In fact, we love Louis C.K. as a comedian.  Often times when you give a stand-up their own show it...well it doesn't translate well, lets just say that (case in point, that new Russell Brand show...ugh).  Louie, however, is a complete HIT.  The show is ackward, painful, disturbing and all that wrapped neatly with a bow of self-loathing and you have Louie.  This FX network show is absolutely hilarious and never disappoints.  This DVD collects the complete second season and its a must-own.

Interest Range: Comedy

Alice: The Complete First Season DVD Review

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Alice: The Complete First Season DVD Review

Synopsis:"...And if things work out she's going to stay awhile." And they sure did, resulting in "new girl" Alice sticking around for a triumphant nine season run that saw this new style sit-com become the standard bearer for the next generation of TV comedy. Alice is the story of Alice Hyatt (Linda Lavin), a recently widowed single mom who finds herself working as a waitress at an Arizona diner while caring for her pre-teen son, Tommy (Philip McKeon). The inimitable Vic Tayback plays Mel, the gruff owner of the diner, while Beth Howland and Polly Holliday play her co-workers, neurotic Vera and no-nonsense Flo. This 3-Disc, 24- Episode Collection collects the entire first season of the Bicentennial-era break-out hit, including the rarely seen pilot episode featuring Alfred Lutter from Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, the film inspiration for Alice. Guest stars include Batman's Adam West, Victor Buono, and Dark Shadow's Lara Parker.
Review: Alice was a 1970s-80s television show that was based on a feature film titled "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore".  The nine season show ran well into the 1980s with a premise of a widow trying to restart her life with her son, working at a roadside diner.  From there the show branched out into a huge character study with many different plot arcs.  This season, the firsts season, is arguably the best and the most pure to the show's idea.  This fantastic DVD from the Warner Archive is our first of (hopefully) many that will complete this series finally for fans!
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Interest Range: Vintage TV, Comedy

Accident Blu-Ray Review

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Accident Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: A self-styled accident choreographer, Ho Kwok-fai aka The Brain, (Louis Koo, Election, in one of the most compelling performances of his career) is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well-crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued with guilt, as the avalanche of memories of his recently lost wife continue to haunt him. After one mission goes horribly wrong, costing the life of one of his men, Brain is convinced that this accident has been choreographed and someone is out there plotting to terminate him and his team. He becomes increasingly paranoid, walking the thin line between reality and delusion. When he discovers that a mysterious insurance agent, Chan Fong-chow, (Richie Jen, Exiled) is somewhat related to one of the accidents he has staged, Brain becomes obsessed with the idea that this man must be the mastermind behind a conspiracy to take him out. To regain his sanity and save his life, he must stay one step ahead of Fong before he makes his next move.

Review: We see a lot of film here at the Legion and it sometimes takes a movie from another country to really hit us upside the head and make an impression.  This film that gives a new take on being a professional hitman with many of the before seen themes of paranoia and a constant questioning of reality.  This one is stylized, action-packed and a wonderfully unique film that we cannot recommend enough to anyone that enjoys foreign cinema or is looking for something a bit different.

Interest Range: Drama, Foreign

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds DVD Review

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Tyler Perry's Good Deeds DVD review



Synopsis: Tyler Perry stars as a successful and wealthy businessman who has always done what's expected of him...until he meets a single mother who inspires him to live the life he's always wanted.?

Review: Tyler Perry brings his signature charm and wit to this great life drama about a man that is focsed on his work and doing what he's supposed to.   This film, which has a modern fairy tale theme, is a lesson that perhaps what is expected of us isn't the correct path.  This one is charming, romantic and fantastic.

Interest Range: Drama

Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play DVD Review

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Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play DVD Review


Synopsis: When family's falling out, it's time to call in Aunt Bam to set a few things straight! The fun begins when Bam's favorite nephew-in-law, Stewart, is granted weekend visitation with his children. He and his new wife are thrilled at the chance - until Stewart's drunken ex shows up with trouble in mind. Now it's up to Bam to calm things down in this high-spirited new play from Tyler Perry.


Review: Tyler Perry is well known for his outlandish comedies, and while he has a target audience, I've found a lot of universal appeal in his films.  Aunt Bam is another opinionated, over the top character that deals with various moral, spiritual and family issues in the film, all surrounded by crazy comedy.  This one is a must see for any Perry fan!

Interest Range: Comedy, Tyler Perry

Franklin & Bash: The Complete First Season DVD Review

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Franklin & Bash: The Complete First Season DVD Review



Synopsis: Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer, Robot Chicken) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, NYPD Blue) have a funny way of practicing the law. From making out with a plaintiff, to fist fighting on the courtroom steps, to chugging beers as evidence, these rogue lawyers will pull any wild stunts to win a client’s case. But their unorthodox methods get results. That’s why eccentric attorney Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell, The Artist) asks them to join his high-powered law firm. Prepare for a culture clash as Franklin & Bash teach the old legal system a few new tricks. The complete first season features guest stars Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Beau Bridges (The Descendants), Harry Hamlin (L.A. Law), Tom Arnold (Sons of Anarchy) and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica).

Review: Franklin and Bash is the latest in a great history of whitty lawyer shows.  This one is a new TNT drama-comedy that stars Saved By the Bell alum Mark-Paul Gosselaar and comedic movie great Breckin Meyer (Ratrace).  These two together are a fantastically funny and pervy duo.  This is a great law show with the fun twist of the raunchy characters getting things done their own way.  This one has tons of laughs and really reminds me of some of Alan's antics on Boston Legal.  This is the law show for the next generations.  We definately recommend.

The special features include: Gag Reel, Franklin & Bash Behind the Scenes, Franklin & Bash & Friendship, Creating the Cases, Behind the Behind, Working for Franklin & Bash, Malcolm McDowell Office Tour, Man Cave Tour, Bilingual, Legalese and Hot Tub.

Interest Range: Comedy, Drama

Monday, June 25, 2012

Alien Cyborgs Giveaway!

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Mountain Dew Dark Knight Rises Fan Contest!

 
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Contest Instructions
Through July 4th, Mountain Dew® is looking for the most devoted DEW and “The Dark Knight Rises” super fan – and it’s not just any prize up for grabs. The fan that proves he or she deserves the “Most Devoted” title will score two tickets to the premiere screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in New York City on July 16. Video entries will be judged according to creativity, enthusiasm, demonstration of Mountain Dew passion and demonstration of “The Dark Knight Rises” passion. Five will be crowned winners to snag DEW and “The Dark Knight Rises” gear, but only one will win the tickets. Must be legal US resident 18 years or older (19 in AL or NE). One person in Grand Prize Winner’s party (winner or his/her guest) MUST be 21 or older before the prize will be awarded. Subject to complete Official Rules. Ends 7/4/12. See rules for complete details.
 
Grand Prize
Two tickets to “The Dark Knight Rises” film premiere screening in New York City on July 16, 2012 and exclusive Mountain Dew® “The Dark Knight Rises” gear.
 
2nd Prize
Exclusive Mountain Dew® “The Dark Knight Rises” gear including: • T-shirt (1) • Bane Poster (1) • Belt Buckle (1) • Standee 2-Pack (1) • G-Shock Watch (1) • iPad Skin (1) • T-shirt 3-Pack (1) • Hoodie (1) • 12-pack of Mtn Dew Dark Berry • 6-pack of Mtn Dew in limited-edition thermochromic cans
 
Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Contest Starts
June 20, 2012 @ 12:00 pm (EDT)
Contest Ends
July 04, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (EDT)

Bullhead Blu-Ray Review

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Bullhead Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: In perhaps the year’s most stunning international debut, Michaël R. Roskam’s Bullhead is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate. Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Mattias Schoenaerts in a ferocious breakout performance), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones following a childhood trauma, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman from his horrid past resurfaces, Jacky must confront far-reaching consequences and whether the real meaning of manhood is hormonal or emotional. Acclaimed at festivals worldwide, the award-winning Bullhead is visceral saga bursting with rage that TwitchFilm calls “one of the most original crime films in recent memory.”

Review: When you see the title "foreign film" a lot of things come to mind, most of which may be cliche, but Bullhead breaks this mold.  This belgian-produced indie flick centers around a cattle-farmer that injects not only his crop with suppliments, but himself as well.  This film centers around a seedy world of cattle and the sheer aggression in Jacky Vanmarsenille's life.  This one is an intense watch, but definately worth your time.

The special features on this blu-ray include: The Making of BULLHEAD, Interview with star Matthias Schoenaerts, Theatrical Trailer, Commentary with Director Michaël R. Roskam, Interview with Michaël R. Roskam and THE ONE THING TO DO: Roskam’s 2005 Short Film starring Matthias Schoenaerts.

Interest Range: Drama

Doc Martin: Series 5 DVD Review

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Doc Martin: Series 5 DVD Review



Synopsis: Fatherhood hasn’t softened the dour Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes, Men Behaving Badly). He’s about to take a new position in London when events conspire to keep him in Portwenn. His infant son with Louisa (Caroline Catz, Murder in Suburbia) needs a name, his replacement doesn’t seem up to the job, and he receives devastating news. Like it or not, he’s stuck in the scenic Cornish village with its quirky inhabitants—most of whom have grudgingly grown rather fond of the grumpy doctor. Although Martin has largely mastered his fear of blood, he still has no clue how to manage his life. How can he cope with sleepless nights, an aunt with issues, a flaky new receptionist, Louisa’s hippie mother, and the usual village dramas? This season, Emmy® winner Eileen Atkins (Cranford) joins the cast of the award-winning British drama.

Review: How does one describe Doc Martin?  He's House, only grumpier and stranger.  He's a grumpy, grumpy man with a huge phobia of blood..complicated for a doctor, right?  Somehow he makes it work and in this season he is about to leave his little village for London, but his replacement isn't up to his high standards, so he stays and deals with his new child and the drama going on around him.  They're all crazy, its not him..is it?   This one is an absolute gem and one of the best British shows around!

Interest Range: BBC, Drama

21 Jump Street Blu-Ray Review

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21 Jump Street Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Former high school foes turned rookie cop partners can't catch a break - until they're assigned to pose as students and bust a drug ring inside their old alma mater. Living like teenagers again, they slip back into their adolescent selves and risk the case - and their friendship - with hysterically disastrous results! Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube star in this outrageously hilarious action-comedy!

Review: I'm going to level with you...21 Jump Street was a cruddy show.  It was in the early years of Fox and this tween/teen cop drama was lame.  It did, however, help to launch the career of a young Johnny Depp and for that we owe it thanks.  In the era of nostalgia that we're in Hollywood has taken the idea of 21 Jump Street and make it funny and without trying to stay too true to the original, they remake the idea and do it well. This film has action, humor and a fantastic cast....even some cameos from the TV show!  This one is a great watch, get out the popcorn and curl up on the couch for some fun.

Interest Range: Action, Comedy

Sound of Noise DVD Review

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Sound of Noise DVD Review



Synopsis: Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians. Ironically, he hates music. His life is thrown into chaos when a band of renegade musicians decide to perform a musical apocalypse using the city as their orchestra. Reluctantly, Warnebring embarks on his first musical investigation

Review: The Sound of Noise is an absolutely eclectic and fantastical art house film that is laced with music and artistry.  The premise is a group of musicians must play a tune at all odds throughout a city to avoid an apocalypse.  Yeah, the premise is crazy and the film is as well, but its a fun indie ride for any musician or fan of music.

Interest Range: Musical

The Artist Blu-Ray Review

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The Artist Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

Review: We here at the Legion grew up watching a lot of vintage film.  I'm talking black and whites, noir, even silent films.   What appealed to us about the Artist right away was its throwback to this era.  The tale is set during the conversion into talking film or "talkies" and what happened to the silent film stars of the era as a new generation of Hollywood was born.  Its been said before, but the best way to describe this film is a huge love letter to the film of yesterday.  This one is charming, fun and absolutely riveting.  It makes us yearn for a time when Hollywood was in it's golden era.  We cannot recommend this film enough.

Interest Range: Drama

Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu - Season 1 DVD Review

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Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu - Season 1 DVD Review


Synopsis: Join a new force to save the world in Season One of Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. Ninja heroes Kai, Jay, Zane and Cole take on Lloyd Garmadon, the son of their archenemy, who has released sinister snake tribes in his attempt to conquer the land of Ninjago. But Garmadon's evil plan goes awry when he loses control and becomes a prisoner to the snakes. In an unlikely twist of fate, he joins forces with the ninja to stop an enemy prophesied to cast their land into eternal darkness. According to ancient legend, one ninja will rise above the rest and become the Green Ninja... but who? Join their kid-friendly battle to save the future in all 13 action-packed Season One episodes of Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.

Review: When I was a kid Lego produced their first ninja-themed Lego set.  I was absolutely thrilled.  Years later, they launched an entire line of ninja-themed product called Ninjago...and my son absolutely went crazy.  He knows all of the ninja characters, all their powers all of the backstories.  He has books..lego sets..everything.  This show is a fantastic addition to the Ninjago legacy that brings kids into the fold with action, fun and sometimes humor.  This DVD set will be a huge hit with any kid!

Interest Range: Lego, Ninjago

Marvel Comics: This Is WAR!

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This Is WAR! 

Find out more Sunday, July 15th  at the Amazing Spider-Man panel, 12:30PM PST, during Comic Con International 2012! 

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators! 

And don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter with #ThisIsWar! For another clue, check out Marvel.com!

Mary Pickford: Muse of the Movies DVD Review

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Mary Pickford: Muse of the Movies DVD Review


Synopsis: Mary Pickford, The Muse of the Movies traces the life and work of this legendary silent film star, movie pioneer, and keen businesswoman. Pickford s life (1892-1979) also parallels an even larger story, telling of the 'birth of the cinema' itself. Pickford co-created United Artists Studios, spearheaded the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as established the Motion Picture Retirement Home. Mary, known as 'America s Sweetheart' was the first actress to earn one million dollars, and only star to ever receive a 50% profit share of her movies. She was the first actor, male or female, to have her name placed on the Cinema s marquee along with the film s title, and she was the first to win an Oscar for Best Actress in a 'sound' motion picture for her performance in the 1929 film 'Coquette'. In 1976, Mary was presented with her second Academy Award for her humanitarian work. In this documentary, through restored vintage audio recordings, Pickford narrates her own story along with actor Michael York. Classic film clips, rare home movies, and cameo interviews with Adolph Zukor (founder of Paramount Studios), famed aviator Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lillian Gish, Buddy Rogers (Pickford s last husband), as well as the only interview ever given by Pickford s daughter, Roxanne Rogers Monroe, give the viewer an in depth look into the early world of the American cinema.

Review: This fantastic documentary takes you inside the era of classic Hollywood and the life of the great actress, Mary Pickford.  This DVD has a vast montage of vintage clips, interviews and home movies that piece together Pickford's epic career, in her own words.  We found this documentary to be not only revealing, but so utterly in-depth that we know everything there is to know about this classic film vixen.  We cannot recommend this documentary feature enough!

Interest Range: Documentary

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Win a copy of American Reunion on Blu-Ray!

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To enter, just drop us a line at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com for your chance to win.  Good luck!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Season 6 - Part 1 & Part 2 DVD Review

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Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Season 6 - Part 1 & Part 2 DVD Review


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Synopsis: Legendary rock god and multi-hyphenate Gene Simmons returns with his unconventional family for an all-new season of A&E's hit series GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS. Season six answers the question will Gene, the God of Thunder, finally tie the knot with his beloved partner Shannon? The longest-running celebrity family-based series on television begins with a shocking moment for America's most traditional, non-traditional family. With Nick and Sophie away at college and Gene's rock star ego at an all-time high, Shannon decides she needs to re-evaluate their relationship and leaves her longtime boyfriend. Now Gene and Shannon must decide if they want to movie on with the next phase of their lives together. Viewers will get a fly-on-the-wall look at the state of Gene and Shannon's relationship and explore never-before-seen corners of their personal lives, including Gene's emotional visit to Israel, a special visit to the troops and a relationship-telling trip to Belize.

Review: If you follow the Simmons family in their on-air exploits you'll know that they are charming, funny and absolutely captivating.  These two DVD releases represent the full season 6...and oh what a season it was!  Gene, who is infamous for his infidelity, finally agrees to marry his longtime girlfriend, and mother of his two kids, Shannon Tweed.  The journey there is documented on these DVDs and the drama is not to be missed!

DISC 1: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (one-hour) / KISS Your Family Goodbye / You Always Hurt The Ones You Love / Blood is Thicker than Hummus (one-hour) / The Demon Does the Holy Land / The Demon Salutes

DISC 2: Mr. Tweed Goes to Canada (one-hour) / The Kids Are Not Alright (one-hour) / Belize It Or Not (one-hour) / Bonus - Previously Unreleased Season 5 episode - Face Your Demons (one-hour)

DISC 3: Bonus - Previously Unreleased Season 5 episodes - What Happens in Vegas (one-hour) / Gene's Handicap / God of Thunder / Three's a Crowd / My Fair Lady / Keeping Up with the Demon / Scaredy Cat

In GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS SEASON SIX PART 2, viewers will see everything that leads up to Gene and Shannon's big day - an engagement party, bachelor and bachelorette parties, wedding boot camp and, of course, an exclusive look at the nuptials few predicted would ever take place.

This DVD set includes 8 episodes from Season 6, including the 2-hour wedding special extravaganza!

DISC 1: The Answer (one-hour) / Till Death Do Us Part (one-hour) / Tracy the Wedding Planner (one-hour) / Wedding Boot Camp (one-hour)

DISC 2: Our Life Passes Before Us / Sleeping with the Boss / The Demon Says I Do? (two-hour) / Post Wedding Special (one-hour) / Bonus

Interest Range: Kiss, Reality

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Bag of Hammers Blu-Ray Review

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A Bag of Hammers Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: A Bag Of Hammers revolves around the friendship of two charming grifters, Ben and Alan, played by Jason Ritter and Jake Sandvig. Ben and Alan have built a successful though larcenous business, posing as car valets, only to steal the vehicles instead of parking them. Because of their less-than-ideal childhoods and a "job" that allows them to remain likeable boyish rogues well into their 20's, their penchant for crime is almost forgivable. However, everything changes when they meet a twelve-year-old boy named Kelsey. Neglected by his mother, Kelsey is drawn to Ben and Alan and they to him - eventually, Kelsey becomes part mascot, part protege. His presence ultimately forces Alan and Ben to choose between a life of crime and fun (an extended childhood) and the opportunity to grow up and deal with the emotional consequences that come with it.

Review: This charming indie flick had a short theatrical run, but thankfully is now available to us on blu-ray.  This is a well-written, excellently arranged film that focuses on a couple of criminal drifters with charm and wit in excess.  Their life of fun and crime may be coming to an end...if they choose the "adult" path.  This one explores the difficult line between childhood and adulthood that exists in today's society and is a fantastic example of indie film. 

Interest Range: Indie, Drama

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Blu-Ray Review

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance - Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze - still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter - is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy - and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.

Review: I wasn't a huge fan of the original Ghost Rider film.  I did enjoy the comics in the past, but I just wasn't big on the adaptation.  They came back stronger the second time around with an all-out action bash!  Spirit of Vengeance is a huge step-up from the initial film and Cage's attitude is all brand new.  He's angry and snarky about his fate and it really brings a fun edge to Johnny Blaze.   I know this one got some slack from fans for being a bit vapid, but thats what I'm looking for from a character like this one..there isn't a deep story to be had, just some head-bashing popcorn munching fun.

Interest Range: Action, Drama, Marvel Comics

Tosh.0: Hoodies Blu-Ray Review

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Tosh.0: Hoodies Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Tosh.0 delves into all aspects of the internet, featuring razor sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. From the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious, the series features viral clips, sketches, and "Web Redemptions" which give subjects of infamous viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they've become synonymous. It’s cable TV's most trusted source for exhibitionist weirdos, injurious idiots and all things Web.

Review: Finally!  Its about damn time.  Tosh.O, the ultra-hilarious hit Comedy Central series is beginning to hit blu-ray and DVD.  You can see the first 10 episodes of season one (not the full season) and his mocking online video after video.  The first season was the best, he appears to pander less to demographics with overly masoginistic rants.  We laugh our asses off at this show and this new blu-ray will grace our player for a long time!  We definately recommend.

Interest Range: Comedy

Miss Minoes DVD Review

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Miss Minoes DVD Review


Synopsis: This utterly charming classic family film tells the tale of Miss Minoes, a cat who is transformed into a young woman (Carice van Houten) and befriends Tibbe (Theo Maassen), a shy bumbling cub reporter for the local newspaper. Miss Minoes, still recognized as a cat by the neighborhood felines despite her new appearance, organizes them into a news-gathering service and helps Tibbe become a star reporter. He soon turns investigative and discovers that the popular chairman of the Club For Friends of Animals and boss of a nearby factory has evil plans...

Review: This one is a soon to be classic tale of feline frenzy for the entire family!   The film bases around a cat that turns into a girl and her misadventures.  This one is great for little ones all the way through tweens.   This one is originally a dutch language film that offers either english subtitles or a complete english dub-over.

Interest Range: Family

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series DVD Review

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The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series DVD Review



Synopsis: Step into the adorably deranged world of Sarah Silverman as she goes about living her life, which on any given day can include taking in a homeless man, exploring her sexuality, suing Home Alone the movie or attempting to marry her dog Doug. Along with her sister Laura (Laura Silverman), geeky gay neighbors Brian and Steve (Brian Posehn and Steve Agee) and Officer Jay (Jay Johnston), Sarah manages to fall into some pretty unique, sometimes unsettling and always hilarious predicaments. But no matter how weird, wonky or just plain wrong things get, she always manages to land right side up in her upside-down world.

Now, for the first time, get all 32 episodes with all-new extras in one complete DVD set!

Review: Sarah Silverman is one of those comics that you either "get" or you don't.  Well, we definately "get" it here at the Legion.  Her show lasted for only three seasons, and honestly we were lucky to get that.  I remember the gaps and the uncertainty when it did air.  This new DVD boxed set from Shout Factory includes all 32 episodes from the series.  Her humor is crass, sometimes gross and often misunderstood.  The cool kids get it..be one of the cool kids and commemorate this fantastic cult hit.  After not seeing the episodes for quite a few years, it was a lot of fun to go back and revisit them.  This set has a ton of extras, so any fan of the show will be delighted.  This DVD set is an absolutely MUST have!

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Interest Range: Comedy

Radio Rebel DVD Review

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Radio Rebel DVD Review



Synopsis: Tara Adams (Debby Ryan: Jessie, The Suite Life on Deck) is just an ordinary high school junior... except for one little thing. Tara’s got a secret—a secret identity, in fact; she’s Radio Rebel, the most popular radio DJ in Seattle. In person, Tara is as shy as they come, but on the air, Radio Rebel is the smoothest talker around—a skill she needs more than ever right now, since her school is in the midst of a clique-crisis. Radio Rebel gives voice to all kids, popular and unpopular alike, and questions the status quo, to the chagrin of her school's administration. Now, with the principal hot on the trail of Radio Rebel’s true identity, and mean girl Stacy coming between her and cute boy Gavin, Tara must decide between keeping her identity a secret, or being true to herself… and risk losing everything.

Review: Radio Rebel is a tween-geared film that originally aired on the Disney Channel.  Often times when you encounter made for network film like this its...well, lackluster to say the least.  Radio Rebel delights with a ton of crossover appeal.  The film focuses on a shy young girl that is secretly a gregarious radio DJ by night.  Its charming, funny and I can say as testimonial that my own kids LOVED it.

Interest Range: Tween, Disney Channel

The Hidden Blade Blu-Ray Review

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The Hidden Blade Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: This is an epic tale of Munezo, a samurai being displaced in a rapidly changing Japan. He was raised to respect tradition and the demanding moral code of the samurai and now circumstances are forcing him to make difficult personal and political choices. After a political coup fails, he is ordered to prove his innocence by finding and killing Yaichiro, a former friend, samurai and brilliant swordsman. Munezo secretly enlists the help of their former master who entrusts him with the secret of The Hidden Blade. Now he must choose between duty and honor.

Review: The Hidden Blade is a fantastic piece of Japanese history that focuses on a time not so long ago when modern-era politics were pushing out the lords and feudal system of the past, thus eliminating the prestige and quite honestly the placement of the samurai.  The film is epic in scope and is absolutely brilliant.  We highly recommend this one.

Interest Range: Action, Historical

Power Rangers Samurai: Volumes 1 & 2 DVD Review

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Power Rangers Samurai: Volumes 1 & 2 DVD Review


You can own these DVDs today 

Volume 1 Synopsis: Master Xandred, the evil Nighlok leader, has reawakened. And it’s up to Red Ranger Jayden and his Mentor Ji to form a new team of Samurai Rangers! Bound to duty by ancestry, Kevin, Mike, Emily and Mia join Jayden in his quest to abolish evil from the world. Soon, the teens must work together, with the help of their inherited symbol powers, to battle and defeat the menacing Nighloks. Meanwhile, Xandred moves forward with his plan to cause the waters of the Sanzu River to rise with human tears and flood Earth. The Samurais must risk everything to keep their friends, family, and civilization safe. Featuring non-stop energy, incredible transformations, and the power of teamwork, these four adventures are filled with serious Samurai action! 

Volume 2 Synopsis: A new threat lurks deep from the Netherworld and the future of mankind rests in the hands of the only team with the knowledge and powers to defeat them – The Power Rangers Samurai! Jayden, Kevin, Mia, Mike, Emily and Antonio must battle Master Xandred’s menacing Nighloks as they also learn to hone their powers and energies from Mentor Ji. Whether its saving civilians from physically crippling insults, mastering new Megazords and Beetle Cannons, the Rangers must do whatever it takes to bring down the Nighloks. But soon a mysterious new enemy appears on the horizon, intent on battling Jayden. Who will prevail?

Review: Power Rangers: Samurai is just the latest in a long line of fantastic and popular Power Rangers series.   Since the early 1990s they've taken America by storm and kids of all generations still love 'em...including my own.  This latest series is without a doubt the best yet and the first eight episodes of the series are collected in order here on these two volumes.  The new team of Rangers faces the dreaded Nighloks, and the battles are intense!  The action is there, the story is there and the characters are fantastic.  These are a great release for any Power Ranger fan!

Interest Range: Action, Kids

Wait'll They Get A Load of This Cake!


Batman fanatic Chris Evans had this phenominal Joker cake for his 21st birthday.  WOW!  Hey TLC, get the Cake Boss on something like this!  Sheesh!

The Fire Rises Site is Live!

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TriForce Announces San Diego Comic Con 2012 Exclusive


TriForce Announces San Diego Comic Con 2012 Exclusive

TriForce proudly presents the officially licensed Batman: Arkham City – Pink Catwoman Riddler Trophy Full Scale Replica, masterfully sculpted and painted by the artisans at TriForce. This San Diego Comic Con exclusive will be available for pre-order at the show. As we know not all of the trophies laid down by the Riddler throughout Arkham City can be collected by the Dark Knight. Some of them were reserved specially for Catwoman and booby trapped to electrocute Batman if he tried to help out his feline ‘friend’. The Pink Catwoman Riddler Trophy Full Scale Replica is hand-finished and hand-painted to precision quality. Intricately crafted and cast in polystone, it measures 19" in height, weighs in at 8 pounds, and features working LED effects! Own this authentic piece of videogame history for $400 as part of a Limited Edition of 100 pieces available for pre-order only at the TriForce booth 2846 at San Diego Comic Con 2012. The piece will ship by 4th quarter 2012. We plan to retain a percentage of units for sale thru our online newsletter for those unable to attend San Diego Comic Con. A $100 non-refundable deposit will be required upon placing your pre-order.

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Complete Price Guide to Watches 2012 Book Review

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Complete Price Guide to Watches 2012 Book Review

About the Book: The most reliable and convenient guide to watches available, Complete Price Guide to Watches is the definitive guide for all levels of watch education and collection. From the amateur collector to the most prestigious auction houses, Complete Price Guide to Watches has something for everyone. This book not only provides accurate pricing on a plethora of watches and thousands of photographs for watch identification, but also historical information on a myriad of watchmakers, including company histories, movement identification, serial numbers, grade numbers, production dates and quantities. All of this information is accented by antique illustrations salvaged and lovingly reproduced from long-lost watch catalogs, advertisements and brochures. It is because of this attention to detail that Complete Price Guide to Watches has attained its near-legendary status as the go-to guide for all things watch-related.

Our Take: Now, why would one need a watch guide book?  Well, a number of reasons actually.  If you're a seller or a collector you may be looking to identify a certain piece..and if that is what you want to do, then this book is it!  The book gives a great guide in the beginning that helps you to identify the manufacturer, information on cases..adjustments...the inner-workings..and thats not even mentioning this HUGE pictoral guide!  Its nice and thick, but not so big that you can't take it with you out in the field.  We HIGHLY recommend this one.

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded Book Review

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Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded Book Review

About the Book: Revised and expanded!

Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide, newly revised and expanded, reveals the story of the amazing Star Wars saga in full detail. 40 new pages help to explain every detail about Star Wars from the millennia-spanning history of George Lucas's long ago, far away galaxy to the Star Wars movies and ever-expanding range of books, novels, comics, and media. Packed full of interesting facts about the world of Star Wars merchandise and fandom, astonishing pieces of art, and full-color photographs, DK's compendium is the key to knowing ALL there is to know about the iconic brand that is Star Wars!

Featuring tons of all-new content including characters, storylines, vehicles, weapons, merchandise, news, and beyond:
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ sets and minifigures
  • Latest seasons of the ever-popular animated series, The Clone Wars
  • The Force Unleashed video games
  • Blue-ray release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Updated galactic timeline and galaxy map
  • And much, much more!

Our Take: We love Star Wars here at the Legion.  Who doesn't, right?  One of the things about a franchise that has been going strong for over 30 years is that it has a lot of different offshoots.  There is the original trilogy..then the prequels..then the two animated series and the numerous graphic novels...well how do you keep track of it all, unless you're a die-hard fanatic?  Well, thanks to DK and their in-depth guides, you can!   I don't even know how the writers of these guides can begin to compile this level of information and organize it all, but the combination of fantastic full-color images and great in-depth info have helped me to fill in a lot of gaps that I have as a fan of Star Wars..I've learned about characaters and events I didn't even know about!  This one is a great book for a Star Wars fan, young and old.

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero Book Review

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Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero Book Review

About the Book: The ultimate web-slinger is back in this exciting and informative ultimate guide. Spider-Man: Inside the World of your Friendly Neighborhood Hero traces Spider-Man's entire career from his high-school beginnings as Peter Parker to his love affair with the enchanting Mary Jane.

With foreword by Stan Lee and full details of Spidey's powers granted from the bite of an irradiated spider, as well as significant adventures, battles, loves, allies, and enemies, this all-inclusive book has a strong focus on storylines and conflicts within Spider-Man's world. Come to find out how your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man came to be created in 1962 and how the character has developed over the years. Full of interesting facts and dynamic comic book art, Spider-Man: Inside the World of your Friendly Neighborhood Hero is the tell-all to the famous Amazing Spider-Man.

Our Take: We love comics here at the Legion.  Marvel...Dc..Darkhorse, we don't discriminate.  Spider-man is one of the most iconic Marvel heroes and this new DK book focuses on Spidey's extensive past.  DK is well known for producing great guides for cartoons and comic books.  This one, written by Matthew Manning, is masterfully produced and well put together.   He covers all of the key characters and key plots with ease and so well organizes the extensive amount of material that we can easily learn all we need to know to get caught up to modern-day Spidey!  A few of the characters, like Venom, have changed SO drastically in the past 15 years that you need book like this just to keep up!  We highly recommend this one, especially with the new Spider-Man film coming out soon...no better time to brush up on your friendly neighborhood webhead!

Where to Buy: Amazon.com