Randall Unger

Staff Writer

A product of the 1980s, his first cinematic experience was seeing Ghostbusters II with his parents at the tender age of 4. His favorite movies include the Back to the Future TrilogyJurassic Park, Batman and Glengarry Glen Ross. Tom Hanks is his idol and his second home is Comic Con.



Secretariat Review

And they’re off! Secretariat is now on Blu-ray and DVD in a wonderful combo pack. The film serves as biography of the legendary racehorse’s owner Penny Chenery, how she came to acquire the animal, and the almost impossible true story of how her champion steed became known as one of the greatest equine athletes that ever lived.

Feb
01
2011
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The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer Review

The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer is a relatively cute little animated adventure that tries so hard to be Finding Nemo, that it’s just plain sad. Based on Sergio Bambarén’s children’s book of the same name, this film is charming in some parts yet corny in others. It's a dangerous combination that will most likely win over the young ones but at the same time, repel adults.

Jan
18
2011
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Cyrus Review

In the last decade or so, members of the renowned Frat Pack have provided audiences with many laughs, and even some tears. Veteran Frat Packer, John C. Reilly, and younger member, Jonah Hill’s personalities clash in the beautifully awkward dramedy, Cyrus, a film about love, and family and those who are affected by change.

Jan
04
2011
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Beautiful Kate Review

Beautiful Kate is one of those rare films that offer rather controversial and taboo subject matter while at the same time, remaining tasteful and classy. An Australian production based on Newton Thornburg’s novel of the same name, Beautiful Kate is an honest portrayal of dysfunctional family life.

Jan
03
2011
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Strictly Ballroom: Special Edition Review

Strictly Ballroom is an interesting film. It takes the timeless tale of The Ugly Duckling and sets it in a ballroom dancing atmosphere. Conceived by Australian writer/director, Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom is the first installment in The Red Curtain Trilogy, a trio of films that feature theater-related romance. The other films in the trilogy include Romeo + Juliet, and Moulin Rouge!.

Dec
18
2010
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: “Those Aren’t Pillows!” Edition Review

The late John Hughes was known almost exclusively in the 80s for his teen films, however there is one movie of his that concerns adults, a hilarious road-trip comedy entitled Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The film pairs funny men Steve Martin and the late John Candy in what is easily one of the best comedies of the 1980s, and now the movie is presented on a new special edition DVD, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: “Those Aren’t Pillows!” Edition.

Dec
18
2010
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Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season Review

If you were lucky enough to grow up in the 90’s, you were probably an avid Boy Meets World watcher. Part of ABC’s TGIF lineup, Boy Meets World was a successful family sitcom that ran for seven seasons. It chronicled the life and times of Cory Matthews, a young man from Philadelphia, who throughout the series run, grew up from a pre-teen to a college adult. Lionsgate Home Entertainment has been kind enough to release season four on DVD causing fans of the now classic show to rejoice.

Dec
11
2010
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Click, Clack, Moo - Cows That Type & More Fun on the Farm! Review

Click, Clack, Moo - Cows That Type & More Fun on the Farm! is a very cute and amusing collection of animated shorts containing read-along text used to entertain and teach children to read aged 3-9.

Disc 1 start things off with Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, the story of a group of farm cows that find a typewriter in a barn and start typing letters to their master Farmer Brown requesting special items such as electric blankets and diving boards.

Dec
06
2010
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Sherlock: Season One Review

“Elementary, my dear Watson.” You won’t be hearing that line said in BBC’s Sherlock, a modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes. In fact you won’t be hearing or seeing many recognizable aspects of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous fictional “consulting detective” since this is a completely new version of the character.

Dec
02
2010
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Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black Review

Lewis Black complains a lot. That’s what he’s known for and Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black is yet another example of the comedian’s trademark ranting. In this documentary which aired on the History Channel in 2009, Lewis Black explores the origins and fascinations of the holiday season.

Nov
24
2010
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Car Bomb Review

Terrorism is one of the world’s greatest threats. Every day, terrorists cause death and destruction in countries all over the planet and one of their most used forms of weaponry is the car bomb. In the documentary Car Bomb, we learn about the origin and history of this deadly weapon. Ex-CIA agent and author Robert Baer hosts this intriguing look at terrorism’s most infamous tactic. Mr. Baer was actually portrayed by George Clooney in the film Syriana and he is a wealth of knowledge, an experienced individual who was stationed in the Middle East.

Nov
21
2010
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V: The Complete First Season Review

“We are of peace, always.” This is the seemingly positive motto uttered by the alien race known as the V's or “Visitors” that come to Earth in this sci-fi thriller, hastily revamped from the camp eighties serial in the wake of Battlestar Galactica's phenomenal success. In the first season of this show, we are introduced to a plethora of characters and come to learn how each of their lives is affected by the arrival of these otherworldly creatures.

Nov
20
2010
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Elf: Ultimate Collector's Edition Review

‘Tis the season to be jolly because a very special collector’s edition of the 2003 Christmas comedy, Elf has been released on DVD, the Elf: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The movie itself is the same Infinifilm edition released six years ago by New Line Cinema however this time, the film comes in a rather cool gift tin packaged with other small goodies.

Nov
05
2010
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You Might as Well Live Review

Meet Robert R. Mutt (Josh Peace), a simple 30 something-year old from Riverside, Canada who serves as the main character and anti-hero of You Might As Well Live. He is innocent, and somewhat confused. Think of an older Canadian version of Napoleon Dynamite and you have Robert. We are introduced to this interesting fellow when he attempts to commit suicide by drowning himself. He is unsuccessful in his attempt and is subsequently placed in a mental hospital. After showing the doctors and orderlies that he is actually a really happy individual, he is kicked out of the hospital and forced to return back to “normal” society.

Oct
24
2010
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