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New To Nerdbastards: DVD Tuesday

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Here at Nerdbastards, we wanted to show some love for all the movie buffs. So new to nerdbastards, every tuesday we will do DVD tuesday. This is where we will take all major movies, and some non-major worth mentioning, that are coming to DVD and rate them for you. It will be on a 3 part grade system. Buy it, Rent it, pass it. We will bring you the synopsis of the story, and the special features on the disc. So read after the break for this weeks movies.

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Directed by: Roland Emmerich,  Starring: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Amanda Peet.

Dr. Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect radiation from unprecedented solar storms is having on the earth. Helmsley learns that the earth’s core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and unless they steps to prepare for saving a fraction of the world’s population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) stumbles on the same information. While the world’s leaders race to build “arks” to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

Comes in BLU Ray& DVD, Single copy or 2 Disc Special Edition

Special Features include: “Time For Miracles” Music Video by Adam Lambert, Making the Music Video “Time For Mircales” with Adam Lambert, Countdown to the Future, MovieIQ, and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie, Interactive Mayan Calendar – Enter a date to reveal your horoscope and personality profile! Delve even further into the secrets by watching Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar, Commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser, Alternate Ending, Deleted Scenes, Designing The End Of The World, Roland Emmerich: The Master of the Modern Epic, Science Behind The Destruction, The End Of The World: The Actor’s Perspective.

Unless your an avid movie collector rent it first before you buy. Over all it was a good movie and at least give it a watch. It has amazing digital effects, good acting, and good directing. The reason why you should rent before you buy, most of this movie was in front of a green screen, and you can tell, but it is still a good solid movie.

Alice

Directed By: Nick Willing,   Starring: Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, and Matt Frewer

Abandoned by her father as a child, the independent twenty-one-year-old Alice is accustomed to men being unpredictable, but Jack Chase is something else. Just moments after surprising her with a rare family ring, he’s suddenly kidnapped by two thugs and driven into darkness. It is then that Alice is confronted by a sharply dressed stranger who calls himself White Rabbit, and who promises to know more about Jack than she. Where Alice follows him is through the liquid glass of an ornate mirror. Where she lands is Wonderland, an outlandish underground city of twisted towers and parapets, staircases conceived in a Dali dream, and an otherworldly purple horizon. Soon, the word’s out that Wonderland has its most prized captive. It seems Alice has the ring that controls the looking glass—the key to the power of the Queen of Hearts. It was mad folly for her son Jack to give it to a girl he barely knew. But Jack had his reasons. Discovering them is up to Alice.

Comes In BLU Ray & DVD

A unique look to an amazing story. If you have liked any Alice In Wonderland movies buy this one. If your mixed up if not to watch or to watch it, renting is always there. A little creepy here and there, but still really cool in doing so.

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Directed By: Rick Jacobson, Starring: Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, and America Olivo

Trixie, Hel and Camero may look good on the outside, but they’re nothing but badass on the inside. When the tempting trio arrive in the desert to retrieve stolen jewels at a ruthless gangster’s hideout, they find themselves competing against an assortment of bizarre criminals – and each other. But what else can one expect from a down-on-her luck stripper, a drug-running killer and a ball-busting businesswoman? Bounding with violence and excess galore, Bitch Slap is a wildly explosive tribute to the sensationalistic style of the cult exploitation genre and a modern throwback to the “B” movie film genre.

This film is only available for DVD.

Special Features: Building A Better B-Movie Documentary,Commentary by Producers Rick Jacobson (Writer/Producer/Director), Eric Gruendemann (Writer/Producer) & Brian Peck (Associate Producer), Commentary by Principal Cast: Julia Voth (Trixie), Erin Cummings (Hel) & America Olivo (Camero)

A try to be copy cat of ” Pulp Fiction” this movie fails. Pass on this movie at any chance, unless you like face paint and breast implants. Half Assed acting, and just no good screen writing. Just Pass at all chances you get.

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Directed By: Jared Hess, Starring: Michael Angarano, Jermaine Clement, and Jennifer Coolidge

Benjamin (Angarano), home-schooled by his eccentric mother (Coolidge), is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier (Clement) and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town’s most prolific homespun filmmaker.

This Movie is available on BLU Ray & DVD

Special Features Include: Outtakes Reel: A Buttload of Keepsakes, Five deleted scenes, Feature commentary with Jared,  Hess and Jerusha Hess, One Nutty Movie: Behind the Scenes of Gentlemen Broncos, EXCLUSIVE TO BLU RAY ONLY: 16 mini-documentaries featuring the cast of Gentleman Broncos.

This movie is along the same lines of ” Napoleon Dynamite” as was directed and produced by the same people. With dry humor, and par acting Rent it at most, not really worth buying. If you REALLY LOVED ” Napoleon Dynamite” you MIGHT want to buy it.

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Directed By:  Hayao Miyazaki,  Starring ( The Voices of ): Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father’s magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo’s father sends the ocean’s mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo’s dreams of becoming human.

This Movies Comes On BLU Ray & DVD, also available for special 2 Disc on both.

Special Features Include: Creating Ponyo, Ponyo & Fujimoto, The Nursery, A Conversation with Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter, Behind the Microphone: The Voices of Ponyo, Producers’ Persective: Telling the Story, Scoring Miyazaki, The Scenery in Ghibli: Locations of Ponyo, Two original Japanese trailers, The World of Ghibli.

The Special Features alone are worth the buy. This is a beautifully written, and drawn movie. Aimed more for young children, but nonetheless worth the buy, or rent. A must own for movie collectors.

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Directed By: Rebecca Miller,  Staring: Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore, Blake Lively

At fifty, Pippa Lee positively glows with female serenity, the devoted wife of a brilliant publisher thirty years her senior, proud mother of successful twins and a lovely and adored friend and neighbor. But, when her husband spontaneously decides that they should leave New York for a retirement home as a “pre-emptive strike against decrepitude,” and has an affair with someone even younger than she is, Pippa finds her beatific persona unraveling in alarming ways. The truth is, the gracious woman of the present day has seen more than her fair share of the wild side. She has finally found love and security in a family of her own. And now, that cozy world, too, is in danger.

This Movie will be available on BLU Ray & DVD

This movie has been over looked. It was put together, casted, acted, screen played, and directed very well. If you like a great movie, with humor, drama, and real acting Buy This. It is very rent worthy as well.

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Directed By: Spike Jonze,  Starring: Max Records, ( Voice of ),  James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener

Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. He lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

Movie will be available on BLU Ray & DVD

Special Features:”Higglety Pigglety Pop!” short film featuring the voices of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker (Blu-ray only), Digital copy (Blu-ray only)

A somewhat dark movie. It’s not wacky or funny. Not colorful or exciting. Not what was expected at all.  Just all around not happy with the movie. Rent if interested, but honestly you should pass. There is about 15 minutes of “awesome” action, but it’s a 2 hour movie.

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