land of the lost

DVD Releases: October 13, 2009

Out this week we have three DVDs to feature:  Legend of the Seeker: The Complete First Season, Drag Me to Hell, Land of the Lost.  Do we Love It, Rent it, or Avoid Like Plague?

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Love It

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  • Drag Me to Hell: I'm just not sure about this one.  I like Sam Rami so that is a plus, it got decent reviews another plus and the premise kind of hooks me.  That said I have been tortured by bad movies claiming to be horror for too long and I am concerned that this one might drag the viewer through a tortuous experience (not the good kind) to watch this movie.  Maybe I'm too much of a cowered or have too much suffering in my own life to risk it on this movie. please someone who has watched it clear up this F.U.D. (fear, uncertainty & doubt) and give me a reason to watch this movie.

  • Land of the Lost:  The trailer looks funny which originally peeked my interest.  Will Ferrell is funny but also a hit or miss for me with his movies.  After it got tanked in the reviews I became more cautious about Land of the Lost but I have not given up on the movie because most of the complaints are that it's too cheesy which is exactly what the original show was like.  I may still watch this one but it does not go very high on my rental list.

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Theater or Renter: June 2009

Theater or Renter: June 2009 includes five SF movies Land of the Lost, Imagine That, Year One, Dead Snow: (Død snø), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care? Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?

Land of the Lost:

Release Date: JUNE 5th

Listed as: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Studio: Universal Pictures

Director: Brad Silberling

Produced by: Sid and Marty Krofft, Jimmy Miller

Written by: Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas, Television Series: Sid and Marty Krofft

Stars: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone

The Plot / Story: A disgraced paleontologist, his assistant, and a macho tour guide who find themselves in a strange, alternate world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people and reptilian Sleestaks.  Land of the Lost is a parody retelling of the original 1974 TV series Land of the Lost.  They changed the Holly character into a research assistant to allow for more risque humor and Will becomes an unrelated survivalist.(Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

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Imagine That:

Watch Imagine That: TV Trailer #2 here

Release Date: JUNE 12th

Listed as: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Studio: Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick

Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ed Solomon

Written by: Ed Solomon, Chris Matheson

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Martin Sheen

The Plot / Story: A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Year One:

Watch another Year One Trailer here

Release Date: JUNE 19th

Listed as: Adventure, Comedy

Studio: Apatow Productions

Director: Harold Ramis

Produced by: Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend, Nicholas Weinstock

Written by: Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg

Stars: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Hank Azaria

The Plot / Story: When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they embark on a journey through their ancient world. Along the way, they encounter Adam and Eve, Cain and Abe, and Abraham. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Dead Snow:  (Død snø)

Release Date: JUNE 19th  [limited]

Listed as:  Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Studio: IFC Films

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Produced by: Harald Zwart

Written by:

Stars: Jeppe Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan

The Plot / Story: A group of Norwegian medical students go to a cabin up in the mountains for an Easter vacation. Unfortunately, the area they are staying in was used by the Nazis in the German occupation of Norway during World War II. The Nazis raped and pillaged the locals and stole all their gold, until the locals chased the Nazis up the mountains, where they supposedly froze to death. The medical students find a box of gold in the cabin they are staying in, which had belonged to the Nazis. As a result, Nazi zombies come back to reclaim their gold, with a deadly result.(Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:

Watch some awesome Transformers Revenge of the Fallen New TV Spots here

Watch Meet The Fallen here

Release Date: JUNE 24th

Listed as: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Studio: DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures

Director: Michael Bay

Produced by: Steven Spielberg (executive), Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy

Written by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Ehren Kruger

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro

The Plot / Story: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

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DVD Releases: May 26 2009

Out this week we have one DVDs to feature:  Land of the Lost: The Complete Series

  • Land of the Lost: The Complete Series: All 3 seasons of the classic television show following the Marshall Clan through their mad capped adventures as they try to find their way home from being stuck in a prehistoric time.  It's a cheesy fantasy show.  The release is timed for the movie which will hit theaters on June 5th but I'm glad to see it re-released so that those curious about the original show can rent and watch it.
  • Land of the Lost: Complete Series (Limited Edition Gift Set): I included this one because they did a cool lunch box packaging and a replica of the 1975 lunch box.

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Land of the Lost Trailer is actually funny!

I was a huge fan of the Land of the Lost TV series when I was a kid, and honestly I didn’t really care about the film, then I saw the trailer above.

Will Ferrall is hilarious in it, and I actually want to watch it now.  There isn’t much I can say about it except, the walnut scene almost made soda come out of my nose.