What’s Blu This Week..

Here’s a look at what is hitting shelves this week on Blu-Ray..

Salt:  Angelina Jolie is a Russian spy.  Or is she?  (Our review)

Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy:  The hilarious remakes/spoofs of the Star Wars movies done with Family Guy characters.

Wall Street:  Money Never Sleeps:  Gordon Gekko returns and reminds us that everyone loves money.  And that greed is good.

Easy A:  Superbad hottie Emma Stone (and upcoming Spiderman 4 castmember) shows how a little lie, can really ruin your reputation.

Devil:  über scary thriller from M. Night Shalama…Ah hell I can’t spell his name.

Step Up 3D: No Comment.

Hollywood Crack: Golden Globe Nominations!

The nominations for 68th Annual Golden Globe awards were announced this morning.  Here is a quick look at them. Full story here. ‘Kings Speech’ leads all nominations with seven nominations, ‘The Fighter’ and ‘The Social Network’ were tied for second with six apeice.


Picture, Drama: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network.”

Picture, Musical or Comedy: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Burlesque,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Red,” “The Tourist.”

Actor, Drama: Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”; Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”; James Franco, “127 Hours”; Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine”; Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter.”

Actress, Drama: Halle Berry, “Frankie and Alice”; Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”; Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”; Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”; Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine.

Director: Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”; David Fincher, “The Social Network”; Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”; Christopher Nolan, “Inception”; David O. Russell, “The Fighter.”

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Johnny Depp, “Alice in Wonderland”; Johnny Depp, “The Tourist”; Paul Giamatti, “Barney’s Version”; Jake Gyllenhaal, “Love and Other Drugs”; Kevin Spacey, “Casino Jack.”

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”; Julianne Moore, “The Kids Are All Right”; Anne Hathaway, “Love and Other Drugs”; Angelina Jolie, “The Tourist”; Emma Stone, “Easy A.”

Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”; Michael Douglas, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”; Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”; Jeremy Renner, “The Town”; Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech.”

Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”; Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”; Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”; Amy Adams, “The Fighter”; Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom.”

Foreign Language: “Biutiful,” “The Concert,” “The Edge,” “I Am Love,” “In a Better World.”

Animated Film: “Toy Story 3,” “The Illusionist,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Despicable Me,” “Tangled.”

Screenplay: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, “127 Hours”; Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg, “The Kids Are All Right”; Christopher Nolan, “Inception”; David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”; Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network.”

Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, “The King’s Speech”; Danny Elfman, “Alice in Wonderland”; A.R. Rahman, “127 Hours”; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “The Social Network”; Hans Zimmer, “Inception.”

Original Song: “Bound to You” (written by Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler), “Burlesque”; “Coming Home” (written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges), “Country Strong”; “I See the Light,” (written by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater), “Tangled”; “There’s a Place for Us” (written by Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey), “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”; “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” (written by Diane Warren), “Burlesque.”

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What We’re Watching…

Here’s a quick look at what is hitting the big screen this week.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps:  In a follow-up to the original look behind Wall street greed, Micheal Douglas reprises his role as Gordan Gekko.  This one has a more family angle as Gekko tries to befriend and manipulate his daughter’s fiancée played by Shia Lebeouf.  Doubtful this one is a good as the original, but it got some hype at some of the film festivals.  Oliver Stone is directing, so you know it will be solid.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole:  Some lame movie about owls.

You Again:  A comedy starring Kristen Bell (so hot), Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, and Betty White (we love you).   This movie is about high-school rivals getting even with each other across two generations.

Here’s a quick look at what we are checking out on Netflix this weekend.


True Blood Season 2, Disc 4:  This season is so much better than the first.  Cliffhanger ended the last disc with a suicide bomber wanting to take out a bunch of vampires.

Burn After Reading:  Actually revisiting this one since I saw it in the theater.  It was really funny and I know that it will make me laugh again. The Coen brothers rock.


Tru Blood Season 1, Disc 1: Fine… I’m going to finally give into the hype and see what this thing is all about.