DVD Review: Riddick

By Jamie Ruby

RiddickRecently Riddick was released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Riddick is the third film in the franchise (following Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick) that follow the adventures and ordeals of the title character, played by Vin Diesel.

At the end of the last film, Riddick was the new Lord Marshall of the Necromongers after defeating their leader. However with a wish to return to Furya, he makes a deal with Vaako (Karl Urban) for him to help him reach the planet. Unsurprisingly, Riddick's betrayed.

Riddick finds himself stranded on a sun-scorched planet, and needing a way to escape he announces his arrival at a mercenary station by activating an emergency beacon, prompting two groups of mercs to go after him for the bounty on his head. The mercs aren't his only problems though, as the approaching storm is waking up some nasty alien predators.

Can Riddick convince the mercs to work with him to survive or will he have to trick them and follow his own agenda? As a connection to his past emerges, Riddick must decide how best to play his cards in order to make it off of the planet alive.

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DVD Review: Teen Wolf Season 3 Part 1

By Jamie Ruby

Teen Wolf Season 3 Part 1Teen Wolf, based on the film of the same name from 1985, centers around Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and his friends, including best friend and comic relief of the series, Stiles (Dylan O'Brien).

Season three of Teen Wolf picks up four months after the end of season two. Jackson (Colton Haynes) is no longer the Kanima or a danger to the group; however, he's not in the picture this season. Of course when one problem leaves many more come along.

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Blu-ray Review: Vikings Season One

By Jamie Ruby

VikingsCreated by Michael Hirst for the History Channel, Vikings follows Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), as he defies the ruler, Earl Harraldson (Gabriel Byrne), and eventually becomes leader of the Viking tribes when others follow him west in search of treasure, rather than east as Haraldson has decreed. The series also shows his family life with wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a shield maiden, and their children. Ragnar has a strained relationship with his brother Rollo (Clive Standen) as they don't always see eye to eye.

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DVD Review: Fright Night 2: New Blood

Fright Night 2: New BloodThe straight-to-video film Fright Night 2: New Blood follows a teenage boy, Charley, as he travels abroad to study in Romania for a school trip with his friends and peers. In between trying to woo back his exgirlfriend, Charley accidentally sees his hot professor, Gerri Dandridge, with a woman, though things are not what they seem when he witnesses the woman's death. Charley must convince his friends that their teacher is a member of the undead, all while keeping her from his ex, who just might be the virgin that Gerri needs to end her curse. They also enlist the help of paranormal reality show host Peter Vincent to help stop Gerri.

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DVD Review: Haven The Complete Third Season

Haven Season 3The series Haven follows life in the town of Haven, Maine, where residents have strange afflictions that they call "troubles." Chief Nathan Wournos (Lucas Bryant) and detective Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), originally of the FBI, attempt to control the troubles and keep the town safe. Audrey, who has here own strange past, has somehow always been there to help the town through the decades, though always as someone new. She is immune to the troubles and may hold the key to getting rid of them forever.

They are also helped by Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour), often a third to the love triangle between Audrey and Nathan, who this season discovers he has a trouble of his own.

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DVD Review: The Walking Dead Season 3

By Jamie Ruby

The Walking DeadThe Walking Dead
is a story of survival. Whereas one of the main components are obviously zombies, one of the things that make the series so great, is it is about the people and how they struggle to survive.

The main group of survivors at the beginning of season three consist of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), his son Carl (Chandler Riggs), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Andrea (Laurie Holden), Glenn (Steven Yeun), Carol (Melissa McBride), T-Dog (IronE Singleton), Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson), and his daughters Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Beth (Emily Kinney).

Season three of The Walking Dead was the best yet, and it really feels as though the show has gotten into its groove. The story seemed to flow better, in my opinion, and left the viewer wanting more, and didn't feel stagnent like it did at times last season during the search for Sophia (Madison Lintz).

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DVD Review: "Teen Wolf" Season 2 - Just as Much Bite

Teen Wolf Season 2Teen Wolf may have started as a reimagining of the film of the same name, but it's easy to tell very early on that it was a lot different than it's predecessor. The story follows werewolf Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), as he learns what it means to be a werewolf, and deals with all the problems it creates, including having to hide his relationship with Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) from her family, who happen to be werewolf hunters.

The second season focuses on the new supernatural threat, the Kanima, who can paralyze victims with the toxin in its nails. Scott and his friends try to figure out who the new creature is, as well as who is directing it to kill, all while also dealing with whatever is going on with Lydia, new werewolves, and a new werewolf hunter, who is even more of a threat than they have encountered previously.

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DVD Review: "Atlas Shrugged: Part II"

Atlas Shrugged: Part IIBefore watching Atlas Shrugged Part II, I decided to watch the first film, and I watched them back to back. One thing to be noted is that the two films, although revolving around the same characters, have completely different casts, which felt very disjointed. The story is one overall all arch, and while they are two separate films, if you don't watch the first you miss a large chunk of the story. I believe that you could follow Part II without having seen its predecessor and still understand it, but I don't think it would have the same impact. Everything that happens in Part II is fueled by Part I:

Who is John Galt? That's the mystery that's woven throughout the films as the best and the brightest start disappearing, and is also used as a saying when one doesn't know an answer to something they are asked.

The main characters of the films are the protagonist Dagny Taggart, played by Samantha Mathis (Taylor Schilling in Part I) and her love interest Henry "Hank" Reardon, played by Jason Beghe (Grant Bowler in Part I). While there is a love story, it takes a backseat to all of the problems that they and the country are facing. The story starts in a dystopian United States (Part I starts in 2016, Part II does not specify) during an economic depression. Prices have skyrocketed and with the cost of fuel and oil rising, the predominant form of travel has become rail transportation, but even the railways are in need of repair.

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DVD Review: "Femme Fatales: Season One" Review - A Blend of Erotica & Film Noir

By Jamie Ruby

Femme Fatales: Season OneFemme Fatales: The Complete First Season

The Cinemax adult series Femme Fatales blends film noir, erotica, and variety of other genres. Each episode gives you something different.

Season one is full of mostly standalone episodes, with the exception of two two-parters, one being the season finale. The overall theme of the show seems to be revenge by women who have been done wrong. Each episode opens with Tanit Phoenix as Lilith (sometimes after the opening teaser), sort of reminiscent of Tales from the Crypt, talking about what's to come during the episode.

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DVD Review: "Ruby Sparks"

By Jamie Ruby

Ruby SparksRuby Sparks stars Paul Dano as Calvin Weir-Fields, a struggling novelist who after finding fame as a teenager, now has writers' block. To kickstart his creativity, his therapist (Elliot Gould) tells him he should write about someone who would love his dog the way he is, timid and slobbery. So Calvin starts writing about a young woman, Ruby Sparks, and unwittingly ends up falling in love with her, which he thinks is a problem, because she's not real.

The more he writes, the more real she becomes, until her underthings start showing up and he sees her in his apartment. He freaks out, assuming he's had some kind of mental breakdown, but soon realizes that other people can see her too, and that he controls her with his writing.

The film is in much part about loving someone for who they are and accepting all their faults. Calvin learns that trying to change someone can have costs, as the more he controls her, the less she is the woman he fell in love with, and that love is often complicated, but that's what makes it real.

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