Early Review: "End of the World" - Delightfully Different & Funny

By Jamie Ruby

End of the WorldEnd of the World, Syfy's newest original disaster movie, premieres tomorrow night. The film is somewhat different from the usual fair. Many of the Syfy Saturday originals are campy, whether they are meant to be or not, but this one is different. It's the ultimate disaster movie to end all disaster movies, almost a spoof of the genre, if you will. And it's really funny, paying homage to science fiction and disaster movie fans everywhere.

The film revolves around two such fan boys, played by Neil Grayston and Greg Grunberg, who work at a video store. Their world is turned upside down when their small town becomes a disaster of its own, with plasma rain that causes power surges and reduces people to ash.

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Beautiful Creatures: Great Film, No So Great Adaptation

Beautiful CreaturesNote from the author: This time I did something much different with the review. I wanted to include the changes in the film from the book since parts of it were so different.

Although I discuss some of these changes in the review I decided to include the major plot changes after the main part of the article so that fans of the book can read the differences, yet moviegoers won't be spoiled if they don't want to be, nor bored reading about things that only happened in the book. The section is marked after the review.

Valentine's Day marks the opening of a few different films this year, including Beautiful Creatures, which technically opened with a 10pm showing last night across the country as opposed to midnight. Knowing from trailers that I really wanted to see the film, I opted to get the book that the film was based on, written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, before I saw it (and loved it, I'm on the last book in the series now). Doing that can sometimes give you different expectations.

As a film, it was well crafted and I definitely enjoyed it, though I admit spent a large portion of the movie comparing it to the book and questioning why some parts were changed – a lot (see below).

The overall story was the same: a Mortal (Ethan Wate, played by Alden Ehrenreich) and Caster (i.e. witch) fall in love but can't be together because of their circumstances. The girl, Lena (Alice Englert), is about to turn 16 and will be Claimed for either the Light or the Dark, regardless of choice.

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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Comes to Digital Download 3/12 & DVD/Blu-Ray 3/19

“THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY,”
A PRODUCTION OF NEW LINE CINEMA AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES,
ARRIVES ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON MARCH 12 
AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY 3D™ COMBO PACK AND 2-DISC DVD SPECIAL EDITION ON MARCH 19 FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Unlock a Sneak Peek of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”on March 24 When You Purchase the Movie on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download at Select Digital Retailers

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arriving on Digital Download on March 12 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and 2-Disc DVD Special Edition on March 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. All disc versions feature UltraViolet™ and more than 130 minutes of bonus content. The first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which is nominated for three Academy Awards*, is an epic adventure that immerses audiences once again in the fantastical world of Middle-earth. The March 19 home entertainment release will be followed by an Extended Edition available just in time for the holidays.

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"Life of Pi" Comes to Blu-ray & DVD 3/12

FROM OSCAR® WINNER ANG LEE* COMES A VISUALLY SPECTACULAR CINEMATIC ADVENTURE FOR THE AGES

LIFE OF PI

Experience the Stunning Cinematography on Blu-ray 3D With Over Two Hours of Bonus Material Including Deleted Scenes, Making Of Featurettes,
Inspirational Artwork and More

LOS ANGELES, CA. (Jan, 29, 2013) – Believe the unbelievable.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a groundbreaking cinematic experience you will have to see to believe when LIFE OF PI debuts on stunning Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from March 8 internationally and on March 12 in North America. Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel from Yann Martel that has been published in 40 languages, and brought to life by visionary Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), this magical adventure of hope, wonder, survival, and the power of the human spirit has been celebrated by critics all over the world

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"Skyfall" Comes to Digital HD 2/5; Blu-ray & DVD 2/12

EXPLOSIVE 23RD INSTALLMENT OF THE JAMES BOND FRANCHISE

SKYFALL

The Highest-Grossing Bond Film of All-Time Comes Home In February

007’S Latest Mission Available on Digital HD February 5

Blu-ray and DVD To Follow Beginning February 12

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 24, 2013) – Box-office smash, SKYFALL, will soon be available to own in high-definition, it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. SKYFALL will release on Digital HD February 5th across all digital stores including Amazon, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, VUDU and Xbox Live. The SKYFALL Blu-ray and DVD will follow on February 12th in North America and February 18th in the United Kingdom with additional international markets to follow through March.

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"Atlas Shrugged Part II" Hits Blu-ray & DVD 2/19

On February 19th Take Part in the Next Chapter of Ayn Rand's Thrilling Story

Atlas Shrugged Part II

Part two of Ayn Rand’s groundbreaking novel comes to the screen in this thrilling and powerful drama. The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead...there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.

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"Dragons: Riders of Berk" Now Available on DVD

Dragons: Riders of Berk

ALL-NEW DRAGONS! ALL-NEW ADVENTURES!

Buckle up for more high-flying action and fire-breathing fun with this thrilling debut of the animated TV series based on the Academy Award®-nominated hit movie How To Train Your Dragon*! Released on November 20 (OUT NOW!), this epic story of Hiccup, Toothless and his fearless friends continues with 4 explosive episodes filled with all-new adventures and exciting, never-before-seen dragons.

Determine which dragon best suits your personality and then find out how to care for your dragon, below!

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The 25th Anniversary of "Willow": On Blu-ray for the First Time

CELEBRATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF

WILLOW

GEORGE LUCAS AND RON HOWARD BRING THE CLASSIC TALE TO LIFE
ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME Blu-ray + DVD Combo-pack Features All-new Digital Transfer Overseen by Lucasfilm and
Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material

Journey to the far corners of your imagination with Willow, for the first time ever on stunning Blu-ray! Written and produced by George Lucas and directed by Ron Howard, the film tells a timeless fantasy tale in which heroes come in all sizes...and adventure is the greatest magic of all. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the unforgettable classic has been fully digitally restored and debuts on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack March 12, 2013 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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"War of the Dead" on DVD January 8th

War of the Dead

“Mixes slices of The Guns of Navaronne and The Dirty Dozen with Day of the Dead

Fangoria

BAND OF BROTHERS MEETS THE WALKING DEAD
IN A TERRIFYING WWII ZOMBIE EPIC

WAR OF THE DEAD

Street Date: January 8, 2013 SRP: $19.98 (DVD)/$24.98(BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
March 1941. Captain Martin Stone (Andrew Tiernan) is leading a finely-trained platoon of American soldiers on a mission to destroy an enemy bunker, joining forces with an elite platoon of Finnish soldiers led by Captain Niemi (Jouko Ahola) and Lieutenant Laasko (Mikko Leppilampi). Underestimating their enemy’s strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they're suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier. Forced to flee deeper into Russian territory, they discover one of war’s most terrifying secrets and realize that they have woken up an enemy far deadlier than ever before imagined.

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"Who Did I Marry?" Comes to DVD on 1/8

Who Did I Marry?

EXPLORE THE BOUNDARIES OF LOVE AND MARRIAGE WHEN A YOUNG WIFE DISCOVERS HER HUSBAND’S INFIDELITY IN THIS FILMED STAGE PLAY FROM ENTERTAINMENT ONE

Terri J. Vaughn and Thomas Ford star in WHO DID I MARRY?, a new, dramatic stage play about the sanctity of marriage – for better or worse. Despite the warnings of her eccentric housekeeper, a naïve young wife (Vaughn, Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls, “Meet the Browns”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, The Marriage Chronicles) does not believe that her husband (Ford, “Martin”, Harlem Nights, Mr. Jones) is being unfaithful until she comes face-to-face with the devastating truth. Now she must decide whether she can forgive the man she thought she loved so her family can be saved. Bonus features on the DVD include never-before-seen outtakes.

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