When it comes to "Game of Thrones" on Blu-ray, you lose or you buy: there is no middle ground.
Fans of Ice and Fire can get their hands on the HBO fantasy series' first season today (March 6), with a whole world of extra features and episode enhancements coming along for the fight. From audio commentaries with actors and writers to in-depth looks at the show's production, the "Game of Thrones" Blu-ray is an absolute can't miss for the Westeros faithful. Keep reading for five reasons to claim "Thrones" on Blu-ray today.
» First and foremost, let's get the coolest feature out of the way: The Complete Guide to Westeros. There are several resources both in print and online (such as Westeros.org and Tower of the Hand) that are more than equipped to give you loads and loads of background detail on all things "Thrones." Another amazing resources has arrived in the Complete Guide to Westeros, a visual encyclopedia that invites you to hear the tales of the Seven Kingdoms and their greatest houses. Learn about the history and lore of the First Men and the Andals, the destruction of ancient Valyria, and the entirety of Robert's Rebellion; all events that occur prior to "Thrones," but all events crucial to the story currently being told. It's fascinating stuff, less a history lesson and more like fantastic legends, not unlike the ancient tales Old Nan often reads to Bran.
by Ryan Rigley
Let's just go ahead and get this out of the way: some people will not enjoy this movie. It definitely isn't for the faint of heart. With that said, "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" is one of the funniest films of the year by far. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, of Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric's Awesome Show: Great Job!", have never been the most convential comedians. Their sense of humor can be described as "so smart that it seems stupid," purposefully going out of their way to make the audience feel as strange and uncomfortable as humanly possible.
"Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" tells the story of two friends, Tim and Eric, who receive a billion dollars to make a movie and then squandor it all on "Hollywood makeovers" and fancy living. In order to make their money back, Tim and Eric decide to invest what little they have left into a run-down shopping mall with the hopes that they can revitalize it and finally make a profit. But, of course, things aren't always as easy as they seem.
This movie is worth seeing for the sole purpose of telling people that you saw it, if nothing more. Here are five key reasons why you should give all of your money to Tim and Eric.
» 5. Anti-Comedy
Much like Andy Kaufman, Tim and Eric thrive on telling jokes that are purposefully un-funny. The fact that the audience is expecting something funny to happen makes it twice as funny when that joke doesn't happen at all. Instead, Tim and Eric will hit you with something that's either really disturbing and scary or something that's so disgusting it'll have you in tears.
"The Woman in Black" is more than just a horror film that brings a ghostly chill into February. It marks a big revival for Hammer Films, as well as big opening weekend and hopefully, once word starts spreading, will continue to draw more audiences who want to find out the secret of the woman in black. The thrills and reveals were certainly enough to make us jump out of our seats many times.
So without further ado, here are five reasons you should go see "The Woman in Black" if you haven't already.
Liam Neeson rejoins his "A-Team" director Joe Carnahan for the man-versus-nature thriller "The Grey," in theaters today (January 27). The ads might have you thinking it's nothing but wolf punching, but there's a lot more going on.
Here are our five reasons to brave the winter weather and go see "The Grey."
1. Liam the Badass is Back
Neeson seems to specialize in "Tough Guy In Charge" roles, and there aren't many characters more badass than John Ottway, an oil-rig employee who leads a rough band of plane crash survivors through the wilds of Alaska. Neeson is believable as the stern but caring father figure, who tries to keep his co-workers alive, and when he stares down those angry wolves, you don’t doubt that he can take them on with his bare hands.
Ethan Hunt and the IMF are back and bigger than ever in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." For the fourth go around, Tom Cruise makes the jump to IMAX screens and makes it worth while. If you do go see "Ghost Protocol," be sure to seek out IMAX showings. It's the way the film was meant to be seen.
Here are five more reasons why you should initiate "Ghost Protocol" this week.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is awesome. It's the top-ranked flick on our list of the Best Movies of 2011. What more do you need to know? David Fincher's adaptation of the first book in the Millennium Trilogy is as faithful as it gets (with an important deviation here and there), complete with gruesome twists and stellar performances—indeed, it hosts what could very well be the greatest performance of the year.
Rooney Mara talks Salander!
If all that isn't enough incentive to check out "Dragon Tattoo" this week, here are five other reasons you need to see this movie.
As Mavis Gary lounges in her Hello Kitty T-shirt, swigging a 2-liter of Diet Coke for breakfast while the Kardashians drone in the background, it's clear the title "Young Adult" (out today in limited release) refers not just to Mavis' occupation as a teen-lit author, but to the protagonist herself, whom at the age of 30-something, has never quite grown up. And she doesn't apologize for it.
The Diablo Cody-penned, Jason Reitman-directed comedy follows Mavis as she returns home to Mercury, Minnesota, to win back her high-school sweetheart Buddy Slade (played by Patrick Wilson), who's now married with a newborn baby. But, again, Mavis doesn't care too much about that. The film is a hilarious (and at times cringe-inducing) tale of perpetual adolescence that you won't want to miss. Here are five reasons to see "Young Adult."
Spies have had it bad as of late. If they aren't the hollow centers of this week's generic action movie, they're one half of an on-screen couple in a shallow quadrant-hitting action comedy. James Bond may be the only redeeming representative left from the shadowy profession, and even he can err on the side of dumb on a bad day.
Just when it seems like the glory days of shadowy figures in trench coats, listening in on tapped phone conversations are long gone, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" comes along. It's a slow, nuanced and complicated film that most people wouldn't classify as a thriller, but don't let that fool you. Gary Oldman and his legion of brilliant supporting British actors, along with the Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, have crafted a brilliant, suspense-filled tale worthy of your money and attention.
Here are five reasons to check out "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy."
Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" is like nothing you've ever seen from the Oscar-winning filmmaker before — and that's a very good thing. Set in Paris in the 1930s, Scorsese's 3-D adventure film centers on Hugo Cabret, a young orphan living a secret life in the walls of a train station where he steals croissants for food and gadgets for a mysterious project he's working on in his spare time. But when Hugo encounters the enigmatic owner of the train station's toy shop, the young boy's purpose finally comes into focus.
A beautifully shot coming-of-age tale that doubles as a love letter to cinema, "Hugo" is one of the best movies of the holiday season, and one of Scorsese's all-time finest efforts. Check out five reasons why you need to see this film after the jump.
It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time to meet the Muppets at… uh… "The Muppets," hitting theaters today!
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Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of their delightfully bizarre pals are back in action at long last with this week's release of "The Muppets," directed by James Bobin and starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and an unstoppable array of celebrity cameos. Sporting a 100% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Muppets" absolutely deserves all of the credit it's been getting in the past few days and weeks. If you have any fondness at all in your hearts for these wonderful characters, there's no excuse for you to skip out on this one — for longtime fans and new ones alike, "The Muppets" is as close to a perfect family film as it gets.
Check out five reasons to see the movie after the jump.