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Something's in the air at The Nerd Emporium.com. Even Chandni Raj has caught the superhero bug. A review of Pixar's The Incredibles is up next. Cape or no cape? That is the question.
The Iron Giant
Chandni Raj finds out that Metal Giants really do have souls
The Simpson's Movie
After ten years in the making, and constant web forum debates/rumors that they're would be one. The Simpson's finally make their transition to the big screen however...is it a must see?
Chandni Raj looks a legend right in its little red eyes.
The Thing (1982): Blu Ray Review
After reviewing The Thing (2011) which turned out to be a surprisingly well done prequel, it seems only appropriate that we cover John Carpenter’s The Thing. Although technically a remake of the 1951 classic “The Thing from Another World” John Carpenter’s vision actually surpasses the original and is still to this date arguably the best remake of any film to date. Ironically when John Carpenter’s The Thing was released in 1982 it bombed at the box office and was panned by critics across the country. It wasn’t until the film was released on VHS that the film gained a cult following. It’s actually funny how hypocritical most of those critics are to the film since in this day and age John Carpenter’s The Thing is considered one of the best horror films ever made, often appearing on several top list. Anyway today on the chopping block we’re taking a look at John Carpenter’s The Thing on Blu Ray, a title that we conveniently picked up on sale last week as part of a special offer with The Thing (2011).
The Thing (2011): Blu Ray Combo Pack Review
As stated a few times before from this point on instead of reviewing DVD titles of films we’ll be taking a look at the Blu Ray version when available. It feels appropriate that the first film we’re taking a look at on Blu Ray is a horror title. Today on the chomping block we’re taking a look at The Thing (2011) which was released last week as a Blu Ray combo pack. The Thing (2011) is a film that seems to have garnered a mixed reaction from critics and casual movie watchers. When the film was released in theaters last year it didn’t do well in the box office and was deemed a bomb. I think the major issue behind it not fairing so well at the box office actually had to do with the terrible marketing campaign they did with this film. If you weren’t paying attention to the few websites covering this film or even fewer media outlets, you would assume The Thing (2011) is actually a remake of John Carpenter’s 1982 classic of the same name.
The Triplets of Belleville
Four Old Ladies who know how to play a mean refrigerator, and fish with a hand-grenade
Over the last couple of years Marvel has been releasing super hero films every summer. Last summer it was Iron Man 2 this summer it’s Thor & Captain America. Ever since the release of Iron Man, Marvel has been intent on plugging the upcoming Avengers film in every one of their films, and in trying to setup for that film we’ve been stuck with half assed origin stories that just help further along the plot for Avengers. Unfortunately Thor is another prime example of a great super hero story done in a half assed manner just to plug the Avengers, which is a shame considering how much this film has been hyped by the media and fan base over the course of the summer. Thor is at the very core an origins story and tries to follow the source material religiously.
It's been almost a decade and the CGI glitter has worn off. Does Toy Story still have the magic? Chandni Raj finds out.
Toy Story 2
Taking on the animated sacred cow. Part 2...
Toy Story 3
Chandni Raj becomes a kid again and finds something very special along the way.
The first live action Transformers movie was 20 years in the making and it certainly did not disappoint fans of the franchise! Today on the chopping block we're taking a look at Michael Bay's Transformers!
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
It’s been two years since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, none of us here at TheNerdEmporium.com have gotten over how bad that film was. Between the bad stereotypes, goofy humor, and horrendous runtime it was definitely the worst film we saw in 2009. Well two years have passed since Revenge of the Fallen, once again the Transformers are back in their third and final installment entitled Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This is slated to be the final Transformers film in Michael Bay’s hit and miss series of films. Before I really get started on this review I will say that Transformers: Dark of the Moon is fortunately better then Revenge of the Fallen but sadly not by much. Some of the issues that plagued Revenge of the Fallen are still present in this film and there are some very questionable directorial choices by Michael Bay in this film.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 blockbuster fails to capitalize on the success of the first film. It's a prime example of everything that's wrong with Micheal Bay movies and American Cinema, proving once again that flashy digital effects and tons of action don't make for good storytelling.
Transformers: The Movie
This is we're it all started! Today on the chopping block we're taking a look at the cult classic Transformers: The Movie. The first animated movie based on the popular 80's cartoon that just so happens to be an anime.