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Nolan's Breakthrough Film, Finally in True 1080p

Memento 10th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

Before Christopher Nolan was a mega-star director, he made Memento, based off a short story written by his brother, Jonathan Nolan. If you've never seen this cinematic mind-bender, you should, because it's his finest work to date in our humble opinion.

Remember It's "Steeg" not "Stig"

The Stieg Larsson Trilogy Blu-ray Collection

While you're waiting for David Fincher and co. to provide their own cinematic interpretations of Stieg Larsson's break away "The Girl Who Played With.." series, we'd recommend checking out the original Swedish films. Those who have read the books will find

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The Social Network

Mark Zuckerburg, for better or worse, has changed the way the world communicates. That may sound hyperbolic, but it’s the truth. It just so happens that in the process of doing this, he also wound up becoming a billionaire several times

Take It For What It Is

The Expendables

We'll be honest. The Expendables isn't a good movie per se -- and it certainly won't be up for any golden statue nominations. If you approach the film as the ridiculous farce of a blockbuster action film that it is

Hey, You Guys!

The Goonies 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

There's plenty about the 80's that's worth forgetting, but The Goonies shouldn't fall on that list. Directed and produced by Richard Donner (who also happened to direct the Lethal Weapon movies and The Omen), and written by non other than Steven

Iron Man 2 (Blu-Ray)

One tell-tale sign that summer is over is that the season's blockbusters are now making it to Blu-ray. We had the opportunity to review Iron Man II before its public release and thoroughly enjoyed it as a super hero action

Yeah, He's Still Got It

Harry Brown Blu-ray

A long time has passed since Get Carter, but catching Sir Michael Caine as the star of Harry Brown ($22) couldn't help but get us excited. It may not

So Wrong, So Funny

In Bruges (Blu-ray)

In Bruges ($19) is a dark comedy that's steadily picked up a cult following since its 2008 release. The story follows the actions of two Irish gangster/hit men who've been ordered to lay low - you guessed it - in

A Future Comedy Classic

Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray

We've been patiently waiting for this Blu-ray release ever since we walked out of the theater back in March. It's hands down one of, if not the funniest movie we've seen so far in 2010, and should not be missed if you

1080p Tribute To A Legend

Clint Eastwood Blu-ray Collection

Few stars alive today are as respected and as recognized by so many generations of men like Clint Eastwood. He has been a constant presence in the movie industry for 30+ years, and for many, epitomizes the iron-willed tough

30 Essential Movies | North by Northwest

north_by_northwest_blu-rayOver fifty years old now, North by Northwest, is an Alfred Hitchcock classic. Starring Cary Grant as "Mad Man" (Madison Avenue advertising exec.) Roger Thornhill, Roger is mistaken for another man and kidnapped. Throughout the movie he's relentlessly pursued through more plot

30 Essential Movies | The French Connection

french_connection_blu_rayBased around a drug smuggling connection between Marseilles and New York City, The French Connection, follows "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) of the NYPD in his dogged pursuit of the drug smugglers. A bit of a rogue cop, Doyle gets onto the

Watch Holmes at Home

Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray & DVD

sherlock_holmes_blu-rayLast December, Robert Downey Jr. proved to the world that he didn't need the help of special robotic armor to hold his own in a big budget blockbuster. Then again, it shouldn't have surprised anyone that Jr. fit right in as

30 Essential Movies | 48 Hrs.

48hrs-blu-ray-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolWhen a convicted robber escapes from prison and kills a cop, rogue detective Jack Cates decides to parole the robber's old cell partner in crime, Reggie Hammond, for two days (48 hours) to help him solve the case. Starring Nick Nolte

30 Essential Movies | The Graduate

the-graduate-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolBefore Stifler's Mom there was Mrs. Robinson, the original MILF. Centered around recent college grad Ben Braddock, played by a young(er) Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate follows Ben as he returns home and after college and attempts to figure out what's next.

30 Essential Movies | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

ferris-buellers-day-off-blu-ray-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolShocking as it may seem, there was a time when Matthew Broderick was not married to John Kerry masquerading as a woman. During that time he made some solid movies and Ferris Bueller's Day Off is most certainly one of the

30 Essential Movies | Goodfellas

goodfellas-blu-ray-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolMartin Scorcesse makes our list once again with Goodfellas. Based on the non-fiction book Wise Guys, it follows the life the Henry Hill, an Irish-American who dreams of being a gangster growing up in Brooklyn. Eventually he earns his way into

And Then The Earth Went BOOM...

2012 Blu-Ray

2012-blu-ray-gear-patrolYou won't buy 2012 on Blu-Ray ($25) for any more reason than knowing it will be your latest showcase movie to demonstrate your new HDTV and surround-sound system. Of course, Roland Emmerich would have you believe 2012 is as good of

Bring Da Ruckus

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Blu-ray)

36_chambers_of_shaolin_bluWu-Tang and Kung Fu fans alike should appreciate this classic finally being released on Blu-ray. Basically defining old-school martial arts movies, the plot of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin has been imitated by countless movies since its release including The

30 Essential Movies | Raging Bull

raging-bull-blu-ray-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolConsidering Shutter Island opened this past weekend, it's only fitting that we add another Scorsese masterpiece to our 30 Essential Movies roster. Fast approaching its 30th birthday, Raging Bull follows the life of prize fighter Jake LaMotta, played by Robert

Sony's First 3D Compatible HDMI 1.4 Receiver

Sony STR-DN1010 A/V Receiver

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3D television may be the next big thing if electronics manufacturers have their way, but that doesn't mean it's all roses for consumers. What we're getting at is that you may be fully aware that a new 3D compatible television is

30 Essential Movies | Dirty Harry

dirty-harry-blu-ray-30-essential-moviesDirty Harry follows Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) as he pursues Scorpio, a psychopathic sniper. Never one to go by the book Harry hunts Scorpio relentlessly as he leaves a trail of innocent bodies in his wake. Continuously waylaid by politically

30 Essential Movies | The Shawshank Redemption

the-shawshank-redemption-30-movie-essentials-gear-patrolSeriously, if you don't know The Shawshank Redemption or watch it every time you catch it on TNT, you might not have a soul. It's a classic that follows two men coping with prison life in the 1940s. Andy Dufrain has

30 Essential Movies | The Dark Knight

thedarkknightblu-ray1The second movie in the rebooted Batman series, The Dark Knight is a master piece. It captures the darkness and ethical questions that plague the Caped Crusader and Gotham City, alike. The plot line is well done and keeps you on

The Greatest Generation in Action

WWII in HD (Blu-ray)

wwii-blu-ray-gear-patrolIf you didn't see WWII in HD when it premiered recently on one of our favorite channels, HISTORY, then you did yourself a disservice. It's time to right that wrong, as the exceptional documentary is now available on Blu-ray (and

Jason Bourne Puts an End to Format Wars

Bourne Series DVD/Blu-ray Flip Discs

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Don't think the movie industry is serious about nudging you over to Blu-ray? Well Universal's new creation known affectionately as the Flipper Disc (no relation to the porpoise super star), is clearly aimed to make the transition process slightly easier. Similar

One of '09's Best Sci-Fi Films That You Might Have Missed

Moon (Blu-ray & DVD)

moon-blu-rayConsidering 2009's surplus of Sci-Fi blockbusters, it's easy to understand if director Duncan Jones's debut indie flick Moon passed you by. Released on Blu-ray today, in our opinion it's in a dead even race with District 9 for best Sci-Fi

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District 9 (Blu-ray)

district-9-blu-rayWe said it before and we'll say it again: District 9 was the action movie no one expected and everyone wanted this year (though Avatar is moving its way up there). Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp have created a

A Superb War Movie, Less The War

The Hurt Locker (Blu-ray)

the-hurt-locker-box-art-blu-rayNot too long ago, we told you to watch The Hurt Locker and now we'll say it again. Even better, this time it's worth buying. Without crossing any political boundaries (for or against), director Kathryn Bigelow weaves a tension filled

Own All of Your Favorites in 1080p

The Mel Brooks Collection (Blu-ray)

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Released today for the first time on Blu-ray, The Mel Brooks Collection includes nine must-have movies for anyone who loves the king of parody. The titles include Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, History of The World Part 1, Robin

Own It to See Far More Than the Film

Funny People (Blu-ray)

funny_people_blurayDespite conflicting opinions from critics about the stylistic and emotional merits of the film, at least everyone could agree that Judd Apatow's 3rd movie is worth a watch. Now out on Blu-ray, unlike most comedic releases, this 2-disc special edition comes

Dammit Jim... I Love This Movie

Star Trek (Blu-Ray)

star-trek-blu-ray-jj-abramsThe unstoppable (and frustrating) J.J. Abram's take on the Star Trek franchise reboots the much beloved sci-fi franchies to Warp 13, (reference) satisfying even the die-hard trekkies, this writer included. Today's Blu-Ray release continues the lens-flare laden, action-packed, CGI

Pacino. DeNiro. Mann.

Heat (Blu-ray)

heat-blu-ray-gear-patrolTo this day, Heat stands as one of director Michael Mann's defintiive films, and certainly as a home movie essential. Who can forget the first movie to ever pair Robert De Niro and Al Pacino (at the same time, in a

F*$%&@#! Finally

Netflix Streaming On PS3

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After what seems like ages, it finally appears that Sony and Netflix have reached an agreement to bring the movie company's glorious streaming service to over 9 million U.S. PS3 units in November. This is a major boon to current PS3

1080p for 1000¢

17 Blu-Ray Movies Under $10

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How familiar does this sound? Now that you've upgraded the home theater to include Blu-Ray in the mix (right?), you're bemoaning the fact that these glorious high definition movies are expensive, on average, when compared to their enhanced definition DVD counterparts.

The Best Unintentional Anti-Drug Movie?

Requiem for a Dream (Blu-Ray)

requiem-for-a-dream-blu-rayIn the category of "deep and intense" movies, Darren Aronofsky's Requiem For A Dream needs no introduction. For anyone who's been around the world of drugs or drug addicts, Requiem will haunt you as much as it will entertain. Of course,

The Perfect Film for the Tail End of Summer

Adventureland Blu-ray and DVD

adventureland_blu_rayChances are if you missed this in theaters, you probably mistook it as a kids movie, or worse. Perhaps as a dumb comedy along the lines of "Soul Plane". Though the title may ring bells of "Disneyland", Adventureland is really a

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blu-ray Film Collection

teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-blu-ray-film-collectionIf Transformers and G.I. Joe haven't pulled at enough of your childhood heart strings, today's release should. All four feature length TMNT films are now out on Blu-ray and, like pizza, are available for purchase in one convenient box. Regardless of