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On-screen chemistry isn't something to be overlooked (just ask Padme and Anakin). Luckily, Jake Gyllenhal and Michael Peña don't suffer the same wooden fate. As LAPD Officers Taylor and Zavala, the two actors shine in a dark world, providing just the right amount of wit, raw humor and law enforcement

Enter the kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Director Wes Anderson’s most recent (and perhaps most Wes Andersony) film to date, Moonrise Kingdom ($20), is now available on crystal-clear Blu-ray -- obviously the best way to watch a movie that looks like it was shot on film equipment

Love Hurts


Bellflower is the debut film by Evan Glodell, who in many ways exhibits hints of both a young James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. Like "the king of the world", Glodell has a love for the mechanical — he built his

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

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

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

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

30 Essential Movies | Patton

patton-blu-ray-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolObvious as it seems, Patton is a biographical movie about the life of General George S. Patton. With George C. Scott assuming the lead role, it follows General Patton's exploits throughout World War II, including campaigns in North Africa,

30 Essential Movies | Bullitt

bullitt-blu-ary-30-essential-movies-gear-patrolBullitt... McQueen. Bisset. Car chase. Mustang. Charger RT. Car chase. Witness Protection. Mafia. Car chase. Turtlenecks (that are cool). Dirty cops. Did we mention the car chase? Buy Now: $9 (Blu-Ray

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

30 Essential Movies | The Godfather (Trilogy)

the-godfather-trilogy-blu-ray-essential-movies-gear-patrolThough technically a trilogy, splitting them up into separate parts is just wrong. The fact is, your DVD collection needs The Godfather in its entirety. Arguably the best trifecta of films ever made, The Godfather is based on the 1969 book

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

F*$%&@#! Finally

Netflix Streaming On PS3


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

Our Latest Gift To You Contains More Than Meets The Eye

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | DVD Prize Pack Giveaway

transformers-2-bluray-dvd-box-gear-patrol-giveawayExplosions, alien robots, a hot chick, more explosions: those are plenty of reasons to add a flick to your personal DVD or Blu-ray collection. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has them all and makes for a great Friday night adrenaline-fest, as

Our Gift of Knowledge to You

HISTORY Triple Play DVD Giveaway


If there are two things that the editors Gear Patrol never tire of, they are (1) watching the outstanding edutainment programming offered by HISTORY and (2) giving stuff away. That said, we're combining those two great passions into one stupendous giveaway.

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

Relive Saturday Mornings Minus The Whole 7 A.M Thing

G.I. Joe DVD Complete Collector’s Set


If the current summer blockbusters didn't tug on our childhood nostalgia strings enough, Hasbro has announced this complete collectors set just in time for Comic Con. Loaded with over 50 hours of content, this set packs everything but the kitchen sink.

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250,000 Miles, One-Way

From The Earth To The Moon

from-the-earth-to-the-moon-signature-edition40 years ago today (July 20, 1969), Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Lest we forget how much of an accomplishment that is, one need only look up towards the night sky and be reminded that our moon

Better Golf for Less than a Box of Pro V1's

Shawn Clement Golf DVD

shawn_clement A solitary golfer toils at the end of a driving range, working through a once mountainous pile of golf balls. Each swing brings with it the promise of better golf, but all too often is replaced by mounting frustration. We've

The Thrill of Victory!

Top Gear Season 10 Giveaway – Winners!

top-gear-10-winnerWell, lads, we certainly appreciate all of you who chimed in with agreement for or addition to our list of great Top Gear moments. We have it on good authority that the Stig was equally impressed with your encyclopedic knowledge of

The Dollar Menu for Movies


redbox-kiosk By Guest Writer and Gear Enthusiast Edward Cheng There is nothing I like better than instant gratification and great value. Maybe this is why I buy most of my lunches from vending machines? On a recent trip to the supermarket, I noticed a

PBS Brings The Funny

Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America

make-em-laughMake 'Em Laugh is a DVD set from PBS (yes, PBS) that explores the work of America's great comics. Billy Crystal hosts this 6 hour romp through America's fascination with comedy and how it has managed to not only define

We have a winner! Actually, three of them.

Triple Play DVD Winner(s)!

dvd-giveaway-winner Well men, another Gear Patrol Giveaway is in the books. Many thanks to our friends at HISTORY and A&E for providing the loot, and kudos to all who participated. The largest congratulations go to our three winners,

Win One of Three DVD Collections

DVD Triple Play Giveaway

dvd-giveaway-1When the folks at HISTORY and A&E asked us to share with you some of their latest DVD releases, we were keen to oblige. In true Gear Patrol fashion, we figured that our readers would be best

History’s Dangerous Missions Collection

Better than regular missions...these are dangerous ones.

Dangerous_Missions.jpgWhen it comes to creating edutaining programs, HISTORY does it best. In fact, it's a safe bet that anytime you fix your eyes on a HISTORY documentary, you are likely to receive a marked boost in both your

Family Guy Season 6 DVD

Family Values At Their Best

Family-Guy-Season-6-DVD.jpgIt's time to start memorizing a new set of episodes boys. Yup, you can finally own the Griffin clan's latest set of misadventures on DVD. With a total of 12 episodes ranging from season 5 to

Iron Man DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway

"I am (winning) the Iron Man."

Tony Stark would not approve of our haphazard photography, but we doubt he'd mind that the good folks at Paramount have given Gear Patrol two very cool Iron Man Blu-Ray