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The Month in Movies: August 2013

August was a slow month for me when it comes to my movie watching. Historically speaking, it’s a slow month for me anyways. In years past I had the start of school drastically cutting back my numbers. Not to mention, I also have the beginning of the fall TV season to vie for my attention.

So August is always a slow month. However, this year I managed to squeeze in 17 movies. I would say that the absence of school in my life may have contributed to it, but this was my best August since 2008. I think 2008 may have actually been the last August I was in school. I’m not sure.

In any case, here are the best and worst of my movies watched in August 2013. Continue reading

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Building Better Blu-Rays (The Alien Anthology Review)

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Until early last year, I had never seen an Alien movie. Disgraceful, I know. In preparation for the release of Prometheus and Ridley Scott‘s return to sci-fi and the world that terrorized the genre, I watched Alien and Aliens for the first time. Eventually, when the New Year arrived, I bought the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray Collection.

Now that I’ve finally cracked open the 6-disc set, I can say with absolute confidence that this is the finest blu-ray set I’ve ever seen. The movies look and sound incredible and the amount of supplemental material is so staggering it’s to the point of being overwhelming.

So enjoy my review. A set this magnificent definitely deserves a thorough review. Continue reading