Giveaway Contest: Angry Birds Toons: Season One- Volume Two

Welcome Back to Piggy Island!
The Angry Birds are Back on Blu-ray & DVD April 15 
Bonus Materials Include Never-Before-Seen
Meet the Characters Pods, Four Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes 
& an Easter Holiday Special
       Just in time for Easter, the fan-favorite birds are back with more exciting animated adventures as ANGRY BIRDS TOONS: SEASON ONE - VOLUME TWO soars onto 
 and DVD April 15 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Fans of all ages can join Chuck, Matilda, Red, Bomb, the Blues and Terence as they attempt to foil the sneaky scheming of the Bad Piggies in 26 entertaining episodes, incorporating more than 80 minutes of Angry Birds fun.

Special Event Coverage: Make Your Move Red Carpet


The latest season of “Dancing with the Stars” is underway, and following the taping of an episode on Monday night many of the cast members made their way to Pacific Theaters at The Grove in Los Angeles for a special fundraiser premiere of the dance film Make Your Move. The special event screening was in order to support The Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides scholarships and funding for dance education programs in the U.S.

Most Hated Movies: At Middleton

    Actors: Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Peter Riegert, Tom Skerritt
  • Director: Adam Rodgers
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • Release Date: April 1, 2014
  • Run Time: 100 minutes


            If I weren’t so irritated by At Middleton, I may have no choice but to be impressed. If only accidentally, there are usually at least a few things that even the worst films manage to get right. At Middleton is the most impressively atrocious attempt at filmmaking that I have seen in a long while, made even more nauseating by the fact that it is headed up with two actors who should know better. The film by  relies almost entirely upon dialogue, though there is hardly a believable word spoken between two characters forced into a meet cute while on a college campus tour with their children. No amount of talent from the leading actors comes close to saving At Middleton from the atrociously cliché dialogue. Though the film is rated-R, the screenplay has the intelligence and maturity of a Disney Channel movie.    


    Walking with Dinosaurs Blu-ray Review

         Actors: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Release Date: March 25, 2014
  • Run Time: 88 minutes


            Nature movies begin with photography, and a script is formed from the images that are gathered on that expedition. The narration only comes after capturing the wild on film, working in a kind of story arc where there really is none. Though Walking with Dinosaurs is primarily created with computer generated animation, nearly all of the dialogue and voice-over narration feels as though it is desperately trying to fit in with images that existed long before any words were written.


    Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor Blu-ray Review

  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: March 4, 2014
  • Run Time: 60 minutes



            The world of “Doctor Who” has many rules and technicalities to the storyline, no doubt adjusted to continue the franchise from generation to generation. Among these are the specifics behind the doctor’s changing appearance through the years since his arrival in pop culture in 1963. Apparently there are a certain amount of incarnations of the same doctor over the years, which explains the change in actors playing him. The episode included in this package, “The Time of the Doctor,” marks the departure of Matt Smith as the eleventh doctor (though he is technically the thirteenth actor to play the doctor, he is eleventh in the actual timeline), as well as the 800th episode in the series franchise.


    Contracted DVD Review

         Actors: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams
  • Director: Eric England
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: March 18, 2014
  • Run Time: 84 minutes



            Contracted has some elements of terror which will be unnerving to certain audience members of sexual promiscuity, though it is so single-minded in its narrative that I can’t help but feel that this material would have been better suited for a short film rather than a feature. The solitary plot development inches slowly towards an inevitable conclusion which is not nearly as satisfying as would have been necessary to make enduring the path to the climax worthwhile. In other words, this film has one idea and it is not very fun to watch develop.