Archive for the ‘DVD Indie’ category

DVD Review: Confessions of a Superhero

December 12, 2009

Confessions of a Superhero is a very interesting documentary about would-be actors making a living working for tips posing for pictures with tourists while dressed up like superheroes. The meat of the documentary follows Chris – who has been portraying Superman on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for over 11 years. Also on tap are a Batman with anger management issues, a former cheerleader now posing as Wonder Woman, and a former homeless man making the grade as The Hulk. The film lets the viewer into the lives of the actors – their dreams, their delusions, their successes, and their failures. It is a beautifully made film and well worth watching. 5 Stars


DVD REVIEW: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

November 20, 2009

From director Joss Whedon, DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG is an outrageously hip, laugh-out-loud funny, Emmy-winning, Sci Fi musical. One part Rocky Horror, one part Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and one part Little Shop of Horrors, Dr. Horrible captures the cheese of B-movie hero flicks with smart catchy musical numbers. Neil Patrick Harris is a delight in the title role. Both his acting and his singing never fail to impress. The plot follows the exploits of supervillian wannabe Horrible as he pursues the dual goals of defeating his superhero nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) and trying to get close to his secret crush Penny (Felicia Day). The music is impressively well fleshed out and the overall production (shot in just six days) proves what type of quality entertainment can come from outside Hollywood’s major studio network. Five Stars.

DVD REVIEW: Twilight

November 20, 2009

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling vampire romance novel, TWILIGHT follows the saga of high school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) who moves to a small town where she begins a forbidden love affair with Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)– a school classmate who is secretly a 108-year old vampire. The emphasis of the movie is on romance and Stewart and Pattinson provide a quality sense of spark. The supporting cast is strong and the independent feel of the film lends itself to the story. Four Stars.