Check out our reviews & ratings of the newest movies & DVDs. Plus we have reviews of old movies now on DVD & your favorite TV shows that our now availible on DVD.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

New DVD Releases for 09/26/2006





New DVD Releases for 09/26/2006

The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock, & Keanu Reeves, The Fast & Furious 3, Curious George, Down in the Valley, The Notorious Bettie Page, & Beowulf & Grendel.





Take the Lead Movie Review

Take the Lead
A teacher and his students open up new worlds for one another in this urban drama inspired by a true story.
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DeCosta
PG13 DVD Release: 08/29/2006
Chance Review
A good movie, based on a true story. It reminds of similiar films with the saint teacher, the skeptic principal, the opposer, the kid with a chip on his shoulder, & so forth. Overall a good movie.
Rating:***

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Curious George Movie DVD Review

Curious George
The naughty little monkey from Margret Rey and H.A. Rey's beloved children's stories makes the leap to the big screen in this animated adaptation.
Starring: Will Farrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, & Dick Van Dyke

G DVD Release: 09/26/2006

Chance Review

This is an excellent kid's movie, all 3 of my kid's enjoyed it & I did too. Colorful, sweet, & little too curious monkey to deliver the laughs.

Rating:****


Inside Man Movie DVD Review

Inside Man
The volatile showdown between a determined cop and a perfectionist bank robber is sent spiraling toward disaster when a scheming power broker steps in to take control of the situation in this hair-raising heist flick.
  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, & Willem Dafoe
  • R Sexual Situations, Profanity, Adult Humor, Adult Situations, Violence
  • DVD Release: 08/08/2006
  • Chance Review
Inside Man is a very good movie with thrills & chills. It's not your average heist-bankrobber movie, with surprises & twist. Clive Owen did an excellent job, Denzel was good, & Jodie Foster was so-so.
  • Rating:****

RV Movie Review

RV
A white-collar workaholic deceptively persuades his family to forgo their much-anticipated Hawaiian vacation for a cross-country road trip in a fully loaded RV, during which they discover the true meaning of family bonding.
Starring: Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, & Joanna "Jojo" Levesque
PG Adult Humor, Adult Language, Adult Situations DVD Release: 08/15/2006
Chance Review
A good movie to watch for the whole family & have a good laugh all together. Lots of hijinks & crazy action in the tradition of other summer family vacation movies.
Rating: ****

Friday, September 22, 2006

New DVD for this week(09/19/06).










New DVD Movies this week are Stick It with Jeff Bridges, Stay Alive "if you die in the game, you will die for real", Hard Candy, & The Proposition. Also now availiable the popular T.V. show comedy "My Name is Earl" Season 1.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

New DVD for this week.

New DVD's for this week.



Plus Lower City, Masters of Horrors: Dance of the Dead, & Grey's Anatomy: Season Two

Doogal Movie Review

Doogal
A plucky little girl and her dog join their magical pals to save the world in the computer-animated comedy-adventure for the whole family.
Starring the voices of: Chevy Chase, Whoopi Goldberg, John Stewart, Jimmie Fallon, Kylie Minogue, Ian McKellen, Kevin Smith

G DVD Release: 05/16/2006

Chance Review

I really didn't care for the movie, but my children enjoyed it. My 10 year old said parts of it were boring

Rating:**

Aeon Flux Movie Review by Chance

Aeon Flux
Set 400 years in the future when a virus has wiped out the majority of the earth's population, Aeon Flux chronicles the adventures of a female assassin who uncovers a world of lies and conspiracies.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Johnny Lee Miller
PG 13 DVD Release: 04/25/06
Chance Review
A pretty good movie, that has some neat Sci-Fi stuff, great action , plus some cool scenery.
Rating: **

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Crash Movie Review

Crash
Issues of race and gender cause a group of strangers in Los Angeles to physically and emotionally collide in this drama from director and screenwriter Paul Haggis.
  • Starring: Matt Dillion, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, JeanDon Cheadle, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Ryan Phillippe, Tony Danza, & many more
  • R Not For Children, Sexual Situations, Profanity, Violence DVD Release:09/06/2005
Chance Review

A good movie with some interesting characters, & a good storyline with a great ending.

  • Rating: ***

The 40-Year-Old Virgin Movie Review

The 40-Year-Old Virgin
A reasonably attractive and intelligent 40-year-old guy somehow missed losing his virginity over the years. He admits this to his friends, and they make it their personal mission to get him in the sack with someone of the opposite sex. Bawdy and comedic situations ensue.
Starring: Steven Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd

R pervasive sexual content, language and some drug use. DVD Release: 12/13/05

Chance Review

This movie is great, it has to be in the top 5 of the most funniest films ever made. Make sure the kids our in bed first before you watch, & make sure that you don't wake them up with your laughter.

Rating:*****

Chance Movie Review of Disney's Eight Below

Eight Below

A team of sled dogs must fend for themselves in Antarctica after being left behind by their masters.
Starring: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood
PG DVD Release: 06/20/06
Chance Review
Eight Below is an exciting true story of survival, that takes place in the harsh frozen wasteland of Antarctica. The hardship & dangers that these dogs must endure will draw into their plight & cheering for their survival.
Rating:***
Family Section: A good family movie, though children under 5 years old may lose attention or frightened by the hardships & dangers the dogs must endure

16 Blocks starring Bruce Willis Movie Review

16 Blocks

A disturbed New York cop and a witness go 16 blocks, but face numerous, deadly obstacles on the way.
Starring: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse, & more
Rated PG-13 violence, intense sequences of action, and some strong language.
DVD Release: 06/13/06
Chance Review
Another good cop thriller starring Bruce Willis, though its full of action & mayhem it fails to achieve the level of the some of the great action cop thrillers such as Die Hard & Lethal Weapon. Overall it's a hit, but not a homerun.
Rating: ***

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Movie Review

A laid-back health inspector's comfortable routine receives an unwelcome shake up when he's assigned the task of training his new rookie partner and investigating the outbreak of a mysterious illness at one of the city's most posh restraints in this no-holds-barred comedy starring Blue Collar standup king Larry the Cable Guy.
Starring: Larry the Cable Guy, Kid Rock
PG13 DVD Release: 08/08/2006
Chance Review
A good movie with some slapstick humour & lots of Larry the Cable Guy's standup comedy act thrown in. If your a fan of Larry the Cable Guy, you'll enjoy this movie, if not a fan try something else.
Rating:***

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Review

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Director Tim Burton brings his unique vision and sensibility to the classic children's story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka is the secretive and wildly imaginative man behind the world's most celebrated candy company, and while the Wonka factory is famously closed to visitors, the reclusive candy man decides to give five lucky children a chance to see the inside of his operation by placing "golden tickets" in five randomly selected chocolate bars.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, & more
PG DVD Release: 11/08/2005
Chance Review
This was a very good movie I enjoyed it, & so did my kids. Johnny Depp did an excellent job playing a quirky & eccentric Willy Wonka. Plus I loved how Tim Burton showed us more of Willy Wonka's past explaining how & why he is this way. You either loved this movie or hated it & most who didn't like it were big fans of the original.
Rating: ****

Troy Movie Review

Troy
Homer's sprawling tale of love and war in ancient Greece comes to the screen in all its grandeur in this epic-scale adventure.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Peter O' Toole, & many more
DVD Release: 01/04/2005
R Graphic Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations
Chance Review
The scenery, battle scenes, and bit of Greek history lesson make this movie worth watching. The movies is good, but it could've been a great epic, equal to Braveheart or Gladiator. There were too many characters to get to know, so they were all underdeveloped to the point where you didn't care one way or the other what happens to them. If they would've spent more time developing Achilles or Hector, making either one of them bad or good, instead of trying to show both traits in each of them. Despite that it does entertaining moments with some good battles scenes & sword fighting.
Rating: ***

Ray Movie Review


Ray
This biopic profiles the life of legendary musician Ray Charles. Despite humble beginnings and the loss of his eyesight due to glaucoma at the age of six, who would nonetheless become an icon in both the music industry and the civil rights era.
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Terrence Howard
DVD Release: 02/01/2005
PG 13 Adult Language, Mild Violence, Adult Situations, Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Drugs), Sexual Situations
Chance Review
This movie was great! Jamie Foxx gave a masterful performance. He captured the very essence of Ray Charles, after awhile it seemed as if Ray Charles was playing himself. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend you go & buy this one because you will wanna watch it more than once.
Rating: *****

Batman Begins Movie Review

Batman Begins
The origins of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City are finally brought to the big screen in this new adaptation of the perennially popular comic-book series.
Starring: Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes, & more
Released on DVD 10/18/2005 Rated PG 13 Adult Situations, Violence, Adult Language
Chance Review
This movie is awesome, the best portrayal of Batman to date. The movie shows how Batman came to be, where he gets his strength, & why he must be who he is. Showing Batman as he was meant to be. There also is lots of action, fighting, & awesome gadgets. They did this one right & I hope if there is a sequel it will be done in the same spirit.
Rating: ****


Movie Review of Disney's Shaggy Dog

The Shaggy Dog

An unexpected transformation helps a workaholic attorney learn that there's more to life than the courtroom in this remake of the 1959 Disney canine classic of the same name.

Starring: Tim Allen, Danny Glover, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Davis, & more

Released on DVD 08/01/2006 Rated PG

Chance Review
Disney does it again, taking a classic family movie & revamping it for today without diminishing the heart & soul of the movie. Tim Allen's comedy touch makes this movie fun for the whole family.
Rating: **** (4 out of 5)
Family Section: All 3 of my kids enjoyed the movie, the youngest got a little restless at first, but once Tim Allen turned into the Shaggy Dog & the hijinks started he was fine.

Family & children movies

I am the father of three wonderful kids(2 girls 10, 7 & 1 boy 4) & I well as many of you are concerned about the content of movies & shows my children watch. So in each review we will have a family rating. Many of our children movies will also have a review from one of my kids.

If you ever tried to take your family to the theater to see a movie. It is almost impossible for a movie to not only keep the kids in their seats, but to also entertain us adults. So you will be prepared, we will have a family breakdown of the hottest movies in the theater.

Reviews

In Chance Movie-DVD Reviews, we watch the complete movie, before we review it, not just a clip or trailer of it, & each movie has been watched by Chance, for an accurate, honest & complete review.

Welcome to Chance Movie-DVD Reviews.


At Chance Movie-DVD Reviews, we will have reviews of the newest movies at theaters & just released on DVD. Also we will have reviews of older movies & classics movies that our now availiable on DVD, plus TV shows that our now on DVD.